THIS WEEK: April 13 to 19, 2016
Spring Writers Series, with a workshop and reading by Shelley Puhak, author of two poetry collections, including the award-winning “Guinevere in Baltimore.” Kirby Hall, West South and South River streets, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. April 13 with workshop at 3 p.m. and reading at 7 p.m. Free. 570-408-5000.
JCC Book Club, a discussion of “Henna House” by Nomi Eve. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 12:30 p.m. April 14. Lunch available. 570-824-4646.
Local Authors Write It Right, a panel discussion with authors Tony Mazzarella (“Destiny Earth”), Catherine DePasquale (“A Future Spring”) and Okla Elliott (“Bernie Sanders: The Essential Guide”) on their inspirations, challenges and successes. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6 p.m. April 14. Free. Reservations: 570-674-6225.
Earth Week Art Show, a display of environmental art work by faculty, staff, students and members of the local community. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library, 300 Monroe Ave., University of Scranton. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 15 and 22; noon to 8 p.m. April 16; noon to 11:30 p.m. April 17; 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. April 18 to 21. 570-941-6793.
Members Juried Show, paintings, drawings, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media and photography. Opens April 15 with a Third Friday reception 5 to 8 p.m. Continues through May 30 at the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-288-1020.
Group Exhibit, with works by sculptor/carver David Green, realism painter Michael E. Hockenbury and watercolorist Keith Hunter. Opens April 15 with a Third Friday reception 5 to 8 p.m. Continues through June 25 at Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
Senior Art Exhibition, works by undergraduate students in art education, art therapy, graphic design, illustration, painting and photography. April 16 to May 1 with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. on April 16. 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. 570-348-6278.
St. Jude Art Auction, a silent auction of professional art, purses, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more. Also: a live auction of student art pieces along with themed appetizers, open bar and entertainment by the Mud Pond Boys. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. April 16. $30; $50 per couple. 570-474-5803.
Life Drawing, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 17. $10. Age 18 and older. 570-288-1020.
The Wonder of Words, the third annual Poetry Auction to benefit the Scholastic Book Fund. Poets donate five cents per word to read a poem; audience members match the cost of poems that inspire them. McGowan Room, Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 19. 570-674-8113.
Life Drawing, two-hour, self-guided sessions with a nude model. Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 7 to 9 p.m. April 19. $7; $2 students. 570-969-1040.
Development, a collection of digital photographs focusing on self-expression by Mary Louise Good. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through April 18 with hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Contest, the 35th 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 19 with hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Special Saturday hours 10 a.m. to noon April 2. 570-675-5094.
The Golden Moment, paintings by impressionist artist Renee Emanuel. Also: landscape paintings by Bill Teitsworth in the exhibit “Painting Places.” Pauly Friedman Art Gallery and the adjoining Marquis George MacDonald Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 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. 570-674-6250.
Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak, paintings referencing a shattered world by the Holocaust survivor. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street, University of Scranton. Through April 29 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Crystal Wagner Installation, a multi-dimensional art work using alternative materials by the artist-in-residence and 2002 alumna. Linder Gallery, Miller Library, Keystone College, La Plume. Through April 29 with hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. most Fridays and Saturdays; 4 to 10 p.m. most Sundays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. 570-840-2323.
Living Observations, works by Alex Seeley and Michael LaMaster. Artists for Art, Second Floor Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through April 29 with hours noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Portraits of Our Community, art works portraying people in the Central Susquehanna Valley including portraits, photographs, videos, interviews and other media. Through April 29 at the Exchange Gallery, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Hours vary; see mooseexchange.org for details or call 570-317-2596.
Ineffable, paintings, drawings, photography, print media, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, glass, ceramics and graphic design by Keystone College senior art students. Through April 29 at both Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave. and ArtWorks Gallery, 503 Lackawanna Ave. in downtown Scranton. 570-969-1040 or 570-207-1815.
Wildlife Art, oils and acrylics by Linda Stockman. Through May 2 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Clipped, Ripped and Reassembled, new works in paper collage by Pamela M. Parsons. Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through May 8 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. 570-348-6211.
Feats of Six Hands, works by three ceramic artists: Jack Troy, Archie Johnson and Ruth Cohen. Through May 15 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 570-408-4325.
The Two Languages of Earl Lehman, both representational and abstract paintings of local landscapes. Through May with a closing reception 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 22. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
#EverhartSnaps: Community Art at the Everhart, photos taken by community members throughout the years at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 6. Open 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.
Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, found and mass-produced books transformed into sculptures and installations of all shapes and sizes. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 6. Open 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 Roaring ’20s, an exhibit covering major trends of the age including art, entertainment, Prohibition and bootlegging, criminals, music and dances as well as 30 dresses representing the fashion of the era. Through September 3 at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 570-823-6244.