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Art exhibit of locally crafted furniture, ceramics, and décor opens at Electric City Escape in Scranton on March 3

Art exhibit of locally crafted furniture, ceramics, and décor opens at Electric City Escape in Scranton on March 3
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From a press release:

Seeking to bring together an exhibition of furniture, ceramics, light fixtures, and other home décor, Electric City Escape, along with Hnat Designs, will host the exhibition “Home” with featured local artists Cole Hastings, Oliver Pettinato, and Skip Sensbach. Opening for First Friday Scranton on March 3, the locally crafted and unique pieces are the perfect addition to any home.

With his light fixtures to be featured in the exhibition, Cole Hastings had this to say about his work: “I seek to merge fine art, craft, and industrial design techniques into a new style of object making. The furnishings I make use a combination of digital fabrication and old school craft fabrication, taking pride in my forward thinking, affordable, and high-quality American-made furnishings.”

Furniture maker Oliver Pettinato says in his artist statement, “I use familiarity in my designs to gain comfort in the form of the piece while simultaneously utilizing creativity and sustaining function. My sculpting hand can be playful, goofy, and funny as I aim to challenge typical aesthetic forms. The material has a deep narrative that begins with the seed that creates the wood that I am able to manipulate into a nurturing, ethereal, and interactive art form.”

Skip Sensbach of Green Dog Pottery creates beautiful, handmade ceramics with a style that is uniquely his. Imprinted with leaves and natural themes, his pieces are functional ceramics that will fit beautifully into any home. Other works to be exhibited include repurposed and refinished furniture pieces, artworks, and handcrafted home décor by Hnat Designs Studio.

Electric City Escape is located downtown Scranton in the historic Scranton Electric Building (507 Linden St., Scranton). They host escape room adventures and often use their location to support the arts in Northeast Pennsylvania.

An artist reception will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. on March 3 and will be open until April.

For more information, see the Facebook event page.

Lamp by Cole Hastings, ceramics by Skip Sensbach