Artist Joseph Opshinsky, a University of the Arts and Keystone College graduate, is now displaying his work at Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Friedman Art Gallery.
Showing pieces publicly since 2004, Opshinsky has been awarded serveal honors in recent years. Joseph's ten pieces displayed in paper media interpret the environs in and around his hometown of Scranton.
"The landscape of the Lackawanna Valley - replete with junk cars, industrial refuse, roadkill and the long-lasting scars of a once prosperous mining industry - has provided inspiration to me for more than a decade," explains Opshinsky. "By incorporating readily available materials, from discarded garage door panels to scrapbooking paper from local craft stores, I strive to mirror the area - and represent it - as I evolve and expand my aesthetic."
A reception will be held on Friday, October 11th at 6:30pm to welcome Opshinsky's pieces to Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
Joseph Opshinsky's artwork will be on display during regular gallery hours: Monday 3pm-8pm, Wednesday 3pm-8pm and Friday 10am-1pm.