Connecting and Engaging Through Art In Our Community

The Hexagon Project and its Executive Director Beth Burkhauser have been buzzing with activity by participating within the community at various events throughout the month of June. The Hexagon Project had a presence at three wonderful and different events where people stopped by to create art and connect.

Arts THRIVE held in Carbondale was a fun event sponsored by the group Women to Women: THRIVE, who are a group of women who meet to THRIVE! They teach, help, reach, invest, value and encourage within their group and our community!

The event featured fun, educational and interactive activities with artists, artisans and vendors from fine arts, visual arts, culinary arts, mixed media, healing arts, painting, photography and more!

Many thanks to our volunteers Nicole Delevan and Randy Williams for representing the Hexagon Project!

The 2022 Arts on Fire Festival held at the Scranton Iron Furnaces featured hot metal, music, food, and history. The Hexagon Project partnered with the Arts on Fire Festival and the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Director Bode Morin in conjunction with Steamtown Railfest. This was the first partnership event since 2019. To learn more, click here.

Artist and sculpture professor Brian Glaze, Chair of the Albright College Art Department, fired up his cupola furnace and melted iron to reenact Scranton’s Industrial past at the Historic Iron Furnaces.

Thanks goes to Keystone College Professor Emeritus Cliff Prokop who created the Hexagon mold for the scratch blocks.

And a special thank you to DeDe Tersteeg and Jack White who volunteered during the day.

Freedom and perseverance were the focus of this year’s Juneteenth Celebration in Scranton organized by nonprofit organization Black Scranton Project. The Juneteenth Block Party was a celebration of the cultural achievements of Black Americans and time to commend the collective efforts of our local activists, leaders, and community for supporting the development of the BSPCAC. People gathered in the community to dance, listen to Black artists, speakers, and activists while also learning how to take action through art. Another reason for celebration was the marking of Black Scranton’s third-year anniversary.