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First Posted: 10/4/2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 8 to 14, 2014

Writers Group, for all genres and levels of writing. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. 570-996-1500.

Norman Mailer Society Annual Conference, with free writing workshops available to the public. Choose from “Writing the Novel,” “Writing Memoir,” “Poetry — Prosody and Performance” or “Writing a Screenplay.” Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Registration at cwriting@wilkes.edu.

Book Signing with Bryan Kollar, author of “The Memory Machine,” about a crime-solving superhero. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. 570-693-1364.

Storytelling Festival, with activities for the whole family including Harry Potter readings, a workshop for poets, “Fairytales: A Story Through Dance,” book making with master bookbinder Hedi Kyle, pop-up books, book crafts for toddlers, storytime with therapy dogs and more. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. 570-585-8113.

Walking Dead Group, a discussion of the previous night’s telecast of the post-apocalyptic drama based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13. 570-693-1364.

EXHIBITS

Visual Arts Exhibit and cocktail reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship. With works by previous recipients Steven Alexander, John Bromberg, William Chickillo, Mark Chuck, Vincent Cianni, Robert Griffith, Pamela Joseph, Earl Lehman, Karl Neuroth, Pamela Parsons, Robert Stark, William Tersteeg, Sally Tosti and 2014 recipient Jason Urban. Skylake Gallery, Route 407, Fleetville. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. 570-945-7000.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

This American Life, an exhibit of paintings depicting culture, identity and daily life in America by regional artists John Clark, Debbie Baer and Michael Hockenbury. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Thursday, Oct. 16 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

Explorations, new works by watercolor artist Sabine Thomas. Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Through Friday, Oct. 17 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.

Emerging Artists Exhibition, the 12th invitational coordinated by artist Sue Hand with works by area high school students. Through Friday, Oct. 31 with a Meet the Artists Reception scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. 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.

Illustration I: Good Work, an art invitational with 57 internationally known illustrators submitting one favorite work each. Through Sunday, Oct. 19 at the 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. 570-348-6211.

Endless Quilts, an exhibit of watercolors by Sabine Thomas depicting scenes from the annual “Airing of the Quilts” event in Tunkhannock. Endless Mountains Council of the Arts, 302 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through Sunday, Oct. 26 with hours 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. 570-836-3622.

Best Art Show Ever!! A variety of art by Stephanie Spotts from watercolors to woodcraft. Through Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.

WYSO: The Coal Connection, the art of Frank Wysochansky, whose paintings and sculptures document the life and work of anthracite coal miners and their families in the 20th century. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. Through Friday, Oct. 31 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-963-4804.

A Distant Mirror: Urban Fragments of the Scenic Susquehanna’s North Branch Capital, 1865-1965, a limited photographic record of unique architectural places within the urban fabric of Wilkes-Barre’s central historic district by architect Kyle Kinsman. Circle Center for the Arts, Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Oct. 31 with hours 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Cider Painters of America, the 2014 international exhibit of miniature art. Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Through Friday, Oct. 31 with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-5589.

Welcome to the Marcellus, sculpture works by Nikki Moser inspired by the drilling and fracking in the Endless Mountains region. Also: paintings by Ed Parkinson and Judith Youshock. Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through Saturday, Nov. 1 with gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.

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 Monday, Nov. 3 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Artistic Journeys, an exhibit of recent works by students from the Nina Davidowitz Art Studio in Shavertown including Tish Last, Beth Ruckno Black, Sally Rothstein, Stephanie Williams, Allison Ball, John Klimchak and more. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, Nov. 8 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-0518.

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 but closed Oct. 11-13. 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Civil War Experience Mural, painted by Joann Raynis on the front windows of the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Through March 2015. 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.

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, 2015 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-674-8255.