THIS WEEK: Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2015
Encounters with Dorothy Day, a talk by Robert Ellsberg, editor of the published diaries and letters of the human-rights activist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 570-941-6631.
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 a 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.
Walk with Us, photographs of the natural world by Karen Zingerman and Culleen Dolittle. Oct. 1 to Nov. 2 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 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.
(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.
Mountain Top Photo Club, an exhibit at the General Hospital Mountain Top Campus with a reception 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2. Light refreshments.
The Big Gay Story Slam, a storytelling competition celebrating the voices of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, sharing true, personal stories inspired by the theme “Glory Days.” The Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton. 9:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 3. $10 or $7 with a Scranton Fringe Festival button. 570-470-6861.
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.
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. 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.
Works from the Maslow Collection, an exploration of the process of mark making in art. 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.
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.
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. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through Oct. 31. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
100 Under 100, works by regional artists all priced at under $100. 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.
We Teach Wherever the Mails Reach, an exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Through Dec. 11 with 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.
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.
Not a Fish, art works by John Mitchell, who combines imagistic, representational still life and the suggestion of landscape. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Also in the adjacent MacDonald Art Gallery: “Photo Extractions: Places and Things” by fine-arts photographer Jacqueline Evans. Opens Oct. 10 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 12 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.
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.
Open Doors, works by Denise Tomasura in a variety of mediums ranging from watercolors to photography. Nov. 9 to Dec. 18 with a Meet the Artist reception 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
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. 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.