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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

MARCH 2019

Tuesday March 12 th

Junior's Wailing will perform at the Fireside of the Main Lobby of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their Community Concert Series. For More Information


Wednesday March 13 th

An open dialogue about the current state of the Pocono Arts Counci l will be held at the ARTSPACE Gallery located within The PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA. For More Information

Five Play will perform for the Gold Coast Jazz Society in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For More Information .

Thursday March 14 th

An Artists’ Reception for Soho in the Burg's Spring Exhibition Stretching the Limit” will take place at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 5pm . See Facebook Invitation .

Jazz Jam with Bill Washer and Friends will be presented at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA . For More Information. 


Friday March 15 th

The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA presents The Lizards: Phish Tribute. . For More Information .

Vinny Bianchi's La Cuchina will perform at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA. For More Information.

Planting Seeds of Joy – An InterPlay Experiential Playshop with Anita Bondi will take place at The Kirkridge Retreat Center in Bangor, PA until March 17 th. For More Information. 


Saturday March 16 th

The Centenary Stage Company presents the US Army Field Band: The Jazz Ambassadors beginning at 3pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, NJ. For More Information .

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA presents the film Trollsas part of their Madeline Doyle Film Series . For More Information .

The Luiz Simas and Wesley Amorim Duo will perform at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA . For More Information. 


Tuesday March 19 th

Len and The Sidekicks will perform at the Fireside of the Main Lobby of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their Community Concert Series. For More Information


Thursday March 21 st

An evening of poetry titled, “Spring into Poetry” featuring music and refreshments along with Question and Answer Session regarding the current state of the Pocono Arts Council will be held at The PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 6pm. For More Information .

A Jazz Jam with Bill Washer and Friends will be presented at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA . For More Information. 


Friday March 22 nd

Honoring our Grief: A Circle of Trust Retreat with Elaine Sullivan and Jean Richardson will take place at The Kirkridge Retreat Center in Bangor, PA until March 24 th. For More Information. 


Saturday March 23 rd

The Centenary Stage Company presents The Darrah Carr Dance beginning at 8pm offering their production of Ceilidh: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, NJ. For More Information .

YYNOT: An evening of classic RUSH performs at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA. See Facebook Invitation .

Raymond the Amish Comic performs at The Bushkill Fire Company Auxiliary in Bushkill, PA beginning at 6pm. The admission includes dinner, desert, water or soda. See Facebook Invitation


Sunday March 24 th

Erica Golaszewski will perform at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA . For More Information. 


Monday March 25 th

The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra directed by Matt Vashlishan will perform at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA . For More Information. 


Tuesday March 26 th

The Lisa Ellex Jazz Combo will perform at the Fireside of the Main Lobby of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their Community Concert Series. See Facebook Invitation .


Thursday March 28 th

A Jazz Jam with Bill Washer and Friends will be presented at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA . For More Information.  


Friday March 29 th

An Artist’s reception featuring the paintings of Lauryn de Leeuw will be held at The Pocono Center for the Arts’ Permanent Gallery located within the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA beginning at 6:30pm. The exhibition will continue to be on display until April 15 th. See Facebook Invitation .

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will perform with special guests Cycle at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg PA. See Facebook Invitation .


Saturday March 30 th

Houston Person and the David Leohnardt Trio will perform at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA. For More Information.

Zoso: The ULTIMATE Led Zeppelin Experience will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg PA. See Facebook Invitation .

A Special Exhibit titled, "We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50 th Anniversary of The Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for a Peaceful Future” featuring a large collection of authentic Woodstock artifacts such as instruments, clothing, equipment, art, and photography as part of A Season of Song and Celebration will be held at The Museum at Bethel Woods at The Bethel Woods Center in Bethel, NY. The Exhibition will be on display until December 31st. See Facebook Invitation


Saturday March 31 st

L’ARCHET will present pianist Liana Paniyena beginning at 3pmwithin the Cohen Recital Hall on the Campus of The East Stroudsburg University of 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 March 2019 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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Let’s Get Together and Art

The Forwardian Art Lovers’ Gathering will take place at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday March 14th beginning at 5:30pm in conjunction with an Artists’ Reception for Soho in the Burg's Spring Exhibition titled, “Stretching the Limit.” This will be an opportunity for those who love the arts to share their aspirations and appreciations of all things creative. We will share our dreams of what we would like to see happen in the coming year and begin the process of bringing those dreams into a reality that will inspire more dreams waiting to be fulfilled. Everyone who reads this is welcomed to attend and partake of the discussions that will occur while sipping wine and/or experiencing the art. There will also be music as the venue will hold an Open Mic Nite. See Facebook Invitation.


We’re Accepting Submissions for The 2019 Forwardian Film Festival until June 1st. Here is one of our most recent Entries. We look forward to seeing yours. Read Our Submission Guidelines.

The Submission Fee is $10.00.

Certificates will given to filmmakers who are chosen by the audience and a panel of Judges for Best Short Film, Best Feature Length Film, and the film determined to be the Best of the Fest (Best of Show).

Cash Awards for films selected by our Panel of Judges:

Best Short Film - $200
Best Feature Length Film - $250
Best of the Fest - $500


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.


If you would like to help select the films that will be in our 2019 festival, email us at forwardian@hotmail.com and you'll be able to see and evaluate films as they come in.

NOW, WHERE THE FORWARDIAN WERE WE?


The PoconoArts Council’s 25th Annual Student Art Exhibition

We went to an Artists’ Reception on Friday February 8 th for The PoconoArts Council’s Annual Student Art Exhibition that features the Art Students from area school districts located in Monroe County, PA . Numerous art lovers attended the reception and cheerfully applauded as those students whose work was deemed exceptional by Juror, Ellen Silberlicht, received their awards. The exhibition was on display until February 23 rd. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


Getting Seen at Adam’s Gallery

We were at the Adam's Art Gallery located within the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, PA on Wednesday February 27 th for the Get Seen in the Poconos’ Business Card Exchange. The evening proved to b a good opportunity to meet area businesses and to share your offerings with them. The event included some light refreshments, opportunities to win an interview the Get Seen in the Poconos Radio show, and a book signing by local teen author Knox Tolbert for his book titled, “Unwanted.” See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Pau l. 



THINGS CURRENTLY BEING PRESENTED


The St. Valentine’s Day Art and Musicacre

We went to the Artists’ Reception for the Art Of Hearts Exhibition held at The Soho in the Burg Art Gallery located within the Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday February 14 th. Conversation and Chocolates filled the evening as the love filled art presented touched the divine natures of all who explored their images. After the reception, The establishment held its weekly Open Mic Nite that was hosted by Andrew Moses who performed a number of songs and was followed by a number of musicians and singers that included Mike V., The Professor Michael Kessler, Billy along with Jesse Morales and Nicholas Pulsinelli and many more. It was a good night all around. The Art Of Hearts Exhibition will continue to be on display until March 15th . See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul


The Origins of Another Chapter Begins

We were at The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA who held the final Artist’s Reception at their present location on Saturday March 2 nd. The exhibition features the work of Thomas Dillon and will be on display until March 15 th. The evening also included some enchanting music and the gallery’s famous Art Raffle. The future plans for the gallery is yet to be determined but exploring multiple locations to present several exhibitions simultaneously is being considered. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Photos in the Hall

We were at he Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA who held an Artist’s Reception on Friday February 1st featuring the work of Jonathan Broady. The evening served as an Inaugural Celebration as the Hallway utilized to display the Exhibition is now a permanent rotating gallery the Pocono Center for the Arts. The event offered some wonderful music by pianist Chris Centrillo, good conversation among the moderate number of art lovers who attended, and images that penetrated the imagination and sense of wonder of all who experiences them The Exhibition will continue to be on display until March 19th. See What We Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul 

The PoconoArts they are a Changing

We were at The PoconoArts Council’s meeting to begin the process of restructuring themselves as the main source of their funding, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, re-granting program has changed its approach to its distribution guidelines and may lose relied-upon operating dollars from the state after 2019-20. The first meeting was held on Wednesday February 27 th and there is another meeting scheduled for Wednesday March 13th beginning at noon along with a meeting and send off event scheduled for Thursday March 21 st beginning at 6pm. See What We Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. Note: Photographs will be added at the conclusion of each gathering we attend.


Exploring Scholastic Creativity at NCC

We went to an Artists’ Reception of an exhibition that features the Art Teachers and Students of Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA on Thursday February 7 th in the Dunning Gallery located within their Keystone Hall building. The students whose works were featured are Jillian Goldardi, Martha Gonzalez, Hanna Gruber, Courtney Lutes, Kaela Rodriquez, and Alexandra Rughley. An Art Talk took place after the reception that featured members of the art faculty whose work is also part of the exhibition. They are Alma Barrantes, William Ruck, and Arzu Yontar. The exhibition will remain on display until March 22 nd. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


A Night for the Arts at the Gamut

We were at the Gamut Art Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA who held an Artists’ Reception on Saturday March 2 nd featuring the work of Tricia Lippert Lowery, Jason Williamson , and Scott Ross. The exhibition was filled with great art and conversation along with the diverse collection of memorabilia and oddities the venue is well known for. The exhibition by the artists will be on display until March 30th. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Pau l.


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.