Art

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton is back tomorrow night to ring in the New Year with a patriotic theme, and there’s a wide variety of things to do for all ages. The alcohol-free celebration of arts and culture is in its 16th year, and patrons are encouraged, though not required, to wear red, white, and blue this […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Whale Is Delicious

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Whale Is Delicious

This week, I express deep sadness regarding Taco Bell, draw emotional pieces involving whales, and explore cultural differences between Japan and the U.S.A. This is exactly what all of my teachers feared would happen.

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Whale-cast (Bonus Episode)

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Whale-cast (Bonus Episode)

I accidentally deleted an hour-long podcast I recorded. Consider yourself lucky. As a bonus episode this week, here’s a shorter version recorded under duress and under the influence. Merry Christmas.

 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 […]