Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Bon jour mon ami!
The work of a talented master, a wildlife genius, artist Ron Orlando has joined the Hone Gallery.
I am so excited and envious of his talent, I have been looking at his paintings for hours and wow, mind blowing! I just keep looking at the canvas with awe. The details are spectacular and not a brush stroke in sight!
You should see these in person!
His paintings are of beautiful and majestic wildlife.
He chalks up his talent to extensive field work and research.
However, this gentleman is accredited and has a long lineage of titles, grants, and awards.
I am a true fan of wildlife art no matter photograph, sculpture or painting.
His work will be exhibited or shall I say...
unveiled during our Connections Magazine Artscene Show on November 4th 5-7pm.
I so wish that you could join us?
I wanted to show you all a peak!
I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do?
Also, I would like to give a great big shout it out to our friends in Germany, Spain, Australia, and Canada! It is wonderful knowing that you are there, and I hope to celebrate together with you soon!
Vielen Dank für die Unterstützung!
Gracias por apoyarnos!
Merci pour votre soutien!
شكرا لدعم لنا!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thank you all for the wonderful letters, emails and support!
It was a busy week at the gallery and I am looking forward to a great Holiday Season!
We have added four new artists this week alone!
We are moving around the gallery and shaken out the TROLLS!!!
Getting ready for our Monthly Drum Circle: October 29th & Our next show with Connections Magazine on November 4th! Seven new artists on exhibit!
These great photos are handmade items by Pat Baker Smith, that fabulous artist from Tyler Hill here is a link to her shop: www.artbypat.comCan you believe that adorable little owl is made from a gourd?
Some little inspirations…
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. ~Chinese Proverb
Monday, October 18, 2010
Help Me Keep the Vision Going!
This is my first time trying to raise funds and please forgive me for doing this here.
As you all know, I have a gallery that does tons of free events, classes and demonstrations in Honesdale, PA. We have ALL recently gone through a tough period, first personally with my health and family, and then with funding and grants completely gone, through this horrible recession.
I need to resort to fundraising. I wish to continue doing these great community events and with a little help from everyone I could continue. I don’t wish to change the orientation of the gallery.
If all my friends donated $1.00, we could continue.
Without help and support I will no longer be able to continue these humanitarian projects.
Our past programs, events, shows, and Classes, have included:
Storytelling for the children.
Literature and Poetry for all.
Classical, Blues, and Jazz Music.
Drawing Circles: Free Drawing Classes with Live Model .
Our Monthly Free-Demonstrations
Such as past events include; Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, Special Effects, Zentanlges and Marketing.
Our Youth Incentive Program a monthly, charitable donation of $50.00 in art supplies to local students through an art contest.
I hope that you will consider supporting this vision of “Keeping the Arts Alive and Growing!”
If you wish to mail a donation:
The Philip Hone Gallery-Fundraiser
742 Main Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
IF THE LINK DOESN'T WORK: here is the web-address:
There are other amounts here at our STORE.
“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” ~Stella Adler
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Our NEPA town became thee artist’s canvas this past weekend…
Not only did we have the killer views…
The sweeping vistas and amazing colors…
The weather was perfect too!
We had our own local "Honesdale Harvest Weekend."
The fun never ended!
From the pet parade, with the cutest of costumes…
On our favorite “four-legged” customers.
To the hot air balloon rides at WLE, and all their happenings too…
There was music, a petting zoo; pony rides galore, cotton candy, candy apples, pumpkins and corn mazes…
Well this could be definitely why; I love the “fall!”
The weekend was busier than ever, with our friend; Leeanna guiding our helm.
I am truly grateful that she bestowed this gift!
Yes, birthday wishes & dreams did come true,
I received a day off!
Good Friends, Champagne, Balloons,
Presents and cards.
It was my birthday!
A great big thank you to all of you for your warm wishes!
And a supper shout out to the crew;
You are all appreciated, and you make it look so easy!
A job well done! Bravo!
The Pearl Necklace is a little preview of the new line,coming tomorrow! This simple natural pearl necklace is stunning!
One of my favorites the Wooden Necklace pictured here is available and is featured in a giveaway...
Check out Kayce Hughes Pears and Bears Store her blog is giving away beautiful wooden jewelry… find out details here at her blog!
Information for a great weekend...
Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions.
or more info here:
This is the link for the hot air balloon company: Fantasy Fliers
WLE: Wallenpaupack Lake Estates
or more info here
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Some beautiful images of our town; Honesdale from our intern Liz...
and from me a photo of our artists:
Check out more about our "Women of Substance Show" on our gallery blog!
Pictured together from top left; Joan Hill, Nancy Wells,
(Bottom Left) Gabriel Feldman and Suzanna Rhea Hadorn
Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. - Henry David Thoreau
Monday, October 4, 2010
Go for it now! The future is promised to no one. ~Wayne Dyer
The beautiful, young lady pictured here is Liz our intern with one of her drawings.
She is also one of my students. I teach a small drawing class to the local kids for two hours, once a week.
I really enjoy doing this. They are a talented bunch of little artists!
I have been going through hell trying to get my camera & digital storage devices to work right.
The stupid thing (camera) cost almost 2Grand, and it is falling apart!
Right after the warranty expired!
So, then purchased a video camcorder this week and
Well let’s just say I am taking it back to the store!
it’s another piece of poop!
I know I have been promising you the photos from the show…
I hope to bring them to you this coming week.
That nice woman at CVS photo downloads them to a disk for me.
So much for complaining!
The other photo is our new artist Lisa Domiano’s work titled; “Take a little piece of my heart.” This is made from ruby red glass, old, rusty nails and barbed wire.
I can’t wait to see what she brings in next.
The apples are a giclee by Phil Jostrum, a talented local painter. He was the set designer for the Godfather Movies. I still pinch myself we are friends.
Wishing you all a beautiful, productive day!