the work of 7 artists in a residential setting October 8-10, 2004 Fri noon-8pm
Sat & Sun noon-5pm
Grouse Hill Road
Waverly, PA

part of the
Northbranch Arts Trail 2004

Artful Living by the ArtBunch

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Jay Paulukonis
570-585-2096
RR 1 Box 376
Dalton PA 18414
jay@paulukonisStudio.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Art Bunch Demonstrates Artful Living

In addition to providing a colorful stopping-off point on the North Branch Art Trail, seven artists known as the Art Bunch will offer demonstrations and consultation for visitors interested in living gracefully. From noon on Friday, October 8 through Sunday afternoon, October 10, Artful Living will be featured at the Paulukonis home and stained glass studio near Waverly. It is one of twenty-two venues on this fallís North Branch Art Trail, a swath of art studios and galleries roughly following the Susquehanna River and U.S. Highway 6. During the Columbus Day weekend artists, galleries, and museums along the trail open their doors, set out refreshments, and organize special events.

Visitors to the Paulukonis site will see art in every room of the house where it can be enjoyed during everyday living. Guests can also tour the stained glass studio where Jay Paulukonis will be fabricate a window over the course of the weekend. He expects to cut glass on Friday, lead the window on Saturday, and cement it on Sunday.

Other artists in the group will demonstrate their work as well. Barbara Kapalski, whose paintings have won awards, will show her watercolor technique. She will offer a session with tips for those who want to learn more about displaying art in their own homes. Accomplished portrait artist George Strasburger will do an ala prima portrait demonstration. Vanessa Norton, actress, director, and writer, will read from one of her own plays.

The other half of the Paulukonis glass partnership, Mary Ann will use glass samples and the computer to show how she plans color for a stained glass window. She will also facilitate a conversation about being in business with family members. Michael Paulukonis will demonstrate how he creates unconventional digital portraiture and will discuss web site construction for artists. The home will also display works by Simone Kiven, who excels in pastels but also paints with acrylics in an impressionist way.

For a schedule of the events during the Artful Living open house and studio, call 585-2096 or visit the website. The site has directions and a link to further information about the North Branch Art Trail

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Note: Photographs and interviews with individual artists are available upon request; call (570) 585-2096 or e-mail.