We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Mel Wolk has agreed to be the Artist-in-Residence at The Gathering Place.    


Dr. Mel Wolk is a retired Pediatrician and Pediatric Allergist. He is a self-taught photographer who graduated from the New York Institute of Photography. He had been a free- lance photographer with Pennsylvania Magazine for twenty years. He produced a food calendar and many other images for Browntrout Publications, and his images have appeared in Country Living, Popular Photography, and Gourmet Magazine.

     Past exhibits in juried art shows have included Stroudsburg, Clarks Summit, and Scranton galleries. Solo exhibits were at the Trolley Museum, Tudor Gallery and the Artists for Artists Gallery in Scranton.

     A photo-digital interpretation won him a place in a juried show at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Because of his interest in antique and junk cars, he had a solo show at the Antique Automobile Museum in Hershey, PA.

     For the past few years, he has extended his work into Abstract and Expressionistic art. The use of found objects enhanced with vivid colors has since won him places in juried shows at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut, and the Robertson Art And Science Center in Binghamton, NY. His most recent entry was at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

     Dr. Wolk’s exhibit at The Gathering Place will feature his abstract and expressionistic work. His devotion to art is shown in his own words: “Without imagination  you would have no creativity; without creativity, you would have no art; without art you would have no culture; without culture, you would have no thinking; without thinking, you would have no imagination.”

     One of Dr. Wolk’s favorite quotes is from Salvatore Dali, “ The world will never have enough outrageous!”