THIS WEEK: Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, 2015
Poetry Reading by Tom Blomain, author of “Gray Area” and “Blues from Paradise.” Also: art works by weaver Charles Hadley Blanchard and painter Robert Stark. Susquehanna Studios, 16 Lewis Lake Road, Uniondale. 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 29. Free. 570-972-2662.
Blair Seitz: Aerial Perspectives, art from the air by the photographer of 22 books who worked as a photo-journalist in Africa and Asia. Sept. 1 to Oct. 11 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Meet the artist at a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Gallery hours: noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 570-408-4325.
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.
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 choose to save from a house fire. Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through Aug. 29 with 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. 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. Through Aug. 31 at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-510-5028.
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. Through August 31 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
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.Through Aug. 31 at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-510-5028.
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.
Mountaintop Photo Club Exhibit. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through Sept. 25. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Diverse Dimensions, two-dimensional works incorporating printmaking, collage and painting by Peter Hoffer along with abstract marble forms by Charles Welles. Also: hexagonal art by Beverly Coleman and various students and artists who have donated work to the International Interdependence Hexagon Project. Opens Sept. 4 with an artist’s talk by Welles at 5:30 p.m. followed by a First Friday reception 6 to 9 p.m. A second reception is scheduled 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2. Artists for Art (Afa) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through Oct. 10 with hours noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Near and Far, pastel paintings by Lisa Cunningham and acrylic works by Renee Emanuel. Opens Sept. 4 with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7 at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. 570-207-1815.
Faculty Biennial 2015, a multimedia exhibit of current work by faculty members along with collective works by the art faculty titled “100 Years/100 Works: Celebrating the Centennial,” commemorating Marywood’s 100th anniversary. Opens Sept. 12 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. and a Gallery Talk scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 16. Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through Oct. 4 with gallery 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.
(Im)Perfect Specimen, photographs by Lisa Hinkle. Sept. 14 to Oct. 9 at the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, 301 Jefferson Ave., University of Scranton. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Third Friday Art Walk, with exhibits at various locations throughout downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18. 570-288-1020.
100 Under 100, works by regional artists all priced at under $100. Submissions welcome with all forms of media accepted. Opens Sept. 25 with a reception 6 to 8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10 at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
Emerging Artists Exhibition, the 13th annual invitational coordinated by local artist Sue Hand showing works of area high school students. Oct. 5 to 30 with a Meet the Artists reception 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Annual Art Show and Sale, the 11th annual exhibit with works by regional artists. Opens Oct. 25 with a reception 3 to 5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10 at the Glenburn Township Municipal Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. Open during township office hours. 570-954-1489.
Dinovember, a family-oriented exhibit featuring the photography of Refe and Susan Tuma, authors of “What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night.” Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Open 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.
Call for Entries, for the annual Fall Art Expo, sponsored by the Sullivan County Council on the Arts in Forksville with $1200 in cash prizes. Categories include painting, drawing, photography and three-dimensional art. $20 for up to three pieces. Applications available at sullivanarts.org. Deadline: Sept. 30. 570-245-5694.
Call for Entries. Local artists are invited to participate in the Glenburn Township 11th annual Art Show and Sale. All original two-dimensional media considered. Deliver by Oct. 22 for the Oct. 25 opening. Details at 570-954-1489 or register on line at glenburntownship.org.