The Maslow Collection of abstract art will open at the Wyoming Valley Art League on Sept. 18, 2015
THIS WEEK: Sept. 16 to 22, 2015
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. With a Gallery Talk by curator Robert Schweitzer 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.
Mark Rothko: Immigrant, Artist, Pioneer, a talk on the abstract impressionist by Annie Cohen-Solal, author of “Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel.” Presented by the Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series at the DeNaples Center, University of Scranton. Noon on Sept. 17. Reservations: 570-941-6206.
Book Discussion of “And Only to Deceive” by Tasha Alexander. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Refreshments served. 570-823-0156.
Works from the Maslow Collection, an exploration of the process of mark making in art. Opens Sept. 18 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 27 with a lecture by curator Robert Schweitzer 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Circle Centre for the Arts, Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Frankin St., Wilkes-Barre. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. 570-288-1020.
Third Friday Art Walk, with exhibits at various locations throughout downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18. 570-288-1020.
Campion Literary Society Open Mic, with poetry, short stories, drama, creative non-fiction as well as music and comedy. Postupak Room, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and Oct. 30. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S., a talk by best-selling author Sister Helen Prejean. Byron Recreation Complex, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 570-941-4399.
Hazleton Art League Exhibit, realistic ceramic sculptures of everyday objects by Frank Mariano along with watercolor paintings by Linda Keck. Through Sept. 20 at the Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
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.
September Exhibit, with graphic conceptual/abstract acrylics by Al Pierce and pen-and-ink renderings of local countryside scenes by Joe Statuto. Through Sept. 28 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.
American Abstract Artists, a collection of prints by 48 abstract artists working in the U.S. Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through Oct. 18 with Gallery Talk by art professor Steven Alexander 3 p.m. Sept. 30. 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.
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.
The Beauty of Nature, paintings of area natural surroundings by outdoorswoman Nancy Pitcher. Through Sept. 30 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
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. With a First Friday reception 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. 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.
(Im)Perfect Specimen, photographs by Lisa Hinkle. Through Oct. 9 with a gallery talk at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Brennan Hall, followed by a reception. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, 301 Jefferson Ave., University of Scranton. Regular hours: noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Blair Seitz: Aerial Perspectives, art from the air by the photographer of 22 books who worked as a photo-journalist in Africa and Asia. Through Oct. 11 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Gallery hours: noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 570-408-4325.
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.
The Monday Artists, works by the group of nine local artists who meet to paint every Monday afernoon. Meet the artists and find out more about the group at a reception 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through Oct. 31. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
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.
100 Under 100, works by regional artists all priced at under $100. Opens Sept. 25 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10 at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 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.
Northeast Biennial Twenty Fifteen, the eighth annual juried exhibit of works by regional artists shown concurrently at four Lackawanna County galleries. Opens Oct. 17 with a progressive reception starting at 2 p.m. at the Hope Horn Gallery of the University of Scranton, moving on to Artists for Art and ArtWorks in downtown Scranton from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Concludes with an awards presentation 5:30 p.m. at the Mahady Gallery of Marywood University. Continues through Nov. 12. 570-941-4214.
The Mother of God and the Saints, icons and relics on loan from St. Tikhon’s Monastery and the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church of America. Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Oct. 25 to Dec. 6 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. 570-340-6000.
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.
Graduate Exhibition, works by graduate students in printmaking, photography and art education. Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Dec. 5 to 18 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. 570-340-6000.
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.