Brendan Howells of Scranton graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelor's degree in illustration. In this exhibit, Mr. Howells will be showing a collection of ink drawings. From his artists statement: " I try to combine symbolic elements and scientific principles (anatomical, chemical, and mathematical) in a surreal way to demonstrate the interconnectedness of the universe and our consciousness."
Misha Howell was born in Scranton and grew up poor in the
Abingtons. She confidently speaks of not "fitting in" and a teenager and
struggled with self-destructive tendencies since the age of thirteen. She sees
herself as a unique individual and "perfectly flawed", getting these words
tattooed on her back. This is Miss Howell's first time exhibiting her artwork
and feels an emotional attachment to the collages that will be on view at the
downtown gallery. She calls her artwork "by no means mainstream" and an
"insight into my brain".
Allison LaRussa of Dunmore graduated from Marywood University
with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. In this exhibit, Miss LaRussa will be
showing her newest collage and multi media works. Her work is mostly of female
figures and handcrafted items such as jewelry and other adornments. From her
artists statement: "Our minds-constantly rotating, absorbing emotion, feeling-
enduring fear, destruction and struggle. By creating texture and fine detail, I
aspire to reveal these intricacies, delve within them through my work as a means
Sean Mchale of Scranton is a graduate in graphic design who began creating his own art to further demonstrate his talent. His work combines the tools and disciplines taught while tapping into his own unique vision to create a delicate yet powerful persona. Characters showing the strength to endure yet vulnerable to the touch. An exploration of dark and destructive beauty. Sean currently lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From his artists statement: " My inspiration from the works that I show comes from personal loss, love and anger. Sometimes even a combination of the three. They are meant to provoke thought and interpretation by hopefully expressing visually the torment one's soul often must endure. Creating something gives me a sense of purpose and I plan to keep that feeling alive by making more pieces and sharing them with others in the future." Sean is a seasoned exhibiting artist, previously showing his work at venues such The Keys, The Bog [Art Wall] and Visions Burn Tattoo and Gallery.