The work of 12 artists was chosen from 120 entries for the Wayne County Arts Alliance’s Great Wall of Honesdale. The public is invited to an opening reception and celebration on June 4, 2022 (with a rain date of June 11).
The gathering will begin at 2 p.m. at The Great Wall of Honesdale at 4th and Main Streets, Honesdale, with a photo opportunity for the twelve artists, thanks to WCAA member David Soete. This is followed by a public reception from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Bodhi Tree, located at 214 6th Street, Suite B, in Honesdale. This will also be the opening of “Off the Wall”, an exhibit at the Bodhi Tree Gallery & Studios of additional artworks by many of the 2022 Great Wall of Honesdale artists.
This seventh edition of The Great Wall of Honesdale called for a theme of “Illumination”. This year’s artists, whose work was chosen from over 120 entries included Trudessa Batzel, Deirdre Bishop, Jill Carletti, Barbara Carpenito, Sarah Collins, Sarrah Dibble-Camburn, Erica Hart, Deborah L. Hussung, Lindsay Orlando, Paul Plumadore, Rachel Sebelist, and Sally Talaga. Their original art, which includes collage, digital drawing, hand-woven textile, paper montage, paintings, and photographs, were digitally reproduced on 11 x 17-foot panels of billboard vinyl and mounted on the side wall of Top Notch Industries at the south end of Main Street. The panels will be on display for a full year.
The Great Wall of Honesdale’s accompanying exhibit “Off the Wall” is free and open to the public, located at The Bodhi Tree Gallery & Studios, 214 6th Street, Suite B in Honesdale, PA. The opening is June 4, 2022, from 3-5 PM. The exhibit runs until July 1, 2022. Open gallery hours are Tuesdays 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Fridays 5-7 p.m., and Saturdays 3-7 p.m., or by appointment.