Speak and See Listings: April 15 to 21, 2015

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‘Weary Ones,’ is one of the nature drawings by Sara Cortazar, currently on exhibit at Marquis Art and Frame in Scranton.

Paintings by Betsy Havira are part of the three-artist group show opening April 17 at Marquis Art and Frame in Wilkes-Barre.

THIS WEEK: April 15 to 21, 2015

JCC Book Club, a discussion of “The House of Tyneford” by Natasha Solomons. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon on April 16. 570-824-4646.

Poetry Reading, with award-winning, nationally recognized poet Daisy Fried, whose poetry volumes include “Women’s Poetry,” “My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again” and “She Didn’t Mean to Do It.” Beers Lecture Hall, East Stroudsburg University. 4 p.m. April 16. Free. 570-422-3071.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery group discusses “The Good Knight” by Sarah Woodbury. 6:30 p.m. April 16. Free. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

Diamond City Art Walk, the return of the monthly event with exhibits at King’s College, Marquis Art and Frame, Midtown Village, Rodano’s, Shambala, Arts Seen Gallery and the Wyoming Valley Art League. Also: entertainment at Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore and Downtown Arts; free henna tattoes at Letts Eat and a booking signing and puppet-making at the Osterhout Free Library, all in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. April 17. Info at thirdfridaywb.com.

Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nanette Burti, a series of vessels exploring the feminine spirit by the Dalton artist. With a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. April 17 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through May 1 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.

Spring Juried Exhibition, with paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Opens April 17 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-288-2010.


Abstraction, pastels, sculpture, charcoal and oil paintings by abstract artist Jeremy Petrachonis. Through April 17 at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

The Endless Mountains Spirit, works in clay by artists who frequented the farm of Mary Caroline Richards and Paulus Berensohn. Through May 8 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 18. Suraci 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.

Marywood in Paris, works by 21 Marywood students influenced by their spring-break class in Paris. Through April 25 at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.

Artist Celebration, a showcase of art works by the top 10 visual artists from WVIA-TV’s 2014-15 “Artist of the Week” program. Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Through April 25 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-287-5589.

A Cool Look at the Ice Industry, a celebration of winter and the tradition of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains through historic artifacts and images. Through April 26 at Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.

Jose Luis Corella: Paintings, a realism exhibit by a rising star of the contemporary Spanish art scene whose works are so detailed, they appear to be photographs. Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through April 26 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.

The 70th Anniversary of the Conclusion of World War II, an exhibit honoring University of Scranton alumni who served in World War II. Through April 26 at the Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Hours vary daily. 570-941-6341.

Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Show, the 34th 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 28 with hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-675-5094.

Venturing Trespasser, nature drawings with an eerie and intriguing atmosphere by local artist Sara Cortazar. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through April 28 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Exceptional Art — Exceptional Artists, colorful new works created by artists of the Deutsch Institute’s Verve Vertu Art Studio. Speech-Language Pathology Department, John J. Passan Hall, Lower Campus, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through April 30 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-674-8255.

Where Will You Travel Next? Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, 32 art works providing a visual tour of lands and locations frequented by artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries including England, France, Germany and Austria. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 8 with hours 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.

World War II: Luzerne County Answers the Call, photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and more tracing the role played by local resident in World War II, both on the homefront and the war front. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 29 with hours noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4, $2 children. 570-822-1727.