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MEMBER NEWS


THE AWARDS WE RECEIVED

The Sterling and Dorothy Strauser Award was presented to Paul on Saturday September 10, 2016 by The celebration of the Arts Festival

The award is to honor those who have demonstrated excellence in the arts and has shared their insights and inspiration by encouraging creativity.


The Monroe County Image Awards presented The Forwardian Film Festival their award for Community Films on Sunday September 11, 2016.


HIGHLIGHTS OF

THINGS TO COME.


SPECIAL NOTICES

The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA invites Artists to participate in their juried exhibit titled, “New Perspectives” which will be presented in their February 2019 show. The entry deadline is January 13 th. For More Information along with a Prospectus and entry forms.

The Forwardian Arts Society will begin accepting submissions for its 2019 Film Festival on Thursday January 3 rd and will continue to do so until Saturday June 1 st. For More Information and Submission Guidelines.


The Forwardian Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world's #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.


Friday December 7 th

The Gallery at 800 Monroe will hold an Artist’s Reception beginning at 6pm featuring the work of Doug Gilbert. The Exhibition will be on display until December 30 th. See Facebook Invitation

The AFA Gallery in Scranton, PA will hold an Artists’ Reception beginning at 6 pm for their December Members’ Exhibition featuring a multitude of artists who will be showing work in a variety of media as part of the city’s First Friday event. The exhibition will continue to be on display until December 30 th. See Facebook Invitation .


Saturday December 8th

The Frisky Goat Coffeehouse in Milford, PA will hold their Emerging Voices Open Mic hosted by Veronica Coyne beginning with sign ups and a Reception at 6:30pm with performances starting at 7pm. For More Information.

The Artisans of the Anvil in Stroudsburg, PA will present a Body Magic art show beginning at 7pm featuring the work of local artists .See Facebook Invitation .

The Artery Gallery in Milford, PA will hold an Artists’ Reception/Holiday Party beginning at 6pm. For More Information .

The Milford, PA Theatre presents Lorna Luft beginning at 7pm offering her own brand of holiday cheer . See Facebook Invitation .

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will present a Christmas Concert offering the music of J. S. Bach and Ottorino Respighi beginning at 8pm at The First Presbyterian Church in Allentown, PA featuring a Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten . For More Information.

The Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop presents their productions of Godspell, Christmas Comin’ Uptown, and The WIZ in the Little Theatre in Hackettstown, NJ until December 16 th as part of their annual Winter Festival of Shows. For More Information .

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents Bob Dorough Remembered: A Birthday Celebration . For More Information .

The S herman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA p resents The KISS tribute band: Alive! ’75. See Facebook Invitation .


December 8 th and 9th

The Pennsylvania Indie Shorts Film Festival will take place at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA featuring an international short film festival. See Facebook Invitation .


Sunday December 9 th

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will present a Christmas Concert offering the music of J. S. Bach and Ottorino Respighit beginning at 4pm at The First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PA featuring a Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. For More Information .

The Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall on the campus of the East Stroudsburg University of PA will present their Winter Band Concert featuring The University/Community Concert Band under the direction of Brian Hodge beginning at 3pm. For More I nformation.


Monday December 10 th

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Milford, PA presents Exploring Spirituality – Dance and Movement beginning at 7pm led by Johanna LjungQvist- Brinson (Hanna Q) of the Hanna Q Dance Company. See Facebook Invitation .


Tuesday December 11th

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present Trilogy beginning at 7pm in the establishment’s Main Lobby as part of their community concert series. See Facebook Invitation .

The 2018 Black Bear Film Festival invites writers, actors, and film makers to its monthly Script to Table event beginning at 6:30pm in their Milford, PA offices consisting of Table Readings of new film scripts. For more info .


Wed December 12th

The Sherman Theater presents Cody Jinks beginning at 7pm . See Facebook Invitation


Thursday December 13 th

The Shawnee Craft and Brewing Company in Shawnee on Delaware, PA holds an Open Mic featuring 96.7 FM's Al the Wingman beginning at 7pmin their Tap Room. For More Information .

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents their Open Jazz Jam led by Bill Washer and Friends. For More Information


Friday December 14 th

The Origins Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA presents an Artists’ Reception beginning at 5pm for their Black Canvas Exhibition . For More Information .

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents Marianne Solivan. For More Information

The Sherman Theater presents KAMIKAZU (Snowboard Movie) beginning at 7pm. For More Information


December 14th and 15th

The Monroe County Historical Association will hold their Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Stroud Mansion in Stroudsburg, PA catered by Dave Cook of The Cook’s Corner Restaurant which is located in Henryville, PA. Local musicians Erin McClelland and Andrew Moses will provide seasonal music adding to the holiday atmosphere. See Facebook Invitation

Saturday December 15 th

Christian Porter and Regina Sayles will perform their original Holiday show beginning at 7pm in The East Stroudsburg University of PA’s Abeloff Convocation Center. See Facebook Invitation .

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents The Silvano Monesterios Quintet. For More Information .

The Kindred Spirits Arts Program will present Joyeux Noël: Avalon Jazz Band at the Milford Theatre in Milford, PA . See Facebook Invitation .

The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA presents Echoes: the American Pink Floyd. See Facebook Invitation .
The Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents Holiday Cheer with Newberry Verch beginning at 7:30pm at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church in Penfield NY. For ore nformation.


And to our friends in the arts.


We congratulate the winners of the 4th Annual Monroe County History Challenge that was held Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville, PA . The first place winner was Jake Oravec of Stroudsburg High School, the second place winner was Rebecca Thornton of Evergreen Community Charter School, and the third place winner was Harpreet Chohan of Stroudsburg High School. Please feel free to share your congratulatory sentiments with these individuals .


 We congratulate James Gloria of the Totts Gap Arts Institute in Banger, PA who completed a Mural that paid homage to the family history of Charlotte Chris Miller who are the descendants of of George Miller. You can read all about it in an article titled , “ Historic Bushkill Center scene depicted in building muralwritten by John Best. Please feel free to share your congratulatory sentiments with James.


We congratulate the winners of the 2018 Annual Shawnee Playhouse Original Playwright Series contest. The original theatrical works will be produced and performed by Worthington Players in 2019. The winners are:

The Full-Length Winner is Country Fried Murder” by Judy Klass

The One Act Winners are “The A Word” by Lisa Ellex, “Two Friends in a Bar” by David Hess, and “To Be Alone” by David Hess.

Shorts plays that were chosen are “Longshot” by Aren Haun and “The Dementia Monologues” by Marylou Ambrose

The Full Length Winner will be produced at The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA on September 14 th, 15 th, 21 st, and 22 nd and The One Act and Short Plays will be staged together August 16th, 23 rd, and 30 th. Please feel free to share your congratulatory sentiments with the winners.


“THE FORWARDIAN ARTS SOCIETY is a fellowship of people who love the arts sharing the belief the arts can inspire our creative dreams to become magnificent worlds of our deepest experiences reminding us who we really are. Therefore, our fellowship shares a desire to support, encourage, and explore the artistic experiences of creative individuals and groups as they go forward toward their dreams.” Mission Statement


The December 2018 issue of our Art News magazine titled, "The Forwardian Gazette" is filled with reflections upon the creative wonders of our most recent memories and a listing of the dreamlike experiences that may occur this month.


The Volume II Issue 2 Edition of our Literary and Arts magazine titled, "Forwardian" is filled with stories that speak to you, poetry that inspire you, and images that will captivate you.

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NOW, WHERE THE FORWARDIAN WERE WE?


A Parade for the Vets and others.

We were at The Monroe County Veterans’ Day Parade that took place in Stroudsburg, PA on Sunday November 4th. See what we saw. Photography Provided by Paparazzi Paul.

The Day of the Mac and Cheese

We were at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA as they hosted The PoconoArts Council’ s 6th Annual Mac and Cheese Bake-Off on Sunday November 4 th. See what we saw . Photography Provided by Paparazzi Paul.

Dinkle, Dinkle Little Cloud Dude

We were at The Sherman Showcase in Stroudsburg, PA who held their weekly Open Mic Nite on Sunday November 4 th featuring Dinkles and The Cloud Dude. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

A Frisky Goat with Emerging Voices

 We were at the Emerging Voices Open Mic Nite hosted by Veronica Coyne on Saturday November 10 th at the Frisky Goat Coffeehouse in Milford, PA. The evening featured Guitarist Darian Rivera who was followed by a variety of stellar performances given by talented individuals and groups. See What We Saw Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

The Pocono Center for the Arts Lights Are Bright…..

We were at The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA as they hosted The Pocono Center for The Arts program titled, “Broadway Spotlight” on Sunday November 11th . See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

It’s Snowing 60s

We went to The School of Visual and Performing Arts in Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday November 24 th to experience the Theater Studio: A Confidence Theater production of “Snowmen of the Indian Queen” as part of their “Snowmen of Stroudsburg” Play series. See What we Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 

Chatting, Chatting, Chatting at the CDE

A Business Card Exchange was presented by Sistah Chat Radio as part of their Get Seen in the Poconos Program at the CDE Career Institute in Tannersville, PA on Wednesday December 5 th. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul


An Awarding Year in PoconoArts

The PoconoArts Council he ld their PPA Grant Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday December 6 . See what we saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


THINGS CURRENTLY BEING PRESENTED


Making Happy with the Holidays

The Origins Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA held an Artists’ Reception for their Holiday Market IV on Saturday December 1 st. The evening showcased the creativity of several local artists, the incomparable musical skills of a guitarist simply known as “Willie,” and the gallery’s famous Art Raffle. Many of the artists created ornaments and other holiday related items during the reception and work related to the season populated the entire center. The Holiday Market IV will be on display until December 12 th while the other items that inhabit the establishment will be available to explore and purchase until December 31 st. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul


From Shakespearean Spaces to the Beauty of Arteries

We were at the Artists’ Receptions that were held in Milford, PA on Saturday November 10 th at Shakespeare and Associates for their Beautiful Spaces Exhibition that features the work of Rena Hottinger and Yolanda Gaolsack until December 30 th and The ARTery Gallery that featured the work of Laura Dudes and Thomas Denaro until December 5 th. See What we Saw at the receptions. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

Preparing for the Holiday Arts

We were at the Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA who held an Artists’ Reception in their SOHO in the Burg Gallery on Wednesday October 31 st for their Holidazzzz Exhibition . The exhibition will continue to be on display until January 2 nd See what we saw. Photography by Paparazzi Pau l.

Rescuedogs at The Dunning Art Art Gallery


We were at the Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community College (NCC) Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA on Thursday September 13th during an Artists’ Reception for their Rescuedog Fall Exhibition. The Reception was followed by a panel featuring service dogs and their owners. The exhibition will be on display until January 4th. See what we saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

The Snows of Hotel Fauchere

We were at The Hotel Fauchere in Milford, P A who held an Artists’ Reception on Sunday November 18 th for their Snow Exhibition. The exhibition will continue to be on display until March 31st. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.