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
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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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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: 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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