The NEPA Creative Series: Swoyersville youth finds outlet through Minecraft

The NEPA Creative Series: Swoyersville youth finds outlet through Minecraft

Elijah Stroud, also known as Golden Ninja 50 to the online world, is the 19th #NEPACreative of the year. Elijah hails from Swoyersville and brings creativity to the area through writing books and playing Minecraft. Elijah, 10, has always been fascinated with the video game Minecraft, so he decided to begin writing stories about the […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Madison Township artist creates using pastels

The NEPA Creative Series: Madison Township artist creates using pastels

The 18th #NEPACreative is Maria Montoro-Edwards from Madison Township. Maria brings creativity to the area through pastel landscapes and figures. She always knew art would be part of her life. “I think the Crayola box of 64 crayons started my passion for art. I loved to receive a new box and couldn’t wait to rearrange […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Dani-elle Kleha creates original country music

The NEPA Creative Series: Dani-elle Kleha creates original country music

The 17th #NEPACreative is Dani-elle Kleha from Jermyn. Dani-elle is a 21 year old Nashville performing and recording artist, CMA member, and singer-songwriter. “My debut Nashville-recorded album ‘Eleven’ is the creative piece behind my career,” Kleha said. “‘Eleven’ is a 10-song album comprised of songs that I either wrote or co-wrote.” Kleha said the album […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Stylist Ashley Evert helps express individuality

The NEPA Creative Series: Stylist Ashley Evert helps express individuality

The 16th #NEPACreative of 2017 brings hair color to a whole new, magical level. Her name is Ashley Evert, and she brings creativity to the area through her work with hair. Ashley specializes in creative color services — the rainbow hair you see in BuzzFeed articles and on Pinterest boards. “I use my creativity to […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Wallenpaupack blogger keeps consumers connected

The NEPA Creative Series: Wallenpaupack blogger keeps consumers connected

Shannon Smyth of Lake Wallenpaupack is CoalCreative’s 15th #NEPACreative of the year. Shannon brings creativity to the area through blogging. “I began blogging 12 years ago when the only way to hear about a new product was to pick up a magazine each month or watch an advertisement on TV. It was my goal to […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Erin Barno, of Mountain Top, acts in KISS plays

The NEPA Creative Series: Erin Barno, of Mountain Top, acts in KISS plays

Creativity comes in all shapes, forms and ages! This week’s #NEPACreative is Erin Barno of Mountain Top. Erin is currently a seventh grader at Crestwood Middle School, and she definitely keeps busy outside of the classroom. Erin is being highlighted for bringing creativity to the area through acting at a non-profit organization, KISS Theatre in […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Digital art and entertaining illusion

The NEPA Creative Series: Digital art and entertaining illusion

With the third month of 2017 coming to a close, the 12th and 13th #NEPACreatives have been featured by CoalCreative: Jessica Tracewski, of Scranton, and Denny Corby, of Clarks Summit. Tracewski brings creativity to the area through digital music, art and video. She interprets upbeat tunes on her keyboard, draws digital art on her laptop, […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Cole Hastings improves lamps with 3D modeling

The NEPA Creative Series: Cole Hastings improves lamps with 3D modeling

The world of 3D is huge and continuously growing as more industries, software and tools are added to the list of 3D possibilities. The eleventh NEPA Creative of the year is Cole Hastings of Scranton, and 3D modeling is his passion. Cole brings creativity to the area through his background merging traditional craft techniques and […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Socks and hair help Sara Moore and Steve Tippins express creativity

The NEPA Creative Series: Socks and hair help Sara Moore and Steve Tippins express creativity

Over the last couple of week, two more creatives have been featured as CoalCreative’s #NEPACreative of the Week: Dr. Sara Moore of Forty Fort and Steve Tippins of Plains. Last week, Moore was highlighted as CoalCreative’s ninth NEPA Creative. Moore is a professor at Wilkes University. In addition to this role, she wears many more […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Old-fashioned art gets new lease on life with Christine Medley

The NEPA Creative Series: Old-fashioned art gets new lease on life with Christine Medley

It’s not everyday you think of letterpressing, so for this week’s The NEPA Creative Series, CoalCreative shines some light on an individual who is extremely passionate about this old-fashioned printing technique. Letterpressing is an art many people do not even realize it is still an option when looking to create unique stationery, business cards, wedding […]