First Posted: 3/13/2015
THIS WEEK: March 18 to 24, 2015
The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery group discusses “The Red House Mystery” by A.A. Milne. 6:30 p.m. March 19. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Writers Group. All genres and levels of writing are welcome. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 19. Age 18 and older. Free. 570-996-1500.
Dash, Devour & Drink, a new book club that stretches your mind as well as your legs. Take a walk/run around West Pittston while discussing “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. Followed by a beverage recipe that compliments the book. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 4:15 p.m. March 20. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.
Abstraction, pastels, sculpture, charcoal and oil paintings by abstract artist Jeremy Petrachonis. Through April 17 with a Meet the Artist reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 20. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
CD Signing, with Bill Bachman, writer and producer of the old-time radio drama about the Lattimer Massacre of 1897. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 20. 570-829-4210.
Book Signing, with Dr. Laurel Ginsburgh, author of “In Doc We Trust.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. March 21. 570-829-4210.
An Afternoon with the Authors, a gathering of writers who have published books about local history. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 2 p.m. March 22. Free. 570-636-2070.
Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Seagull” by Anton Chekov. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. March 23. 570-675-2171.
Science Book Group, a discussion of “In the Goldilocks Planet” by Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams about how the Earth’s climate has changed over its 4.5-billion-year history. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 24. 570-829-4210.
Trompe L’Oeil (fool the eye) Exhibit, 40 works by 12 artists including William Yenkevich. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Through March 22 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 13. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary, drawings, paintings and objects made within the last 30 years by inmates of penitentiaries in six states, curated by prison-arts instructor Phyllis Kornfeld. Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, March 13 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Third Friday Event: Celebrating the Chinese New Year, an exhibit of paintings in the Buddhist tradition by Andrea Nerozzi. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through March 14 with hours 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 570-288-1020.
Baroque and Renaissance (in the Contemporary), selections from the Maslow Collection that express references to Baroque or Renaissance art including works by Roger Boyce, Steven Campbell, Valerie Jaudon, Robert Jessup and David Reed. Maslow Study Center, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through March 23 with hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-348-6278.
Art Exhibit, new enamel tile works along with old favorites by artist Jenn Bell. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through March 28 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
March Exhibit, prints inspired by the legend of St. Patrick by Kevin McCloskey along with sculpture and paintings by Veronica Lawlor, Chris Spollen, Tim Butler and Sardar Kestay. Through March 28 at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Wildlife and Scenic Photography by Joan and Jim Borden including eagles, moose, elk, ducks and owls taken throughout the Northeast United States and Canada. Through March 31 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Two Ways, black-and-white photographs of Atlanta-based photographer Sky Kim which interpret the urban landscape. Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through March 31 with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-510-5028.
The Korean War, memorabilia from the war along with replicas of a memorial statue being sculpted by Steve Colley, to be installed in Dunmore. Earnshow Gallery, Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through March 31. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
The Photographic Process, photos printed in a variety of processes as well as drawings and works in other media by regional artists including Michele Geiser of Shavertown. Through April 3 at the Stairwell Gallery, The Moose Exchange, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Hours vary; call 570-317-2596.
Some of My Favorite Things, watercolors and hand-built ceramics by artist Linda Keck including scenes of Venice, florals and dog portraits. Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Through April 3 with hours 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 570-288-8386.
A Cool Look at the Ice Industry, a celebration of winter and the tradition of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains through historic artifacts and images. Through April 26 at Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; until 5 p.m. as of April 4. 570-340-5200.
Jose Luis Corella: Paintings, a realism exhibit by a rising star of the contemporary Spanish art scene whose works are so detailed, they appear to be photographs. Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through April 26 with hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-674-6250.
Exceptional Art — Exceptional Artists, colorful new works created by artists of the Deutsch Institute’s Verve Vertu Art Studio. Speech-Language Pathology Department, John J. Passan Hall, Lower Campus, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through April 30 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-674-8255.
Where Will You Travel Next? Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, 32 art works providing a visual tour of lands and locations frequented by artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries including England, France, Germany and Austria. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 8 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-346-7186.
World War II: Luzerne County Answers the Call, photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and more tracing the role played by local resident in World War II, both on the homefront and the war front. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 29 with hours noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4, $2 children. 570-822-1727.
The Endless Mountains Spirit, works in clay by artists who frequented the farm of Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn. March 21 to May 8 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 18. Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-348-6278.
Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Show, the 34th annual event with works by students in grades 7 to 12 from Dallas, Lake-Lehman, Tunkhannock and Northwest school districts. Opens March 22 with a reception 1 to 4 p.m. at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Continues through April 28 with hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-675-5094.
How Hazleton Inspired My Art and My Painting, a talk by Michael Apichella, former Hazleton resident now living in Europe. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. 7 p.m. March 27. $10. 570-817-1075.
Senior Art Exhibition, a group show by majors in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, painting and sculpture. Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. March 28 to April 26 with hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-348-6278.
Artist Celebration, a showcase of art works by the top 10 visual artists from WVIA-TV’s 2014-15 “Artist of the Week” program. Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. April 3 to 25 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 10. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-5589.
Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nanette Burti, a series of vessels exploring the feminine spirit by the Dalton artist. Opens April 13 with a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. April 17 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, May 1 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Children’s Art Exhibit, works by artists in kindergarten through 12th grade. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 3 p.m. April 26. 570-693-1364.
Student Exhibition, works by students created both independently and in art classes. Opens Monday, May 4 with a reception scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. on May 8. Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through May 15 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Call for Art. The Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton is seeking 4” by 6” pieces of art to be sold for $50 at its Art Sale and Fundraiser June 26 to 28. Deadline for submission: June 1. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.