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THIS WEEK: Aug. 8 to 14, 2014


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. Friday, Aug. 8. Schulman Gallery, Campus Center, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. Through Wednesday, Aug. 20 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.


Membership Exhibit and Sale, with 40 works of art by artists of the Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Meet the artists at a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, followed by “Five Bands for Five Bucks,” a concert by Eye on Attraction, Home Movies, Heroes and Hooligans, For Ages and Ted Hazard. Through Sunday, Aug. 31 with gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-454-0092 or 570-817-1075.


Mark Ciocca Exhibit, a display of linocut prints. Opens Wednesday, Aug. 13 with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. Continues through Saturday, Sept. 6 with gallery hours noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 570-589-0271.


ONGOING EXHIBITS


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 Monday, Aug. 11 with gallery hours 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 Saturday, Aug. 30 with gallery hours 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 Saturday, Aug. 30 with gallery hours noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-6244.


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. Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through Saturday, Aug. 30 with gallery hours noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.


Visual Connections, paintings in various mediums by artist Vicki Giordano. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Saturday, Aug. 30 with gallery hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.


Parting Shots, a series of portrait photographs by Nick Shotwell taken with a “sprocket rocket,” a panoramic plastic camera. CameraWork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Saturday, Aug. 30 with gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-510-5028.


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 Monday, Sept. 1. $7 ages 16 and older; free ages 15 and under when accompanied by adult. 570-340-5200.


The Beauty of Creation: Skies, Mountains, Oceans and Birds, impressionistic landscape paintings by Pocono artist Kathy Crane. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Monday, Sept. 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.


Harmonious Reflections, a group show with paintings by Mark Boyer Dryfoos, textiles by Kerry Burke and photography by Mindy Nardone. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, Sept. 6 with gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.


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 Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth St. Hours: 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 Monday, Sept. 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.


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 Sunday, 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. Thursday, Sept. 11 with a reception following. 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.


Written in the Czech Language, photographs, original art and illustrated travel-journal and essay excerpts by students and faculty from a recent trip to the Czech Republic. Lackawanna Heritage Valley, 213 S. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Through Tuesday, Sept. 30 with hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-963-6730.


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 Friday, Oct. 31 with hours 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 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-674-8255.


FUTURE


Third Friday Art Walk, through 16 venues in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Map of galleries at thirdfridaywb.com


Tim Weaver: Painter, oils and watercolors. Opens Saturday, Sept. 6 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Tuesday, Sept. 30 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.


The Germans in Luzerne County, an exhibit exploring the history, culture and contributions of German immigrants of the 19th century. Sept. 26 to January, 2015. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-6244.


The Weddings and Courtship Exhibit, traditions from the 18th century to the present including wedding gowns and accessories from the museum’s collection. Sept. 26 to January, 2015. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Hours: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-823-6244.


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 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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Costumes of Downtown Abbey, a bus trip to Winterthur to view the exquisite designs from the award-winning PBS drama series. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Includes a narrated tram tour through the 60-acre gardens, a tour of the Winterthur estate with 175 rooms of antiques and decorative arts, the Winterthur exhibits and time for shopping. Saturday, Oct. 4. $125. Reservations: 570-346-7186.


Call for Art Entries for the Art Expo at the Sullivan County Fall Festival Oct. 11 and 12 in Forksville. Cash prizes totaling $1200 will be awarded in the juried competition which is accepting all mediums. $20 for three entries. Applications at sullivanarts.org or email coveredbridgegallery@gmail.com.


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