The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton artist produces mixed media pieces

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton artist produces mixed media pieces

Sam Kuchwara, of Scranton, is the 43rd #NEPACreative of 2017. He brings creativity to the area primarily through visual art, especially painting and mixed media work. For the visual art, especially mixed media pieces, Sam tries to use as much found material as possible. He also tries to combine somewhat opposite materials, such as electronic […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Scott Township musician pushes bass boundaries

The NEPA Creative Series: Scott Township musician pushes bass boundaries

Abby Vail, of Scott Township, is the 42nd #NEPACreative. She brings creativity to the area through her work as a solo bassist. Abby loves to challenge herself to do the things with her instrument that she once thought were impossible. “I started playing bass about 10 years ago, but I just started working on solo […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Noxen artist makes music, sharing app

The NEPA Creative Series: Noxen artist makes music, sharing app

Samuel O’Connell is the 41st #NEPACreative of 2017. He brings creativity to the area through his love of music and more recently through his music project named after his own town, Noxen. Sam co-founded a music app called TuneFly, and through the creation and marketing of the app he has been able to meet and […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton metal smith specializes in jewelry

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton metal smith specializes in jewelry

Kari Johnson, of Scranton, is the 40th #NEPACreative of 2017. Kari brings creativity to the area through metal smithing. She is a metal smith that specializes in handmade metal jewelry design. Every piece Kari makes is started from scratch, and she also recently started creating small sculptured pieces. “I started about four years ago just […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Wilkes-Barre woman makes eclectic candles

The NEPA Creative Series: Wilkes-Barre woman makes eclectic candles

Sierra Marsh, of Wilkes-Barre, is the 39th #NEPACreative. She brings creativity to the area through candle making. Sierra’s soy candles are housed in reclaimed vintage jars, mugs, tins and containers. “It is my mission to only use containers that are eclectic and whimsical in nature. This key detail showcases my drive to create products that […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Wilkes-Barre woman makes eclectic candles

The NEPA Creative Series: Wilkes-Barre woman makes eclectic candles

Sierra Marsh, of Wilkes-Barre, is the 39th #NEPACreative. She brings creativity to the area through candle making. Sierra’s soy candles are housed in reclaimed vintage jars, mugs, tins and containers. “It is my mission to only use containers that are eclectic and whimsical in nature. This key detail showcases my drive to create products that […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Poetry, art modes of expression for local women

The NEPA Creative Series: Poetry, art modes of expression for local women

Katie Wisnosky, of Tunkhannock, and Ariell Stewart, of Mountain Top, were the 37th and 38th #NEPACreatives of 2017, respectively. Katie brings creativity to the area through performance poetry. She founded the youth-run nonprofit group Breaking Ground Poets seven years ago with a mission that an individual can overcome anything through storytelling and performance poetry. “I […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Duryea man driven to be creative by love of beer

The NEPA Creative Series: Duryea man driven to be creative by love of beer

Mathew Dapkins of Duryea is the 36th #NEPACreative of 2017, and he brings creativity to the area as a craft beer video journalist and reviewer. Essentially, he educates people both locally and worldwide about beer in its many forms, typically focusing on the smaller, more independent breweries. “I started in early 2014 as a fun […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Sugarloaf woman expresses herself through writing

The NEPA Creative Series: Sugarloaf woman expresses herself through writing

Sara Pisak, of Sugarloaf,, is the 35th #NEPACreative of 2017. Sara brings creativity to the area through writing creative nonfiction and poetry. In addition to her personal writing, she conducts creative writing workshops on the elementary, middle school and high school levels so students can learn to express themselves through writing while learning the fundamentals […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton guitarist makes, shares original music

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton guitarist makes, shares original music

Rob Palmitessa, of Scranton, is the 33rd #NEPACreative of 2017. Rob brings creativity to the area through playing guitar. Rob began playing guitar 15 years ago and started writing his own music five years ago. Rob is inspired by a variety of musical artists including Thom Yorke/Radiohead, Isaac Brock, Jim James, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, […]

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