Artisan Alley Fine Arts Gallery, located in Shamokin, PA will hold an opening reception for the ‘Intersections’ Juried Exhibition on Friday, October 6th from 6-9pm. The exhibition features work by a select group of artists residing in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, chosen by this year’s juror, internationally renowned artist, Eddy Lopez.

The celebratory evening will include music, light refreshments inside, and the Smokin in Shamokin food truck for visitors outside. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those over 21. An overview of the selection process and works chosen for the exhibit will be provided by Lopez, along with the announcement of works chosen for Juror’s Prizes. This is a free event open to the public.

Juror, Eddy Lopez was the recent recipient of an award at the Art of the State exhibition at the State Museum in Harrisburg, PA. His work has been exhibited and collected on an international scale. López received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Miami, and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking as well as a BA in Art History from Florida International University.

Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Art at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The show’s theme ‘Intersections’ refers to a point at which two or more things intersect– a crossing, a convergence, a joining. Artisan Alley invited artists to submit work that explores intersections, whether it’s through form, ideas, and/or materials. This is the first of what is expected to be an annual juried exhibition opportunity, planned in collaboration with Anthracite Creative Works. The prestigious event is expected to draw visitors broadly from around Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Artwork will remain on view for the month of October, closing after Artisan Alley’s First Friday event in November.