Third Friday is a charm

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First Posted: 8/12/2013

It’s that time again – Third Friday in Wilkes-Barre is taking place this week.

There are many things to see and do on this evening of fun in the city, and one person helping to facilitate such fun and visually stunning work is artist Beverly Jean Johnston.

Johnston has been studying art over the last 20 years and is currently studying with Joel Carson Jones, who was granted the title of “Living Master” by the International Art Renewal Center.

She has had experience with many art institutes, including serving as past president and current member of the Wyoming Valley Art League and member of Cider Painters of America, and her exhibits include the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and local entities like the Everhart Museum and Fine Arts Fiesta.

“I believe the Third Friday Art Walk is a wonderful opportunity to display and market artwork for local artists, many of whom are very talented,” Johnston said.

She invites all to come down this Friday, to “ride the trolley, enjoy a reception at the Wyoming Valley Art League, and see all the beautiful artwork at the venues.” Johnston said new venues this time around include Ibop Coffee Company and Froyo Yogurt, both on Northampton Street.

“If the community will support the Third Friday Art Walk, it will help the downtown grow and bring prosperity to our local businesses, which is what our goal for Wilkes-Barre should be,” she said, “and, it takes everyone coming together to make it happen.”