Come Witness the Unveiling of… JUNE 2008 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 06 T HE TROUT TRAILS AND TALES Kick- off Party will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2008, from 1- 4:00 PM at the Winners of One of approximately three dozen parking Keystone Room at East Stroudsburg University. Be one of the first to the 2008 meter covers created by the local “Girls on catch a glimpse of fif- teen fabulously adorned trout before they are Members’ Track” chapter from Stroudsburg. realeased into various areas of the Brodhead watershed. These five foot trout sculptures are sponsored by community groups and have been deco- rated by artists whose designs were selected through a competitive jury Exhibition process. (Prize Sponsors are listed after The project melds art and science in an effort to increase community the artist’s name) awareness about the relationships among land use, stream flows, healthy Best of Show, Nancy Bohm trout populations and people. Over the summer, these creatively designed (Pocono Arts Council). trout will relay the tale about the importance of their health and beauty of First: Oils: Joan Polishook the streams and creeks that make up the Brodhead Watershed. Get the (Robert & Lucille Morrow); map and follow the Trail to see all the trout in their natural habitat. Acrylics: Cris Sparling (Pocono Arts The Kick-off Party is free of charge. We have invited partners from the Council), Watercolor: Will Daskal Pocono Creek Sustainable Watershed Management project, including EPA (Nancy Bergo), Works on Paper: Region 3, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Monroe County Conservation Mark Ciocca (Fernwood Hotel & District, and Monroe County Planning Commission, to share study results Resort), 3-D Fine Art: Greg and the indications for the future of Pocono Creek and surrounding wter- Kamenko (Andy & Linda Forte), sheds. Activities will be provided for children. Photography: Rich Spezzano (A.C. See page seven for more trout designs. See “Exhibition Winners” on page 2. JUNE 2008 PAGE TWO Exhibition Winners Thank You PoconoArts Volunteers Thank you to Peggy Giese, Jaan Hagerup, and Anessa Frantz, who helped continued from page one. with the bulk mailing of our May newsletter. The July Newsletter mailing will take place on Thursday, June 26, 10:00 AM, in the PoconoArts Office, 18 N. Seventh Street, Stroudsburg. Volunteers are always needed to assist with this important member benefit. Thank You to the following people who volunteered their time for the PoconoArts Members’ Exhibition 2008: Daniel Brodeen, Carmen Brodnax, Rachel Cohen, Shirley Epstein, Marcia Flammonde, Janet Hauguel, Heidi Hooper, Pat Mack, Pam Mading, Linda Mann, Clavertis Miller, Leslie Mulliken, Jill Perry, Joan & Sheldon Polishook, Jill Sandt-Swersie, and Pat White. Also a thank you to the weekend gallery sitters: Thomas Augusta, Barb Dachowski, Amy Higgins, Amy Hipple, Chris Jenner, Anne Martino, Leslie Mulliken, Jill Perry, June Schott, and Alayne Tetor. Finally, special thanks to Peggy Giese, Susan Brink, Jaan Haugerup, Jill Sandt Swersie, and Neil Morris who helped with the guitar raffle mailing. PoconoArts depends upon its volunteers and we appreciate their support throughout the year! THANK YOU TO ALL!! Best in Show - PoconoArts Executive Director, Laura Goss, presents the 2008 PoconoArts Members’ Exhibition Best in Show prize to ceramic artist, Nancy Bohm. Henning Enterprises), Mixed Media: Andrew Collenburg (Shirley Epstein), Wearable Art/Fiber: Leslie Mulliken (Pocono Chapter, PA Guild of Craftsmen) Second: Oils: Mary Hart (D.R.’s Custom Framing), Acrylics: Marcia Flammonde (The Willowtree Inn), Watercolor: Beverly Abel (Yellow Moon Boutique), Works on Paper: Iraina Caramelli (Woodfield Manor), 3-D Fine Art: Julian Harr (Woodfield Manor), Photography: Don Sack (Sherman Theater), Mixed Media: Doug Gilbert (Cherry Valley Bistro), Wearable PoconoArts board member Clavertis Miller hosts the Art/Fiber: Suzanne Urton (Sam Snead’s Tavern) Council’s information and membership table. Third: Oils: Jill Sandt-Swersie (Jade Hair Salon), Acrylics: Brandin Durand (Dave’s Home Improvement), Watercolor: Joan Sayer (Jade Hair Art Spy - Four of the thirty-nine students that partici- Salon), Works on Paper: Jill Howell (Ken & Co.), 3-D Fine Art: Phil Bracco pated in the first PoconoArts Art Spy Treasure Hunt. (SPW Cleaning Services, Inc.), Photography: Judy Hamer (Come Paint With Students were challenged to find eleven items located Me), Mixed Media: Rocco Negri (Paris & Marcia Flammonde), Wearable Art/Fiber: Pat Bruck (Signs & Graphics). throughout downtown Stroudsburg. Those who suc- Honorable Mention: Oils: Mary Jane Arner, Acrylics: Pamela Mading, cessfully completed the hunt received a certificate Watercolor: Joan Raushi & Thomas Augusta, Works on Paper: Barbara and prize. Dachowski, 3-D Fine Art: Erin Brauer, Photography: Michelle Arner, Mixed Meida: Heidi Hooper, Wearable Arts/Fiber: Lenore Fiore Mills Winners of the “Fine” Art Parking Meter Bag Competition Adults: Best of Show: Susan Field, Best Evening on Main: Jill Sandt Swersie , Most Creative: Dev Ed Stroudsburg Section C, Most Colorful: Christina Ziegler, Funniest: Bonnie Childs. Children Winners: Under Ten: First: Fina Cardoni; Second: Sydney Fritz & Skyler Deihl; Third: Katie Volpe. Ages: 11-14: First: Emily Gibbons; Second: Delia Lynch; Third: Lizzie Howard. Prize Sponsors: The Apple Tree, Yellow Moon, Brownies, Main St. JukeBox, Josephine’s Fleur de lis and Pocono Arts Council. PAGE THREE JUNE 2008 PA Council on the Arts Partnership Opportunities Members’ Spotlight Rob Howell, General Manager of Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Lisa Rathje of the Institute for Cultural Partnerships will hold a was recently awarded Outstanding Tourism Employee of the Year by workshop on Wednesday, June 11, 11:00AM, in the Southside Bethlehem the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. As a tribute to his achieve- campus of Northampton Community College. The workshop will last about ments, Howell was also a nominee for the Pennsylvania Tourism and 2 hours and will include a light lunch. Lisa will speak about the Pennsylvania Lodging Association’s General Manager of the Year Award. Rob is a Council on the Arts 2009 Folk & Traditional Arts Program Fellowships in former member of the PoconoArts Board of Directors. Traditional Arts ($5,000) and Apprenticeships in Traditional Arts (up to Dee Huxster will be showing her works at Sanofi Pasteur and $4,000) administered by the Institute for Cultural Partnerships. Yellow Moon Boutique during June. Information or to register: Cindy Young, 610-923-3548 Ext 221 or Sylvia Broubalow will have a solo exhibition, June 26 - July 29, www.delawareandlehigh.org at the Bethlehem Rotunda in City Hall, Bethlehem. Reception: July PA Partners in the Arts (PPA), a regrant initiative of the PA Council on the 13, 2-4PM. Arts (PCA), a state agency, administered in northeastern PA by the Pocono Arts Joan Polishook has a solo exhibition at Re/Max Wayne, 416 Council (PoconoArts), will be granting funds for arts projects in Monroe, Pike and Main St., Honesdale, June 1 - 30. An afternoon reception is sched- Wayne counties. Arts related and community-based non-profit organizations con- uled for June 8, 1-4PM. ducting arts programming open to the community are eligible for the grants and Jordan Lewis’s photography will be featured at Grey Towers dur- are encouraged to apply. Awards, not to exceed $2000, will be made through a ing the month of June. local decision-making process. Last year, 28 grants were awarded totaling Irene Bartz was awarded 2nd place in the juried Bethlehem $27,803, with a total of $450,000 distributed over the past eleven years. 2008 Fine Arts and Craft Show held May 10th & 11th. Application Guidelines(pdf) are available through the PA Council on the Arts from Jim Hannan’s art was shown at Chant Realtor’s during the their website www.pacouncilonthearts.org. Applications for this year will be month of April. accepted by an online application process through egrant from the PA Council on Jean Perry placed 3rd for her “Winter Thaw on the Delaware” the arts website. The PPA application deadline is postmarked by June 30, 2008 for acrylic in NJ’s Warren County 12th Annual Spring Show. projects scheduled between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. The Monroe County Historical Society recently unveiled its Workshops about the PPA Grant Applications will be held in the following loca- new mascot, Monroe Mouse. tions: WAYNE County: June 4th - Community Room, 303 Commercial Street, Honesdale, 12:30 PM MONROE County: June 4th - PoconoArts Cultural Center, 18 North Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, 5:30 PM PIKE County: June 5th - Ingeborg A. Biondo Memorial Foundation, 221 Broad Street Milford, Noon Printed copies of the guidelines will be available at the workshops or provided on request. For further information or to receive a grant application, contact Tassy at PoconoArts, 570-476-4460 or e-mail email@example.com. ARTSPACE GALLERY Hello everyone, The Peters Valley Craft Center received two prestigious New Well, June in here and the warm weather has finally arrived. I hope you Jersey State Council on the Arts Awards: designation as a Major Arts are all getting out and enjoying the warmth. As you venture out, the mem- Organization Award and a Citation of Excellence for its Artist in bers of ARTSPACE Gallery would like you to stop by and enjoy the solo fine Residence program. art exhibition of Dr. Helen Heeren. As a doctor in psychotherapy, Helen The Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs, parent organization has explored emotions, spirit and mood - the fundamental quality of a per- of the Music Study Club of the Stroudsburgs, recently announced son. Likewise, she expresses that spirit and humanity through her painting. that the following students have achieved high honors through the Her colorful and emotionally expressive work will be on display, along with PA and National Federation of Music Clubs Festival held annually in resident ARTSPACE artists Peter Ambush, James Barney, Irene Bartz, Will March at ESU: Grace Loudon, piano; Daniel Carney, violin; and Daskal, Doug Gilbert, Jim Hannan, Don Manza, Will Michael, and Greg Kathleen Doherty, piano. Waltzer, from June 7th to the 29th. Linda Schwartz will exhibit new one of a kind ceramic work at Please join us Saturday, June 7th, 4 - 7 p.m., for the show’s opening and CRAFTS AT RHINEBECK, June 21 & 22, at the Dutchess County artists’ reception. I know you will enjoy meeting Dr. Heeren and the other Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY. See www.CraftsAtRhinebeck.com for ARTSPACE Gallery members. directions, etc. Come and enjoy the beginning of summer with this fine art exhibition! Peter Ambush, Director ARTSPACE Gallery JUNE 2008 PAGE FOUR ARTSPACE JUNE 5 Come Paint With Me Outdoor Painting & Sketching Opening reception, Helen Heeren, Watercolors & Oils, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, 4-7PM. 570-476-4460 11 Friends of the Eastern Monroe Public Library CALENDAR Sessions, Gunstock Creek Farm, Lords Valley, 10AM-3PM. 570-775-6896 Pocono Arts Council Grey Towers National Historic Site Meet the Artist Reception, “Images of the Park” Photography Exhibit, 23rd Annual Book Sale, 1/2 price day, Edinger Community Room, N. 9th St., Stroudsburg, 9AM-8:30PM. 570-421-0988 PPA Project Stream Application Milford, 4PM. 570-296-9672 Monroe Co. Environmental 1 Workshop, Ingeborg A Biondo Grey Towers National Ed. Center Pike County Arts & Crafts Memorial Foundation, 221 Broad Public Bog Walk, 8050 Running St, Milford, noon. 570-476-4460 Historic Site First Sunday, Demonstration by Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, 10AM- or www.poconoarts.org Outdoor Music Program, Milford, Todd Anderson, en plein air painter, Noon. 570-629-3061 5:30PM. 570-296-9672 Milford Borough Hall, Catharine St, Meadowbrook Inn Institute for Cultural Milford, 1:30 PM. 570-296-2338 or firstname.lastname@example.org Crazy for Broadway, Dinner & 8 Partnerships Show, Cherry Lane Rd., Friends of the Eastern Monroe Workshop on 2009 Folk & Pocono Youth Orchestra Tannersville, 6-9PM. 570-629-8800 Traditional Arts Program Fellowships Public Library Spring Concert, Cecilia Cohen & Apprenticeships, Southside cam- Recital Hall, ESU, 3PM. 570-629- 6 23rd Annual Book Sale, Edinger Community Room, N. 9th St., pus of Northampton Community 0363 or www.pocono-youth-orches- Fernwood Hotel & Resort Stroudsburg, 1-4:45PM. College, Bethlehem, 11AM. tra.org Friday Night Music, Jazz Juice, Live 570-421-0988 610-923-3548, Ex. 221 in the Lobby, Bushkill, 6-9PM. 888- Trout Trails & Tales Kick-Off Event, Keystone Room, FERNWOOD Joan Polishook Solo Exhibition 12 Opening Reception, Journey, ESU, 1-4PM. 570-476-4460 or Friends of the Eastern Monroe Sherman Theater Re/Max Wayne, 416 Main St., www.poconoarts.org Public Library New Riders of the Purple Sage, 524 Honesdale, 1-4PM. 570-253-9566 23rd Annual Book Sale, $2 a bag, Main St., Stroudsburg, 8PM. 3 570-420-2808, Singing Boys of Pennsylvania An American Folk Music Program, Edinger Community Room, N. 9th St., Stroudsburg, 9AM-8:30PM. Monroe Co. Environmental or www.shermantheater.com Cecilia Cohen Recital Hall, ESU, 570-421-0988 Ed. Center Guided Nature Discovery Walk for 7 7PM. 610-759-6002 Come Paint With Me Adults, Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 8050 Running Valley Rd., Friends of the Eastern Monroe Public Library 9 Outdoor Painting & Sketching Sessions, Grey Towers, Milford, Stroudsburg, 9-10:30AM. 23rd Annual Book Sale, Edinger Friends of the Eastern Monroe 10AM-3PM. 570-775-6896 570-629-3061 Community Room, N. 9th St., Public Library Monroe County Historical Stroudsburg, 9AM-Noon, Members 23rd Annual Book Sale, Edinger 13 only, Noon-4:45 general public. Community Room, N. 9th St., Association Friends of the Eastern Monroe 570-421-0988 Stroudsburg, 9AM-8:30PM. Book Signing, Gene A. Card, Pocono Public Library 570-421-0988 Raceway, Stroud Mansion, 900 23rd Annual Book Sale, Edinger Monroe Co. Environmental Main St., Stroudsburg, 3:30- 6:30PM. 570-421-7703 Ed. Center 10 Community Room, N. 9th St., Stroudsburg, 9-11AM, $1 a bag, Our Summer Birds, Workshop with Friends of the Eastern Monroe 11AM-Noon, free. 570-421-0988 Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort Jean Perry, Ages 12 - adult, 8050 Public Library Summer Concerts, Crazy for Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, The Shawnee Gallery 23rd Annual Book Sale, Edinger Broadway, Revue & Spoof, Shawnee 10AM-1PM. 570-629-3061 Opening Reception, Delaware River Community Room, N. 9th St., Inn, River Road, Shawnee, 7PM. Stroudsburg, 9AM-8:30PM. Regionalism: Americana in the Land Monroe Co. Environmental of the Lenape, Worthington Ave., Ed. Center 570-421-0988 4 The World of Snakes, Brian Pocono Township Book Group Shawnee on Delaware, 5-8PM. 570- 242-1952 or Monroe Co. Environmental Hardiman, 8050 Running Valley Rd., The Secret Life of Bees by Sue www.TheShawneeGallery.com Ed. Center Stroudsburg, 10AM-11:30AM. Monk Kidd, Pocono Township Public Bog Walk, 8050 Running 570-629-3061 Municipal Complex, Rt. 611, Fernwood Hotel & Resort Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, Tannersville, 2PM. 570-629-5858 Friday Night Music, Erin Monroe County Historical McClelland, Live in the Lobby, 10AM-Noon. 570-629-3061 Association Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort Bushkill, 6-9PM. 888-FERNWOOD Pocono Arts Council Monroe County Geography Tour, Summer Concerts, Chorus of the PPA Project Stream Application Lunch at Willowtree Inn and Trolley Poconos, Barbershop Extravaganza, Sherman Theater Workshop, Commercial Building Tour, Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Shawnee Inn, River Road, Shawnee, Sherman Independent Rock Series, Community Room, 303 Commercial St., Stroudsburg, 11:30AM. 7PM. 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, 6PM. St, Honesdale, 12:30PM. 570-476- 570-421-7703 570-420-2808, or www.sher- 4460 or www.poconoarts.org Delaware Water Gap mantheater.com Grey Towers National Celebration of the Arts Pocono Arts Council Historic Site Monthly Meeting, Deer Head Inn, Antoine Dutot Museum PPA Project Stream Application Family Forestry Trail Hike, Milford, 5 Main St., Delaware Water Gap, and Gallery Workshop, PoconoArts Community 1:30PM, 570-296-9672 7:30PM. 570-460-0713 Opening Reception, Vinzon Lee, Center, 18 N. Seventh St, Nature in the Raw, 24 Main St., The Jacob Stroud Corporation Delaware Water Gap, 7-9PM. 570- Stroudsburg, 5:30PM. 570-476- First Saturday Evening on Main, 476-4240 or 4460 or www.poconoarts.org Downtown Stroudsburg, 3-8PM. www.dutotmuseum.com Peters Valley Craft Center 570-476-4460 or Water Gap Wood Turners Meeting, www.poconoarts.org Wood Studio, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, 7-10PM. 973- 948-0803 PAGE FIVE JUNE 2008 Fernwood Hotel & Resort Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort 14 Friday Night Music, The Dave Lantz 26 Summer Concerts, Trinity The Shawnee Gallery Duo, Live in the Lobby, Bushkill, 6- Come Paint With Me Centennial Band, Patriotic Favorites Meet the Artists, Delaware River 9PM. 888-FERNWOOD Outdoor Painting & Sketching for the 4th, Shawnee Inn, River Regionalism: Americana in the Land Sessions, Dorflinger-Suydam Road, Shawnee, 7PM. of the Lenape,, Worthington Ave., 21 Sanctuary, White Mills, 10AM-3PM. 3 Shawnee on Delaware, 2-5PM. Quiet Valley Living Historical 570-775-6896 570-242-1952 or Farm Come Paint With Me www.TheShawneeGallery.com Summer Garden Party, Discover a 27 Outdoor painting & sketching ses- Art After Dark typical PA German Kitchen Garden Fernwood Hotel & Resort sions, Hemlock Farms Orchard & Gallery Walk in Historic Milford, and more, 1000 Turkey Hill Road, Friday Night Music, Todd Deen, Stable Area, Lords Valley, 10AM- 5-8 PM. Stroudsburg, 10AM-4PM. 570-992- Live in the Lobby, Bushkill, 6-9PM. 3PM. 570-775-6896 6161 or www.quietvalley.org 888-FERNWOOD Sherman Theater Grey Towers National Eastern Monroe Public Library 5 US Air Force Heritage Aire Celtic Historic Site The BookHouse, Matt McCabe, Pocono Choral Society Ensemble, 524 Main St., Conservation Field Journaling pianist, Edinger Community Room, A Celebration of American Song, Stroudsburg, 7PM. 570-420-2808, Workshop, Milford, 10AM-3PM. N. 9th St., Stroudsburg, 7:30PM. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., or www.shermantheater.com 570-476-4460 570-421-0988 Stroudsburg, 3PM. 570-420-2808, 15 Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society 28 or www.shermantheater.com The Shawnee Gallery 12 Annual Pocono Mts. Bluegrass Sherman Theater Historic Discussion & Tea, Delaware Festival, GDS Fairgrounds, Quiet Valley Living Historical Tenor Michael Kleitman, A Tribute River Regionalism: Americana in the Newfoundland, Noon-10PM. Farm to Pavarotti, 524 Main St., Land of the Lenape,, Worthington www.poconobluegrassfestival.com Crazy Quilt Workshop, 1000 Turkey Stroudsburg, 8PM. 570-420-2808, Ave., Shawnee on Delaware, 1-4PM. Hill Road, Stroudsburg, 10AM- or www.shermantheater.com 570-242-1952 or Sherman Theater 12:30PM. Registration deadline: www.TheShawneeGallery.com Rock Around the Clock with Bill June 20 570-992-6161 Sherman Theater Art Beat Dance Concert, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, 2PM. 570-420- Haley’s Comets, The Vogues and The Main St. Crusiers, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, 8PM. 570-420- 2808, or www.shermantheater.com Grey Towers National Historic Site Forest History Hike, Milford, Exhibitions 2808, or www.shermantheater.com 22 1:30PM. 570-296-9672 PoconoArts 17 Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society The Shawnee Gallery Grand Opening Gala, Art, Music, Public Fernwood Hotel & Resort Famous Stars of the Lawrence Welk 12 Annual Pocono Mts. Bluegrass Festival, GDS Fairgrounds, Fun, Friends! Worthington Ave., Shawnee on Delaware, 4-8PM. Galleries All exhibits run through Show, Astor Room, Bushkill, Newfoundland, 10AM-3PM 570-242-1952 or July 31, 2008 Luncheon show. 800-261-2191 www.poconobluegrassfestival.com www.TheShawneeGallery.com PoconoArts Community Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort Summer Concerts, Men of Columcille Summer Solstice Celebration, 2155 29 Cultural Center Summer Fun, 3D Group Show Standard, Gospel Choir, Shawnee Fox Gap Road, Bangor, 3PM. 610- Stroud Township 18 N. Seventh St. Inn, River Road, Shawnee, 7PM. 588-1174 or email@example.com Concerts in the Park, Trinity Eastern Monroe Public Library Centennial Band, Wallace St., The 18 23 Gazebo, Stroudsburg, 6PM. 570-421-3362 Pocono Arts Council Members’ Show 2008 Winners Monroe Co. Environmental Monroe Co. Environmental North Ninth St., Stroudsburg Ed. Center Public Bog Walk, 8050 Running Ed. Center En Plein Air at Kettle Creek, Theatre ESU Business Accelerator Miharu Lane, Watercolors & Oils Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, 10AM- Workshop with Jean Perry, Ages 15- Pocono Lively Arts Analomink St., E. Stroudsburg Noon. 570-629-3061 Adult, 8050 Running Valley Rd., Cabaret. Musical based on Stroudsburg, 10AM-1PM. Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye ESU Admissions Office 19 570-629-3061 to Berlin. June 27-29. Fri & Sat, 8PM, Sun, 2PM, Sherman Theater, Peter Ambush, Watercolors Reibman Bldg. Prospect St., E. Come Paint With Me Outdoor Painting & Sketching 24 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570- 420-2808, or www.shermanthe- Stroudsburg Sessions, Resica Falls, Rte 402, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort Mama Bella’s at Fernwood Resort ater.com Daniel Brodeen, Photography Marshalls Creek, 10AM-3PM. Summer Concerts, Slate Belt Band, 570-775-6896 Big Band Swing & Jazz, Shawnee Route 209, Bushkill 20 Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society Inn, River Road, Shawnee, 7PM. 25 Upcoming Monroe County Bar Association Mary Jane Arner, Mixed Media 913 Main St., Stroudsburg 12 Annual Pocono Mts. Bluegrass Festival, GDS Fairgrounds, Newfoundland, Noon-10PM. www.poconobluegrassfestival.com Monroe Co. Environmental Ed. Center Public Bog Walk, 8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, 10AM- July Events Office of State Rep. Scavello Doug Gilbert, Acrylics 31 Pocono Blvd., Mt. Pocono Monroe Co. Environmental Noon. 570-629-3061 1 Pocono Record Marcia Flammonde, Acrylics Ed. Center Film Discussion Group Monroe Co. Environmental 511 Lenox St., Stroudsburg BioBlitz, 24-Hour Biological Survey, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Ed. Center contined on page 7. Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Route 611, Stroudsburg, 7PM, Guided Nature Discovery Walk for Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, 570-894-4029 Adults, Kettle Creek Wildlife 3PM June 20-3PM June 21. Sanctuary, 8050 Running Valley Rd., 570-629-3061 Stroudsburg, 9-10:30AM. 570-629-3061 JUNE 2008 PAGE SIX Exhibitions continued from page five. others. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 1- 9PM, 506 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570-421-6313 or www.dreamland- creations.com Shawnee Playhouse Judy Hamer, Photography Findings Jewelry & Art Gallery River Rd. Shawnee on Delaware Offering the gold, silver, and gem- stone creations of jeweler and Shear Design owner Daniel Varipapa. The art and Joyce Everitt, Oils photography of many talented local 23 S. Sixth St., Stroudsburg artists provides additional viewing Stroud Township pleasure. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, Municipal Center 10:30AM-5PM; Sat, 11:30AM- Will Daskal, Watercolor 3:30PM, 39 N. 7th St., Courthouse 1211 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg Square, Stroudsburg. 570-426-1888 Wilkins & Associates Gallery 705 Glenna Rohrbach, Watercolor Augustin Tzen, Figure Drawing and Rt. 390, Mountainhome Sculpture. Other artists include, Susan Field poses with her “Best in Show” entry for Barbara Bachner, James Coignard, this year’s “Fine Art” Parking Meter Cover contest. Local Carole Kunstadt, Monica Marioni and Jason Schiffman. Gallery Hours: Galleries & May 26-June 30, by appointment. Besides questionable weather, this year’s Evening on 705 Fulmer Ave, Stroudsburg. 570- Main Celebration had some additional challenges. Museums 421-0833 or www.gallery705.com Anita Shapolsky Gallery Gallery at Auradell & Art Foundation Weds - Sun 9AM-5PM with some Lower Gallery: Michael Dominick- interruption based on private view- Feel the Heat, Seymour Boardman- ing and special events. Stroudsmoor Minimal Paintings, and Ethnic Mask Country Inn, Stroudsburg. Collection of Joe Wilkens; Upper 570-421-6431 ext. 420 or Gallery: Large Abstract www.stroudsmoor.com Expressionists’ Paintings, Sculpture Gallery at Liztech & Stained Glass Windows; Through Works by Gary Kresge and Labor Day. Gallery Hours: Photography by Bill Cardoni. Gallery Weekends, Noon-5; Other Hours by Hours: Tues-Sat 10AM-6PM, 95 Appointment, 20 W. Broadway, Jim Crystal St. East Stroudsburg. 570- Thorpe. 570-386-2105 or art- 424-3177 firstname.lastname@example.org Highlands Photographic Guild Antoine Dutot Museum Cooperative Photography Gallery in and Gallery Milford. Shows include color and Edgard Bernal, Photography & Mixed black & white images that represent Media, (thru June 8 ); Vinzon Lee, many styles and trends in photogra- Nature in the Raw, Photography, Mountain Rd, East Stroudsburg. Stroudsburg. 570-992-6161 or phy from traditional landscapes to Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun, 1PM- 570-424-9176 or 914-588-6843 www.quietvalley.org abstract and manipulated photo- 5PM, Main St., Delaware Water graphs. Framed and matted photo- Monroe County The Shawnee Gallery Gap. 570-476-4240 or www.dutot- graphs, as well as photo-image greet- Historical Association Delaware River Regionalism: museum.com ing cards are available. Gallery Stroud Mansion: 100 Years of Tin Americana in the Land of the ARTSPACE Hours: Fridays, noon-7PM; Toys, 1900-2000. Gallery Hours: Lenape. Arts & Crafts Cottage, Helen Heeren, Oil & Paintings, Saturdays, 11AM-7PM; and Sundays, Tues-Fri, 9AM-4PM, First & Third Worthington Ave., Shawnee on Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10AM- noon-5PM. 224 Broad St, Milford. Saturdays, 10AM-4PM. One-hour Delaware (through July 31). Gallery 4PM, Sat & Sun, Noon-4PM, 18 N. 570-296-2440 guided tours of the Stroud Mansion, Hours: Thurs-Sun, 11AM-8PM, 7th St., Stroudsburg. 570-476-4460 are offered at 10AM & 2PM daily. Holiday Mondays, 11-4PM. Kettle Creek Art Gallery 900 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570- 570-420-9404 or Clymer Library Allen Crothamel, Feather Paintings. 421-7703 or email@example.com www.TheShawneeGallery.com. Dick Miraglia. During Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM, Hours, Pocono Pines. 570-646-0826 Sat 9AM-1PM, 8050 Running Valley Peters Valley Craft Center Store The Village Common at Road, Bartonsville. 570-629-3061 & Gallery Stroudsmoor D.R.’s Framing & Artworks The fine craft store offers everything Stroudsmoor Bridal Registry, located Featuring Local In-House Artists. Madelon Powers Gallery from fine jewelry and wearable art, on the lower level of the Auradell Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat, 11AM- Val Sivilli - The Body Painted, an to candles and ceramics as well as Art Gallery. Experience a smaller but 5PM, 730 Main St, Stroudsburg. exhibit of unique prints, (thru June photography, woodwork and so finer shop specializing in bridal and 570-476-7666 24) Gallery Hours: Monday thru much more. Gallery Hours: Thurs- special event flowers & gifts. Gallery Friday, Noon-4PM. Fine & Dreamland Creations Sun, 10AM-5PM, Rt. 615 & Kuhn Hours: Thurs-Sun, 10AM-5PM, or by Performing Arts Center, Normal & In addition to providing the area Rd. Layton, NJ 07851. appointment. 570-424-1199 or Marguerite Sts., E. Stroudsburg. with the best and safest bodyart, 973-948-5202. firstname.lastname@example.org 570-422-3483 owner Myke Maldonado, has invited Quiet Valley Living local artists to exhibit. Come visit Miller’s Fine Arts Gallery Features contemporary stone sculp- Historical Farm and see new exhibits as well as Summer Tours of the Farm Museum, Myke’s collection featuring art by Ed tures from East Africa and other African artifacts. Gallery Hours: through Labor Day, 10AM-5PM, Chesnovitch, Jasmine Abrams, Tues-Sat; 1-5PM, Sunday. Closed Michael Kaluta, Arthur Adams, and Saturdays 12-6pm and Sundays by appointment only. 1 Brushy Monday. 1000 Hickory Valley Rd., (below) “Fish Bowl” was created by Sue Crowley’s students at Pocono PAGE SEVEN JUNE 2008 Mountain East High School from many individual ceramic bowls thrown, fired and painted by the students. (above) Artist Jen Frantz puts the finishing touches on her mosaic trout enti- tled ‘Native Brookie.” (below) “It’s Not Just About Trout” is artist Eino Anttila’s reminder about the natural beauty of the Poconos that depends upon the local watersheds. (above) “Water Dance/The Other Side of the Rainbow” - Jacob Molinaro, a fourth grade student at Resica Elementary School, poses below the trout he designed with fellow student MingLi Goldston. The trout was completed with help from fellow students at Resica and JM Hill Elementary Schools. The other side of the trout features a colorful mosaic pattern. (right) “Mademoiselle Trout Recycle” was created by students of Nancy Bohm at Pocono Mountain West High School and features the many items left in local streams. MAY 2008 PAGE EIGHT Opportunities THE POCONO ARTS COUNCIL has a supply of artful treasures for sale. POCONO WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATES - Watercolor Workshops 2008, Frames by the boxful, mats by the bagful, posters galore - come in and see what Paint with three recognized watercolor artists: Tim Weaver, John James and you can purchase for a song (pun intended). Sally Millspaugh. Tuesdays, June 24 - August 19, 9AM-Noon, St. John’s THE POCONO ARTS COUNCIL is always seeking qualified instructors Lutheran Church, Scotrun. Information: 570-629-0089 or to teach in our studio program. If you are interested in teaching, or know of email@example.com. someone who is, please contact our Studio Coordinator, Carolyn Hetherington MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION’S Driebe Freight at 570-476-4460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Council is interested Station Art Gallery has rental space available to display their framed artwork in providing instruction in a variety of disciplines, levels and age groups. and sculpture pieces. Located at 537 Ann St., Stroudsburg, the Driebe Freight Be a Guest on BLUE RIDGE TV 13’S “Arts in the Valley” - if you have a Station Art Gallery invites artists to share their talents with the public. 570- special upcoming event, or other art news you would like to share with the 421-7703 community, consider being a guest on “Arts in the Valley”, hosted by Kim Plyler The YELLOW MOON BOUTIQUE is looking for artists to exhibit at the from ArtsQuest. The segment, created to raise awareness and arouse interest store. If interested, contact Linda Lieberman at 570-420-1950. in the arts in the Poconos and the Lehigh Valley, airs daily on Blue Ridge TV 13 SLATE BELT MUSEUM in Mt. Bethel, PA is looking for artists in any in Monroe, Carbon and Pike Counties, and RCN’s and Service Electric’s LVTV medium to show on weekends from June to Sept. The museum is open on in Northampton and Lehigh Counties. Non-profit organizations have a sched- Saturdays and Sundays from 1PM-5PM. Set-up and take down time is flexible. uling priority for this opportunity. For more information, contact Joyce Male All proceeds from sales goes to the artist. A minimum of approximately 5-10 by calling 610-681-3462, or emailing email@example.com. pieces is required. Contact: Della Jones, Mon-Thurs, 8AM-11AM. WWW.BuzzArtsGuide.com - the go-to for creative people and their audi- ence. Now available in print and by phone. 24-hour access to regional arts events!! 1-888-570-ARTS!! Look for the BUZZ ART GUIDE at your nearest Film museum, performance venue, or gallery…BUZZ on! THE POCONO MOUNTAINS FILM FESTIVAL is sponsoring a $500 PENNSYLVANIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL GRANTS are available to scholarship for a full time, deserving student studying for a degree in one of history groups, arts organizations, public libraries and other nonprofits in PA the communication arts. Also, they are looking for a hard working, reliable, working on projects that explore the human experience. The intent-to-apply energetic and extremely creative person to assist with the completion of a doc- deadline for Large Humanities Grants in July 1. Invited Large Grants applica- umentary “Magic Lady” about Ms. Robert Flack. Experience in writing, film- tions are due Sept. 2. PHC is particularly interested in projects that explore making, producing, directing, and/or film editing needed. Information: American arts, culture and history-projects that illuminate current concerns, Bridgetodavis@yahoo.com advance knowledge of the American experience and express diverse perspec- tives. Funded in part by the NEH as part of its We the People initiative on American history. Visit www.pahumanities.org to review our Frequently Asked Questions section or to download the current Guideline and Application. Performance Information: contact PHC at 800-462-0442 or firstname.lastname@example.org. POCONO LIVELY ARTS will hold auditions for Grease (The Young Performer’s Version) on Sat, May 31, 5-8PM and Sun, June 1, 2-5PM. Visual Arts & Fine Crafts Location: 912 Main St., Stroudsburg. Ages: 13 through 2008 high school grad- uates. For Audition: Prepare 16 bars, two songs; a song of your choice; and a 2nd piece from Grease as a stand-by. Bring music in the appropriate key. The POCONO STATE CRAFT FESTIVAL is moving to Quiet Valley Living Accompanist provided. Wear clothing and footwear suitable for dancing, no flip Historical Farm! It will remain on the third weekend of August, August 23 & flops. Bring head shot or recent snapshot if available. Production dates: July 25- 24, and, as usual, the Pocono Arts Council will host an exhibition of members’ 27, 2008 at the Sherman Theater. Check website for additional info: work during the show. If you are interested in participating, call Debbie at the www.poconolivelyarts.org. PoconoArts office, 570-476-4460. QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM is looking for quilters to quilt at the farm, June 25 through the end of August, every Wednesday, 10:30 Community Opportunities AM - 3:30 PM. Bring lunch and a drink. Information: 570-992-6161 MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will host a quilt documen- POCONO MEDICAL CENTER is looking for volunteers to help with the tation day on Sat., July 19 at the Canadensis United Methodist Church from Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) program. Musicians are 10AM-3PM. Knowledgeable quilters will be on-hand to document the history needed to stroll hallways, and play for patients at their bedsides and in waiting of individual quilts. Those attending the event are encouraged to bring quilts rooms. Additionally, artists are needed to work with patients on simple craft along with any known history about the quilts and their makers. This event is and art projects or to create art while patients and families watch. Painting, car- free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to assist in supporting tooning, sketching or any small materials would be appropriate. Writers are also this valuable program in preserving our history. Information: 570-992-6485 encouraged to volunteer to assist patients in telling their stories. All volunteers WILKINS & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE, INC. will host their 3rd must go through Volunteer Services at the hospital. Please contact Jill Howell, Annual Tribute to the Arts over Labor Day weekend. Local artists are invited to Medical Art Therapist at email@example.com or call 476-3443. exhibit their artwork at their Mountainhome Office on Route 390. The num- MEALS ON WHEELS is looking for drivers to deliver meals to seniors and ber of participating artists is limited. Interested artists should respond by June shut-ins. Volunteers can work as little as one day per month, 10AM-1PM. For 30th. Information & questions, or to reserve a space: Patricia, 570-595-7040, further information, call the Meals on Wheels office at 424-8794. This is a or email firstname.lastname@example.org. great community service that can truly make a difference in someone’s life. PAGE NINE JUNE 2008 Workshops & Classes PoconoArts Members Any member of the Pocono Arts Council who offers classes or workshops may submit them in writing to our Benefit Discount Any member of the Pocono Arts Council is entitled to the office at 18 North Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 for publication in the newsletter at a charge following business discounts upon presentation of their of $10 per month (special: pay for 5 months in advance and receive the 6th month free). PoconoArts membership card. The deadline is the 8th of the month for inclusion in the next month’s newsletter. Art Lovers and Artists Cruise Jan 10 to 17th, 2009, Ruby Princess from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios Shawnee Falls Studio offers year round workshops and classes. and Princess Cays. Seminars and Artist Trunk shows. Information: Watercolor, Drawing, Pastel, Landscape en plein air, Figure/Portraiture. See enclosed insert or email email@example.com. PoconoArts Member Gwendolyn Evans, RISD Masters Degree w/honors, 45 yrs. Experience. discount is $50.00 per cabin if deposit made by June 30. Students say: “superb!...a real find!...the best teacher I ever had!” www.shawneefallsstudio.com, 570-421-0952 Beledi Dance Theatre, Inc. - 10% off Egyptian Belly Dance class on Sax - Clarinet - or Flute Lessons Highly experienced professional musi- monthly package. 570-424-5050 cian with Music Education Degree now accepting new students at his home or Calliope - extra half-hour of chamber music for the price of one hour yours. 9 to 90 years of age accepted. Reasonable rates with 10% discount to performance. 570-421-0112 or 610-253-6435 PoconoArts members! Call RICHY BARZ at 570-629-9056 or email RICH- Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts - $1.00 off Festival BARZ@VERIZON.NET. poster purchase. 570-424-2210 Learn Nature Journaling at Grey Towers Historical Site, June 21, Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts - $1.00 off 1980 2008, Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Have you every thought about trying to cap- Festival album purchase. 570-424-2210 ture a personal impression of your natural surroundings on paper, but were not Dreamland Creations - $10 Discount for any tattoo or piercing at sure how to do it? This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of conser- Dreamland Creations for Pocono Arts Members. 570-421-6313 vation field journaling as well as provide a brief introduction to the history of nature journaling and an overview of journaling tools, materials and tech- DR’s Framing - 20% on all custom frames. 570-476-7666 niques. A variety of nature journals will be introduced to demonstrate the wide Susan Field - 10% discount for commercial photography, professional range of personal journaling styles. All skill levels are welcome, from begin- portraits, modeling portfolios and actors’ headshots. ner to advanced, and an ability to draw is not required since this workshop $100. off weddings. 570-426-1150 encourages personal expression from drawing to the written word. Instructor: The Forwardian Society - Free one year Passionate Art Lover’s Jim Lockyer retired from the US Forest Service where he served as Creative membership for PoconoArts members 570-269-3348 or forwar- Services Director for a regional Forest Service office in Newtown Square, PA. firstname.lastname@example.org He also served as Artist-in-Residence at Grey Towers National Historic Site for The Fresh Air Gallery - Mary Jane Arner offers a 10% discount on four years where he designed and produced informational materials, posters artwork. For viewing and appointment times, phone 570-992-4539 and displays. Jim also conducted nature journaling and painting workshops at Lost Ramblers - 20% discount. 570-421-0997 Grey Towers for conferences and the general public. Tuition: Member Mama Bella’s Italian Restaurant at Fernwood Hotel and Resort - $45/Non-Member $55. A materials list for what to bring to participate is avail- Purchase 2 entrées and receive the lesser-priced entrée at 1/2 off. able at www.natjour.com. Not valid Saturdays and holidays. 570-588-9500 ext. 4122 Crazy Quilt Workshop Crazy Quilts were all the rage in the 1880s, but Patti Keegan - 10% off screen printed apparel. 570-992-2239 they are still popular with modern quilters and crafters. The blocks are easy to make in any size, and the traditional methods are easily adaptable to mod- Montana Mercantile - 10% off all framed fine arts. Rt. 611, Tannersville, PA. 570-629-4950 ern projects. On the first Saturday we will learn the basics of making a Crazy Quilt block, including simple embroidery stitches, and choose a project; the Pocono Business Journal - 20% discount on all advertising placed in second Saturday we will work on our projects and continue developing skills the monthly business publication. 570-421-0100 or and have an opportunity to view sev- email@example.com eral antique quilts. No previous hand Pocono Dance Center - Pilates Reformer Training, 1 on 1 Training sewing or embroidery experience is necessary. You can choose from sev- Welcome Sessions, only $30.00. Introductory offer - $5.00 off first visit. No Limits Personal Training, 570-420-0676 eral projects depending on skill level and experience. Dates: Saturday, June 28 and New Members PoconoWeddings.com - 20% off advertising rates for first year of ad Nancy Reed - 20% discount on private vocal (jazz) lessons for two- month period. 570-421-5696. firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, July 12, 2008 10am to Rebecca Bocker, Greentown Sylvia Broubalow, Easton Spencer Reed - 25% discount on private guitar lessons for two- 12:30pm, Cost: $25; $22.50 mem- month period. 570-421-5696. email@example.com bers. Participants should take fabric Erin Bruer, Pocono Summit John Anthony Craunakis, Tobyhanna SpezMedia.com Design - 10% discount on new website designs, art scissors & hand sewing/embroidery & layout for print advertisements, or logo design. 570-992-2260 supplies (needle, thimble, etc.) if you Alberta DiCillo, Bartonsville or firstname.lastname@example.org have them. Fabric will be provided. Phyllis Gibson, Tannersville Greg Komenko, Newfoundland Nancy Reed - Sophisticated Weddings - 10% discount. email: wed- Sewing supplies to borrow will be email@example.com, phone: 570-421-5696, website: reedjazz.com. available. Deadline for registration Bill Reeser, East Stroudsburg with payment: Friday, June 20, 2008. Kris Robinson, Blakeslee Village Common at Stroudsburg - 10% off any purchase at the Bridget Snyder, Saylorsburg shop. Contact Susan Bernadette Lebel, office:570-424-1199, fax: Class size: Minimum of 5, Maximum Emily Thompson, Blairstown, NJ 570-424-5677 or firstname.lastname@example.org of 8, minimum age of 14 years. Instructor: Johnnie Peechatka John Wirth, Stroudsburg If you have a benefit to offer other PoconoArts members, please call the PoconoArts office to be added to the list above. Total Members: 773 PoconoArts Corporate, PoconoArts Board of Directors Mission Statement Individual & Municipal Donors Mary Louise Parker, Esq. President Culture Builds Community. The Trudie Lear Vice President Mission of the Pocono Arts Council is to Diamond ($5000 & Up) Bronze Leaf ($250-$499) Peter Hawkes, PhD Secretary build our community artistically and cul- ESSA Bank & Trust Suzanne Anderson turally by providing leadership, service, John Murphy, CPA Treasurer and education. Foundation John & Kathy Bernier Monroe County Caesars Pocono Resorts Leadership: The Pocono Arts Council will be the leading advocacy organization Commissioners Cramer, Swetz & McManus offering inspiration, direction and coordi- PA Council on the Arts DWG Celebration of the Arts nation for arts and cultural activities in The Dreher Agency Platinum ($2500-$4999) East Stroudsburg University the Pocono region. Stone, Trembly & Assoc., Inc. Stroudsmoor Country Inn * Shirley Epstein ESSA Bank & Trust Board Members Service: The PoconoArts Council will foster communication, cooperation and collaboration between the arts communi- Gold Leaf ($1000-$2499) KNBT ty and the public through funding, infor- Five Star Precision Printing * Jacob Stroud Corporation Peter Ambush Gerald S. Durkin, Jr. mation services and support. Robert & Trudie Lear John Murphy, CPA Education: The Pocono Arts Council will Nancy Bergo Carolyn Lawson Monroe County Bar Assoc. NE PA Community Federal provide art education opportunities and Foundation Credit Union Richard Berkowitz Clavertis Miller nurture growth in individuals and organi- PPL Electric Pocono Mountain Visitors Joann Cartiglia Richard Spezzano zations offering instruction and participa- Sherman Theater Bureau tion in arts and cultural activities. Rudy Vegliante Target Pocono Musicians Local 577 AFM Silver Leaf ($500-$999) Don & Marilyn Poskitt Conrad & Nancy Bergo Charles Cahn Penn Security Bank Submission Deadline Sheila Chellgren Mark Connors Ray Price Dealerships Red Rock Recording Studio * Shawnee Inn * Staff We want your information. If you would like to Bill & Barbara Cramer have news of an arts related event published, Shear Design * Dr. PatriciaRylko/Mark Dodel details must be received in the PoconoArts Skytop Lodge Laura Goss Executive Director Gerald S. Durkin, Jr. office by the 8th of the previous month. (Due Fernwood Hotel & Resort Richard Spezzano Debbie Frantz Administrative Assistant to space limitations, PoconoArts reserves the Wilkins & Associates Real Carolyn Hetherington Studio Coordinator/AIE right to edit copy.) The newsletter reaches First National Community Estate, Inc. over 850 arts enthusiasts in the county. Don’t Bank Yellow Moon Boutique Tassy Gilbert PPA Coordinator miss this great chance for publicity! Rich & Janis Gommel Sandy Twiss Bookkeeper Yutz-Merkle Insurance Rev. & Mrs. David Goss Municipal Sponsors Advertise your art event or business Mr. & Mrs. William Hibschman in the PoconoArts newsletter. Prices Homeowner Resource Center Borough of Delaware and sizes: standard business card $45 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Lawson Water Gap Phone: 570-476-4460 ($60 non-member), 1/4 page (3.75"x5") Mary Louise Parker, Esq. & Borough of East Stroudsburg $60 ($75 non-member), 1/2 page Assoc. LLC Borough of Mt. Pocono FAX: 570-426-7293 (7.5"x5") $95 ($110 non-member). Mary Louise & John Parker Borough of Stroudsburg http://www.poconoarts.org Special: pay for 5 months in advance and Pocono Record Chestnuthill Township get the 6th month free. To reserve space Rotary Club of the Hamilton Township e-mail: email@example.com call the Arts Council office at 476-4460. Stroudsburgs Middle Smithfield Township Weiler Corporation Paradise Township Pocono Township Smithfield Township Stroud Township Where Culture Builds Community NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. Postage PAID Stroudsburg, PA PERMIT NO. 307 * includes inkind donations 18 North Seventh Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 The Pocono Arts Council is a registered non-profit organization. A copy of the offi- cial registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll free, 1-800-732- 0999. The Pocono Arts Council receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a feder- al agency.