“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 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.


The Forwardian Film Festival  Winner Best Short Film

Walking in my Shoes

Directed by Colin Macrae from the United Kingdom.


The Forwardian Film Festval Winner Best Feature Film

Out Of Sight: Stop the Stigma, Start a Conversation

Directed by Kyle Mahaney, Aimee Bender, and Jessie Minor from the United States.

The Forwardian Film Festival Winner: Best of Fest

10-42

Directed by Jon Firman and Matt Firman from the United States.

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The 2020 Online Forwardian Film Festival will take place until July 31st, 2020. Watch the entire film of these and others during our festival and vote for your favorite film through your "Likes." Certificates of recognition will be given to filmmakers who are chosen by the audience. Click Here.


THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN


Chronicling a Soul at Tolino's 

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The band Nadia and The Soul Chronicles performed at The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA on Friday July 24th as part of their Food Truck Friday Series. Please click on the link above for more photographs and a brief article about the event. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Acoustics of a River

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The band Acoustic Pursuit performed at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA on Tuesday July 21st as part of their Community Concert Series. Please click on the link above for more photographs and a brief article about the concert. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


Falling for the Poconos at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center

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The Brodhead Creek Heritage Center at the Evergreen Nature Preserve in East Stroudsburg, PA which is the home of the Pocono Land Trust and The Brodhead Watershed Association held an Artist’s Reception on Sunday July 19th, 2020 for their Falling for the Poconos Exhibition featuring the work of Marie Liu. The afternoon included a virtual talk given by William Penn and opportunities to enjoy the nearby nature trails. The exhibition will continue to be on display until September 30th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


Open Night on The Farm

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The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA held their bi weekly Open Air/Open Mic event on Wednesday July 15th. The evening consisted of wine offered by Eagle's Rest Cellars alongside musical performances from a variety of performers. The evening began and concluded with a performance given by the event’s hosts Kenny Hatt and Brittney Coleman along with their band. The Josie Porter Farm’s bi weekly Open Air/Open Mic event occurs every other Wednesday beginning approximately at 6pm. All performers are welcomed to participate. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


An Artery Opens in Milford

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The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA reopened their doors that were closed due to the Covid 19 Pandemic as they held an Artist’s Reception on Saturday July 11th for their Essential Connections Exhibition. The afternoon featured the work of Claude Larson. In spite (or because) of the social distancing and the masks required due to the Covid Pandemic, the sizable gathering was touched by the creative intimacy of the work. The conversations the work unmasked enhanced the enjoyment of the afternoon and breached the collective spans that were adhered to. The exhibition will continue to  be on display until August 3rd. Photography by Paparazzi Paul


Sayles at the Pavilion

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 The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA held their first weekly Music on the Pavilion Series for 2020 on Wednesday July 8th. The evening featured a performance given by guitarist extraordinaire Regina Sayles who rendered a number of excellently interpreted memorial songs along with compositions of her own. A buffet was presented titled, “Smoker’s Night” which consisted of a cuisine that included Smoked Sausage over Peppers and Onions, Bacon Baked Beans, Hickory Smoked-BBQ Chicken Legs, Smoked Gouda and Jalapeno Mac-n-Cheese complemented by assorted salads along with a Brownie Sundae for dessert. The Stroudsmoor Country Inn ‘s Music on the Pavilion Series takes place every Wednesday with a buffet dinner beginning at 5pm and music beginning  at 6pm. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.



HIGHLIGHTS OF

THINGS TO COME.


The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA will hold a weekly Open Air/Open Mic event every other Wednesday evening July 29th, August 12th, August 26th, and September 9th. The collaborative, community-based event will offer an opportunity for all forms of expression and creative arts to be presented. For More Information



The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present their Summer Gazebo Concert Series online every Sunday. For More Information.


Please Note:

A number of venues are streaming their events on line in order to keep their patrons safe due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please explore their website for more information. Be safe and well. 


JULY 2020


Sunday July 26th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Guitarist Walt Bibinger. For More Information



Tuesday July 28th

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present the Shawnee Playhouse Musical Theater beginning at 7pm as part of their Community Concert Series. For More Information



Wednesday July 29th

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA will present The Chris London Duo as part of their Music in the Pavillion Series. The evening’s cuisine is titled, “Cattlemen’s Table” featuring Smoked Pork Loin with Apricot Horseradish Glaze, Bacon wrapped Chicken in SCI BBQ Sauce and London Broil on the carving board and complemented by assorted salads. The dessert will be a Seasonal Tart. For More Information



Friday July 31st

The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA will present music by Erin McClelland along with food provided by The Bob B Q Truck as part of their Food Truck Friday Series beginning at 4pm. For More Information 



AUGUST 2020


Saturday August 1st

The Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg, PA will present their “Present Tense: Beyond Words” exhibition in their Community Gallery beginning at 4pm. The Exhibition will continue to be on display until September 28th. For More Information



Saturday August 1st

The First Saturday Art Walk Series will take place throughout Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 6pm and will include numerous local galleries and exhibitions. For More Information



Saturday August 1st

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The Eric Mintel Quartet. For More Information



Sunday August 2nd

The Sango Kura in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor) beginning at 3pm playing a mix of classic and contemporary rock and original psychedelic sounds. For More Information



Sunday August 2nd

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Nancy Reed. For More Information



Tuesday August 4th

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present Mountain Winds beginning at 7pm as part of their Community Concert Series. For More Information



Wednesday August 5th

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA will present Regina Sayles as part of their Music in the Pavillion Series. The evening’s cuisine is titled, “Smoker’s Night” featuring Smoked Sausage over Peppers and Onions, Bacon Baked Beans, Hickory Smoked-BBQ Chicken Legs, Smoked Gouda and Jalapeno Mac-n-Cheese, and assorted salads. The dessert will be a Brownie Sundae. For More Information.



Friday August 7th

The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA will present music by Moondogs along with food provided by The Little Creek Bar-B-Cue Company as part of the Food Truck Friday Series beginning at 4pm. For More Information



Friday August  7th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The Esteban Castro Trio. For More Information. 



Saturday August 8th

The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA will hold an Artists’ Reception beginning at 3pm featuring the works of Robert McGuigan and Bill Rabsey. The exhibition will continue to  be on display until September 7th. For More Information



Saturday August 8th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Michele Bautier. For More Information



Sunday August 9th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Nancy Reed. For More Information



Monday August 10th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present A Special COTA AT THE DEER HEAD INN Evening. For More Information.



Wednesday August 12th

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA will present Jim Roberti as part of their Music in the Pavillion Series. The evening’s cuisine is titled, “Braised, Boiled and BBQ” featuring BBQ Pulled Pork, Jerk Rubbed Chicken, Boiled Corn on the cob and Short-Rib Mac-nCheese, and assorted salads. The dessert will be a Lemon Berry Tart. For More Information



Friday August 14th

The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present their production of “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” as part of their Open Air Theatre Series at various locations until August 23rd. For More Information



Friday August 14th

The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA will present music by Erin McClelland along with food provided by The J T Grill Truck as part of the Food Truck Friday Series beginning at 4pm. For More Information



Friday August 14th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Joanie Samra and Spencer Reed. For More Information.



Saturday August 15th

The Columns Museum in Milford, PA will present The Little Big Band as part of their Music at the Museum Series. For More Information



Saturday August 15th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The 3Divas – CD Release Party. For More Information



Sunday August 16th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Nancy Reed. For More Information



Wednesday August 19th

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA will present Regina Sayles as part of their Music in the Pavillion Series. The evening’s cuisine is titled, “Clam Boil” featuring Corn, Clams, Potatoes, Sausage and Shrimp accompanied by Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken, Tomato Mac-n-Cheese, and assorted salads. The dessert will be Charlotte Russe – strawberries and cream with vanilla cake. For More Information.



Friday August 21st

The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA will present music by Andrew Moses along with food provided by The V and C Truck as part of the Food Truck Friday Series beginning at 4pm. For More Information.



Friday August 21st

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The B.D. Lenz Quartet. For More Information.



Saturday August 22nd

The Columns Museum in Milford, PA will present The Anthem Road Trio as part of their Music at the Museum Series. For More Information



Saturday August 22nd

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The Steve Sandberg Trio. For More Information. 



Sunday August 23rd

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Nancy Reed. For More Information.  



Wednesday August 26th

The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA will present The Craig Thatcher Duo as part of their Music in the Pavillion Series. The evening’s cuisine is titled, “Cattlemen’s Table” featuring Smoked Pork Loin with Apricot Horseradish Glaze, Bacon wrapped Chicken in SCI BBQ Sauce and London Broil on the carving board and complemented by assorted salads. The dessert will be a Seasonal Tart. For More Information. 



Friday August 28th

The Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, PA will present music by Scott Marshall along with food provided by The Randevoo Truck as part of the Food Truck Friday Series beginning at 4pm. For More Information. 



Friday August 28th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present The Erin McClelland Trio. For More Information.



Saturday August 29th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Adison Evans. For More Information. 



Sunday August 30th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present Nancy Reed. For More Information.

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