Shavertown artist to display work at Penn State Wilkes-Barre May 13-27

For Dallas Post | May 3rd, 2016 3:43 pm

For Dallas Post

LEHMAN TWP. — Local artist Elisabeth Samanas will display her pyrography work in a solo show, “Burnt Impressions” from Friday, May 13, to Friday, May 27 in the Friedman Art Gallery at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Samanas will discuss her work during a “Meet the Artist” reception 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday May 13. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Shavertown, Samanas graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bloomsburg University in 2008. Her creative spirit started to soar in 2013 by experimenting with the natural medium of wood.

“God blessed me with talent and passion for creating realistic images on wood,” explains Samanas. “My pyrography art is a result of the natural connection between spirit and talent.”

Working mainly on hard maple and bass wood, Samanas uses a temperature-controlled tool with metal tips to burn the wood, creating the desired image. With each piece, Samanas strives to improve her skill and ability to create a work of art that produces a realistic experience for the viewer.

“Burnt Impressions” can be viewed by appointment by calling Sandra Race at 570-675-9252.

For more information, contact Rachel Rybicki, marketing communication specialist, at 570-675-9269 or

Information provided by Penn State Wilkes-Barre.