ArtWorks Gallery & Studio is a fully licensed Day Program for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. We offer waiver eligible services for adults with special needs.Celebrating the artist in each of us through fine art instruction, gallery exhibitions, that immerse people with developmental disabilities into a larger arts community that provide them diverse opportunities for fulfilling lives.
Join us for a special event and our final showcase at our 503 Lackawanna Ave. location August 2nd, 6pm- 9pm. Featuring artists
Josue Guardia, Martelle, & Elizabeth Streczyk.
Josué Guardia's individual perceptioned style merges divergent visual impressions of abstraction, modernism, neo-expressionism symbolic meanings.... His technique is a reaction of expressions with high perception and colorful composition.
Traveling through South America from 2016 to late 2017, he had 2 solo exhibitions while he was in Lima Peru. and now being back in the states, he has been working in an art project of a large scale related to nowadays society issues . In the meanwhile, he is showing his work in other parts of USA.
He has participated in art group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in the States and internationally, his past works varies from designing for international big wave surfer Mark Visser in Australia, artworks for american and overseas models, textile designer, house decor & corporate art, photography. to non - profit mural events in downtown Stroudsburg. ,
Josué Fernando Guardia was born in Lima, Peru, near the beach - city atmosphere. His mother was an executive Media Producer and his dad was a Tailor - an artistic atmosphere was always present during his childhood without it being noticed. At a young age, he interacted with people from different backgrounds and social statues, making him build his own personal view & concept of life. He won a National High School Art competition with just a pencil At the age of 17, he left Peru, moved to New York and studied at La Guardia C.C. He travels and lived in different countries in order to produce different material through the years.
Elizabeth Streczyk is a native of the tri-state area, but has been staked in the Poconos for the last ten years. She has been working and creating through a multitude of different avenues, whether it be music collaborations, gardening, textile art or figure modeling. In 2017, the Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg named her a new Emerging Artist. She can usually be spotted outdoors on the weekends, always looking for new spots to hike, kayak or find wild plants for her next art pieces.
Jay Blakesberg is a San Francisco-based photographer, filmmaker and public speaker who regularly contributes to Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Relix, and many other magazines. He has photographed many musical artists, including the Grateful Dead, B.B. King, Phish, Radiohead, Tom Petty, Ben Harper, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Neil Young and Carlos Santana to name just a few. His photography has been included in over 250 CD packages, been published thousands of times in books and magazines worldwide, and he has published Fifteen coffee table books of his music photography. Additionally, Jay frequently performs a slideshow/storytelling presentation about his 40+ years photographing “his rock and roll adventure”.
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Mark Loughney will be showcasing a body of work that are based on Blakesbergs photos. His drawing and paintings add an element of rhythm, movement, and vibrant color to Blakesberg's iconic images. Mark has been wokring on the Jamfan collection since mid 2015... this collection is approaching 100 pieces. The collaboration with Blakesberg was initiated by Loughney who reached on with a phone call in 2012.
Live entertainment will be provided by Dave Brown and Friends.