March at The AFA Gallery
Please join us for the opening reception of two new shows at the AFA Gallery on March 1 from 6-9 PM. Both exhibitions will be on display March 1 through the 30th.
David Green is a sculptor and artist from Harvey’s Lake, Pennsylvania, and describes his work as an exploration of line and form, volume and space, that crosses back and forth between abstract and figurative. He has been sculpting for over forty years, specializing in direct carving. Green has studied at University of Connecticut, as well as the Worcester Art Museum School, and has held exhibitions in places including Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York State.
David says of his work: “The stone or wood, size, color, and direction of the grain of the medium are all carefully considered. From the moment I begin drawing on the stone there is a sense of evolution of the form so I keep working and editing until I feel there are no more corrections to be made and I am happy with the execution.”
Donald Forsythe is a printmaker living in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The pieces for this exhibition were all produced from two Powers Irish Whiskey tins that Forsythe found washed up on a beach in Ireland, and almost no editing was used in the production of the works. He describes his work as an attempt to find and make meaning from these cast aside objects. Donald received his MFA in Printmaking and Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is currently a professor of the arts at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He has exhibited and directed at several galleries across the country.
Donald of his work, “I never dreamed that this project would involve a significant part of next four years of art making, but a love of color mixing and its emotional result kept me interested in the project. The technical processes of printmaking are taxing and hard to love, but the “magic” of a surprising result can keep you in the studio day after day.”
AFA Upstairs, “Visions of Music”
An exhibition of photographs by Allison Murphy and Dino Perrucci
Allison Murphy is a rising star in the world of musical photography, and her love for music shows prominently in her work. Allison received her BFA from Parson’s School of Design, and has since photographed artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and Missy Elliot. Murphy currently holds an official photographer of Headspot, a grassroots organization focused on registering voters and raising social consciousness through music.
Dino Perrucci is an artist from Merrick, Long Island, with a career in the arts that spans nearly three decades. Dino has photographed events such as Fashion Week in Milan, NYC, Paris, and Iceland, but his chosen field is music photography. He is currently a house photographer for The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, as well as several other venues and locations.
Special guest musician Hook Herrera on First Friday from 6-9 PM.
The AFA Gallery
514 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
CONTACT: Nicole Sawicki or Megan Deninno 969-1040