An artist collective runs the gallery at
"It was either close or get the artists together," Kulagina said.
Artists pay a monthly fee to exhibit their work, and they and other volunteers take turns manning the gallery during open hours. They have more than 30 artists on the roster.
"It's been six months, and it's really become a center for all the artists in
The mediums on display in the former bank range from paintings to photography, cartoons to collages, "and everything in between," she added. "There's a lot of different genres and styles."
Kulagina said when she creates the window displays, she want to show passersby a little of everything they have in the gallery.
"I try to have every artist represented in the window," she said.
Farnbaugh said the night has grown since it started about a year ago. He doesn't believe writers should be censored, so it's pretty much anything goes, he said.
"I believe the room will control what's over the line," he said. "It's 100-percent independent and 100-percent uncensored."
A few musicians also teach out of
"I'm turning out to be handy," he said.
What : Third Friday Wilkes-Barre
When : Friday,
Online : thirdfridaywb.com, facebook.com/thirdfridaywb
June's Theme : Water
June's featured artist :
See her work : Bart and Urby's Downtown Bar and Bistro,
"Being an artist isn't a career I chose; It chose me. I love the physical act of creation and consider myself a "omnimedia" artist: I write poetry, create assemblages, make my own jewelry, paint, and just finished binding my own illustrated book of poetry. Currently, I am creating a series of watercolor and mixed media florals on paper." Walton, in her artist statement
Online : www.elainewalton.net
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