The Featured Artist at B& B Gallery, South Abington Township, for June, in a twist, is the collective youths of the United Neighborhood Centers Photography Club, led by UNC Youth Arts Program Coordinator April Holgate. Unlike other Featured Artists who individually submit works, the UNC Photography Club will include various submissions from 20 of its participants. The group meets on Mondays for painting and drawing and Tuesdays for photography and has been “working hard starting in September all throughout the new year on their works for this exhibit,” Holgate said. The group itself is divided into an older class, consisting of 9-12th graders and a junior class, consisting of 6-8th graders.
“All of the money from their sales will go to support the Youth Arts Program,” Holgate added.
B & B Art Gallery will be the place for artists and browsers to frequent June 21, also known as Third Friday, when the gallery rotates art from the previous exhibit to welcome new work by local artists. Third Friday is a monthly routine for B & B Art Gallery since it’s opening in November of 2012. The gallery is located at 222 Northern Blvd., South Abington Township.
“Well, Scranton has First Friday and Clarks Summit has Second Friday, so I creatively kept the trend going as a simple and easy way to remember,” Diana Statsman, the gallery’s owner, said about the naming of the event, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Food and drink will provided, but people should not “expect a meal.” Gourmet cheese and crackers and bread with dipping oil will be featured and wine will be available.
The gallery receives its wine from a local vineyard, although Wine & Spirits located right next door has been known to help out in a pinch.