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Free Panel Discussion On Earning Your Living In The Performance Arts

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council) will present Performance for a Living, a free panel discussion on Saturday, July 21, in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center from 1 pm – 2 pm.

The panel features local artists who work in the performance arts field. Conor O’Brien is an actor, producer and Co-Founder of The Scranton Fringe Festival.  He has performed in Kansas City, Missouri, Philadelphia, New York, and at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.  Doug Smith has been a full time musician since 1984 playing concerts, festivals, night clubs, resorts, public schools and universities. Photographer Alex Seeley is a fine arts photographer with a background in photojournalism and a passion for concert photography. His work has been featured in group and single exhibitions at galleries including AFA Gallery and Artworks.

The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with music, featuring Doug Smith and Jim Waltich.

The goal of this program is to provide strategies for artists who want to work in the performing arts field and to also educate the general public about what it is like to be a performing artist in Lackawanna County, Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.2 million, which is used to enrich the quality of life in our community.  The department offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops and lectures and also oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

The seminar is free and open to the general public. Contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 102, or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org with any questions or to make a reservation.

Free Art Of Accounting Workshop

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council in partnership with the Artists for Art Gallery (Afa) will present Art of Accounting, a free workshop on Wednesday, June 13, at the Afa Gallery at 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The program will feature two distinguished experts in the field of business and accounting — Douglas Forerrer, CPA, who will discuss taxes as it relates to artists; and Donna Simpson, MBA, from the University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center who will provide tips on best accounting practices. The goal of this seminar is to help artists of all disciplines learn the skills needed to enable their businesses to thrive.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.2 million for the purpose of enriching the quality of life in the County.  The office also offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops and lectures, and it oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

The workshop is open to the public. To register, contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 106, or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.

 

Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Community Outreach Meeting

The Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Advisory Council will host a series of free community outreach meetings at various locations around Lackawanna County to inform the communities about Lackawanna County’s Arts and Culture Department programs.  Data on grants, enrichment workshops and special events that municipalities and residents can take advantage of will be provided.  The program will also offer a platform for the public and officials to discuss what types of arts and culture programming they would like to develop in their communities.

The inaugural session, which is open to the general public, will focus on the Mid and Upper Valleys and be held on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at Six East Diner, 1611 Scranton Carbondale Highway.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.3 million for the purpose of organizing programs and activities designed to enrich the County’s quality of life.  The office offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops and lectures and oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

The ACE Council consists of community leaders who are interested in the arts and culture fields.  The Council also advises and assists the Department with general policy, operations and program development.

For more information, contact the   Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 102, or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.