Speak and See Listings: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2016

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Former Florida Congressman Allan West will give the Allan P. Kirby Lecture Oct. 5 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center at Wilkes University.
Shane Claiborne will talk about his work with Mother Teresa Sept. 30 at Misericordia University in Dallas.

THIS WEEK: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2016

Educational Series, a discussion on human rights and police shootings with attorney Barry Dyller. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. 570-740-0753.

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “Globalization and Its Discontents: Specific Problems in Central Europe,” by Jiri Pehe, director of New York University in Prague. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Noon on Sept. 29. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

Readers & Writers Festival, the inaugural event with free and ticketed sessions. Included: guest authors Gloria Steinem, John Berendt and MK Asante along with a performance by Humans Collective, a spoken-word and dance troupe. Also: open mics, panels on science fiction writings and environmental issues, storytelling for children, pop-up bookstore and a “Women Writing for Women” panel. Held at various venues in Milford from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Schedule at milfordreadersandwriters.com.

Lecture, a talk on “Polygyny and Its Discontents: A Key to Understanding Traditional Chinese Society” by Paul R. Goldin of the University of Pennsylvania, who talks about the practice of Chinese men having multiple wives or concubines. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 570-941-7643.

Lecture by peacemaker and social justice activist Shane Claiborne who discusses his work with Mother Teresa and journeys that have taken him to some of the most troubled regions of the world. Rooms 216-217, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 570-674-6495.

Poldark Discussion, a group following the Sunday-night British miniseries, set in 18th-century Cornwall. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 28. 570-693-1364.

FUTURE

Allan P. Kirby Lecture, with former Florida congressman and retired army officer Allan West speaking on “Building a Strong Economy Through Small Business and Military Veterans.” Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Free. 570-408-4779.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Dana Kotler: A Few Uncertainties, recent paintings that highlight the juxtapositions of a variety of subjects and surfaces in a nearly collage-like manner. Through Sept. 30 at the Circle Centre for the Arts, Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. 570-288-1020.

Building 1, works by New York photographer Susan Rosenberg Jones featuring images of her neighbors, diverse in age and ethnicity, in the Tribeca section of Manhattan who live in a triplex of 39-story buildings. Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Sept. 30 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Interdependence Day Hexagon Project, art works in hexagon shapes created by local students and community groups. Former Disney Store, Second Floor, Marketplace at Steamtown, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Through Sept. 30 with hours 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-877-1653.

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.

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.

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 Eclectic Collection: Something Extra Special, works by the Verve Vertu Art Studio. Through Oct. 8 at Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 570-288-8386.

Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths, a group exhibit of works by contemporary artists who find inspiration in Greek and Roman mythology. Through Oct. 12 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 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.

Some Enchanted Land: The Paintings of John Willard Raught, local landscapes by the Dunmore native who received international recognition for his works. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 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.

Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales, a multi-disciplinary exhibit highlighting the museum’s collection of contemporary art to illustrate how fairy and folk tales are archetypal stories inspiring and interpreting popular culture. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Open noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Christmas Day. 570-346-7186.

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.

FUTURE

Glenburn Art Show and Sale, the 12th annual exhibit with works by local artists. Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. Opens Oct. 2 with a reception 3 to 5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 8 with hours 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. 570-954-1489.

Howard Hao Tran: Drawings and Sculptures, works ranging from figurative sculpture to abstract, two-dimensional pieces in a variety of mediums. Oct. 3 to 30 with a meet-the-artist reception 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21. 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.

The Evolution of Olivia Grace, various photographic portraits of a girl transforming into adolescence by Lori Ann Brunetti. Opens Oct. 7 with a reception 6 to 8:15 p.m. at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Continues through Oct. 29 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Paul Bracey: One Eye Photographs, an eclectic mix “from Scranton to the Milky Way with stops in between.” Opens Oct. 8 with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. at Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Continues through Nov. 11 with hours 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7:30 a.m. ato 2 p.m. Saturdays. 570-288-8386.

Art the Vote, a group show of works themed around the American election process. The Exchange, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Oct. 6 to Nov. 12 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-317-2596.

Tower: Paintings by Dale Emmart. Opens Oct. 21 with an artist’s lecture at 5 p.m. in Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street, Scranton. Continues through Nov. 18. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Sundays to Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.

Hemingway and the Veneto, photographs of author Ernest Hemingway and the people, places and things that were dearest to him during World War I and his time in Venice and Veneto. Opens Oct. 22 with a talk by author Valerie Hemingway speaking on “Perspectives on Hemingway and the Image: A Symposium on the Life and Writing of Ernest Hemingway” at 5 p.m. in Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. Continues through Dec. 10 at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 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.

Ying Li, works by the Beijing-born artist. Oct. 25 to Dec. 18 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 570-408-4325.

Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life and Culture, a collaboration by the Wyoming Valley Art League and Langcliffe Presbyterian Church with an art exhibit, guest speakers, TEDtalk video screening, poetry readings and traditional ofrendas (altars) created by the community. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2. Free. 570-288-1020.

Former Florida Congressman Allan West will give the Allan P. Kirby Lecture Oct. 5 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center at Wilkes University.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.30-books-Kirby-Lecture-Allen-B-West.jpgFormer Florida Congressman Allan West will give the Allan P. Kirby Lecture Oct. 5 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center at Wilkes University.

Shane Claiborne will talk about his work with Mother Teresa Sept. 30 at Misericordia University in Dallas.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.30-books-Shane-Claiborne-at-MU.jpgShane Claiborne will talk about his work with Mother Teresa Sept. 30 at Misericordia University in Dallas.
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