PaPA (Parker and Parker Art) is back

 - PaPA (Parker and Parker Art) is back!

Yvonne Parker just returned from her critically acclaimed solo-exhibition, “Transformations,” at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Museum in Palm Beach, Fla., just in time to open PaPA for the 2013 season.

PaPA is an art and cultural center, located in a 33,000 square foot rehabilitated silk mill in White Mills.

The first exhibition this season is entitled, “From Russia with Love.” The public is invited to the opening reception on June 22 from 5-7 p.m, sponsored by Imperial Brands, Inc.

Eight artists have been selected from across what was formerly known as the Soviet Union to participate in this versatile exhibition.

Ron Parker, one of the owners of PaPA, made two extensive trips to Moscow and St. Petersburg, visiting museums, galleries and artist’s studios. Over 55 paintings were acquired and the highlights of his selection are currently on display in the gallery. Yvonne Parker’s careful curating of this exhibition focuses on the theme of love in all of its forms—romantic, familial, brotherly and patriotic.

The featured artists are Chemiakin, Dulfan, Erte, Kochin, Minsky and Pakomov.

All of them are in important private collections/museums and each artist has made a unique contribution to international art.

Two additional Russian artists’ works on display are by friends of the Parkers, Andrei Protsouk and Dimitri Semakov. Protsouk, originally from the Ukraine, moved with his wife Marika to Stroudsburg. A recurring theme in Protsouks' painting is romantic love.

Fourteen of his works will be included portraying all of the excitement and passion of romantic love. He will be at the opening reception and offer some observations about his art.

The exhibition includes over 50 works of art showing the true international perspective of art. Love knows no boundaries, no country.

Yvonne Parker said, “This is the first time outside of NYC that these paintings have been exhibited and the cumulative effect is a visual feast.”

PaPA (Parker and Parker Art) is an Art & Cultural Center, located at 737 Texas Palmyra Hwy (on Route 6, four miles west of Hawley) in White Mills, PA 18473, Tel.570.296.5055, www.papa18473.com