Joy Taney is one of our best! There’s no doubt about that! This young lady has accomplished more in the past few years than many artists do in a lifetime. She’s a graduate of Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art and Design and a long-time professional comic book artist. She’s a muralist, graphic designer and painter as well as a musician with the popular Juggernaut String Band. Body painting is her newest passion and she is a master at that – Joy was recently season-finale winner of the Game Show Network’s “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint.” Multi-talented is a modest description of the Pocono Art Councils newest member of “Emerging Artists of 2017.”
Her recent foray into the Philadelphia art community has been overwhelmingly successful and this month Joy is presenting her second “featured artist” show at the HeadHouse in Philadelphia. Her body painting also keeps her very busy. It’s amazing she finds time to continue work on her webcomic, “Subconscity“. As Joy moves her inspiring story forward, she has her eyes set on eventually turning Subconscity into a standalone graphic novel. There’s no doubt she will make this happen!
Joy’s success in Philadelphia has not curtailed her work here in the Poconos, a place she loves and calls home. She continues to exhibit at the Pocono Arts Council and Origins Gallery and currently has a variety of pieces on exhibit at Northampton Community College as part of their ongoing “Emerging Artist” exhibition.
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Will Daskal’s work has been selected among the award winners for the 2017 Adult Student Exhibition for the Baum School of Art – Rodale Gallery. The exhibition continues through March 8th. 510 West Linden St., Allentown.