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First Posted: 9/18/2014

THIS WEEK: Sept. 24 to 30, 2014

Writers Group, for all genres and levels of writing. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. 570-996-1500.

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.

EXHIBIT OPENINGS

The Germans in Luzerne County, an exhibit exploring the history, culture and contributions of German immigrants of the 19th century. Opens Friday, Sept. 26 with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. ($20) Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues through January, 2015. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 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. Opens Friday, Sept. 26 with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. ($20) Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues through January, 2015. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-6244.

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. Opens Friday, Sept. 26 and continues 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.

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.

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. With 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.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

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.

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.

Hispanic Heritage Exhibit, paintings, clothing and trinkets depicting the Hispanic culture. Through Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.

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. 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.

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.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for Art Entries for the Art Expo at the Sullivan County Fall Festival Oct. 11 and 12 in Forksville. Cash prizes totaling $1200 will be awarded in the juried competition which is accepting all mediums. $20 for three entries. Applications at sullivanarts.org or email coveredbridgegallery@gmail.com. Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Costumes of Downtown Abbey, a bus trip to Winterthur to view the exquisite designs from the award-winning PBS drama series. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Includes a narrated tram tour through the 60-acre gardens, a tour of the Winterthur estate with 175 rooms of antiques and decorative arts, the Winterthur exhibits and time for shopping. Saturday, Oct. 4. $125. Reservations: 570-346-7186.

Fall Foliage Photo Contest, the third annual event for photographers of all skill levels. Capture the fall foliage at Eckley Miners Village through Nov. 8 and submit entries as 8×11 prints with a digital or negative copy. Information and contest rules at 570-636-2070.