THIS WEEK: Sept. 21 to 27, 2016
Mercy and the 2016 Election: Immigration in U.S. Historical Context, a broad overview of American attitudes about immigrants since the colonial era by Allan Austin, professor of history and government. McGowan Room, Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 5 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 570-674-1877.
A Family of Syrian Refugees will share the experience of fleeing their homeland and relocating to the Wyoming Valley. McGowan Room, Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. 570-674-1877.
Art Along the Silk Roads, a talk by Nancy Steinhardt, professor of East Asian art at the University of Pennsylvania. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Followed by a reception. Free. 570-941-6206.
Reading and Discussion, by Deni Ellis Bechard, author of the mystery-thriller “Into the Sun.” McGowan Room, Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. 570-674-6395.
Hoban Lecture, with David Miliband, president and chief executive of the International Rescue Committee that benefits people whose lives are shattered by conflict and disaster. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Free. 570-941-4419.
Emerging Artists Exhibition, the 14th annual invitational with works by area high school students, coordinated by artist Sue Hand. Through Sept. 23 at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, North Main and West Jackson streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks, 47 works by legendary photographer Ansel Adams depicting elegant details of nature, architectural studies, portraits and breathtaking landscapes. Through Sept. 30 at the Pauly Friedman and Marquis George MacDonald Art Galleries, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 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.
Layers of Light, an exhibit by painter and muralist Leigh Pawling of 15 to 20 vibrantly colored acrylic and mixed media works. Through Sept. 30 at the Rusty Flack Art Gallery, Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 570-270-2160.
Three Artists, floral paintings by Amy Colley, photographs of songbirds by naturalist Rick Koval and works by the Calligraphers Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Through Sept. 30 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500.
Iris Johnston: Fresh Hell, colorful abstract paintings exploring the breakdown of perception in dreams and memories. Also: fabric art and zines of poetry and short stories. Through Oct. 6 at Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. 570-955-0130.
These Days: Prints by Mark Ciocca, works addressing contemporary social issues. Through Oct. 7 at the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street, Scranton. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Sundays to Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
The Artist’s Garden, a solo show of original paintings by Maine artist Julia Einstein, inspired by a love of flowers and botanicals. Through Oct. 29 at Mainstreet Gallery, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-5589.
Group Exhibit, nautical and island-themed watercolors and photography by Stephen Parulski, photography by Grace Marie Amico and works by graphic designer Alan McLaughlin. Through Nov. 4 at Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
Railroad Photography of Daniel Troy, works capturing the industrial beauty of railroad equipment against the natural beauty of North American landscapes. Through Dec. 31 at Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.
Bringing the Giant to Its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb, exploring the 110-year history of the motor race and its participants through art, trophies, artifacts, programs and memorabilia. Through March 1 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.
Floral paintings by Amy Colley are showing at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock through September.
Nautical watercolors by Stephen Paulski are part of the current exhibit showing at Marquis Art and Frame in Wilkes-Barre through Nov. 4.
‘Railroad Photography of Daniel Troy’ is on exhibit at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton through Dec. 31.