THIS WEEK: May 13 to 19, 2015
Dash, Devour and Drink, a discussion of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez while walking or running around West Pittston. Followed up with a beverage recipe that compliments the book. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 4:15 p.m. May 15. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.
Student Exhibit, including drawings, paintings, animations, photographs, computer graphics, original music and portfolios by communication-arts students. Opens May 15 with a reception 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through July 2 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
Dialogue Arts Youth Festival, the first annual event with internationally acclaimed spoken-word poets Carlos Andres Gomez, Lauren Whitehead, Jon Sands and Adam Falkner. With poetry readings 7 p.m. May 15 at TwentyFiveEight Studios, Rear 703 N. Washington Ave., Scranton ($10); and youth workshops 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at Tunkhannock Area High School, 135 Tiger Drive. 908-892-0573.
Book Signing, with Mark G. Dziak, author of “Digging Up Wyoming Valley: An Archaeological Search in Northeastern Pennsylvania” and “The Battle of Wyoming for Liberty and Life.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. May 16. 570-829-4210.
Book Discussion, with Louis Ronald Scatena, author of “Anthracite Grade School on Irish Hill,” a true story about a boy working in an eastern Pennsylvania coal mine from 1951-59. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. May 18. 570-823-0156.
Student Exhibition, works by students created both independently and in art classes. Hope Horn Gallery, fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through May 15 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game, an overview of the local baseball scene from the 19th century to the present with historical images and artifacts combined with contemporary art works by William Chickillo. Players from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will visit for “meet and greets” 11 a.m. to noon on May 23, June 27, Aug. 1 and 22. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Oct. 12 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. $7, $5 seniors, $3 children. 570-346-7186.
Perhaps in a Dream, digital photography with dreamlike scenes by Joe Statuto. Also: wartime photography of South Vietnam by John Hudanish and encaustic art by Kathryn LeSoine. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through May 23 with gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Student Exhibition, works by mass-communications students including print advertisements, logos, posters, magazine spreads, photography, web and CD cover designs. Through May 29 at the Widmann Gallery of King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Dietrich Exhibit, pastel landscapes and still life scenes by Millie Schelling and mixed-media designs by Mel Wolk. Through May 31 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
The End of Nowhere: Stories and Photographs, works by former Dallas Township native Thomas Pickarski. Through June 1 at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
Nature Up Close and Personal, award-winning nature and wildlife photography by Marlana Holsten and James Chesnick. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through June 1 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Artists X Three, a group show with paintings by Kevin Snow and Betsy Havira along with jewelry by Jacqueline Snow. Through June 6 at Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
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.
Sudden Intuition: Paintings by Sharon Cosgrove, 50 paintings that depict figurative, still life and nature compositions. Also: “Roz Weinberger Ceramics: For the Love of Horses.” Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through June 30 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.
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.
Nanette Vacher: Coming Home, recent paintings including “Closure,” the image of a Vietnam veteran’s experience visiting The Wall. Opens May 23 with a reception 4 to 8 p.m. at The Upstairs Gallery, 3 W. Union St., Shickshinny. An additional reception occurs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25. Continues through June 26 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays but call to confirm. 570-542-4075.
Call for Art. The Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton is seeking 4” by 6” pieces of art to be sold for $50 at its Art Sale and Fundraiser June 26 to 28. Deadline for submission: June 1. For details, email [email protected]
Call for Art, for the Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen held at four Lackawanna County galleries. Accepting works in the categories of painting, photography, mixed media and three-dimensional work with cash prizes awarded. Artists must live and work within a 100-mile radius of Scranton. Download forms from marywood.edu/galleries or call 570-348-6211. Deadline for submission: June 14.