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JANUARY Sunday at the Circle – The Poetry Reading

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in HAPPENINGS, Uncategorized, What's Going On? |

The One-Shot Theatre presents A Poetry Reading/THE POETRY READING  Wait—what’s going on?! Which is which? What’s the difference? THE POETRY READING is a one-act play by WVAL member Robert Andrew Anderson, playwright, novelist, and performer. “THE POETRY READING shows what happens when high culture collides with bowling-league culture,” Anderson explains. The result? “The Bowling League knocks the stuffing—the stuffiness, that is—out of the Poetry League.” In other words, it’s a raucous, ridiculous, absurdist, zany—you choose—comic event. THE POETRY READING features two high-profile performers—Broadway veteran Ron Kross and WVIA luminary Erika Funke—who combine their considerable talents to produce a lots-‘a’-laughs-filled show, along with other actors from the Hams & Cheeez Acting Troupe. As a warm-up to this “main event” there will be “A Poetry Reading”—yes, the real thing…well, maybe. Members of the community will recite short poems of their own making—whether they be “poets” or not. Who knows? One might be your neighbor. One might even be you! (Bring a poem and join the show.) A sampling of readers (chosen at random; check WVAL’s website for more names): Victoria “Vicky” Brown, artist, dancer, writer; member of Verve Vertu Gwen Harleman, artist, director of Verve Vertu Bob “l’Heim” Heim, cartoonist, author “Professor” Joel Koos, artist, hockey player Allison “A-Maz” Maslow, artist, WVAL member Jim McGuire, photographer, WVAL member Jacob “Oddball” Mertz, entrepreneur Shivaun O’Donnell, actress, nurse, WVAL member Tiffany “Tiffo” Pepe, jazz saxophonist, artist, Wyoming Valley West Middle School student Lindsay Rysz, poet, coordinator and founder of the Adult Asperger’s Support Group Jason “Louis XIV” Smeltzer, thereminist, writer Wayne “Keyed-up” Smith, jazz pianist, WVAL member Edward “Eddie Bear” Zebrowski, artist, member of Verve Vertu When: Sunday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 4pm. Where: Wyoming Valley Art League,130 S. Franklin St. (rear), Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Contact: Margie Bryant, WVAL president: 570-760-9083; margaretlbryant@gmail.com                Robert Anderson, 570-974-5953; librogumbolimbo@earthlink.net Website: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org ~ Free admission—donations appreciated. Beverages and snacks will be provided. All age groups will enjoy this event!...

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2015 WVAL Member’s Fall Juried Show Winners!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2015 in HAPPENINGS, Uncategorized, What's Going On? |

Left to right: David Green, Gerry Stankiewicz, Malcom E. Hudgeon, Krista Connolly, Katie Larsen Lick, Robert Bergstrasser, Keith Hunter, John Lund, John Clark, Rose M. Wright, Keith Perks. WYOMING VALLEY ART LEAGUE’S MEMBER’S FALL JURIED EXHIBIT OCTOBER 23, 2015   Best in Show: “Sunburst”, Watercolor by Keith Hunter 1st Place Painting: “Frenetic” Keith Hunter 2nd Place Painting: “Moody Day” Earl Lehman 3rd Place Painting: “La Danse” John Clark Honorable Mention Painting: “Blacklit Breaker” Keith Hunter   1st Place Drawing: “Riding the Heavens” Diane Grant Czajkowski 2nd Place Drawing: “Wilderness Rhapsody” John Lund 3rd Place Drawing: “Sultry Attraction” John Lund Honorable Mention Drawing: “Krystina Sitting” Gerry Stankiewicz   1st Place Sculpture: “Joyous” David Green 2nd Place Sculpture: “Lady Deceit” Robert Bergstrasser 3nd Place Sculpture: “Christina” David Green Honorable Mention Sculpture: “Broken Trust” Robert Bergstrasser   1st Place Photography: “The Colors of Glass” – Katie Larsen Lick 2nd Place Photography: “September Sun” – Krista Connolly 3rd Place Photography: “Rasta Mon Vibration” – M.E. Hudgeon Honorable Mention Photography: “Bella” – Keith Perks   1st Place Mixed Media:- “Gourd Pot” John Clark 2nd Place Mixed Media: “Seeding” John Clark 3rd Place Mixed Media: “Trust (Rattle)” Ellen Jamiolkowski Honorable Mention Mixed Media: “Russet (Blue) Thoughts” Rose M....

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Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in HAPPENINGS, Uncategorized, What's Going On? |

Purchase your tickets now!! Oct 23, 2015 from 6-8PM will be our 3rd Annual Wine & Cheese fundraiser!  We will have music by local artists, great Hors d’oeuveres, desserts and specially selected wines! Please support this event so we can continue to bring all our great programing to the Valley!! Thank...

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WVAL Member’s Fall Juried Exhibit

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Classes, HAPPENINGS, Uncategorized, What's Going On? |

10/16/15 will be the opening reception for this years Fall Juried Show.  This is our 3rd Friday event, Awards will be given at 6:30 PM, open hours 5 -8 PM We will also have gallery hours each Tuesday from 10:30 -5:30pm or by appointment by emailing us at wyomingvalleyartleague@gmail.com or calling us at 570-288-1020. Congratulations to all of our members who have works juried into this...

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