September 4, 2015 6-9PM
Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Café
Family Night will feature various artists, live music, and family and children’s activities, followed by their “Be Seen Open Mic” at 9 PM.
Aileen McDonald of “Artwork for the Young at Heart” will be offering face painting for a small fee during First Friday. She will be handing out the flyers as information for her upcoming Arts and Crafts Night at Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Cafe on September 18th at 7 PM for ages 2 to 11.
Jennifer Amazon of “Amazon Art Studio” will be appearing for a meet and greet and a special scavenger hunt. Parents and guardians are welcome to come and learn about the brand new weekly Kid’s Art classes (for ages 5 to 11) as well as an adult drawing class every Wednesday night at Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Cafe from 6 to 8 PM. Information will be given out and questions are welcomed. If you enjoy the meet and greet and would like to sign up on the spot, you may do so that night. All you need is to give your name, number, and basic information to Jennifer. You may make your payment the night of the class and cash or credit is accepted. The class will cover the following topics: Elements of Art, Craft and Pinterest DIY Projects, Exploration of Materials, Artist Studies, Holiday Activities, and Basic Color Theory. Classes kick off Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, from 4 to 5 PM and are $10 per student. Amazon Art Studio is also offering a special art challenge for your child. Participate and complete the art scavenger hunt during First Friday Scranton and you will get your first class free!!! We hope to see you there!!!
Diana Holliday will also be performing at Arts Seen during First Friday Scranton. Diana Holliday is an extremely versatile and accomplished musician, skilled as a Flutist, Pianist, Vocalist/Singer, Solo/Band/Orchestra Performer, Music Teacher (Flute, Vocal, Piano and Theory), Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Music Producer. Her preferred music genres are Classical/Opera, Soul, Neo Soul, R & B, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, and more. She has been teaching music since 1999. Starting from early childhood, Diana had a passion for music and art. She has appeared and performed on an Armenian weekly TV show called “Do-Ray-Me” many times as a solo performer. Her other performances include: the Yerevan Opera House as a solo vocalist and flutist, the Yerevan Symphonic Orchestra, the Yerevan Jazz Orchestra, a benefit concert for the Yerevan Blind Children’s Foundation (aired live via radio broadcast in Yerevan), The Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA, the Soul Café in NYC, along with Arts YOUniverse and the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She has also won top prizes at various competitions and toured throughout Europe and the USA as a Solo/Band music performer. Diana holds an MA in Music Pedagogy and Performance. In addition to her talent as a musician, Diana is also a fine artist, specializing in Surrealism, Abstract, Landscape, and Fashion Design, as well as other styles of artwork. You can see some of her artwork at Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Café or at www.yessy.com/DianaHolliday.
Need to cool down? How about a nice, frosty sno-cone? Brittany and Brandon Pilger, honorary Gallery members, have collaborated and funded the rental of a sno cone and cotton candy machine for the evening and will be running the machines and selling the treats for $1 each to help defray the cost of rental.
Piera Marotto will be exhibiting her painting titled “Never Forget”. Featured in the Times Leader, Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Cafe is excited and fortunate to be able to have her piece, created in honor of 9/11, as part of its debut display on First Friday where Piera will be meeting and greeting people and discussing her work.
And last, but not least finish off the evening with the “Be Seen” Open Mic. The featured artist, Grant Williams, is a solo musician who writes and performs his songs on the bass guitar. The Scranton native has been playing bass for 10 years, most recently with Grunge/Rock act Graces Downfall, and was the “Bassist of the Year” in the 2014 Steamtown Music Awards. “Be Seen” Open Mic at Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Cafe sign ups start promptly at 8:30 PM and performances are from 9 to 11:30 PM. The mic is uncensored and anyone with talent is encouraged to perform. This event is free but donations are always welcome and encouraged.
Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & café would also like to put out a Call To Artists: We are seeking artists and crafters looking for a place to sell their artwork and eager to join our artists’ co-op. We are a nonprofit cooperative corporation devoted to promoting the arts in downtown Scranton. Artists/Co-op members will receive 90% of the sale price of their artwork to be paid at the end of the month (the gallery takes a 10% commission on art sales for the purchase of bags, tags, and other materials). Artists must be willing and able to work at least 10 hours per month (for example 1 whole day or 2 half days) in the gallery/café, including the preparation of food and drink, washing dishes, cleaning floors and tables, and selling of art and food to the public. Space cost is $1/month per square foot, with spaces available ranging from 25-50 square feet. We also have 4′ long shelves available to rent at a cost of $10/month per shelf. To secure a space, a damage deposit is required equal to the cost of your space. If interested, contact Kim Kulagina, Gallery Manager, at 570-604-2543 or please feel free to come by in person with a sample of your work (photos are fine).
Please watch for their new Fall hours of operation:
Tuesday – Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday 9 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Contact: Kim Kulagina or Tamara Pilger
Address: 534 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton PA 18503
Phone: (570) 468-0491
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