Art-a-Pelago


The Art-a-Pelago Mission:

Provide an economical gallery program for the WCAA in locations where the businesses help provide access to the Arts and the Art enhances the businesses.

one gallery; three locations

THASOS – LESVOS – PAROS

PAROS

At D.J. Harvey Agency
815 Main St. Honesdale PA
8:30am – 4:30pm M-F

THASOS

At Black & Brass Coffee
520 Main St. Honesdale PA
7am – 8pm   7 Days

LESVOS

At Loose Leaf Pages
627 Main St. Honesdale PA
9am – 8pm  Wed – Mon  (closed Tues.)

Galleries also open Second Saturdays 6pm – 9pm
Dec 9, 2017

Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, 2018


PAROS Gallery

featuring Lauryn de Leeuw
Opening December 9, 2017

 

 

Lauryn de Leeuw, from the Netherlands and now living in the Delaware Valley, is a contemporary Abstract Impressionist artist. She works primarily with acrylics on canvas.  Her senduous designs, bold in composition and vibrant in color are influenced by the likes of deKooning, Matisse, van Gogh, Chagall and Japanese Edo art.

Her working philosophy is built on the statement: “art, like Love, cannot be confined or defined.”  Art and love are ethereal and mystical, and when they become restricted, they lose passion, vibrancy, and personallity.  She believes that you can learn from the masters, but when you paint, you  must always be yourself.  It is the self that gives the painting its personality and attraction.

DeLeeuw is a member of the New York Students Art League and the Chelsea Arts Club in London.  She has exhibited worldwide and received a number of awards; the most recent being “Best in Show” at the 2017 COTA Jazz and Arts Festival in the Delaware Water Gap.

 

LESVOS Gallery

featuring Lisa Sakoutis
Opening December 9, 2017

Lisa Sakoutis is an artist from Hemlock Farms in Lords Valley, PA.  A longtime resident of NEPA, she has had several careers in Art; including Fashion Design, Catalog design for Jewelcor Corporation, Fine Art restoration, Illustration,  and Public School Art Teacher for Delaware Valley School District.  She also gave private painting lessons in her Blue Fawn Studio.

Her favorite thing to view and to do, is a bit of mystery or surprise in any work of art.  She works in several mediums, including ceramics, mosaics, stained glass, concrete, wood, designing sculpture, furniture, lamps, etc.  Painting is a priority in several and varied media, such as Acrylics, Oils, Watercolor, gouache, and Encaustic.

Lisa is a graduate of Wilkes University, with a BFA in Fine Arts, and a Masters in Illustration from Marywood University.  She continued her education for a PHD equivalent in Education from several other colleges.  For the past 25  years, she has taken courses at Peters Valley in Layton, NJ.

As a single mother of four, ART has always kept “food on the table and a roof over our heads”.  Her six grandchildren are now receiving art lessons from their Grandmother.  Lisa now lives with her husband, Rocco Doto and their two adorable dogs.

 

THASOS Gallery

featuring Elizabeth Castellano
Opening December 9, 2017

 

There is a great misconception that in order to do art well you have to be able to see. That is simply not the case. Art is more about expression and less about replication. My name is Elizabeth Castellano and I am a legally blind artist. I have a BFA/MAT degree from Manhattanville College and I completed a semester abroad at Lancaster University in the UK. It was during college that I learned to embrace my disability and use it to emphasize my own artistic style. At age thirteen I had my first of two corneal transplants that took my eyesight from 20/2000 to 10/200-10/400.  I was overwhelmed by bold lines and colors that I had never seen before, and I emphasize that in my own artwork.  My acrylic paintings and watercolors are narratives of personal experience.  After graduation, I pursued a career in art education and was n urban art educator for ten years.  I taught my students, many of whom came from struggling neighborhoods, that anyone can be an artist and I still believe this today and many of them found peace and joy through art.  It doesn’t take much to see that art can be made and appreciated by anyone who is open to its powerful experience.

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