Wilkes University


Sordoni Art Gallery Makes Art on the Outside

The Sordoni Art Gallery is proud to present something a little different -- art on the outside!

Rhode Island artists, The Tape Art Crew, will be at Wilkes University for a Micro-Residency at the Sordoni Art Gallery from July 17th - 20th. The group will create a temporary tape mural on the exterior brick wall of the Gallery. Drop by anytime from Tuesday through Friday to see the mural evolve and talk to the artists.

The Tape Art Crew is an evolving group of public artists founded in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1989. They were the first artists to consistently use tape as a primary medium for creating large-scale drawings and installations. As such, they have been called the inventors of Tape Art. They have created over 500 large murals and thousands of smaller drawings on walls around the globe.

Make sure you see the artwork before it disappears!

Check out the completed mural from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at the Third Friday Art Walk and join us for the celebratory rip-down of the mural at 7:30 p.m. The Art Block will be alive with vendors, food trucks, and live music from Rockology Music Academy.  Art Block is free and open to the general public.

FAMILY ART ACTIVITY:  While watching The Tape Art Crew, join us on the Art Block to make your own tape creation! All materials will be provided.

About the Art Block: The Sordoni Art Gallery is a proud member of the Art Block in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The Art Block hosts a Third Friday Art Walk each month from April through September. Each third Friday, downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) or call 570-846-1424 each month for a map of new venues and featured artists.
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