Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Jam band-inspired artist and illustrator Patrick Kwiatkowski of Jeweled Moon

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Jam band-inspired artist and illustrator Patrick Kwiatkowski of Jeweled Moon

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

 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 […]

 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

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, […]

 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. […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with NEPA illustrator and concept artist Tom Kraky

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with NEPA illustrator and concept artist Tom Kraky

Drunk Illustration Tuesday is back after a long hibernation! To celebrate our return, we have Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Tom Kraky. Tom and I met while attending an unnamed school in Scranton and recently linked up again in Japan for some drinking and drawing. I had a lot of practical questions for him about the art […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will star in ‘Ink Master Angels’ special on Spike TV

From a press release: Along with renewing for a 10th season, Spike TV’s hit original tattoo competition series “Ink Master” has green-lit a new television special, “Ink Master Angels,” starring Shavertown resident and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, who became the first female Ink Master in the live Season 8 finale last year. With […]

 Rich Howells

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

Call for artists issued for nature-themed artwork to display at Natural Play Area in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority has put out a call to Northeastern Pennsylvania artists of all ages and skill levels for nature-themed artwork for an environmental education display at the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton. The theme of the Natural Play Area is a Beaver Pond Ecosystem. The […]

 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

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 […]

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