First Posted: 4/1/2015
THIS WEEK: April 8 to 14, 2015
The 70th Anniversary of the Conclusion of World War II, an exhibit honoring University of Scranton alumni who served in World War II. Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Through April 26 with a gallery talk and reception 6 p.m. April 9. Hours vary daily. 570-941-6341.
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 April 25, May 23, June 27, Aug. 1 and 22. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Opens April 10 and continues 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.
Artist Celebration, a showcase of art works by the top 10 visual artists from WVIA-TV’s 2014-15 “Artist of the Week” program. Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Through April 25 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 10. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-5589.
Open Mic Night, sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. With readings of poems, short stories, drama, creative nonfiction, music and comedy. Postupak Room, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 10. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.
Book Signing, with Bryan Kollar, author of “The Memory Machine: Birthday Killings.” Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11. 570-675-1182.
Dancing Vulture Designs, mixed media by artist Melissa Benzinger including soft sculptures, art dolls, jewelry and more with a nature theme. Through April 29 with a reception scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 11. 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.
Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nanette Burti, a series of vessels exploring the feminine spirit by the Dalton artist. Opens April 13 with a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. April 17 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at the 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.
Earth Day Art Show, works inspired by caring for the environment by students, faculty and community members. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Opens April 13 with a reception at 5 p.m. Continues through April 20. Hours vary daily. 570-941-6341.
Author Talk, by Marybeth Cavanaugh Zeman, author of “Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian: Challenging the Juvenile Justice System One Book at a Time.” McGowan Room, Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 4 p.m. April 14. Free. Reservations: 570-674-6225.
Book Release and Signing, with Dr. William V. Lewis, author of “Lincoln: Luzerne County Friends and Foes.” On hand: the 143rd Pennsylvania Regiment Company A. Luzerne County Historical Society, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 7 p.m. April 14. Free. 570-823-6244.
Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing, a film offering complete access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum with exclusive new research revealing recent discoveries about the art. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. April 14. $12.50. 570-961-5943.
Abstraction, pastels, sculpture, charcoal and oil paintings by abstract artist Jeremy Petrachonis. Through April 17 at the 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 Endless Mountains Spirit, works in clay by artists who frequented the farm of Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn. Through May 8 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 18. 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.
Marywood in Paris, works by 21 Marywood students influenced by their spring-break class in Paris. Through April 25 at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
A Cool Look at the Ice Industry, a celebration of winter and the tradition of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains through historic artifacts and images. Through April 26 at Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.
Jose Luis Corella: Paintings, a realism exhibit by a rising star of the contemporary Spanish art scene whose works are so detailed, they appear to be photographs. Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through April 26 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.
Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Show, the 34th annual event with works by students in grades 7 to 12 from Dallas, Lake-Lehman, Tunkhannock and Northwest school districts. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through April 28 with hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-675-5094.
Venturing Trespasser, nature drawings with an eerie and intriguing atmosphere by local artist Sara Cortazar. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through April 28 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
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.
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.
Children’s Art Exhibit, works by artists in kindergarten through 12th grade. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 3 p.m. April 26. 570-693-1364.
Senior Art Exhibition, a group show by majors in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, painting and sculpture. Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through April 26 with 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.
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.
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.
Calling All Artists. Area artists are invited to participate in the Earth Day celebration to be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve in Stroud Township by displaying and selling their work. $25 includes a 12-by-12 outdoor space along with limited indoor space. Information at 570-424-1514 or [email protected]
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 [email protected]