THIS WEEK: Aug. 5 to 11, 2015
Arts Alive Exhibition, artwork by the visual arts students in the summer Arts Alive program. Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5. 570-348-6211.
JCC Book Club, a discussion of “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon on Aug. 6. 570-824-4646.
Lumen Picturae, figure paintings, allegorical works and large-scale landscapes of the northwest region by Brian Keeler along with whimsical illustrations by Barbara Remington, jewelry by Paul Nielsen and a group photography exhibit “House on Fire,” including self-portraits and one photograph the artists would save from a house fire. Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Aug. 6 to 29 with a First Friday reception 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. Also: an artist talk by Nielsen 7 p.m. Aug. 12 and by Keeler 7 p.m. Aug. 14, followed by a “Plein Air Cityscapes” workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 ($100). Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Flight of Fancy, photographs by Chala Jan using creative digital processing to create a surreal effect. Opens Aug. 7 with a First Friday reception 6 to 8:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
Photographs of the Construction of the Nicholson Bridge, made from the original glass-plate negatives of Julian A. Campbell who captured the images 100 years ago. Opens Aug. 7 with a reception 6 to 8:15 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-510-5028.
The Franklin Street Sleuths, a visit by mystery writer Eleanor Kuhns, who discusses her book “A Simple Murder.” Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon on Aug. 8. Free with refreshments served. A limited number of books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 570-823-0156.
Book Signing of “On the Edge of Extinction” by Native American historian Royal Sutton, which highlights portraits of Native Americans taken for the Trans-Mississippi Expo. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Held in conjunction with the opening of the Native American exhibit. 570-823-6244.
Phantasma, images of distorted reality by photographers Michael Angelo Demonico of Hazleton, Fawn Marie Tomlinson of Bloomsburg and Lynn Marie Viercinski of Dallas. Through Aug. 11 at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Nicholson Bridge 100th Anniversary, historical and recent photographs and artifacts of the world’s largest concrete arch bridge, also called the Tunkhannock Viaduct, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its completion in 1915. With a talk by Marion Sweet, president of the Nicholson Heritage Association 2 p.m. Aug. 16, followed by a reception. Through August at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game, an overview of the local baseball scene from the 19th century to the present with historical images and artifacts combined with contemporary art works by William Chickillo. Players from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will visit for a “meet and greet” 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 22. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Oct. 12 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. $7, $5 seniors, $3 children. 570-346-7186.
Student and Faculty Show, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass and art by children. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Through Aug. 23 with hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
Pocono Watercolor Associates, a group exhibit of late summer wildflowers, butterflies, raptors and other wildlife scenes of the Poconos. Through Aug. 28 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
World War II: Luzerne County Answers the Call, photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and more tracing the role played by local resident in World War II, both on the homefront and the war front. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 29 with hours noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4, $2 children. 570-822-1727.
Hot Time: Summer in the City, paintings by Elizabeth Fulton, gothic surrealist photography by Curtis Salonick and clay works by Christine Pocono. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Sept. 5 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
Capturing Realism 2015, the biennial exhibit of realist paintings by artists from the Ani Art Academies including instructors, apprentices and alumni. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through Sept. 30 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.
To Your Health! The Science, Culture & Art of the Cocktail, a multi-disciplinary exhibit highlighting the museum’s botanical, decorative art and ethnographic collection along with historic artifacts from regional lenders focusing on alcohol production and consumption as well as how the cocktail reflects popular culture and societal mindset. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 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.
Everhart Botanica, selections from the Twining Herbarium of historical plant specimens including native plants and introduced species. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 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.