Luke Yocum

As you may have heard, Luke Yocum, an artist who lived for a time in Williamsport and who had a studio at the Pajama Factory, passed away the other day in New Orleans. Luke was vivacious and colorful, like his paintings. He will be missed.

Please consider making a donation of any amount to help his family bring him home and lay him to rest.

(Shared gofundme post from John Yocum)

My brother & best friend passed away on December 15th. He was only 35 years old and resided in New Orleans Louisiana. He grew up in a rural Pennsylvania town but always had big city dreams. He spent the last 17 years of his life living by the brush as a starving artist. The world will seem quite plain without his talent & creativity.

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PortObserver.com

There’s an excellent new blog in town, one with a heavy emphasis on art and entertainment, which is, of course, something very near and dear to our hearts: PortObserver.com.

Started by Pajama Factory alumnus Matthew Parrish, it contains some very high quality writing in a format that allows them to dig deeper and find the story behind the story. Case in point is this piece on Tim Miller’s piece at Converge Gallery.

Go read that piece and put the site in your list of daily-read bookmarks. After that, head over to their Facebook page and click “like”.

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