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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

A free seminar in creating logos, colorizing photos, submit ting artwork, and more titled “Let’s Talk Digital” led by Richard Spezzano of the Pocono Center for the Arts will be held at the YMCA in Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday January 17 th beginning at 6:30pm. Space is limited and registration is requited . See Facebook Invitation .

Students in Monroe County, PA school district (K-12) are invited to submit their work for the Pocono Arts Council’s Annual Student Art Exhibition on Tuesday January 29 th from 1 to 6pm. The Artists’ Reception will take place at the PoconoArts Community Center in Stroudsburg, PA on Friday February 8th beginning at 4pm with an Awards Presentation. The Exhibition will continue to be on display until February 23rd. See Facebook Invitation.

Visual Artists of all disciplines are invited to participate in The PoconoArts Council’s Earth Speaks V Exhibition that will be held at the Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community College (NCC) Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA from April 6 th to May 28th with the Artists’ Reception scheduled for Saturday April 27 th. All work must be related to the Earth and the Environment. The Submission Deadline is Friday February 8 . See Facebook Invitation .

JANUARY 2019


Wednesday January 16 th

The Film, “Rebecca” (1940) directed by Alfred Hitchcock staring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier will be shown at The Triversity Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity in Milford, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their 2019 Winter Classic Film Series hosted by John DiLeo . For More Information .


Friday January 18 th

An Artists’ Reception will be held at The Soho in the Burg Art Gallery located within the Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA for their Art Of Hearts Exhibition beginning at 5pm. The Exhibition will continue to be on display until April 1 st. See Facebook Invitation .

The Youth Theatre Program Production of Disney's Newsies will take place at The Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton, PA until January 20 th. See Facebook Invitation .


Saturday January 19 th

The Sherman Theater presents their 2019 Winter Craftfest beginning at 11am . See Facebook Invitation .

The Brodhead Watershed Association will sponsor naturalist-guided “hikes” through the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania offering a view of the world’s creatures from the Frozen North, a Boreal Forest, Canyon Country, the Verdant East, and the African Bush led by Darry and Jackie Speicher. The day includes a visit to the McMunn Planetarium to see one of its five films. egistration is required .See Facebook Invitation .

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA presents the film How to Train Your Dragon as part of their Madeline Doyle Film Series . For More Information.


Sunday January 20 th

The Centenary Stage Company presents the Harry James Orchestra beginning at pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center Hackettstown, NJas part of their January Thaw Music Festival. For More Information.

Wednesday January 23 rd

The Film, The Swan” (1956) staring Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, and Louis Jourdan will be shown at The Triversity Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity in Milford, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their 2019 Winter Classic Film Series hosted by John DiLeo. For More Information .


Thursday January 24 th

A Chili and Trivia Night will be held at The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA beginning at 6pm. RSVP by January 20 th. For More Information.


Friday January 25 th

Lavender and Lemon will hold their first Murder Mystery Tea at Catsby Manor offering an array of appetizers, a Hearty Wild Rice and Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables, and dessert while attendees in a Murder Mystery dated in the 1920s reveal who Murdered Ginger Whiskers. BYOB Reservations are Required. See Facebook Invitation .

The 19 th Annual Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society’s Winter Fest will take place at the Pocono Plaza Inn in Stroudsburg, PA. The festival will continue until January 27th. For More Information.

A production of Monty Python's Spamalot will take place at The Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton, PA until January 27 th. See Facebook Invitation .


Saturday January 26 th

The Centenary Stage Company presents Michael Cleveland and Flame keeper beginning at 8pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, NJ as part of their January Thaw Music Festival. For More Information.

The 2019 Pocono Winter Beerfest wil l take place at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 12noon. See Facebook Invitation .


Sunday January 27 th

The 2019 Pocono Winter Wine, Food , and Spirits Festival will take place at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 12noon. See Facebook Invitation .


Wednesday January 30 th

The Film, Born Yesterday” (1950) directed by George Cukor staring Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, and William Holden will be shown at The Triversity Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity in Milford, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their 2019 Winter Classic Film Series hosted by John DiLeo. For More Information .




And to our friends in the arts.


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 January 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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The Forwardian Arts Society will be accepting submissions for The Forwardian Film Festival until Saturday June 1st. 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.

We’ve received  our First Submission for The 2019 Forwardian Film Festival . We look forward to seeing yours.

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?


Swinging on a Deer

We were at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA who presented the Riverside Rhythm Big Band on Sunday January 13 th. Outstanding musicians woo the large audience with their soothing and rousing interpretations of numerous swinging jazz standards. Song were introduced and sung by Lisa Ellex along with a number of additional singers. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul


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 was on display until January 4th. See what we saw. 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 was on display until January 2 nd See what we saw. Photography by Paparazzi Pau l.


The New Year Cometh

We were at The Soho in the Burg Gallery w ho held their 5th Annual New Years Eve Party at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA with Music provided by by Jose Santamaria from the late hours of Monday December 31 st2018 to the early hours of Tuesday January 1 st 2019 See What We Saw Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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 was on display until December 12 th while the other items that inhabited the establishment were 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 featured 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.


Here We Come A Poeting

We were at The Origins Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday Dece mber 20 th as they presented Poetry for the Winter Solstice as part of their Poetry and Prose Series. The event featured Mike Wetmore and Company who read original along with work previously established by other poets . See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul

It's A Wonderful Night at the Movies

We were at The East Stroudsburg Methodist Church and The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA who held their annual Its a Wonderful Life Dinner and a Movie event on Sunday December 16 th. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


An Indie Film Festival is Born

The 1 st Annual Pennsylvania Indie Shorts Film Festival took at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA featuring a variety of short film s on December 8 and 9. 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.

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



THINGS CURRENTLY BEING PRESENTED


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.