Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our deepest sympathies go to...

Joy Landmessers family. Joy, a very special soul has passed on into the heavenly realm. We will miss her greatly. Joy will be remembered for her beautiful artwork, and her joyful spirit. Joy had the best sense of humor and always made us smile. She loved to dance and create. Her soul is dancing and creating among the stars....... We Love you Joy!


Verve Vertu thanks each and every one of you for your support and appreciation of all our amazing artists and their beautiful and inspiring artwork! We thank you and wish you the best of everything in this coming year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Solstice: A Celebration...

Please join us on First Friday, December 7th from 6-9pm at Artworks Gallery & Studio 503 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 Solstice: A Celebration PDDC / Artworks / Verve Vertu Artwork will be displayed Dec. 7 through January 24 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 11am-3pm Events are free and open to the public. 570-207-1815

Monday, December 3, 2012


Wednesday, December 5th, noon-3 p.m. at the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas, PA / 866-851-4243 Featuring artwork by: Verve Vertu, Lake-Lehman High School, Penn State Wilkes-Barre and Live Holiday Music! During the show, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and tour Masonic Village's apartments and villas.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Join us in celebrating the Holiday Season with music and light refreshments! We are having our open house on: Thursday, December 13, 2012 From 12:00-3:00 Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UPDATED - Verve Vertu Holiday Closing...

We will be closed for the Holiday Season from: Monday, December 24th thru Tuesday, January 1st. We will resume normal schedule and re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays to All!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Visit our Holiday Market! It will be held at Art Seen, which is located on Public Square in Wilkes Barre, on Friday, November 9th from 12:00-5:30. Find the perfect Holiday Gifts, for all on your list! Art Seen is filled with a variety of beautiful artwork, artwear, jewelry, pillows and much, much more in all price ranges. Verve Vertu has art for sale there. Enjoy!

Monday, October 15, 2012

PADES - PA Disability Employment Summit

Gwen, Chelsea, Lauren, Josh, Jen, Lauren, Pam, Selena, and Patrick attended the PADES Conference on October 4-6, 2012. Verve Vertu displayed artwork which was so appreciated by all the attendees. All the artists gave a little speech and Jen and Patrick got an award for their artwork acceptance into the "2013 Works For Me Calendar." Verve Vertu staff and artists all had a lovely dinner and made new friends and wonderful memories.


Deutsch Institute Celebrity Brunch presents "Christmas in New York." Sunday, November 11, 2012 at St. Mary's Center, Mifflin Ave., Scranton Continuous Serving 9am-1pm Adults $25.00, Deutsch Consumer: $20.00, Children 5-12 years: $10.00 (4 & Under Free) / 570-348-1968

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Visit from the Clowns!

We had a fun and entertaining visit from the awesome clowns from the Ringling Bros. Circus today (9/17)!! They juggled, gave out clown noses and stickers and put on a great show for the artists. Erin volunteered bravely for the juggling act and did a great job!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Harford Fiber Festival September 8 & 9

We displayed at the Harford Fiber Festival this past weekend. We would like to share some photos. Enjoy!

Annual Disabilities Conference, September 27, 2012

We will be creating the tablescapes for the Annual Disabilities Conference at the University of Scranton on September 27, 2012.

PADES - PA Disability Employment Summit Oct. 4-6, 2012

We will be attending and displaying at the PA Disability Employment Summit on October 4-6, 2012 Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA. 570-970-7739 Registration required.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Baily Circus Painting created by Verve Vertu...

The studio’s most recent commission has just been completed. We designed and created a 5’ x 6’ foot mural depicting the Barnum & Baily Circus. It will be used as an advertising vehicle to promote the November event at Mohegan Sun. It will be viewed at many local businesses in the community. At this time it is at the YMCA in Wilkes Barre. We are proud of all of our artists who worked on it! We had so much fun. Right now it is displayed at the YMCA in Wilkes Barre. September 15 & 16 it will be at the Dallas Harvest Festival. Then it will be displayed at the West Pittston Library and the Everhart Museum in Scranton (dates TBD).

Monday, August 20, 2012

Verve Vertu will be vending at the "Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Nineth Annual Fiber Festival"

We will be at the Nineth Annual Fiber Festival at the Harford Fairgrounds, Harford, PA, September 8 & 9, 2012. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission is $3.00 for each person over 12 years old. See you there!

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health & Developmental Services Event

Verve Vertu was enlisted to create a sign depicting the new name change for the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health & Develomental Services name change event. This event was held at the Luzerne County Courthouse on July 25, 2012. Here are some photos:

Photos of Ogunquit, Maine July 2012

The Artists had a wonderful time in Ogunquit, Maine this July. They enjoyed beautiful scenary, weather, food and great company. Lovely artwork was created by all in serene and beautiful outdoor settings. Here are a few photos to enjoy...

Congratulations to the Artists Accepted into Bryn Mawr!

Congratulations to all the artists that sumitted artwork into the juried event at Bryn Mawr! The artists that were accepted into this event are: Jen Carey - "Liquid Rainbow," Patrick Cleary - "Beadweaver," Pam Gregory - "Sunset 1976," Lauren Jones - "Peace, Tranquility & Harmony," Billy Sukus - "26 Fe Iron," and Karen Trzcinski "Cupcake Quilt." Congratulations! We are proud of all the Artists!
Liquid Rainbow by Jen Carey
Beadweaver by Patrick Cleary
Sunset 1976 by Pam Gregory
Peace, Tranquility, & Harmony by Lauren Jones
26 Fe Iron by Billy Sukus
Cupcake Quilt by Karen Trzcinski We are proud of all the Artists!

Barnes & Noble "Art in the Cafe" titled TEXTURE & TEXT...

Verve Vertu will be displaying artwork at Barnes & Noble, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. We will be displaying "Texture & Text" from September 1-30, 2012. Stop by and enjoy!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


We will be vending at Eagles Mere, PA this weekend August 11 & 12. The show will be in the center of town in a park. 9-5:00 See you there!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


We are pleased to say Jennifer Carey's piece, "Natures Terracotta," and Patrick Cleary's "God Bless USA," has been chosen as two of the featured pieces for "2013 Works For Me Calendar." This is the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 - Works For Me Calendar Project. Employment Solutions for People with Disabilities. Artwork was submitted from all over the state of PA. Congratulations Jen & Patrick!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Our goal is to be at Farmers' Market every Thursday starting June 28th. (Please call to confirm that we will be there in case of increment weather or short staffed.) Hours:10 am to 4 pm

Monday, June 4, 2012

Verve Vertu has been juried into the "2012 Arts & Craft Festival" in Eagles Mere, PA. It will be held on August 11 & 12, 2012. The hours are from 9 am to 5 pm on both days. For more information go to See you there!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In Memory of Szu Van Wong...

This photo was taken on a trip to Longwood Gardens. We were blessed to have Szu Van Wong with us that day. We will always remember the joy he brought to our studio. Szu Van will be greatly missed by all.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Exceptional Art-Exceptional Artists May 3, 2012

The Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Misericordia University is pleased to host the second Exceptional Art-Exceptional Artists, an exciting show featuring arwork created by individuals with disabilities. Wine and Cheese Reception on Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5-8 pm. Misericordia University, Passan Hall on the 2nd Floor of the College of Health Sciences Building, 100 Lake St., Dallas. Please contact Michelle Donato for information/invites to RSVP 570-674-8255 or

Join Us -"INTERWEAVING CREATIVITY" Performance & Art Exhibit Friday, March 16th!

Verve Vertu Deutsch Institute Welcomes You To: Interweaving Creativity! Downtown Arts/Arts Youniverse, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre / Join us in the Sharing of Community Talents! Performance 6:00-7:00 (In the Artuary), with reception to follow. Call 570-208-5305

Deutsch Institute Artist Escape to the Sea

Deutsch Institute Artist Escape to the Sea has been plannned, and the artists will be off to Ogunquit, Maine on July 29-August 2, 2012. This will provide a wonderful opportunity for the artists to exerience un pliene air (painting outdoors) and to be inspired by the beauty of Perkins Cove.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Verve Vertu Artwork donated to WVIA for their Annual Fundraising Event...

This piece is titled “Solar Energy” and is a mixed media piece. It is valued at $300.00 and was created for the WVIA Auction by the Verve Vertu Artists.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD 2012, 2-6PM / Celebrating Differences Film Festival & Arts Exhibit

Kick-Off Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Month with The Arc of Delaware County and the Delaware County Office of Intellectual Disabilities. Where: Delaware County Community College (DCCC) 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063 Musical Performances, Films, Art Exhibitors and more! Free to the Public Contact: Verve Vertu will be selling and exhibiting our artwork...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, Join us for "The Proclimation Reading" at the Luzerne County Courthouse in the Rotunda.

March 6th, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Month Ceremony Luzerne County Courthouse in the Rotunda / Time 11:00am Newly elected Luzerne County Council will declare March Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Luzerne County, at a brief public ceremony.


Downtown Arts/Arts Youniverse, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre / Join usin the Sharing of Community Talents! Performance 6:00-7:00 (In the Artuary), with reception to follow. Call 570-208-5305

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


We would like to congratulate Josh Schlegel and Billy Sukus! A piece of Josh's artwork titled, "Flight Over Flowers" was sold at Bryn Mawr which was a juried event. Billy Sukus sold "Sunblock." Congratulations also, to all the artists who were accepted into the event this past summer.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice - February 18, 2012 11:00-2:00

Join the fun at Clarks Summit Festival of Ice on February 18, 2012. Verve Vertu will have our artwork exhibited and for sale at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Making Music!

Kathleen Godwin so kindly gifted Josh Schlegel a Ukulele! Josh was overjoyed to start tapping into a new creative outlet and explore his musical self. Josh and Kathleen plucking away....

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Ballroom Dancing for special needs dancers. Parent/staff/companion must remain with dancer. Instructors: Jill & Gehred Wetzel. Great Fun, Good Exercise! 4 Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 25 & May 2. 6:00 to 7:00 pm Clarks Green United Methodist Church, Glenburn Road, Clarks Green Call Dori Waters at 570-954-6650

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Verve Vertu Art Schedule

VERVE VERTU ART CLASSES 47 N. Franklin Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18701 570-208-5305 Verve Vertu is an arts apprenticeship that taps into the creative energy of individuals with special needs. Verve Vertu Studio classes encompass a wide range of mediums, in which unique whimsical art pieces are created. Watercolors, acrylic, fibers, batik and wool needle felting are some of the mediums used. Studio time is Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Scheduling is flexible with 1 hour to a full day of classes. The cost for a one hour class is $18.00 Studio hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - Monday thru Thursday Wednesday evening class - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm There are opportunities for group workshops. Available upon request. Classes are flexible. Thank you for your interest!