Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, will hold an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Third Friday, Sept. 2 featuring artwork from Alan McLaughlin and Jordan Semar. The exhibit runs through Nov. 2. Regular gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Alan McLaughlin, a New Jersey transplant, attended King’s College and works as a graphic designer at Pepperjam. He is a big fan of painting, hiking, staring into the night sky and wondering just exactly what we are doing on this planet.
Jordan Semar is a web/graphic designer and artist who has spent the past decade living in NEPA. Initially coming to the area to attend Wilkes University for its Integrative Media and Art program, he later obtained a position on the creative team at Pepperjam, formerly eBay Enterprise where he currently works in downtown Wilkes Barre.
Having a deep passion for art, music and action sports, those interests tend to be reflected in his work. Semar likes to take inspiration from everything around him, constantly taking notice to the shapes of everyday objects around us. No matter which medium he’s working in, his work tends to use bright colors, clean lines and incites emotion to engage viewers observing his work.