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‘Winter Sky’

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‘Summer’ by Virginia Sosik

The Chamber Gallery, located in the Dime Bank Building, now known as The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Building at 27 N. Main St. will present the award-winning professional artist Virginia Sosik in the exhibit titled “From the Hand of the Artist.” The opening reception will be Saturday, Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m. with entertainment by song stylist, Sandra Anderson.

“One of our missions is to represent the varying degrees of diversities of our artist’s techniques, disciplines and styles,” explained Ruthanne Jones, director of The Chamber Gallery. “Virginia Sosikis primarily a professional landscape artist who possess remarkable command and approach to her use of pastels, creating a unique translucency and radiant glow to ‘light’ in her beautiful skies with depth and an uncanny sense of ethereal movement. Virginia is an accomplished master of all mediums but especially prefers pastels. I think this is an exquisitely beautiful collection of the quintessential appeal of pastel by the creative hand of a deeply inspired heart. All works will be for sale and are framed to perfection.”

Virginia Pinto Sosik is an award-winning artist, fine art educator, presenter and art advocate holding fine art degrees from Marywood University. Her works and acquisitions are found in public and private collections in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States and have been selected for exhibition in various regional and national art exhibitions.

Sosik is a past president and member of the Kappa Pi’s chapter of Zeta Omicron, an international honors art fraternity. She has more than 30 years’ of experience in fine art education, graphic design and fine art within Northeastern Pennsylvania. She taught for 15 years at Marywood University in the School of Continuing Education, the Everhart Museum, the North Pocono Community Education program and Penn Foster.

Sosik has been guest-artist and presenter at the Wyoming Valley Art League, The Endless Mountain Art League, The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeast Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County’s Art in the Park program and the Northeast Photography Club.

She has received corporate commissions from Air Products Corp., Digital Computer, Bethlehem Steel and Mirabelle Kennels in Melbourne, Australia. She was also selected twice to jury the Northeast Pennsylvania Photography Annual Exhibition and was awarded a partnership fine-art grant through ArtsEngage. She is a Scranton Times newspaper Northeast Woman recipient with recognition in the arts within northeastern PA.

The exhibit will run through Monday, Nov. 26. Admission is free.

Special Saturday and Sunday viewings of the exhibit can be made by appointment through calling 570-282-1690.

“‘From the Artist’s Hand — The works of Virginia Sosik’ is an affirming experience and will be enjoyed and loved by the entire family and people of all ages,” Jones said.

For more information visit “The Chamber Gallery” Facebook page.”