FAAS Events/Newsletter

March, 2018 Meeting:

Stephen Cunic
This month's meeting will feature photographer Stephen Cunic. He will be demonstrating Present Perspective Photography, an innovative creation by
Stephen which actively engages the observer to create a real time perspective of the photograph. This singular multi-dimensional experience through print
invites viewers to observe the imagery through experiencing shadows, light changes, and movement as the observer changes their perspective and interacts
with the work.

March 14th, 7:00 PM. Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail,
Easton, PA 18040.

Stephens bio:
As Stephen's career developed, fate put him into the high school darkroom to learn the techniques of 35mm film, development, and archival preservation of images. From his commitment to study and training, Stephen was nationally published during his junior year and received several other prestigious awards of notoriety for his technical skills in film photography techniques.

After graduation, Stephen Cunic took his skills to work, traveling and exploring with camera in hand. From the Appalachian Mountains of the northeast, to the desert lands of the southwest, through the Sierra Nevada’s, far back
into the Alaskan Range Mountains, and the tundras of the north. Stephen spends the majority of his travels covering the wilds of North America, advocating natural preservation and capturing artistic masterpieces.

Stephen took this love for the mundane landscapes of the wild as a focal point to develop a printing technique through layering black and white imagery on a solid substrate; to create a multi layered dimensional print that
creates a Present Perspective Photograph for the observer; akin to the natural mundane landscapes he fell passionately in love with.

You can see Stephen's work and full bio at at  http://stephencunicphotography.com/ . Stephen's innovation of his
Present Perspective Photography has a beautiful bi-product; it can been "seen" through touch, learn more at the
video link: http://www.pbs.org/video/wlvt-focus-the-arts-j7vzgd/.

Download the FAAS March, 2018 Newsletter:

Check out the brand new format for the newsletter. There is a lot going on with the Forks Area Art Society as well as in the surrounding arts community. Check out the FAAS info, with our region's art events and activities. All the details are in this month's newsletter, at the link below.
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Upcoming FAAS Demos:

  • March: Stephen Cunic – 3D Photography
  • April: Lauren Kuhn – Oil/Acrylic Painting

The venue for FAAS:
Forks Township Municipal Building
1606 Sullivan Trail
Easton, PA 18040


Events (FAAS an local events of interest)

  • The Cottage St. Patty's Day/"In Like A Lion Out Like a Lamb (opposites)" Themed Member Exhibit: Opens this Sunday, March 11th. Additional Dates: March 18th & 25th, 2 to 4 PM.
  • Wednesday's Forks Area Art Society March Meeting: Wednesday, March 14th, 7 PM. Stephen Cunic will be demonstrating his unique "Present Perspective" photography that he developed. Don't forget to bring your "Show and Tell". Forks Township Municipal Building. 1606 Sullivan Trail. Free.
  • Time to Register - 2018 FAAS 5th Annual "Amp Up The Art": Reservations are really starting to arrive again this year. Connie Edinger and the High Street House Band will be performing at this year's event. Artist applications for 2018 FAAS "Amp Up the Art", which takes place on Saturday, May 19th, 11 AM to 4 PM at the Forks Township amphitheater are being accepted. Contact Edie DeProfio at forksartsociety@gmail.com for more information or to send her your completed application form. An application form is attached to this email for your convenience. Also an "Amp Up The Art" flier, designed by Meganne Abbott, is attached. If you could forward it on to your friends, family, and other art groups we would sincerely appreciate.
  • Call to Artists: April "Spring/Easter" Themed Member Exhibit at the Cottage: Always a beautiful subject. Details for registering and participating in the exhibit are provided in this month's newsletter.
  • Request for Donations: FAAS Spring Garage Sale: We are requesting members to donate quality items for the FAAS Spring Garage sale at the Cottage. Date: Saturday, April 21st, 7 AM to Noon. Contact Charlie at bchanson1@rcn.com if you are able to help with donations.
  • "Sketch and Chat" at the Cottage: Popular, informal still life sketch session hosted by Diane Horoschock, Thursday, March 15th, 1 - 3 PM. See the newsletter for all the details. Free.
  • Penny Hochella's Monthly Art Classes at the Cottage: Next Session: Monday, March 19th, 10 AM to 12 PM, Cost is $15 pp. Open to all skill levels. BYOS. Space is limited so reserve early. Contact Penny at p.hochella@yahoo.com.
  • Charlie Hanson Sketch Night: Monday, April 2nd at 7 PM at The Cottage. Model: Kate Santee. $10 pp. BYOS. Reservations requested. Contact Charlie at bchanson1@rcn.com to reserve your space.
  • Viji's Fun and Creative Friday Afternoon Craft Classes: Ages 6 on up. Begin Friday, April 6th (register by 4/3), 4:30 - 5:30 PM at The Cottage. Cost: $12 pp per class. Reservations required. Additional Date: April 13, 20, 27. Contact Viji Narasimhan at vineesartncrafts@gmail.com to reserve your space.
  • Country Meadows @ Forks Township Art Exhibit: Current display: Jeff Green. March display (starts March 15th): Mary Iacovone, 75 Newlins Road West, Easton PA. Free.
  • The Gallery at St. John's: March/April exhibit: "Artist Without Walls". Continues through April 29th. Sundays 12 PM – 3 PM or by appointment. Free.
  • March Arts Community of Easton Meeting: March 13th at 7 PM. Lafayette College Williams Center, 317 Hamilton Street, Easton PA. Free.
  • Nazareth St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Art Exhibit: Faith Through the Arts exhibit - "Great is Thy Faithfulness". Events and Performances throughout the month. See our newsletter for more information and a link to the website.
  • The Cottage Member Benefits: We have space available for teaching classes, an art library, and free used art frames for our members use. More details are provided in our newsletter.
  • Information regarding the FAAS-Cancer Support Group of the LV art classes, the NCC Art Show, Forks Township Easter activities, FAAS's June Plein Air Picnic, FAAS Art Patron August event, additional FAAS news and other upcoming events, sketch nights, and art related happenings in our area are included in the attached newsletter. Enjoy!
  • May 19, 2018 - 5th Annual Forks Area Art Society’s “Amp up the Art”
  • “Counter Point in Conversation” art exhibit, featuring local artists, is being held at Northampton Community College’s art gallery in Communications Hall, Bethlehem
  • Campus. The exhibit runs through March 12th and is curated by Joseph M. Chapuk, NCC adjunct professor of art. Gallery hours: Monday thru Thursday, 8 AM – 9 PM. Fridays &
  • Saturdays, 8 AM – 5 PM. Closed Sunday. 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.
  • Saturday, June 30th - FAAS Plein Air Picnic – Members Only. Plein Air Painting: 10 AM – 12 PM. Picnic: 12 – 2 PM. Registration required.
  • Saturday, August 12th – FAAS Art Patron Event – Special Evening at the Cottage for supporting the Forks Area Art Society. 7 – 9 PM. More details to follow.
  • First Friday of Each Month: ArtsQuest’s First Friday events at the Banana Factory 25 W. 3rd Street, Bethlehem. Special exhibitions and artists open studios plus
  • more. Please visit the Banana Factory website for more info: bananafactory.org

Sketch Nights

  • Thursday Evening Sketch Nights. 7:00 PM. Takes place at the Lafayette College Arts. Building on 3rd Street in Easton. The art building is on the left at the bottom of the big hill on Cattell Street. It is the one with the very interesting brick work. The subject is a live nude so discretion should be used when attending.
  • Second Tuesdays, 2015. The Bethlehem 'Drink and Draw' sessions have moved to the South Side Steel Stacks. The sessions are held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. The sessions run from 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM. The cost is $6 and is BYOS. There is live music at each event. Bring Your Own Supplies. 
  • Connexions Gallery hosts two sketch nights each month on the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday. The subject is a live nude so discretion should be used when attending. 213 Northampton St. Easton PA. BYOS.