THIS WEEK: May 20 to 26, 2015
Book Discussion, an illustrated talk by Louis Ronald Scatena, author of “Anthracite Grade School on Irish Hill,” a true story about a boy working in an eastern Pennsylvania coal mine from 1951-59. Presented by the Pittston Historical Society at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. 7 p.m. May 20.
JCC Book Club, a discussion of “Necessary Lies” by Diane Chamberlain. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon on May 21. 570-824-4646.
Book Discussion, an illustrated talk by Louis Ronald Scatena, author of “Anthracite Grade School on Irish Hill,” a true story about a boy working in an eastern Pennsylvania coal mine from 1951-59. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. May 21. 570-558-1670.
The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery group discusses “The Other Woman” by Hank Phillippi Ryan. 6:30 p.m. May 21. Free. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Nanette Vacher: Coming Home, recent paintings including “Closure,” the image of a Vietnam veteran’s experience visiting The Wall. Opens May 23 with a reception 4 to 8 p.m. at The Upstairs Gallery, 3 W. Union St., Shickshinny. An additional reception occurs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25. Continues through June 26 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays but call to confirm. 570-542-4075.
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 “meet and greets” 11 a.m. to noon on May 23, June 27, Aug. 1 and 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.
Book Discussion, an illustrated talk by Louis Ronald Scatena, author of “Anthracite Grade School on Irish Hill,” a true story about a boy working in an eastern Pennsylvania coal mine from 1951-59. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. 3 p.m. May 23. 602-474-4257.
Perhaps in a Dream, digital photography with dreamlike scenes by Joe Statuto. Also: wartime photography of South Vietnam by John Hudanish and encaustic art by Kathryn LeSoine. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through May 23 with gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Student Exhibition, works by mass-communications students including print advertisements, logos, posters, magazine spreads, photography, web and CD cover designs. Through May 29 at the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Dietrich Exhibit, pastel landscapes and still life scenes by Millie Schelling and mixed-media designs by Mel Wolk. Through May 31 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
The End of Nowhere: Stories and Photographs, works by former Dallas Township native Thomas Pickarski. Through June 1 at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
Nature Up Close and Personal, award-winning nature and wildlife photography by Marlana Holsten and James Chesnick. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through June 1 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.
Artists X Three, a group show with paintings by Kevin Snow and Betsy Havira along with jewelry by Jacqueline Snow. Through June 6 at Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
Where Will You Travel Next? Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, 32 art works providing a visual tour of lands and locations frequented by artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries including England, France, Germany and Austria. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 8 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.
Sudden Intuition: Paintings by Sharon Cosgrove, 50 paintings that depict figurative, still life and nature compositions. Also: “Roz Weinberger Ceramics: For the Love of Horses.” Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through June 30 with 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.
Student Exhibit, including drawings, paintings, animations, photographs, computer graphics, original music and portfolios by communication-arts students. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through July 2 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
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.
The Boys Are Back in Town, watercolors and oils by Tim Weaver and mixed media, watercolors and pottery by John Clark. Opens May 30 with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. at Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Continues through June 26 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.
Call for Art. The Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton is seeking 4” by 6” pieces of art to be sold for $50 at its Art Sale and Fundraiser June 26 to 28. Deadline for submission: June 1. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Art, for the Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen held at four Lackawanna County galleries. Accepting works in the categories of painting, photography, mixed media and three-dimensional work with cash prizes awarded. Artists must live and work within a 100-mile radius of Scranton. Download forms from marywood.edu/galleries or call 570-348-6211. Deadline for submission: June 14.