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 […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Kingston artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey tattoos over mastectomy scar of breast cancer survivor

Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey has been quite busy lately as a strong contestant and fan favorite on Season 8 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV as well as the co-owner of The Strange and Unusual oddities parlor, but she recently took time out of her busy schedule to work with Inked Magazine on […]

 Brendan Howells

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort in Japan – Part 2

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: Interview with artist Erik Svare of Viva La Mort in Japan – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of my conversation with Erik Svare of Viva La Mort. In the second half, we talk about our origin stories and how we got to where we are now. We discuss the concepts of hanami, memento mori, and other themes in our art, as well as how to stay motivated while developing […]

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