The Artspace Gallery, in Conjunction with The Pocono Arts Council, Hosting Exhibition of Paintings from ESU’s Strauser Gallery

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The Pocono Arts Council’s Artspace Gallery will host an exhibition of paintings on loan from the Grey and Linda Carter Collection of the Sterling Strauser Gallery at East Stroudsburg University.

The exhibition opens Friday, November 1, at 5 p.m. at the Artspace Gallery, located in the PoconoArts Cultural Center, 18 North 7th Street in Stroudsburg and will continue through November 16.

ESU is loaning out about 30 superb Strausers as well as approximately 10 pieces from The Strauser Circle, including works by Dorothy Strauser, Jack Savitsky, Charlie Dieter, Ironsides Pry and Joseph Polinsky.

“The artwork brings a new level of sophistication to Artspace, the area’s premier, public fine art gallery,” said Laura Goss, executive director of the Pocono Arts Council. “We are excited to be working in cooperation with ESU to make this show happen.”

The Sterling Strauser Gallery at ESU, which opened in May of 2012 and is on the third floor of the university’s Innovation Center, features the works of Strauser, who lived and painted in East Stroudsburg from 1928 to 1995. The Gallery’s initial collection was made possible thanks to a generous donation of 114 of Strauser’s paintings by the Carters, philanthropists and ardent art dealers. In 1964, after meeting Sterling Strauser, Grey Carter began buying and selling works of art to meet his desire to acquire an art collection. His gift to ESU was intended to honor his longtime friend.

“The beauty of this is that it brings the works that are in our gallery, out to the public,” said Rich Staneski, ESU’s retired vice president of administration and finance who is on the steering committee for the Strauser Gallery.

The Artspace Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call the Pocono Arts Council at 570-476-4460.