THIS WEEK: Jan. 6 to 12, 2016
Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, works by current faculty and invited alumni artists. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Jan. 8 to Feb. 24 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 22. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
Abstraction, paintings and sculpture by area abstract artists Bruce Brazzo and Corey Collins. Opens Jan. 10 with a reception 3 to 5 p.m. at the Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Continues through Jan. 24 with gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
Maslow Reading Series, a five-night series of readings by faculty and alumni of the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program. Begins 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 at Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Continues with a screening and panel discussion of “Showing Roots” from Michael Mailer Films at Movies 14, 22 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Readings follow 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12 to 14 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Free. 570-408-4527 or wilkes.edu/creativewriting.
Nature Calls, a group exhibit by area artists showcasing plein air paintings. Stairwell Gallery, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Jan. 11 to Feb. 12 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 23. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays but call to confirm. 570-317-2596.
Quintessence, a collection of photographs by four local artists. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 12 to Feb. 26 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Merry Christmas, Moritz: Dollhouse Gallery, a display of dollhouse treasures highlighting the work of German-based dollhouse manufacturer Moritz Gottschalk from the 1860s. Also: “100 Years of Gift Giving,” an exhibit tracing gifting practices through the ages. Through Jan. 10 at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 800-360-8687 or historicbethlehem.org.
All Dolled Up: Polly and Her Sisters, a showcase of German doll making along with doll furniture, clothing and interpretive displays. Through Jan. 10 at the Moravian Museum, 66 W. Church St., Bethlehem. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 800-360-8687 or historicbethlehem.org.
In Bloom: Views from the Gardens, works by area artists. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Jan. 16 with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
Life Drawing, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 20 and April 17. $10. 570-288-1020.
Eckley Winter Wonderland Photo Contest, accepting photos of Eckley Miners Village taken during the winter season. Open to both professional and amateur photographers. Entries accepted through March 1. $50 cash prize. $5 per entry. 570-636-2070.