Art

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Spite-Deer

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Spite-Deer

This week, I’m drawing deer. You can find out why in my first podcast, embedded below. Do I really need a reason though? I don’t. Deer are wonderful, noble creatures who we occasionally eat or draw because they’re delicious or beautiful, respectively.

 Rich Howells

Watch the illustrated posters for a production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ come together step by step with live actors

Watch the illustrated posters for a production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ come together step by step with live actors

Any actor tasked with embodying a character in a production as iconic as “A Christmas Carol” is challenging enough, but what about having to stand still, not saying a word, and still being instantly recognizable to any audience? That’s exactly what the actors in a local production of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic did last month […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Hitting the reset button

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Hitting the reset button

One of the best things an artist can do is hit the reset button. Forget everything you know and start over. I recently moved to Japan. I couldn’t bring my massive horde of art supplies with me, so I took it as an opportunity to start fresh. I went out and bought materials that I […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton artist Nick Ogonosky draws outside the line between illustrator and musician

Scranton artist Nick Ogonosky draws outside the line between illustrator and musician

A Social State drummer and freelance illustrator displays both his talents at The Keys

Whether he’s playing the music on an album or drawing that same record’s cover art, the work of Nick Ogonosky leaves a distinctive impression. The 26-year-old drummer of A Social State has been seen around Scranton lately performing and promoting the songs on the band’s latest record, “How to Get to Heaven,” but he’s also […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

First Night Scranton 2015 salutes the spirit of America

From a press release: This season, Baby New Year might just be adding a red, white, and blue bow tie to his ensemble before heading to festivities in the Electric City. That’s because the organizers of First Night Scranton 2015 are planning the event with an American theme in mind. First Night Scranton is an […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Pink Hex at Synaesthesia Social, 11/23/14

PHOTOS: Pink Hex at Synaesthesia Social, 11/23/14

Pink Hex, a self-described “experimental/avant-garde/ambient/noise/drone/free form jazz band from Lehigh Valley,” is just the type of act made for an event like Synaethesia Social at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton. As described by organizer and artist Ted Michalowski in a press release: Synaethesia Social combines live music, drawing, poetry, and theatre: the performers are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Local immigrants from Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy featured in photography exhibit

Local immigrants from Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy featured in photography exhibit

From a press release: The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National, in conjunction with the Pro Loco “I Longobardi” of Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy, is hosting a photography exhibit featuring immigrants from Guardia dei Lombardi residing in Lackawanna County. The event, which takes place at the Seeley Memorial Library (406 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) at Lackawanna […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 1 – Behind the website and digital journalism

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 1 – Behind the website and digital journalism

NEPA Scene is excited and proud to unveil even more new original content today – the NEPA Scene Podcast. Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the free podcast will act as a supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

From a press release: Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade have partnered up to present the second annual Holiday on the Square, taking place Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, with over 50 participating artists and artisan vendors. Holiday on the Square […]

 Sara Pokorny

NEPA Scene hosts new Open Mic Night every Tuesday at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA Scene hosts new Open Mic Night every Tuesday at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre

Cash prize offered to voted winner every week

After circulating a poll through social media to test the waters and see if the demand was there, NEPA Scene and The Woodlands Inn are teaming up for a weekly Open Mic Night in Wilkes-Barre every Tuesday night. The 21+ event is open to artists of all types – musicians, poets, actors, comedians, magicians, storytellers, […]