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First Posted: 2/1/2015

THIS WEEK: Feb. 11 to 17, 2015

Blind Date with a Book. Stop by the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston; the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top or the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre throughout the month of February and pick up a “Blind Date” book wrapped in brown paper. You may fall in love with a new author or win a prize if you “rate your date.” 570-287-2013 or 570-474-9313 or 823-0156.

Wyoming County Reads, the annual county-wide book-discussion series with this year’s selections “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller and “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. With free discussions and lectures at the Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 570-996-1500. Events include:

  • “The Language of Absurdity and the Bureaucracy of War.” 7 p.m. Feb. 11.
  • “The Things They Carried,” lecture by Dr. Daniel Fraustino of the University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 18.
  • “Catch-22: The Movie,” a discussion with John Tindell of Northampton Community College. 7 p.m. Feb. 25.
  • “Catch-22,” a free showing of the 1970 film based on the book. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. March 4.

Downton Abbey Group, a discussion of the happenings and characters on the popular PBS series. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 p.m. Mondays through March 2 with a special Downton Abbey Tea closing out the Season Five event. 570-693-1364.

Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group. Coffee served. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Free. 570-823-0156.

Fill-a-Bag Book Sale. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14. $5. 570-693-1364.

Buddy Wakefield: Riled Up and Wasted on Light, the three-time spoken-word world champion along with the Breaking Ground Poets. TwentyFiveEight Studios, Rear 703 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Feb. 14. $15. 570-290-8258.

Dickens Book Group, a discussion of chapters 5 through 7 of “Little Dorrit.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Feb. 17. 570-829-4210.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Landscape Exhibit, with works by Nicolene Fulton, Steve Kager, Mircea Rotaru-Putna, Gail Zambor and Sophia Byorek. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Through Feb. 15 with hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.

Selections from the Art Collections, recent works on paper including photographs and prints drawn from the Suraci and Maslow collections. Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through Feb. 22 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.

Marchers of the Movement, an exhibit by photographer Jim Gavenus focusing on social injustice, civil rights and the human condition. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through Feb. 26 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Nature’s View, a photography exhibit by The Older Adult Learning Center Photo Club. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Feb. 27: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.

Jackson and Simon Exhibit, ethereal landscapes by Morgan Simon and both whimseical and realistic still lifes and portraits by Nicholson artist Ben Jackson. Through Feb. 28 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie showings. 570-996-1500.

February Exhibit, works by Scott Mitchell Putesky and Michael X Rose (“a painter of doom, horror and doubt”). Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through Feb. 28 with gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.

The Civil War Horse, an art-and-photography exhibit by Diane Grant Czajkowski in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Hoyt Library, 248 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Through Feb. 28 with hours: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-2013.

Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition for Northeast Pennsylvania, award-winning works by regional students. Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through March 1 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.

Fantastic Universe: Fusing Fantasy and Reality, works by Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist Joan Miro, internationally noted as one of the most talented Surrealist painters. Also: “Morrell Devlin: Photography — Frozen Flowers,” using the science of freezing flowers to examine the escaping frozen bubble trails. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through March 7 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.

Faculty and Alumni Art Exhibit. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through March 10 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

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 March 13 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.

First Friday 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.

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.

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.

FUTURE

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.

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.

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.

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.