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First Posted: 11/14/2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 19 to 25, 2014

Franklin Street Sleuths, the mystery-book group discusses “The Fleet Street Murders” by Charles Finch. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Black White Color, an exhibit of new works by artist Mary Lou Steinberg including large, handmade paper castings, non-objective acrylic paintings and abstracted chair portraits. Opens Nov. 21 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues through Saturday, Jan. 3 with hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.

Holiday Art Auction, original high-quality works by regional artists in a wide variety of mediums. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. $40 includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, open bar and live music by Friends of Doug Smith. 570-969-1040.

Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “The Nature of Things” by the Roman philosopher Lucretius. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24. 570-675-2171.

Teen Reading Lounge, a game of Capture the Flag (dress warmly!) followed by a discussion of “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth. Open to ages 12 to 18. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. 570-474-9313.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Flight of Fancy: Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds, a solo exhibit by Scranton artist Chala Jan. Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through Sunday, Nov. 23 with hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-348-6211.

Latin America Through the Lens: A Compassionate Look Back at Our Future, photographs by photojournalist and human rights activist Linda Panetta. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, 815 Linden St., University of Scranton. Through Wednesday, Nov. 26 with hours 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 11:30 p.m. Sundays. 570-941-4000.

Sublimity-45, 45 12×12-inch panels created with graphite, acrylic, oil and mixed mediums by Leigh Pawling. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Saturday, Nov. 29 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Coloring Outside the Lines, a group show by artists in the Pennsylvania Art Education Association including Meghan and Michele Russo, Kayla Collura, John Craunakis and others. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Saturday, Nov. 29 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Wooden Scroll Art, by self-taught artist Jim Thomas. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Tuesday, Dec. 2 with gallery hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. Closed Nov. 11, 27-29. 570-629-3061.

Waterworks, photographs by Alison Maslow and fused glass art by Bill Zack and Maria Livrone. Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Continues through Friday, Dec. 5 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-5589.

Illustration II: A Sampler of American Golden Age Illustration, a range of styles in vintage illustration and early animation by Norman Rockwell, Dean Cornwell, James Montgomery Flagg, Herbert Morton Stoops, Franklin Booth, Walt Disney Studios and more. Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through Sunday, Dec. 7 with gallery 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. 570-348-6211.

Chicks with Balls, paintings by award-winning, nationally known artist Judy Takacs depicting strength, courage and success of unsung heroines in everyday life. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Tuesday, Dec. 9 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

Salvador Dali Exhibit, including “The Divine Comedy,” a series of 40 colorful woodblock prints interpreting Dante’s work; and “Dali: The Halsman Photographs,” surrealistic images of Dali by photographer Philippe Halsman. Also: “Musings of a Private Collector,” including oil paintings, etchings and prints. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through Wednesday, Dec. 10 with gallery 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.

Emerging Artists Exhibition, the 12th invitational coordinated by artist Sue Hand with works by area high school students. Through Friday, Dec. 12. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Faculty Exhibition 2014, works by 11 artists including Richard A. Fuller (in tribute), Jean C. Adams, Sharon Cosgrove, Beverly Glennon, Herbert Simon, Mary Lou Steinberg, Sara Moore and more. Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Through Sunday, Dec. 14 with hours noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 570-408-4325.

Sacred Symbols in Sequins, works by skilled Haitian flag makers that form mosaics of religious imagery of Europe and America as well as symbols brought from Africa centuries ago by captive slaves. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Monday, Dec. 29 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.

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night! A family-oriented exhibit of playful dinosaurs created by Refe and Susan Tuma. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Monday, Dec. 29 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.

The Art of Barry Everson, paintings capturing the beauty and serenity of nature including local landscapes. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Continues through Wednesday, Dec. 31. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.

The Germans in Luzerne County, an exhibit exploring the history, culture and contributions of German immigrants of the 19th century. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4. 570-823-6244.

Wedding Gowns of Wyoming Valley, traditions from the 18th century to the present including dresses and accessories from the museum’s collection. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4. 570-823-6244.