THIS WEEK: June 17 to 23, 2015
Antiheroes in Literature, an informal discussion of the character of Humbert Humbert from “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. June 18. Free with refreshments. Registration (by June 17): 570-654-9847.
Creative Writing Workshop, a weekly gathering to improve writing skills and explore the publication process with local authors Marie Jaskulka and Kayleigh DeMace. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning June 18. Registration: 570-287-2013.
Third Friday Art Walk, with exhibits at 10 locations throughout downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. June 19.
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 with an artists discussion 6 to 8 p.m. June 20. 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.
The Girl with the Pearl Earring, a filmed tour to study the famous Vermeer painting along with other treasures of The Muritshuis art museum in The Hague. Presented by Fathom Events at Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. June 23. $12.50. 570-961-5943.
Here, There and Everywhere, a NASA self-guided exhibit connecting science with everyday life with subjects including shadows, wind, electric discharge, bow waves, lensing and the collisional excitation of atoms. Through June 25 at the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Hours: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-2013.
Small Art BIG DEAL, a fundraising sale of donated 4-inch by 6-inch works of arts by emerging and established artists. Artists for Art Gallery 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Opens June 26 with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. with catering by Epicurean Delight and music by Rich Jenkins ($25). Continues noon to 5 p.m. June 27 and 28 (no admission). 570-969-1040.
Nanette Vacher: Coming Home, recent paintings including “Closure,” the image of a Vietnam veteran’s experience visiting The Wall. The Upstairs Gallery, 3 W. Union St., Shickshinny. 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.
The Boys Are Back in Town, watercolors and oils by Tim Weaver and mixed media, watercolors and pottery by John Clark. Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. 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.
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 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.
Grayce Swet: Retrospective, 35 paintings including portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Hazleton Art League Gallery, 225 E. Broad St. Through June 27 with gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
Wild Beauty: The Artful Nature of Shenandoah National Park, a selection of photos by Wilkes-Barre native Sandy Long from her time spent in the national park. Looking Glass Art Gallery, Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. Through June 27 with hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-647-6407.
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.
Economical Creations, wood-burning and crochet items with a natural flair, created from discarded materials by artist Deborah Lacey. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through June 30 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.
Chasing Dragons, a collection of paintings “expelling emotions, energy and passion,” by the artist who created “The Ribbon” sculpture on the Wilkes-Barre River Common. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through July 1 with gallery hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
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.
Nature, Animal Portraits and the Faithful, an exhibit by artist and photographer Diane Grant Czajkowski. Opens June 27 with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. at Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Continues through July 29 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.
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. July 3 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.
Third Friday Art Walk, with exhibits at 10 locations throughout downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18.
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.