Sam Kuchwara is a gifted local artist in the NEPA area. He creates stunning mixed-media pieces using materials such as oils, wood, glass, and broken pieces of everyday objects. Sam’s paintings include local architecture and scenery.
This week’s featured artist is Melissa Short, a uniquely talented artist from Northeast, PA. After recently graduating from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Business Administration and Technology, she started a job in the radio industry with Bold Gold Media. Art has always been a large part of her life. Melissa grew up as a musician and has always been introduced as a musician. In search of more inspiration and a doorway back to her musical roots, she began experimenting with her grandmothers oil paints. While performing and listening to music, Melissa experiences colors, shapes, and textures in her mind. This neurological phenomenon is called synesthesia. Synesthesia is the stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway which leads to the automatic, involuntary experience of a second sensory or cognitive pathway. Something that started as an outlet very quickly became a passion: “painting music.” Melissa’s primary goal is to show others, the beauty she experiences in music through her interpretation of each song on canvas.
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Sam Kuchwara is a gifted local artist in the Scranton area, which he writes about his work:
Most of my work consists of landscape paintings; mixed media pieces or a combination of the two, creating a surface out of found objects then painting directly over it. Using found objects not only gives me a chance to reuse what might go to waste. This directs me by the color and texture of the material, and within the finished piece, found objects provide texture and can bring about a wider variety of associations and memories from the viewer. I am especially inspired by music as I feel using a variety of media is similar to sampling and try to recreate moods, imagery, and textures that songs remind me of.
Sam is also having an upcoming exhibit at Northern Light Espresso Bar on September 1, from 6-9 p.m for September First Friday.
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