Just Beachy: A Photography Exhibit by Ali Pica

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Photography by Ali Pica

Join us at the The Velvet Elvis for Scranton’s First Friday, where Ali Pica will be warming us up with her photography exhibit entitled: “Just Beachy” on December 7, 2018 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.!

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

This is the following artist statement from Ali Pica:

“Just Beachy” is a photography compilation that embodies the emotions and thoughts evoked from being at the shore. From childhood memories of riding ferris wheels, to adulthood, standing alone on a windy beach in the winter, “Just Beachy” is an exhibit of transformation of the shore and oneself over time. In this collection, my goal is to demonstrate intersections between architecture and nature, togetherness and isolation. Throughout the summer, we see boardwalks and beaches as fun places for people to gather, yet the winters are bereft of activity. I find it fascinating to observe these changes, specifically, how the bright colors of the boardwalks can appear muted and distorted as compared to summer days. In a sense, to appreciate the shore’s unique charm during the unlikeliest of times, the coldest days, can represent a sense of self-acceptance—to be alone and absorbing such majestic surroundings can be an amazing experience.

15 Seconds of Art: Asbury Park

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Photography by Ali Pica

For this featured, “15 Seconds of Art,” I journeyed to Asbury Park, New Jersey to take photos of this beautiful, windy city. There is something colorful yet muted about boardwalks and the shore in the Fall and Winter months that are fascinating. I also enjoyed enveloping myself in the amazing graffiti works in historical abandoned buildings and on brick walls outlying the boardwalk. Feel free to peruse my work on Instagram: thirtythirdwheel

-Ali

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15 Seconds of Art: Niagara Falls

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Photography by Ali Pica

Join me on my journey through the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park, NY and the Cave of the Winds. On our path, we also found cute black squirrels, which I have not seen in Pennsylvania. Sadly, they were a bit camera shy.

-Ali

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15 Seconds of Art: Cloud Bembenek

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Art by Cloud Bembenek

Today’s featured local NEPA based artist is Cloud Bembenek. Cloud wrote about himself in his following artist’s statement:

Cloud Bembenek studied Illustration and Design at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, graduating with a BFA. He focuses on symbolic design and illustration with a strong sense of type and overwhelming work ethic. His influences run from the history of Russian posters to contemporary metal iconography. He enjoys design tasks that provide space for problem solving and working as a part of a team. 

You can see Cloud’s work on our Instagram:  thirtythirdwheel

You can also contact Cloud at the following:

Website:  www.cloudsartwork.com
Facebook:  CloudsArtwork
Instagram:  cloudsartwork

 

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