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 […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton illustrator worked on new album artwork for Snoop Dogg, featured on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton illustrator worked on new album artwork for Snoop Dogg, featured on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Snoop Dogg is a larger-than-life celebrity whose fame extends far beyond his groundbreaking hip-hop career, but with his 14th solo album, “Coolaid,” he says he is returning to his “gangsta rap” roots, and he has recruited Scranton artist Justin Roach to help with the cover art, which features work by Snoop’s cousin Joe Cool, famous […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

In a special live episode on Spike last night, Arizona tattoo artist Anthony Michaels was named the winner of Season 7 of “Ink Master.” A trailer that debuted soon after revealed that Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will have a chance to compete in Season 8. Malarkey, who is known for her intricate black […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: Marywood students and Scranton artists create colorful murals along Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

PHOTOS: Marywood students and Scranton artists create colorful murals along Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail features 40 miles worth of beautiful natural scenery, which is now complemented by some colorful man-made artwork thanks to some Marywood University students and local artists. After receiving a grant to clean up graffiti along the trail, Ryan Hnat of Hnat Designs brought in fellow Scranton artist Evan Hughes and […]

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Misericordia art galleries exhibiting Impressionist and landscape paintings starting Feb. 6

Misericordia art galleries exhibiting Impressionist and landscape paintings starting Feb. 6

From a press release: Misericordia University’s Pauly Friedman Art Gallery is presenting the exhibition “The Golden Moment” by Impressionist artist Renée Emanuel, M.F.A., beginning Saturday, Feb. 6. Coinciding with her exhibit, the Marquis George MacDonald Gallery will feature landscape paintings by Bill Teitsworth, AWS, in the exhibition “Painting Places.” Both exhibits run through April 23. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Misericordia University artist in residence Howard Skip Sensbach featured in six-state exhibition

Misericordia University artist in residence Howard Skip Sensbach featured in six-state exhibition

From a press release: Howard Skip Sensbach, ceramic instructor and artist in residence at Misericordia University in Dallas, will have his sculpture “Burden” on display in “OH+5: The Ohio Border Exhibition 2016,” a six-state, regional biennial at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio from Jan. 22-March 12. This is the second time Sensbach […]

 Rich Howells

This Pennsylvania pumpkin carver makes everyone else’s pumpkins look like squash

This Pennsylvania pumpkin carver makes everyone else’s pumpkins look like squash

There are jack-o’-lanterns, and then there’s the work of Ian Fetterman. Like any great artist, he takes his craft to a whole other level, carving intricate scenes and iconic characters into foam pumpkins that last long after the Halloween season is over. That’s why he’s been a hit at horror conventions across the country, and […]

 Rich Howells

Great Scott! The heavy future of art, technology, and business in Scranton and NEPA

Great Scott! The heavy future of art, technology, and business in Scranton and NEPA

The “Back to the Future” trilogy is iconic in so many ways, but for artist and web designer Kyle Ruane, it’s all about the shoes. To promote “Great Scott!” – a “BTTF”-themed art show at his business, Coalwork, in Scranton – the co-owner came up with a series of bright but simple illustrations that show […]

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Learn to ‘truly live’ with artist Hudson Rush in ‘Resurrection’ at the Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 3-4

Learn to ‘truly live’ with artist Hudson Rush in ‘Resurrection’ at the Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 3-4

From a press release: Pittsburgh artist Hudson Rush joins the inaugural Scranton Fringe Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for “Resurrection,” an interactive art performance from Hudson Rush Worx. Hudson Rush Worx combines mixed media pieces and productions revolving around the concepts of loss and loneliness […]

 Rich Howells

What reminds you of NEPA? Locals drew what came to mind, and the results are awesome

What reminds you of NEPA? Locals drew what came to mind, and the results are awesome

Who influences how we view Northeastern Pennsylvania? The answer is simple – everyone here. Wilkes-Barre-based creative marketing company Coal Creative is asking anyone and everyone to become an NEPA Influencer, doling out challenges that challenge participants to use their imaginations to “spread positivity throughout NEPA’s social network universe, using action to create change in a […]