THIS WEEK: Jan. 13 to 19, 2015
Maslow Reading Series, a five-night series of readings by faculty and alumni of the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program. 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Free. 570-408-4527 or wilkes.edu/creativewriting.
Quintessence, a collection of photographs by four local artists. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through 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.
Life Drawing, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17. $10. 570-288-1020.
In Bloom: Views from the Gardens, works by area artists including Dolores Ann Grozio, Diane Czajkowski, Tobi Balin Grossman, Harry Grozio II, Robert Husty, Linda Keck, Jeanette Julick, Earl Lehman, Leigh Pawling, Waltraut Piontkowski, Darlene Smith, Mary Lou Steinberg and Sabine Thomas. 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.
Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, works by current faculty and invited alumni artists. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through 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.
Nature Calls, a group exhibit by area artists showcasing plein air paintings. Stairwell Gallery, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Through 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.
Abstraction, paintings and sculpture by area abstract artists Bruce Brazzo and Corey Collins. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Through Jan. 24 with gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
Five for the New Year, works by Pat Knecht, Robert Bergstrasser, Allison Maslow, Christine Sheffler and Barry Everson. Through Jan. 31 at the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts, 302 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Gallery hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. 570-836-3622.
The Golden Moment, paintings by impressionist artist Renee Emanuel. Also: landscape paintings by Bill Teitsworth in the exhibit “Painting Places.” Opens Feb. 6 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery and the adjoining Marquis George MacDonald Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Continues through April 23 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. Closed on school holidays. 570-674-6250.
Life Drawing, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3:30 p.m. 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.