THIS WEEK: April 29 to May 5, 2015
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 a First Friday reception 6 p.m. on May 1. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
The End of Nowhere: Stories and Photographs, works by former Dallas Township native Thomas Pickarski. Opens May 1 with a reception 6 to 8:15 p.m. Continues 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.
Book Talk and Signing, with Deb Pavlico, author of “Conversations with Women: The Journey Toward Self-Esteem.” Nutrifitness, 311 Market St., Kingston. Noon to 1 p.m. May 2. $20 includes a signed copy of the book, discussion and vegetarian lunch. Registration (by April 25): 570-288-2409.
Book Signing with John J. Zelenski, author of “Walker’s Vale” and “The Journal of Ezekiel Walker.” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 2 to 4 p.m. May 2. 570-558-1670.
Nature Up Close and Personal, award-winning nature and wildlife photography by Marlana Holsten and James Chesnick. Opens May 2 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 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.
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.” Opens May 2 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Continues 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.
Dancing Vulture Designs, mixed media by artist Melissa Benzinger including soft sculptures, art dolls, jewelry and more with a nature theme. Through April 29 at the 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. Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Exceptional Art — Exceptional Artists, colorful new works created by artists of the Deutsch Institute’s Verve Vertu Art Studio. Speech-Language Pathology Department, John J. Passan Hall, Lower Campus, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through April 30 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-674-8255.
Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nanette Burti, a series of vessels exploring the feminine spirit by the Dalton artist. Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through May 1 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
The Endless Mountains Spirit, works in clay by artists who frequented the farm of Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn. Through May 8 at the Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 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. 570-348-6278.
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.
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.
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.
Student Exhibition, works by students created both independently and in art classes. Opens Monday, May 4 with a reception scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. on May 8. Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through May 15 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
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.