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First Posted: 9/6/2014

THIS WEEK: Sept. 10 to 16, 2014

Open Mic Night, poems, short stories, drama and creative non-fiction along with music and comedy by students, faculty and members of the community. Sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Postupak Room, McGowan School of Business, North River and West Union streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Russian Book Group, a discussion of books II and III of “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. 570-829-4210.

Mystery Stories, a talk by Marianne Wilski Strong, author of 37 short stories including a mystery series set in and around Wilkes-Barre. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. 570-287-2013.

Writers Group, for all genres and levels of writing. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. 570-996-1500.

Book Signing, with Wendy Tyson, author of “Deadly Assets,” a mystery full of family secrets, greed and the shadow of an unknown threat. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. 570-829-4210.

Book Signing, with David DeKok, author of “Murder in the Stacks,” a true crime story. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 570-829-4210.

Bodice-Rippin’ Book Club, a lunchtime discussion of “Sweet Filthy Boy” by Christina Lauren. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15. 570-654-9847.

The World-Wide Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a talk by author Leila Nadya Sadat, director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University and author of “Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity.” McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Free. 570-674-6400.

Dickens Book Group, a discussion of Chapters 26 to 29 of “Little Dorrit.” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. 570-829-4210.

EXHIBIT RECEPTIONS

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. Opens Monday, Sept. 8 with a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. 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.

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. Also: “Picasso: Art & Psyche,” a lecture by Elisa Korb of the Fine Arts Department of Misericordia University at both 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 with a reception following. 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.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

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.

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.

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.

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. Lackawanna Heritage Valley, 213 S. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Through Tuesday, Sept. 30 with hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-963-6730.

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.

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.

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.

FUTURE

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.

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

The Weddings and Courtship Exhibit, traditions from the 18th century to the present including wedding gowns and accessories from the museum’s collection. Sept. 26 to January, 2015. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 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. Sept. 26 to 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.

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. Opens Friday, Oct. 3 and continues through Wednesday, Nov. 26 with a talk by the artist 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at the Loyola Science Center. 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.

Salvadore 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. Opens Saturday, Oct. 4 and continues 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. Opens Monday, Oct. 6 and continues 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.

Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz, contemporary landscapes infused with color and light including suburban homes of the 1950s and ’60s. Opens Monday, Oct. 27 with a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Hope Horn Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, Nov. 21 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.

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. Opens Monday, Feb. 9 with a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Hope Horn Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, March 13 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.

Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nanette Burti, a series of vessels exploring the feminine spirit by the Dalton artist. Opens Monday, April 13 with a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. 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 Friday, May 8. Hope Horn Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, May 15 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Costumes of Downtown Abbey, a bus trip to Winterthur, the Dupont Estate in Delaware to view the Downton Abbey exhibit. Sponsored by Marywood University Lifelong Learners. Leaves from behind the Athletic Building, University Drive, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. $125 includes a tour of the Dupont mansion, lunch at the Pavillion and dinner at the Mendhall Inn. Reservations: 570-383-0544.

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. Take a photo at Eckley Miners Village anytime from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8 and submit them as an 8×11 print with a digital or negative copy. Information and contest rules at 570-636-2070.