THIS WEEK: Feb. 10 to 16, 2017
Raku Fiber Fusion: Sculptural Vessels by Ellen Silberlicht. Runs from Feb. 3 to March 3. Exhibit open at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall at University of Scranton. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email [email protected]
Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, with works by traditional and digital artists including photographers, graphic designers, sculptors and printmakers. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Feb. 17 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
The Blues Show, an invitational held in conjunction with the Destination Blues Music Festival highlighting works with a “blue” or “blues” theme. Through Feb. 24 at The Exchange, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Reception 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 with gallery hours generally 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-317-2596.
Bringing the Giant to Its Knees: The History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb, exploring the 110-year history of the motor race and its participants through art, trophies, artifacts, programs and memorabilia. Through March 1 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.
A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 19 unique posters celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s African American Museum, part of its traveling exhibition series. International Guest House, Keystone College, La Plume. Through March 30 with hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 570-945-8160.
Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, an interactive exhibit outlining how Hitler was supported by medical doctors and researchers in his quest for improving the Aryan race. Through March 14 with an opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Additional presentations continue on Jan. 26, Feb. 1, 7, 22 and March 1 and 14. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 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. 570-674-6400.
After Sargent by photographer Lydia Panas, through March 3 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, located in the Stark Learning Center, 150 River St. Wilkes-Barre. The exhibit is open from noon to 4: 30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Panas derives inspiration from the famous painting by John Singer Sargent, “The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.” Panas asked her models three questions before photographing them: “What do you long for? What do you regret? What are you afraid of?” Contact Heather Sincavage at 570-408-3365 or [email protected] for more info.
I Come to Save the Day, a multi-disciplinary exhibit exploring the animal powers of comic book superheroes and supervillains and incorporating contemporary art pieces and historical artifacts to illustrate how these characters influenced American history and global popular culture. Feb. 4 to July 17 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. 570-346-7186.
A Collection of Characters, art show will feature digital paintings and illustrations by Gerry Stankiewicz. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Something Special Bakery, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. The show will remain open through March 31. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays. For more information call 570-288-8386.
Life in the Poconos, with works by Darryl Speicher. Opens Feb. 4 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Continues through Feb. 28 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.
Where Do Ideas Come From? Sculptures by Lisa Fedon on display at the Hope Horn Gallery at the Univeristy of Scranton. Exhibit is open March 20 to April 21, during gallery hours. Call 570-941-2414 or email [email protected] for more information.