Art Show Benefit for Carol Oleski: Call for Artists!

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Carol Oleski

Art Show Benefit for Carol Oleski
November 2, 2018
6 p.m.-9 p.m., Scranton First Friday
POSH at SC
404 N Washington Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

Local artist and creator of Be Kind Scranton, Monica Noelle, is asking local artists to donate their artwork to the upcoming silent auction art exhibit, the Art Show Benefit for Carol Oleski, which will take place on November 2, 2018 at POSH at SC in  from 6-9 p.m. Visit the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/277634856293963/

TO DONATE YOUR ART:
If you are interested in donating art to be auctioned, please fill out this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/G8DJq5XdXVjMsjeD2

Coordinate to drop off your work by Oct 27, 2018 with either Jess Meoni or Monica Noelle.

Monica wrote the following about her aunt, Carol:

On December 1st, 2017, my aunt, Carol Oleski was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Well known for her warmth, kindness, and humor, Carol fought with unmatchable strength—having gone through several rounds of chemo, radiation and immunotherapy and still smiled. As a mother, grandmother, wife, foster parent for over 25 years, board member for the Scranton School District, Crisis intervention specialist through NEIU, and past president of the PTA it is clear that she had ALWAYS put the needs of others before her own.

After several surgeries and a brave fight, we lost Carol on Oct 9, 2018. She was surrounded by family. With that in mind, health care bills are high and the family has a ton of stress. To ease the troubles, even if just a little bit, I’ve decided to host a silent art auction on Nov. 2, 2018 to raise funds for Carol’s family. This event also gives people in Scranton the ability to own a local piece of art while proceeds will be going back to a family in need.

North to South: Hearts to Spades, a Photography Exhibit by Ali Pica

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Photography by Ali Pica

Join us for a night of music and art by the talented musician, Gabby Borges and photography by Ali Pica at Adezzo in Scranton for this November’s First Friday!

For more information about this event, please visit:  North to South: Hearts to Spades, a Photography Exhibit by Ali Pica

Photography prints will be for sale. Feel free to explore more of Ali’s work or contact her for more information about her photography:

Instagram:  thirtythirdwheel
Facebook:  thirtythidwheel
E-mail:  adawnpica.ttw@gmail.com
The following is Ali Pica’s artist statement:

North to South: Hearts to Spades is a series of photography I captured within my journey throughout the United States. I believe traveling has shaped me as an artist and individual—every place has something to teach us. My journey has inspired the way I see angles, such as ornate moldings on historical buildings, the feel of Spanish moss on tree limbs, to peoples’ faces as they give directions to those whom are lost. In my work, I aim to extrapolate beauty from the seemingly simplistic. Consequently, I my goal is to demonstrate how looking through a tiny viewfinder on a camera can expand our perception of the world and its history.

As far as hearts to spades, I feel symbols can be powerful things. I have enjoyed playing card games since I was a child, especially with my grandfather, who traveled across the country as a truck driver for many years. As an adult, I find card suits fascinating and appreciate the spiritual symbolism behind them. Hearts can be considered as a “spring” of life sort of speak, and spades moreover as a “winter,” or gaining experience over time. Hence, I believe this card suit symbolism represents my path as an artist.

My background and inspiration as an artist stem from my years as a creative writer. As a fiction writer, I embrace magical realism, which I detail how images can elicit and change our experience. Originally, I saw photography as a vehicle to articulate my thoughts, and as a multifaceted artist, channeled my photos into other works. However, I have gained a passion for the medium and currently find it to be a focal point of my artistic expression.

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15 Seconds of Art: Sam Kuchwara’s “On New Soil”

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Mixed-media by Sam Kuchwara

Sam Kuchwara is a local artist of NEPA, who uses recycled materials to create beautiful pieces of art. Sam currently has an exhibit at Loyalty Barbershop & Shave Parlor in Scranton, PA. His upcoming First Friday exhibit, “On New Soil” will take place on February 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Terra Preta Restaurant, at their new location, 301 N. Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18503. Sam will also be selling his vanilla bean scented NOTE Fragrances brand candles at his upcoming event.

You can check out the preview of his show on Instagram:  thirtythirdwheel

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