6/24 Lukas JP of Nomad Clientele (7:30)
6/25 “Daedal Doodle” Book Release Party with Victor Stabin 5 pm
To celebrate the release of Daedal Doodle, a book for word lovers who like to look at pictures, an open-to-the-public free book party is being held for author/illustrator Victor Stabin.
The book party will be held on June 25 at 5 p.m. at the Victor Stabin Gallery at the Morykin-Stabin Building (formerly the Carbon County Cultural Project) next to the Flow Restaurant at 268 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.
Stabin will answer questions and sign books. There will be an exhibit illustrating the process of developing Daedal Doodle.
7/1 Philip Koch, Contemporary Landscape Paintings
Opening Reception for the Artist Friday, July 1, 7-9 pm
“Our children no longer learn how to read from the great Book of Nature from their own direct experience or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water comes from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens.” — Wendell Berry
“As a kid, I sensed right away that Nature was something of immense power. Year round we’d have strong north winds off the Great Lake raking the beech and birch forest. Winter snows were frequent and deep. It was jaw dropping in its beauty. All my vivid memories are images of being out in that near-wilderness.” –Philip Koch
The Carbon County Cultural Project is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by Philip Koch. This is his first exhibition with the Jim Thorpe gallery.
During a time when there is a staggering disconnect from the natural world in the lives of today’s wired generation, Koch’s landscape paintings recreate a bond and recapture those moments before our over-scheduled lives, smart phones and social networks have all but obliterated our sense of place in nature. Koch’s work recalls that far too distant primordial memory, and we can once again remember what it is like to inhale the natural world around us.
Philip Koch was born in Rochester, NY and currently lives in the Baltimore area. Koch is a Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and BFA from Oberlin College, Ohio. Koch’s exhibition Unbroken Thread is on a national tour through 2011and includes stops at the Saginaw Art Museum, MI (2011), Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (2011) and the Clymer Museum of Art, Ellensburg, WA (2010). Selected publications include American Art Collector magazine “Philip Koch: Spirit of Place” written about Koch’s solo show at George Billis Gallery in New York in the January, ’09 issue.
An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on July 1 from 7- 9pm. For more information, please contact Joan Morykin at 570.325.8284