Art

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

 Rich Howells

New Ink & Arms Tattoo and Gun Expo coming to Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 10-12

New Ink & Arms Tattoo and Gun Expo coming to Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 10-12

After holding its second annual event in Wilmington, North Carolina earlier this month, it has been announced that the Ink & Arms Tattoo and Gun Expo is coming to The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre for the first time on Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12. Organized by Good Time Tricycle Productions, Ink & Arms […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

If there’s one parade that rain cannot ruin (and maybe even enhance), it’s the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The colorful aquatic attendees of the 35th annual parade on Saturday, June 17 just swam right on through it, showing off their big smiles and imaginative costumes, with many leaving little to the imagination. That’s what it’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA and international artists are ‘Capturing Realism’ at Misericordia in Dallas July 8-Aug. 26

NEPA and international artists are ‘Capturing Realism’ at Misericordia in Dallas July 8-Aug. 26

From a press release: Phil Kidd of Bear Creek, Sharon Hourigan of Mountain Top, and Helen Crispino of Dalton will be among 50 international artists featured when the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University in Dallas presents “Capturing Realism 2017” from Saturday, July 8 through Saturday, Aug. 26. The biennial exhibit presents works by […]

 Jason Riedmiller

J GOES PLACES: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, 05/27/17

J GOES PLACES: Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, 05/27/17

J Goes Places #001: Eastern State Penitentiary. Philadelphia, PA. 5/27/17 A brief introduction from easternstate.org: Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

From a press release: As another local tattoo artist, Derek Zielinski, prepares to compete in Season 9 of “Ink Master,” which premieres this Tuesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. on Spike, it was announced today that spin-off show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Season 8 winner, Shavertown resident, and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, has […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Zine Fest gathers artists, writers, and DJs at AfA Gallery in Scranton June 2-3

Scranton Zine Fest gathers artists, writers, and DJs at AfA Gallery in Scranton June 2-3

From a press release: The Scranton Zine Fest is an underground arts and literature festival and celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. It is a gathering of zine makers, zine distros, artistic press publications, and letterpress artists, complete with live poetry readings and music performances under one roof for the public to enjoy – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Intricate fabric art on display at Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport May 23-July 23

Intricate fabric art on display at Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport May 23-July 23

From a press release: Objects and memories, transience and stability are explored in “Vestiges,” an exhibit of fabric installations on display starting Tuesday, May 23 through Sunday, July 23 in The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport. Through her drawn, screen-printed, and stuffed fabric creations, Philadelphia artist Kay Healy explores themes of home, memory, displacement, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Electric City Tattoo Convention (some images NSFW)

Setting up shop once again in a private room at the eighth annual Electric City Tattoo Convention at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, I took these portraits of tattooed convention-goers on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. As in previous years, be forewarned that some of these pictures are not […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Plains tattoo artist Derek Zielinski is competing in Season 9 of ‘Ink Master’

Northeastern Pennsylvania was well-represented in the last season of “Ink Master” on Spike TV – Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey not only won the reality competition, taking home $100,000, but she also became the first female Ink Master, even earning her own special, “Ink Master Angels,” due out later this year. […]

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