TUNKHANNOCK — Floral paintings. Inspirational calligraphy designs. Photographs of disappearing songbirds.
The Dietrich Theater invites the public to an opening reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, for three artists featured in the theater’s three-gallery exhibits of these works of art.
Amy Colley, resident artist at the Dietrich Theater; Rick Koval, naturalist; and the Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania are the featured artists. All are invited to view three different media and explore three different forms of expression, while meeting the artists and enjoying light refreshments.
The exhibit of paintings by Colley, who has taught art to children and adults at the Dietrich Theater for the past 14 years, is a retrospective exhibit including early scenes of her sons, as well as more recent paintings of Lake Carey and many celebrations of flowers, using brilliant colors.
She works with oil on canvas or board and all paintings are for sale.
Koval’s exhibit of disappearing song birds captures beauty and aims to inspire dialogue about what can be done to keep the birds from disappearing. The artist is a frequent presenter at the Dietrich Theater and WNEP’s Pennsylvania Outdoor Life, and resident naturalist at Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. He has long been fascinated with birds and a photographer of them.
The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania has been active for the last 35 years, but calligraphy dates back thousands of years. In a time when handwriting is almost disappearing as an art, the guild is endeavoring to keep it alive.
The exhibit at the Dietrich reflects individual and group projects, all of which are new ways of exhibiting the beauty of calligraphy.
For information about the exhibit and opening event, call 570-996-1500.
Information provided by the Dietrich Theater.