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Do you know… …Bill Cohen?

Do you know… …Bill Cohen?

Do you know…

… Bill Cohen?

Bill Cohen is a very talented photographer. Bill uses his camera to “preserve his vision”. He expresses himself vividly through his “digital editing process”, while capturing the everyday life he sees through his lens.

Bill’s foray into photography began at the young age of 12. He had his own camera and a dark room. Having been raised in a NYC slum, Bill’s view of the world is slightly different than that of most people!

Did you know that Bill Cohen is also an avid drummer? As a teenager, he played in local Rock & Roll bands. He toured up and down the East coast with a group called “Austin Express”. While he is no longer in a band, his drum sticks are always within easy reach!

Bill worked as a staff photographer for a digital cable advertising company. He switched over to sales and within a few years was busily overseeing the local talent to produce all of the TV commercials.

Bill is quoted as stating, “I don’t see things as objects, people or things; rather as a finished composition. Either it moves me or it doesn’t. It’s just that simple!”

Bill Cohen states, “he does not pick his subjects, they pick him!” “He shoots from the hip and hopes that at the end of the day, he walks away with something special”.

Framed photographs by Bill Cohen begin at $175.00. Large original canvas photos sell for $350.00. To see some of his expressive works of art, visit The Art Factory of White Mills. His complete works can be viewed on his website – ItchyPhotos.com.

Do you know… …Charles Gregory Woods?

Do you know… …Charles Gregory Woods?

Do you know…

… Charles Gregory Woods?

Charles Gregory Woods is a most interesting person! It’s not surprising that he is so multi-talented! After all, I believe that most artists are! Did you know that Charles is a renowned architect; he studied under Dennis Blair, a direct student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Charles was critically acclaimed by professors as an heir to Wright! He is also an author; writing and publishing seven (7) well-reviewed books. The famed architectural illustrator, Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA, was quoted as saying, “Charles Gregory Woods is a solid 10 in creativity, a genius if anyone is”! Charles is an artist, illustrator, and art/photographer; with his work appearing in over 60 magazines and newspapers. Did I mention that Charles has degrees or graduate degrees in architecture, religion, and philosophy? And, he has been successful in all of these endeavors!

Charles specializes in “portraiture and photography of the unexpected!” He blends something with nothing. Charles has stated, “though everything means something, not everything is equally meaningful”. The concept of layers is also meaningful to Charles. Some of his paintings have more than forty (40) layers to them!

Mr. Woods has created over 75,000 works of art. He has been exhibited in over 25 shows and has sold many original works. He proudly states that he will get an idea in his head of something he wants to paint. He puts on a particular musician or musical group to set the tone. He then decides that by the time the song is finished playing, his painting will be as well. How many of us could do that and do it so well? He has been compared to Picasso, deKooning, and others.

Framed archival prints begin at $500.00. Original paintings range from $1000.00 and up. To view some of his most prolific works, visit The Art Factory of White Mills.

A Little Bit of Our History!

A Little Bit of Our History!

The Art Factory of White Mills is located at 736 Texas Palmyra Highway (Route 6), White Mills, PA 18473.

Rich in history, this 8,000 square foot building has worn many hats…  We are still researching and verifying the stories of this wonderful building. If you have any additional information that you can provide us with, we would love to hear from you.

  • Built originally to house the Heptasophs Association, it opened its doors on April 05, 1913.

The Original Order of Heptasophs was founded in 1852. It is listed as one of the country’s earliest fraternal orders. Heptasophs, derived from Latin roots meaning “seven and wise” was translated to “Mystical Seven”.  It was a Conservative based college fraternity, primarily located in the South.  Membership dwindled as a result of and the outcome of the Civil War.

  • This building briefly housed Stourbridge Lion railroad workers; providing a clean, dry place to eat and sleep.
  • During World War II, it offered a distraction from the stresses of the world. It was used as a “sock hop” dance hall, roller rink, and a basketball court (located on the 2nd floor, the wood floor still bears marks from the center court!).
  • Later, a successful knitting factory opened, eventually becoming a sewing factory of children’s pajamas and blankets.  Fabric scraps are still “popping up” in the yard. Handprints of many of the factory workers are still visible in the cement floor!
  • Since late August 2016, the factory is now home to a unique art gallery.  This community art center hosts over 53 local artists. With all mediums of art on display; oil, acrylic, watercolor, abstract and mixed-medium painting, photography, drawing, pastels, ceramics, metal sculptures, hand-made jewelry and so much more – The Art Factory is a “place where talent and appreciation meet”. Prices are as varied as the art it offers.  Layaway is available. Give the gift of class… Art classes that is!  Many art classes (for adults and children) are being offered. Visit us at TheArtFactoryofWhiteMills.com for more information.  Like us on Facebook at The Art Factory of White Mills.

The Art Factory of White Mills is open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. We are always seeking new artists.

Please call Jerry at 570 251-1181 for additional information.

“Winter Extravaganza”

“Winter Extravaganza”

Join us for our “Winter Extravaganza” on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 12 to 3, for our “free mini-workshops” (about 20 minutes each)…

  • These workshops are a prelude to classes that will begin in January.  Sample a taste of some of the classes that will be available in; photography, oil, acrylic, watercolor, and abstract painting, figure drawing, sketching, printing, and pastels, in addition to beading and wire wrapping.  Visit Face-book for approximate class times.
  • In addition, for the holidays we have a tremendous selection of hand-made, one-of-a-kind, reasonably priced art for your home, business, and all of your gift-giving needs!  Join us during this “Winter Extravaganza”!  Shop local and help us to support the incredible work of these talented artists!
  • The Art Factory is located at 736 Texas Palmyra Highway, Route 6, (2 buildings east of the post office) in White Mills.  For more information, call Jerry at 570 251-1181 or follow us on Facebook.  The gallery is open from 10 until 6, daily.
  •  Whether you are an artist or art enthusiast, you will love The Art Factory!  Located in White Mills, this gallery hosts more than 50 local artists.  It showcases fine art; landscape, portraiture, photography, stained glass, sculpture,  jewelry, and more.  In short, the 3,000 square foot factory has been transformed into a place “where talent and appreciation meet”!  Please come and visit “a community of artists who share their passion for the arts!”

 

 

“Young and Emerging Artists Showcase”

The Art Factory – “Young and Emerging Artists Showcase”

  • Attention Young and Emerging Artists! The Art Factory – an exciting new art gallery in White Mills, wants YOU to showcase your work at their “Young and Emerging Artists Showcase” – on Saturday, October 15th from 10am to 3pm.
  • The Art Factory is an exciting new “Artist Centered” Gallery where more than 50 artists are represented in 3,000 square foot of gallery space.
  • If you’re a high school art student and would like to show your work at this event, we want to meet you!
  • We’re excited to offer this free, outdoor event opportunity for upcoming artists to show their work, meet other artists – and get involved in our thriving local art community. Prizes will be awarded to the top three artists and one will be chosen to showcase their work in The Art Factory’s gallery.
  • If you would like to reserve your spot at the “Young and Emerging Artists Showcase” on October 15th, call Jerry Davis or Cindy Davis. OR stop in and see us at The Art Factory of White Mills at 736 Texas Palmyra Highway, Route 6, in White Mills.