First Posted: 9/10/2014
THIS WEEK: Sept. 17 to 23, 2014
A Creative Non-Fiction Panel Night, with writers Sam Chiarelli, Vicki Mayk and Sandra Snyder. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. 570-287-2013.
The Franklin Street Sleuths, a discussion of “Behold, Here’s Poison” by Georgette Heyer. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. 570-823-0156.
Ignatian Values in Action, a talk by Jay Sullivan, author of “Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphange Edge,” about his experiences being big brother to 250 Jamaican orphans. Byron Recreation Complex, 1200 Ridge Row, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free. 570-941-4399.
Writers Group, for all genres and levels of writing. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. 570-996-1500.
Book Signing, with C.E. Young, author of “Hiker and the Stranger,” a post-apocalyptic tale of good versus evil. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-829-4210.
Book Signing, with Thomas Lipovsky, author of “The Slovakian,” a story of two Slovak lovers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire who immigrate to America. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. Noon Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-829-4210.
Writing Workshop, themed exercises sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22. 570-675-2171.
Science Book Group, a discussion of “Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn” by Amanda Gefter. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. 570-829-4210.
Book Signing, with Bryan Kollar, author of “The Memory Machine.” Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-474-9313.
Book Signing, with Gregory Ross, author of “You Never Know Where the Road May Lead You,” a true love story about one family’s stuggle in Texas before it joined the Union. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-829-4210.
Biography Book Group, a discussion of “Taking the Lead,” by Derek Hough of “Dancing with the Stars.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. 570-829-4210.
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: The Key to Bringing America Back to Order, a presentation by award-winning author John Horvat II (“Return to Order”). St. Mary’s Center, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. 570-239-3363.
Stories from Inside Prison, poetry and life stories by formerly incarcerated youth associated with the Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Free. 570-941-7498.
Written in the Czech Language, photographs, original art and illustrated travel-journal and essay excerpts by students and faculty from a recent trip to the Czech Republic. Closing reception 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley, 213 S. Seventh Ave., Scranton. 570-963-6730.
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. Opens Friday, Sept. 19 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. at Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues 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.
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. Opens Friday, Sept. 19 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Also: an artist’s talk 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Circle Center for the Arts, Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Oct. 31.
Learning from Uganda, photographs taken by students and teachers on a recent trip to study education models in Africa. Through Friday, Sept. 26 with a reception scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 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.
Considering the Kylix: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form, more than 50 re-creations of the ancient ceremonial wine cup or chalice by 45 artists using metal, wood, glass, clay, beading, felt, fibers, jewels and mixed media. With a Curator Talk 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, followed by a reception at 7 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Mahady 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.
Zuni Buffaloman, clayworks from the last 20 years by Gary Grossman. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 with music by Robbie Walsh and Ward Roe. Moscow Clayworks, 223 N. Main St., Moscow. Continues through the fall. 570-357-1627.
Pablo Picasso: 25 Years of Limited Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection, 46 original ceramic plates, bowls and vases by the internationally known painter, sculptor and graphic artist who set the standard for 20th-century art. Through Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 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.
Interdependence Hexagon Project Exhibition, art works illustrating ideas about connectedness, rights and responsibilities of both local and global citizens, presented in a hexagonal shape. The Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Continues through Sept. 26 during Mall hours. 570-877-1653.
For What It’s Worth, paintings of celebrities and others by Scranton native Sam Barrese. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Saturday, Sept. 27 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
Debra Lee Osborne’s Reflections, pen-and-ink and watercolor works by the Laceyville artist. With a closing reception on the last day of the exhibit 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Tim Weaver: Painter, oils and watercolors. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Tuesday, Sept. 30 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Considering the Kylix: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form, more than 50 re-creations of the ancient ceremonial wine cup or chalice by 45 artists using metal, wood, glass, clay, beading, felt, fibers, jewels and mixed media.
Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints by Herbert Simon 1960-2014, abstract and representational styles mixed with wit and expertise by the professor emeritus of Wilkes University. Hope Horn Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, Oct. 10 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
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.
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.
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.