Spotlights

Sunday Spotlight: Ally Welsh

Sunday Spotlight: Ally Welsh

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Ally Welsh (she/her)!  Ally is a self taught digital and watercolor artist from Jessup, PA. Her main influence is kpop group BTS and creates digital paintings of them. She also loves drawing soft landscapes, animals (mainly cats) and comforting atmospheres. She started creating at a young age and found joy in sewing and painting. About 3 years ago, she made her Instagram account to post her fanarts and later…

Sunday Spotlight: Ginny Grove

Sunday Spotlight: Ginny Grove

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Ginny Grove (she/her)!  Ginny is a Scranton-based artist, writer, and educator. A curious, deep-listening, truth-following, story-loving Creative, Ginny inserts herself amidst the integrative nature of the visual and written arts. She acknowledges and seeks to perpetuate art’s ability to capture story and, subsequently, its ability to connect us more readily to ourselves and to each other.  Ginny’s pieces are sensory, visual poetry drawn from the full breadth of her…

Sunday Spotlight: Veronica Romaelli

Sunday Spotlight: Veronica Romaelli

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Veronica Romanelli (she/her)!  Veronica is a recent graduate of Wilkes University, and is currently a substitute teacher at GAR Memorial Middle School. Her dream job is to be a librarian! Veronica has always felt she had a lot of creative energy, but never knew how to express it. She comes from a very creative family, but she always struggled to find her “thing.” During the first wave of COVID-19,…

Sunday Spotlight: Mia Walker

Sunday Spotlight: Mia Walker

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Mia Walker (she/her)!  Mia is a student at Wilkes University studying Digital Design and Media Art. Her degree is focused in Computer Science and Game and Emergent Technologies. Mia hopes to start her career as a virtual experience designer, and eventually plans to open her own design firm in the future. Mia started creating from a very young age. She always participated in art clubs and enjoyed artistic activities.…

Sunday Spotlight: Kathy Borie

Sunday Spotlight: Kathy Borie

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Kathy Borie! Kathy owns the first and only award-winning, green-certified cleaning business in the Poconos! She also makes plant-based sprays and rollers, including hair growth sprays, tick repellant sprays, room sprays, headache rollers, lice sprays, and more. Kathy has been using essential oils and eco-friendly products for more than half of her life. During this time, she has been able to discover fantastic recipes through trial-and-error! Her perfected sprays…

Sunday Spotlight: Jenna Tully

Sunday Spotlight: Jenna Tully

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Jenna Tully! Jenna is a 24-year-old early childhood education student living with her girlfriend and their dog, Aspen, in Scranton, PA. She works as a barista at Northern Light Espresso Bar, and in her free time you can almost always find her outdoors! Jenna first picked up a woodburner during quarantine. The complete opposite of a homebody, she had no clue what to do with herself during the pandemic,…

Sunday Spotlight: The Human Beings

Sunday Spotlight: The Human Beings

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have The Human Beings! The Human Beings are a three-piece spacey funk-folk-blues band from NEPA who are all about getting the people dancing and bringing vibes of light.   What started as a solo project by guitarist David Uffner expanded when he moved to Pennsylvania in November 2018. There, he connected with pianist Josh Slosky and drummer Matt Simoncavage in the hopes of forming a band. David had written a twelve-song…

Sunday Spotlight: Kelly McAndrew

Sunday Spotlight: Kelly McAndrew

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Kelly McAndrew!   Kelly is a self-taught artist from Factoryville and the face behind Freeloop Art. She is currently a full-time student at Luzerne County Community College, majoring in audio and video communications. Growing up, she always had a variety of creative outlets, but her favorites were filming and editing videos, photography, painting and drawing.  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Kelly found herself with a bit of free time. She…

Sunday Spotlight: Michaela Sorton

Sunday Spotlight: Michaela Sorton

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Michaela Sorton!   Michaela, a growing artist from Milford, PA, artistically goes by MX, or mxkkxx. Her artist name stems from her nickname Mikki with some added style to it.  Michaela always had a passion for art when she was young, but her interest in it really grew after high school. She studied fine arts at Sussex County Community College, then finished at East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor’s degree.…

Sunday Spotlight: Gabby Gentile

Sunday Spotlight: Gabby Gentile

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Gabriella Gentile.  Gabby Gentile is a visual artist from Scranton, PA. She received her BA from Keystone College in the spring of 2020. While she primarily focuses on ceramics and sculpture, Gabby also has experience in printmaking and fiber arts. Her artistic interests range from representational sculptures to functional pottery and textiles. Gabby took an interest in art early in high school, and realized she wanted to pursue art…

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