‘Venturing Trespasser,’ a solo exhibit by artist Sara Cortazar will open April 3 with a reception at Marquis Art and Frame in Scranton.

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First Posted: 3/25/2015

THIS WEEK: April 1 to 7, 2015

The following listings are real and are taking place.

Dancing Vulture Designs, mixed media by artist Melissa Benzinger including soft sculptures, art dolls, jewelry and more with a nature theme. Opens April 1 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. Continues through April 29 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 570-629-3061.

Marywood in Paris, works by 21 Marywood students influenced by their spring-break class in Paris. April 2 to 25 with an opening reception 6 p.m. April 3 at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.

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. April 3 to 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.

Venturing Trespasser, nature drawings with an eerie and intriguing atmosphere by local artist Sara Cortazar. Opens April 3 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Continues 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.

First Friday Exhibit, nature photographs by Jenna Burrell. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. April 3. 570-558-1670.

Comic Thon, a 12-hour day of extreme cartooning for amateur and professional cartoonists of any age. Challenge yourself to write, draw and letter a 12-page comic book. Participants are not required to meet this goal nor required to stay for the entire session. Studios 102-103, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg University. Noon to midnight on April 4. $5 includes supplies, lunch and refreshments. Reservations: 570-422-3612.

Book Signing with Jack Munley, author of “The Church in America Is Dying … But Is All Hope Lost?” Library Express, Steamtown Mall, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 2 to 4 p.m. April 4. 570-558-1670.

Poetry Slam, the third slam of the season with 15 young poets (ages 14 to 19) performing three original poems over three rounds with eliminations in each round. TwentyFiveEight Studios, Rear 703 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. April 4. $5. 570-290-8258.


The Photographic Process, photos printed in a variety of processes as well as drawings and works in other media by regional artists including Michele Geiser of Shavertown. Through April 3 at the Stairwell Gallery, The Moose Exchange, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Hours vary; call 570-317-2596.

Some of My Favorite Things, watercolors and hand-built ceramics by artist Linda Keck including scenes of Venice, florals and dog portraits. Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Through April 3 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.

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.

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.

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 4 p.m.; until 5 p.m. as of April 4. 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.

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.