High School Artist Featured in The Great Wall of Honesdale

Western Wayne senior Sarah Collins featured high school artist on the Great Wall.

The Wayne County Arts Alliance held the grand opening of the 2022 Edition of THE GREAT WALL OF HONESDALE on June 4.

2022 marks the 7th edition of The Great Wall of Honesdale, which called for a theme of “Illumination”. The following artists were chosen for the Great Wall, their work was chosen from over 120 entries: Trudessa Batzel, Deirdre Bishop, Jill Carletti, Barbara Carpenito, Sarah Collins (Western Wayne), 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.

Details about the many area businesses and individuals who have donated to make The Great Wall of Honesdale possible are available on the website www.thegreatwallofhonesdale.com. The Wayne County Arts Alliance wants to thank their Patrons and Sponsors, including the Honesdale Area Jaycees, who have again sponsored a panel specifically for a student artist. Congratulations to our 2022 student artist Sarah Collins, a senior at Western Wayne High School.

Marguerite Fuller and Phyllis Chekenian, the new directors of The Great Wall of Honesdale, would like to thank past directors Paul Plumadore and Jim Tindell for their vision and hard work in making this beloved community project a great success. A special thank you goes to Glenn Khoury with Encore Outdoor Advertising, as well.

The Great Wall of Honesdale is a project of the Wayne County Arts Alliance and supported by local businesses who are credited on the website. It is estimated that 100,000 vehicles per week pass and view The Wall. Also on the website, view images from our previous six editions – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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 exhibit opened on June 4. It runs until July 1, 2022. Open gallery hours are Tuesdays 6:30- 8:30 PM, Fridays 5-7 PM, and Saturdays 3-7 PM, or by appointment.

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