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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.


Friday November 2 nd

The Pocono Mountain Theater Company will present their production of their production of “Number” by Caryl Churchill at The Cooperage in Honesdale, PA with their Pocono Cast. See Facebook Invitation .

The Pioneer Works in Brooklyn NY will present the Haiti’s Day of the Dead: Fèt Gede on the occasion of PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince featuring a night of art inspired by Haitian Vodou and Gede, the ancestral dead, with a Fèt Gede. See Facebook Invitation


Saturday November 3 rd

The PoconoArts Council will hold an Artists’ Reception for their in the ARTSPACE Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA. The Exhibition will continue to be on display until November 17 th. See Facebook Invitation .

The Origins Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA presents an Artists’ Reception beginning at 4pm for their Photography Exhibition III. For More Information .

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will present a Gala Concert beginning at 4pm at The Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, PA featuring Pianist Peter Serkin offering selections from Bach and Mozart. See Facebook Invitation .

The Gallery at Chant Realtors LV in Lords Valley, PA will hold an Artist's Reception beginning at 5pm for their Cacophony in Colors Exhibition featuring the work of Jason Strapec. The exhibition will conclude on December 27 th. For More Information


Sunday November 4 th

The PoconoArts Council will hold their 6th Annual Mac and Cheese Bake-Off at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 2pm .See Facebook Invitation .

The Eastern Monroe Public Library Stroudsburg, PA will present A film in remembrance of Kristallnacht titled, “ From Captive to Liberator” beginning at pm as part of their Words Film. For More Information.

Friday November 9

The Origins Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA presents Pleasure and Spice beginning at 5pm as part of their 5×7 Exhibition Series. For More Information .

The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present their Headlined Production of “Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol” until December 23 rd. For More Information .


Saturday November 10th

The Shakespeare and Associates in Milford, PA will hold an Artists’ Reception beginning at 5:30pm for their Beautiful Spaces Exhibition featuring the work of Rena Hottinger and Yolandan Ramirez-Goldsack. The exhibition will be on display until November 30 th. For More Information .

The F risky Goat Coffeehousein 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 Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA will hold its 10 th Annual Red Carpet Event Fundraiser at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA . See Facebook Invitation .




And to our friends in the arts.


 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 November 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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THE FORWARDIAN FILM FESTIVAL

The Forwardian Arts Society would like to announce the winners of their 2018 Forwardian Film Festival which was held at The Antoine Dutot Gallery and Museum in Delaware Water Gap, PA from Friday October 12th to Sunday October 14th.

Those who received Honorable Mentions were 24H (2016) by Marie-Lou Béland and Scumbag (2016) by Mars Roberge

The film that received both The Audience Choice and the Judicial Awards for Best Feature Length Film was Charmed Life (2006) by Katherine Delaney.

The film that received The Audience Choice and the Judicial Awards for Best Short Film as well as the Best of Show was MOUSSE (2014) by John Hellberg .

Each winner will receive a Certificate of Recognition and their film will be a part of the 2018 Forwardian Film Bestival Tour that will take place in several venues throughout the year. Please feel free to share your congratulatory sentiments with the winners and be sure to keep en eye out for our tour schedule .


Paul was interviewed on Wyldfm on Sunday October 7th by Reverend Ellyn. Topics ranged from the 2018 Forwardian Film Festival to the arts in general.


NOW, WHERE THE FORWARDIAN WERE WE?


Stroudfest 2018

We were at the 2018 StroudFest which took place throughout the town of Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday September 1st featuring a variety of Music, Art, Vendors, and Food along the streets along with Art Receptions held at the PoconoArts Cultural Center for the PoconoArts Council’s Architecture: Built Environment Exhibition and The Origins Gallery’s Classes and Workshops Exhibition. The Gamut Gallery also held an Artists’ Reception for several artists new to their walls. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

COTA Transcendence

We were at the 41st Annual Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Festival that took place throughout Delaware Water Gap, PA from September 7th to the 9th. Venues for the festival included The Historic Castle Inn, The Deer Head Inn, and the area around the Richard Chamberlain Outdoor Stage. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Beedle dee, dee dee dee, Three Spirits

We were at the Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA during the Artists’ Reception on Friday September 21st for their Free Spirits Exhibition featuring the works of Lauryn de Leeuw, Rena Hottinger, and Lisa Sakoutis. The Exhibition was on display until October 7th. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Falling Into Fashion at Phoenix Gifts

We were at the Phoenix Gift Shop in Dingmans Ferry, PA during their Annual Fall Fashion Show on Saturday September 22nd. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Divas and Art for the PCA

We were at The Diversity Art Exhibition and The Broadway Divas Festival that took place on Sunday September 23rd at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA to benefit The Pocono Center for the Arts (PCA). See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


From Short Attentions to Leisurely Walks

We were at the Ashbury Film Festival at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA and its after party held at the Yards of Ale in Stroudsburg, PA. The day continued with an art walk that took place throughout Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday October 6th. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The 2018 Forwardian Film Festival

The wonders found in Art and Film encompassed the October 12 th to the 14th weekend at the Antoine Dutot Gallery and Museum in Delaware Water Gap, PA. See what we Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


A Cindered Meet and Greet

We were at The Cinder Bar and Grill in East Stroudsburg, PA host held a Meet and Greet/Business Card Exchange on Wednesday October 24th which was presented by Sistah Chat Radio as part of their Get Seen in the Poconos show. See what we saw . Photography provided by Paparazzi Paul.


THINGS CURRENTLY BEING PRESENTED


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.