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First Posted: 9/26/2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 1 to 7, 2014

Stories from Inside Prison, poetry and life stories by formerly incarcerated youth associated with the Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Free. 570-941-7498.

JCC Book Club, a discussion of “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon Thursday, Oct. 2. Lunch available. 570-824-4646.

Mystery Book Group, a discussion of “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 570-829-4210.

Writers Group, for all genres and levels of writing. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 570-996-1500.

Book Signing with Caroline Snyder, author of “Yes, God Can!” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. 570-829-4210.

Meet the Author. Meet Philadelphia-based author Mary Cantell and discuss her mystery novel “Her Glass Heart.” Limited number of free copies available at the front desk. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 570-654-9847.

Book Signing with Denise Kaminsky, author of “Nittany Lion Tells the Legend of Princess Nit-a-Nee.” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. 570-829-4210.

Book Signing with Jay Paterno, author of “Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father.” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. 570-829-4210.

Book Banter, an informal discussion of “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.

EXHIBITS

A Distant Mirror: Urban Fragments of the Scenic Susquehanna’s North Branch Capital, 1865-1965, a limited photographic record of unique architectural places within the urban fabric of Wilkes-Barre’s central historic district by architect Kyle Kinsman. With an artist’s talk 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Circle Center for the Arts, Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Oct. 31.

Endless Quilts, an exhibit of watercolors by Sabine Thomas depicting scenes from the annual “Airing of the Quilts” event in Tunkhannock. Endless Mountains Council of the Arts, 302 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Meet the artist Saturday, Oct. 4 at a reception 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continues through Sunday, Oct. 26 with hours 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. 570-836-3622.

The Civil War Horse, paintings and photography by Diane Grant Czajkowski depicting horses in action with Civil War tack, soldiers in Civil War uniforms and ladies in clothing of the time period. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Held in conjunction with ‘The Civil War Experience’ which includes dinner at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre ($55). 570-287-2013.

Welcome to the Marcellus, sculpture works by Nikki Moser inspired by the drilling and fracking in the Endless Mountains region. Also: paintings by Ed Parkinson and Judith Youshock. Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. With an opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Continues through Saturday, Nov. 1 with gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.

Sublimity-45, 45 12×12-inch panels created with graphite, acrylic, oil and mixed mediums by Leigh Pawling. Opens Friday, Oct 3 with a reception 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Continues through Monday, Nov. 3 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Austin Burke’s Art Auction, works by the former president of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce depicting the area’s most iconic buildings, landscapes and celebrations. Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. With a preview 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 followed by the auction Saturday, Oct. 4 with preview at 6:30 p.m. and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and bidding at 7:30 p.m. $15. Benefits in part the Scranton Cultural Center. 570-346-7369.

Latin America Through the Lens: A Compassionate Look Back at Our Future, photographs by photojournalist and human rights activist Linda Panetta. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, 815 Linden St., University of Scranton. Opens Friday, Oct. 3 and continues through Wednesday, Nov. 26 with a talk by the artist 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at the Loyola Science Center. Closed Oct. 11-13. 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. Panetta will display a different set of photographs on the first floor of Scranton’s Connell Lofts Building, 129 N. Washington Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 as part of the city’s First Friday Art Walk.

Salvador Dali Exhibit, including “The Divine Comedy,” a series of 40 colorful woodblock prints interpreting Dante’s work; and “Dali: The Halsman Photographs,” surrealistic images of Dali by photographer Philippe Halsman. Also: “Musings of a Private Collector,” including oil paintings, etchings and prints. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Opens Saturday, Oct. 4 and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 10 with gallery 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.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Considering the Kylix: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form, more than 50 re-creations of the ancient ceremonial wine cup or chalice by 45 artists using metal, wood, glass, clay, beading, felt, fibers, jewels and mixed media. Through Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Mahady 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. 570-348-6211.

Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints by Herbert Simon 1960-2014, abstract and representational styles mixed with wit and expertise by the professor emeritus of Wilkes University. Hope Horn Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, Oct. 10 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.

This American Life, an exhibit of paintings depicting culture, identity and daily life in America by regional artists John Clark, Debbie Baer and Michael Hockenbury. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Thursday, Oct. 16 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

Explorations, new works by watercolor artist Sabine Thomas. Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Through Friday, Oct. 17 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.

Illustration I: Good Work, an art invitational with 57 internationally known illustrators submitting one favorite work each. Through Sunday, Oct. 19 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. 570-348-6211.

WYSO: The Coal Connection, the art of Frank Wysochansky, whose paintings and sculptures document the life and work of anthracite coal miners and their families in the 20th century. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. Through Friday, Oct. 31 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-963-4804.

A Distant Mirror: Urban Fragments of the Scenic Susquehanna’s North Branch Capital, 1865-1965, a limited photographic record of unique architectural places within the urban fabric of Wilkes-Barre’s central historic district by architect Kyle Kinsman. Circle Center for the Arts, Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Oct. 31 with hours 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Artistic Journeys, an exhibit of recent works by students from the Nina Davidowitz Art Studio in Shavertown including Tish Last, Beth Ruckno Black, Sally Rothstein, Stephanie Williams, Allison Ball, John Klimchak and more. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, Nov. 8 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-0518.

Sacred Symbols in Sequins, works by skilled Haitian flag makers that form mosaics of religious imagery of Europe and America as well as symbols brought from Africa centuries ago by captive slaves. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Dec. 29 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.

The Germans in Luzerne County, an exhibit exploring the history, culture and contributions of German immigrants of the 19th century. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4. 570-823-6244.

Wedding Gowns of Wyoming Valley, traditions from the 18th century to the present including dresses and accessories from the museum’s collection. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, January 31, 2015. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4. 570-823-6244.

Civil War Experience Mural, painted by Joann Raynis on the front windows of the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Through March 2015. 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.

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