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Wire sculpture and photography exhibit opens at Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston on June 13

Wire sculpture and photography exhibit opens at Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston on June 13
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From a press release:

New works by wire sculptor Sean Brady and photographer Mary Kroptavich will be on display at the Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston in an exhibit entitled “In the Absence of Sight,” which opens with an artists’ reception on Thursday, June 13 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Attendees can meet the artists at this free event and take a look at the many fine art offerings of the gallery while enjoying some wine and cheese. All of the pieces will be for sale and on display for the rest of June.

Sean Brady has been sculpting with wire since 1998, mostly working with galvanized steel between 12-21 gauge. His work an be seen all over the Wyoming Valley area, including The Marketplace at Steamtown and Montage Mountain Resorts.

Mary Kroptavich is a portrait artist who strives to capture the beauty within us all. When she is not photographing humans, she is in the woods capturing wildlife; being outdoors is what keeps her grounded.

The child of two blind parents, Kroptavich grew up having no camera or photos on the wall. Since childhood, she has been the “eyes and storyteller” for those who cannot see. That experience has given her the wonderful talent of seeing beauty with her eyes closed and creating beautiful images. She has an affinity for classic fine art portraits and black and white images.

Spring and summer hours at Art E Fekts (71 S. Main St., Pittston) are Thursdays from noon-7 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays from noon-4 p.m. For more information, visit or contact gallery director Mary Kroptavich at 570-299-5954.

The Art E Fekts Gallery was created as a response to the continually evolving art scene in Pittston. Founded as a nonprofit artists’ cooperative in 2018, “ärt ə’ fekts” is Pittston’s premier upscale environment for regional artists to display and sell their work. Its mission is to promote art and arts education in the area, providing a venue and opportunities for hands-on learning experiences.