Speak and See Listings: March 16 to 22, 2016

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Michael Froio’s photographs capture the rail landscape in the exhibit ‘From the Mainline/A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad,’ on display through March 29 at Camerawork Gallery in Scranton.
The Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Exhibit, at the Schulman Gallery of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, includes works by area students, including this acrylic by Troy Reinert, a Dallas High School student.
‘The Cloud’ by Shane McGeehan is one of the works in the exhibit ‘Altered States’ at the Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton through March 25.
Historical mystery author Eleanor Kuhns talks about the Shakers, an offshoot of the Quakers, during a meeting of the Franklin Street Sleuths at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

THIS WEEK: March 16 to 22, 2016

Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on”Can It Possibly Get Worse for Europe and the Middle East? An Update on the Refugee Crisis and the Thick Fog of Fundamentalism” by award-winning author Peter Zilahy. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on March 16. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery-book club will discuss “Working Stiff” by Annelise Ryan. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. March 17. A limited number of books are available on a first come, first served basis for $2. 570-823-0156.

Art & Music, a Third Friday reception with a Members Show and entertainment by Three Imaginary Boys. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. March 18. 570-288-1020.

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 a Meet-the-Artist Reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 18. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Open Mic Night, a sharing of poems, short stories, drama, creative non-fiction, music and comedy, sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Postupak Room, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. March 18. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Kirby Book Club, a discussion of “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 p.m. March 19. New members welcome. 570-474-9313.

Clipped, Ripped and Reassembled, new works in paper collage by Pamela M. Parsons. Opens March 19 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at the Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Continues 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.

Art of Jill Swersie, oil paintings by the Pocono Mountain artist. Markle Gallery, 225 E. Broad St., Hazleton. March 19 to April 10 with an opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. March 20 and a First Friday reception 6 to 8 p.m. April 1. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.

The Warrior Writers, readings by veterans who have been participating in the national writing program, facilitated locally by poet and veteran Jenny Pacanowski and Vietnam veteran Gary Morgan. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 3 p.m. March 20. Followed by a reception with light refreshments. 570-996-1500

Life Drawing, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 20. $10. 570-288-1020.

Spring Writers Series, with a workshop and reading by Andrew Krivak, author of “The Sojourn,” a finalist for the National Book Award and recipient of the Chatauqua Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Kirby Hall, West South and South River streets, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. March 22 with workshop at 3 p.m. and reading at 7 p.m. Free. 570-408-5000.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

On Gravity, installations and sculpture by Emily Harris, Tobin Rothlein and Brendan Hughes. Through March 25 at Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 57-969-1040.

Altered States, an exploration of human consciousness using a combination of photography, digital art, audio editing and lighting effects by artist Shane McGeehan. Through March 25 at Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 57-969-1040.

From the Mainline/A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad, an exploration of the landscape along the former Pennsylvania Railroad by photographer Michael Froio. Through March 29 at Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-344-3313.

Woods and Waters, paintings by Will Daskal celebrating the scenery of the Pocono Mountains. Through March 31 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.

The Blues Show, a group exhibit of mixed-genre art works with the theme of “the blues” or the color blue. Through April 1 at The Exchange, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays but call to confirm. 570-317-2596.

Narratives Seen, paintings that tell a story ranging from the realistic to the abstract by artists Kevin Kinkead, Gayle Wells Mandle, Gretchen Dow Simpson and Mark Webber. Through April 3 at the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Gallery 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.

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. Closed March 25 and 28. Special Saturday hours 10 a.m. to noon March 19 and 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. Closed on school holidays. 570-674-6250.

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.

FUTURE

Art & Architecture in Cinema, a unique look into the life of Leonardo Da Vinci through the exhibition “Leonardo: The Ultimate Exhibition,” focusing on the foundation of his drawings, the role of nature and science, reflections on the ancients, anatomy and mechanics, and myths over the centuries. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. March 31. $15. 570-961-5943.

Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak, paintings referencing a shattered world by the Holocaust survivor. Opens April 1 with a lecture 5 p.m. in Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall followed by a reception at the 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.

Earth Day 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

Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales, a multi-disciplinary exhibit highlighting the museum’s collection with contemporary art to illustrate how fairy and folk tales are archetypal stories inspiring and interpreting popular culture. July 15 to 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.

Michael Froio’s photographs capture the rail landscape in the exhibit ‘From the Mainline/A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad,’ on display through March 29 at Camerawork Gallery in Scranton.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.18-exhibits-CameraWork.jpgMichael Froio’s photographs capture the rail landscape in the exhibit ‘From the Mainline/A Contemporary Survey of the Pennsylvania Railroad,’ on display through March 29 at Camerawork Gallery in Scranton.

The Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Exhibit, at the Schulman Gallery of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, includes works by area students, including this acrylic by Troy Reinert, a Dallas High School student.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.18-exhibits-Rosetti-Reinert.jpgThe Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Exhibit, at the Schulman Gallery of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, includes works by area students, including this acrylic by Troy Reinert, a Dallas High School student.

‘The Cloud’ by Shane McGeehan is one of the works in the exhibit ‘Altered States’ at the Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton through March 25.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.18-exhibits-ShaneMcGeehan-TheCloud.jpg‘The Cloud’ by Shane McGeehan is one of the works in the exhibit ‘Altered States’ at the Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton through March 25.

Historical mystery author Eleanor Kuhns talks about the Shakers, an offshoot of the Quakers, during a meeting of the Franklin Street Sleuths at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Sleuths.jpgHistorical mystery author Eleanor Kuhns talks about the Shakers, an offshoot of the Quakers, during a meeting of the Franklin Street Sleuths at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
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