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.


Please Note:

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many venues may cancel or postpone their events in order to keep their patrons safe. Please contact the venue while planning to attend their event. And, be safe and well. 


Throughout the Month

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents a Jazz Jam with the Bill Washer and Friends Trio every Thursday beginning at 8pm along with performances by a variety of musicians every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights . For More Information .

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA presents a variety of films with new cinematic arrivals beginning each Friday and running until the following Thursday. For More Information.

The Sango Kura Sake Brewery and Bistro in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present an Open Mic Nite every Sunday Evening beginning at 6pm. For More Information.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA presents their Community Concert Series every Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm . For More Information

April 2020 Listings

Friday April 3rd

Sydney McMath and Dan "the Sound Man" Engvaldsen will perform on the TriVersity - Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity Facebook Page beginning at 8 pm as part of their Virtual First Friday Series. For More information.

Saturday April 4th

A Special Exhibit titled “Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco” will open the 2020 season of The Museum at Bethel Woods in Bethel, NY beginning at 10am featuring a phenomenal ensemble of San Francisco rock posters and fashion from the kaleidoscopic years of 1964 to 1972. For More Information.

Jazz Reinvented: Al Chez of The Brothers of Funk Band will perform at The  Delaware Valley High School (DVHS) auditorium in Milford, PA beginning at 7 pm along with the DVHS jazz band under the direction of Tina Reece as part of the Kindred Spirits Arts Programs Series for 2020. For More Information.

April 6th and 11th

The Film “Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing” will be presented at the Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA as part of their Madeline Doyle Family Movie Series. For More Information.

Thursday April 9th

The Infamous Stringdusters will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg PA beginning at 8pm. For More Information.

Monday April 13th

The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) General Meeting will take place at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA beginning at 6:30pm. For More Information.

Saturday April 18th

The Forwardian Arts Society (A Fellowship for People Who Love The Arts) will gather together on Zoom from 1pm to 1:30pm so we can share ideas on how our fellowship can best celebrate our 20th Anniversary during the year 2021 as we continue to manifest our mission to Encourage, Support, and Love the arts and the creative community. Everyone who loves the arts are welcomed. So, bring your ideas and dreams to our gathering on Zoom as they will have the opportunity to be manifested through The Forwardian Arts Society. For More Information.

Monday April 20th

The Pocono Center for the Arts’ Broadway Cabaret Series will be returning to The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA beginning at 6pm for a new season featuring New York's brightest performers. For More Information.

Wednesday April 22nd

An outdoor photography exhibit will open on Earth Day in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970 titled “Earth in Focus: A Celebration of our Dynamic Planet” at The Museum at Bethel Woods in Bethel, NY featuring inspiring photography of our beautiful planet from photographers around the world. For More Information.

Thursday April 23rd

Some Kind of Jam 15 will take place in Schuylkill Haven, PA offering a music and camping festival showcasing 27 eclectic musical acts across two stages along with numerous workshops and scheduled activities as presented by Jibberjazz Productions. The Festival continues until April 26th. For More Information.

Saturday April 25th

An Artists’ Reception for The Pocono Art Council’s Earth Speaks VI Exhibition offering an artistic means of capturing the concern regarding the climate crisis and how it affects our planet as well as an opportunity to offer possible solutions will begin at 1pm in the Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community College located on the Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA. The exhibition begins on Monday April 6th and will continue to be on display until May 29th. For More Information.

Mary Fahl will perform at the Rochester Christian Reform ed Church in Penfield, NY as part of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society Concert Series. For More Information.

Monday April 27th

The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra as directed by Matt Vashlishan featuring an 18 piece ensemble of local professionals performing original and arranged music from all eras performs at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA. For More Information.

“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 Forwardian Arts Society Turns 20 (Soon)


As we continue our 19th year as a fellowship for the arts, we are becoming increasingly aware that we’re approaching the end of our teenage years. The year 2021 will signify our 20th Anniversary and we’re hoping to celebrate it in tremendous ways. We’re thinking of bringing forth some grand Forwardian art shows, festivals, publications, concerts, and more throughout our anniversary year and beyond. 

We will hold a Grand Forwardian OnLine Get Together on Saturday April 18th on Zoom so we can share ideas on how our fellowship can best celebrate our 20th Anniversary during the year 2021 as we continue to manifest our mission to Encourage, Support, and Love the arts and the creative community. Everyone who loves the arts are welcomed. So, bring your ideas and dreams to our gathering on Zoom as they will have the opportunity to be manifested through The Forwardian Arts Society.  


NOW, WHERE THE FORWARDIAN WERE WE?


Recent Works at a New Venue

The Pocono Arts Council held an Artists' Reception for their Recent Works Exhibition on Saturday December 7th at a new venue for the organization in Nai's Merlot and Picasso Studio Gallery in Tannersville, PA. Awards were presented during the event. The exhibition was on display until January 3rd, 2020. 

A Black Canvas and a Maker Market Tradition

 The Origins Gallery located within the School for The Visual and Performing Arts in Stroudsburg, PA held their Annual Maker Market which featured 10 area artists who displayed their creations, fine craftworks, and more that were available for purchase and an Artists’ Reception for their Annual Black Canvas exhibition with works on black canvas or framed in black with black matting by a variety of artists on Saturday December 14th. The evening included live music with Barry Field, Steve Hauser, and others along with their famous Art Raffle and refreshments. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 

An Open Mic Nite at The Sango Kura


An Open Mic Nite and Jam was held at The Sango Kura Sake Brewery and Bistro in Delaware Water Gap, PA on Sunday March 1st. The weekly event is hosted by Ken Hatt and Brittany Coleman. The evening was introduced with some music by the duo before a variety of musicians took their place to share their talents with the audience whose members with similar talents would also join in. The evening ended with the duo performing music that ranged from Pink Floyd to George Harrison the mesmerised the receptive attendees who shared their appreciation through dance. The event takes place every Sunday Night from 6pm until around 8pm. All are welcome to attend and participate. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 

Mauro at Shawnee


Pete Mauro performed a number of vintage tunes to a large gathering who attended the weekly Community Concert Series at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA on Tuesday March 10th. The evening took place within the Inn by it’s lounge’s fireplace that added to the warmth of the event. Everything from the Platters and the Drifters to the Beach Boys and the Beatles echoed from Mr Mauro’s electric guitar upon the memories of all who attended. The Shawnee Inn’s Community Concert Series takes place every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm and is free to the public. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact The Forwardian Arts Society and ask any questions or share a thought you have about us. We promise to read your words with interest and to tell you everything  there is about us. We'd make terrible spies.