Rhythm and blues comes to life in Wyoming County


TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- One art exhibit in Wyoming County is aiming to bring the soulful sounds of rhythm and blues to life.

A free artist meet and greet will be held Sunday at the historic Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.

Paintings, photos, and pastel. The history of the blues comes alive through an exhibit organized by the Kitston Art Alliance.

“It just blows you away that to think, ‘wow we have it all together, ready to go,’ and it just touches your heart just to see all the artwork,” said Patrick Robinson, the Kitson Art Alliance board president.

The art alliance partnered with the Dietrich Theater to give the exhibit a home.

“We are delighted to bring in so much artists, so many talents in the area,” said Erica Rogler, executive director of the theater.

Talent like Catrina King, whose inspiration can be found on vinyl.

“I was a struggling artist, I didn’t have enough for a canvas, so I found records were really inexpensive,” she said.

And Joe Kluck, whose joint is jumping sets the mood.

“It came from a napkin series that I do by just starting out on a piece of paper and then I work out all the issues that I have in terms of design and color. And then come down to the pastel and make that happen,” he said.

Each unique piece with a story of its own.

“I went and found his family he hadn’t seen in 56 years and I would love to tell more people about if it they come on Sunday,” said artist John Rocklin.

Works of art bringing people together as a community at a historic hometown theater.

The artist meet and greet will be held on Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 at the Dietrich Theater. The event is free. You’ll be able to meet the artists, check out the artwork, and enjoy a free blues performance.

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