THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014
Arts in the Gardens, an art exhibit sponsored by Endless Mountains Council of the Arts. Creekside Gardens, Route 29 and Church Drive, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 570-833-5058.
Artists for Art Exhibits, metal furniture by Gary Magakis, prints and drawings by Lynn Gano, found-objects art by Mike Asente and art reflecting our relationship with nature by Monique Luchetti. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through Saturday with hours noon to 5 p.m. 570-969-1040.
Women’s Work: Selections from the Sordoni Art Gallery Permanent Collection, showcasing more than 20 works by the female artists represented at the gallery. Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, Wilkes University, 150 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Sunday with hours 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 570-408-4325.
Bittersweet Apple, photographs by Niko J. Kallianiotis. CameraWork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-510-5028.
Nature and Our Surroundings, watercolors by members of the Emerald Lakes Watercolor Club. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Wyoming County: Our Beginnings, key historical documents tracing the early history of the area. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through Thursday. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Wyoming County: Our Natural Beauty, photography of wildlife and nature in Meshoppen by Janie Packer Stabinsky. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through Thursday. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Deconstructed, non-objective and abstract fine art by five contemporary artists including Casey Heyen, Ryan Hnat, Claudine Luchinger and Brian Murphy. Meet the artists at a reception 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8. Schulman Gallery, Campus Center, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. Through Aug. 20: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
Disguised Inspirations, a collection of artwork by Omar Rodriguez Jr. focusing on life’s hidden inspirations in a variety of media. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, North Franklin and Main streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 11: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Historic Quilts, showcasing 20 quilts from the Luzerne County Historical Society’s collections, including many patterns, types and sizes from the 19th and early 20th century. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 30: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-6244.
She Rolled Up Her Sleeves: Luzerne County’s Women at Work, a tribute to working women with photographs, ephemera, machines, uniforms and 20 quilts from the museum’s collection. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 30: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-6244.
Hollywood Rides the Rails, a look at some of the train-themed films and the stars that rode them, with movie stills, artifacts, posters and the 1903 film “The Great Train Robbery.” Steamtown National Historic Site’s Changing Exhibits Gallery, 150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 1. $7 ages 16 and older; free ages 15 and under when accompanied by adult. 570-340-5200.
Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, a set of 80 etchings by the Spanish artist (1746-1828), influenced by the thinking of The Enlightenment, who denounced superstitions and social abuses. Through Sept. 7 at the Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth St. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 610-432-4333.
Sharks! A multidisciplinary exhibit highlighting the power of sharks in nature and popular conception including photography of South Africa’s great white sharks, shark-related artworks and cultural artifacts. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Sept. 8: 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.
Pablo Picasso: 25 Years of Limited Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection, 46 original ceramic plates, bowls and vases by the internationally known painter, sculptor and graphic artist who set the standard for 20th-century art. Through Sept. 21 at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Also: “Picasso: Art & Psyche,” a lecture by Elisa Korb of the Fine Arts Department of Misericordia University at both 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 with a reception following. 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.
WYSO: The Coal Connection, the art of Frank Wysochansky, whose paintings and sculptures document the life and work of anthracite coal miners and their families in the 20th century. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. Through Oct. 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-963-4804.
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, 2015: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-674-8255.
Parting Shots, a series of portrait photographs by Nick Shotwell taken with a “sprocket rocket,” a panoramic plastic camera. Opens Aug. 1 with a reception 6 to 8:15 p.m. at CameraWork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Aug. 31: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-510-5028.
The Genesis Myths: Win Forman, ceramic plates depicting different cultures’ ideas of the creation of mankind. Also: ceramics by Joni Maya Oye-Benintende and two- and three-dimensional pieces by Robin Dintiman. Opens Aug. 1 with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. at the Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through Aug. 30: noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Visual Connections, paintings in various mediums by artist Vicki Giordano. Opens Aug. 1 with a reception 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Aug. 30: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
The Beauty of Creation: Skies, Mountains, Oceans and Birds, impressionistic landscape paintings by Pocono artist Kathy Crane. Opens Aug. 2 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Sept. 1: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Third Friday Art Walk, through 16 venues in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Map of galleries at thirdfridaywb.com
Sacred Symbols in Sequins, works by skilled Haitian flag makers that form mosaics of religious imagery of Europe and America as well as symbols brought from Africa centuries ago by captive slaves. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Sept. 26 to Dec. 29: 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.