THIS WEEK: May 9 to 15, 2014
Second Friday Art Walk, with exhibits at Totally ARTrageous, Art on Main and Malasto Art Gallery and more than 20 artists under tents along Main Street in downtown Pittston. Also: music by Daddy-O and the Sax Maniacs and street performers from the Eclectic Circus. 5 to 9 tonight. 570-655-6140.
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. Opens Saturday and continues 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.
Nature and Pet Portraits, by painter and photographer Diane Grant Czajkowski. Opens Sunday at Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Meet the artist May 16 at a reception 7 to 7:45 p.m. Runs through May 30: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-208-4700.
A World Apart: The Legacy of George Gabin, paintings by the late artist, whose works have been described as “meticulous representation.” Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Through Sunday: noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 570-408-4325.
The Exotic World of the Geisha, a collection of large-scale photographs by renowned Japanese photographer Taka Kobayashi of Tokyo depicting the Maiko, apprenticing Geisha women posing in traditional kimono dress. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-454-0092.
Intuitive Process, an exhibit by Robert Bergstrasser (stone sculpture), Mark Chuck (ceramics), Ethan Gerber (painting) and Allison Maslow (photography) along with the Juried Spring Show. Through May 20 with a Third Friday reception 5 to 8 May 16. Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-288-1020.
Art Display by Denise Tomasura, Mike Silver and Cindy Dozpat, members of the North Mountain Art League. Through May 30 at MultiCounty Land Abstract Company, 21 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. 570-784-4880.
Backyard Pocono Wildlife, photography of the natural world by Nancy Hopping including eagles, foxes, bobcats, bears and wildflowers. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through May 30: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. Closed May 24 and 26. 570-629-3061.
The Vicinity of Objects, new works by Vincent Lardieri, Dino DeNaples, Evan Hughes and Russ Noto. Also: the May Members Show. Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through May 31: noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 570-969-1040.
Annual Student Exhibit, drawings, paintings, animations, photographs, computer graphics, original music and portfolios by students in the communication arts program. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through June 5: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
Graduate Exhibition, a group show by Master of Arts candidates Ahdab Bazerbay (painting) and Justin Hayden and Danielle M. Zito (art education). Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Through June 13: 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. 570-348-6207.
D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Full Victory, an exhibit on the planning, execution and aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 with historic photographs and artifacts to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Also: “WWII on the Homefront,” a community art exhibit with new works created by members of local historical societies, veterans associations and regional schools representing elements of life on the homefront. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through June 16: 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.
Model Citizens, portraits in oil of local residents by Marylou Chibirka. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through June 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
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.
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.
Adrienne’s Garden Art Awards, the 19th annual awards ceremony for works by students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Tunkhannock Area Middle School, 200 Franklin St. 1 to 3 p.m. May 18. 570-836-2219.
Wyoming County: Our Beginnings, historical documents tracing the early history of the area. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. June 1 to Aug. 31. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Lillian Ventrelli: Watercolors and Acrylics, works depicting the natural world of the Pocono Mountains. Opens June 7 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through June 30: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. Closed June 13. 570-629-3061.
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. July 5 to 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.
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.