A sonata is defined as a composition in three or four extended movements with contrasting theme, tempo and mood; sometimes for a solo instrument. It’s not difficult to imagine how such a concept can be applied to the art of painting.
A new exhibition of works by Sharon Cosgrove opening at ArtWorks Studio & Gallery on Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton on Friday makes a visual interpretation of these musical tensions and subject juxtapositions. A reception for Summer Sonata will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday Scranton. It will remain on display through the end of August.
A professor of art based in Wilkes-Barre, Cosgrove is a native of Washington DC. She earned her BA at Shepherd College before studying at The University of New Mexico for a BFA, MA, and MFA. She has seen her work exhibited around the world and is the recipient of a Medici Award in Painting from the International Biennale Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Florence, Italy. She has also worked as a visiting artist at The International School of Art in Umbria Italy, and The American Academy in Rome. Recently selected for the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program, she will see her work displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan. As part of this program, she was invited to present her work and offer master classes as part of women’s history month programming in Kazakhstan this past March 2012. A program about these recent experiences will be offered free of charge to the community at ArtWorks on Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Call 207-1815 or visit www.artworksnepa.com for more information.
Celebrating the convergence of performance with poetry, drawing, video, painting, fiber and ceramic art, sculpture, photography and sound, DIGit is a thee-day salon exhibition running at the NACL Theatre in Highland Lake, NY this weekend.
The multi-media art exhibit was curated by Pat Carullo and focuses on work that unites nature — “the sublime beauty of the Upper Delaware River” with technology. Many of the works incorporate Apple iPads and iPods, vintage computers, big and small LED HD screens, blank canvass, discs, and mini-projectors as part of their design.
“Our culture has been totally transformed by the digital revolution, yet the visual arts still cling to the physical world and remains frozen within a sorta materialism,” Carullo explained in a release for the show.
Among the artists sharing work are Catskill Mountain and Upper Delaware River Valley watershed region artists including Brett Keyser and members of the NACL Company, Kazzrie Jaxen & the Drummers, Dr. Anthony Biancoviso, Dr. Daria Dorosh, Sally Rowe, Marcia Nehemiah and Pat Carullo, Eleni Smolen, Sandy Long, Lloyd Parker, Armand Agresti, Larry Braverman, David Soete, John Tomlinson, and Joyce Ellen Weinstein.
A reception will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Additional hours are noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and works will be available for sale. NACL Theatre is located at 110 Highland Lake Road.
Visit www.nacl.org for more information, or to learn more about DIGit go to www.SortaKindaLikeArt.org.
Shoot and Score
First Friday Scranton invites you to share your downtown adventures with the community. The non-profit is looking for striking images that capture the energy and spirit of First Friday. Submit your best photos to firstfridayscranton.com/photocontest between July 6, 2012 and midnight July 20, 2012 for a chance to win a $25 gift card from a downtown Scranton business. Selected photos will be published to the First Friday Facebook photo album, ,and two winners will be determined based on the number of “likes” each photo collects.
The photo contest is open to all ages. You may submit as many entries as you like. Photos must be taken at a participating First Friday venue as noted on the First Friday map or in downtown Scranton during a First Friday event. Image size is limited to 2MB. Photos uploaded directly to First Friday Scranton’s Facebook page will not be eligible for the photo contest.
Voting on First Friday’s Facebook page will run from July 20 until midnight August 1, 2012. Winning photographers will be contacted via email and can pick up their prize at First Friday Scranton headquarters on the corner of Spruce Street and North Washington Avenue (Courthouse Square) on First Friday Scranton, August 3 from 6-8 p.m. Visit First Friday Scranton online at firstfridayscranton.com/photocontest for more information or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, or YouTube.