Art

 Rich Howells

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings is coming under fire for her public comments once again, this time regarding the county’s annual arts and education tax. Cummings, who founded the Scranton Tea Party before being elected the Republican minority commissioner in 2015, said at yesterday’s bi-weekly commissioners meeting in Scranton and in a Times-Tribune interview […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

This week’s Beautiful People of NEPA is in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was held on Monday, Jan. 9. Members of the Scranton Police Department posed for these portraits on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at police headquarters on South Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to Patrolman John James Wilding (722.) End of Watch: […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

You may or may not have noticed there has not been a new Beautiful People of NEPA in almost six months. The last installment was a single picture of my dog, Fritz, who passed away in July. Well, everybody, meet Ted. Tedward if you’re nasty. I adopted him from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch PeeWee the pig paint a masterpiece at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton

It was Santa’s pet photo day and rescue pet expo at The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Dec. 11, so we expected to see dogs, cats, and maybe a few reptiles, but a huge pig painting pictures? That’s a new one. We cover all types of artists on NEPA Scene, but PeeWee […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton was flooded with hundreds of people, but it wasn’t the St. Patrick’s Parade. On Friday, Dec. 2, just after 5 p.m., the huge structure that once housed The Globe Store was lit up again with bright Christmas lights and decorated front windows, just like it was in the defunct department […]

 Rich Howells

After 30 years, annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown canceled for 2017, future unknown

After 30 years, annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown canceled for 2017, future unknown

The Board of Directors of the Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown announced on its official website today that, after 30 years, the festival will not continue in 2017. Citing financial difficulties, declining attendance, an increase in competing events and new venues, more focus on downtown development, and lack of volunteers, the nonprofit board […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

Many locals know Kevin Dougherty as the former manager of the beloved Wilkes-Barre music venue Cafe Metro, but he is also a comic artist and animator who has made music videos, wrote and directed “Fuzzball” for Nickelodeon’s animated series “KaBlam!” and created early web cartoon “Juanita & the List.” Now, his latest project may be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey becomes first female ‘Ink Master’ in live TV finale

From a press release: “It’s time that a strong, dedicated woman isn’t afraid to be herself and work hard for this title.” This quote from Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey was used in promotions leading up to the “Ink Master” Season 8 live finale on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and she lived […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White announces contest to design artwork for new album ‘Graveyard Shift,’ deadline is Dec. 19

Motionless In White announces contest to design artwork for new album ‘Graveyard Shift,’ deadline is Dec. 19

Scranton metal band Motionless In White has always been big on fan interaction, writing songs about and using lyrics inspired by fans and even hosting personal creative workshops during the 2016 Warped Tour, but their latest announcement takes this to another level, letting anyone design their next album cover in a contest open to the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Leadership Lackawanna will help AfA Gallery rebrand, among other Scranton projects in 2016-17

Leadership Lackawanna will help AfA Gallery rebrand, among other Scranton projects in 2016-17

From a press release: The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2016-2017 will complete three service projects in Scranton this year. As part of the 10-month curriculum, participants collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to complete various projects. In doing so, it helps enhance participant leadership skills and fosters teamwork. These projects impact the community, address […]