Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department to offer panel discussion


SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council will present Performance for a Living, a free panel discussion from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center.

The panel features local artists who work in the performance arts field. Conor O’Brien is an actor, producer and co-founder of The Scranton Fringe Festival who has performed in Kansas City, Missouri, Philadelphia, New York, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Doug Smith has been a full-time musician since 1984 playing concerts, festivals, night clubs, resorts, public schools and universities.

Photographer Alex Seeley is a fine arts photographer with a background in photojournalism and a passion for concert photography. His work has been featured in group and single exhibitions at galleries including AFA Gallery and Artworks.

The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with music, featuring Smith and Jim Waltich.

The goal of the program is to provide strategies for artists who want to work in the performing arts field and to also educate the general public about what it is like to be a performing artist in Lackawanna County, Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.2 million, which is used to enrich the quality of life in the community. The department offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops and lectures and also oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

Contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570-963-6590, ext. 102, or email with any questions or to make a reservation.