THIS WEEK: Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, 2013
Back Roads and Backyards, paintings and photography of local scenery and Monroe County landmarks by three generations of the Eckley family: Pat, Tara and Ava. Opens Thursday followed by a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 7. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 629-3061.
Frank Wyso: Coal Country, an exhibit focusing on the anthracite coal region by regional outsider artist Frank Wysochansky. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940, Eckley. Through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 636-2070.
The Miracle of the Bells, an exhibit covering the story of the “real” Olga (Trotzski) Treskoff of Glen Lyon who became a successful Broadway producer and was the inspiration for a 1948 movie partially filmed in Glen Lyon. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 823-6244.
Toulouse-Lautrec and His World, the art and life of the French impressionist who painted during the Belle Epoque Era, capturing its famous singers, actors and other characters of the cabarets and cafes. Included: 150 works on paper accompanied by passages from French literature, photographs and other objects. Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth St. Through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 610-432-4333.
Gardening Mind, colorful floral acrylics by Jason Kresock along with new paintings by Nina Davidowitz. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 344-3313.
Our Picturesque Landscape, the ever-changing world of nature as seen through the lens of the Pocono Photo Club. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 629-3061.
Phone-tography Exhibit, a juried show of photographs taken with cell phones. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 740-0727.
The Art of Balliet, 40 compositions by realism artist Justin Balliet in charcoal, graphite and oils. Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Meet the artist at a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Through Oct. 20: noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 408-4325.
Art Exhibit, oil paintings by Thomas Stapleton, ceramics by Barbara Shaffer and photography by Charles Shaffer. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Sept. 7: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 823-0518.
Words as Images, works by six artists who use text to express visual images and ideas including Christina Galbiati of Hazleton. Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. Meet the artists at a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11. The exhibit runs through Oct. 11: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 610-285-5000.
Art of Joe DeOrio, along with photography by Jim Cook and paintings by Maria Montoro Edwards and Gabriela Moustardas. B&B Art Gallery, 222 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit. Through Sept. 13: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 585-2525.
Quilt On, an exhibit of new works by Sabine Thomas depicting “The Airing of the Quilts” event in Tunkhannock. Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Through Oct. 4: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 288-8386.
Wildlife Art, scenes from the great outdoors in oils and acrylics by Noxen artist Charles J. Kovalick. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through Nov. 15: open during movie screenings. 996-1500.
Luzerne County in the Civil War. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Dec. 21: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 823-6244.
Sidewalk Surfing: The Art & Culture of Skateboarding, a multi-disciplinary exhibit on the roots of skateboarding including artifacts and artwork on the cultural importance of the sport. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Dec. 30: noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 346-7186.
Exceptional Art — Exceptional Artists, works by artists from Verve Vertu Center of the Deutsch Institute. Speech-Language Pathology Department, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. On display through April 2014: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 674-8255.
Capturing Realism, the biennial exhibit of works by instructors, alumni and apprentices from the nationally renowned studios of the Ani Art Academies and modern master Anthony J. Waichulis. Opens Sept. 7 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through Oct. 31: 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. 674-6250.
Latina, photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jose Galvez exploring the lives of Hispanic women. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 8 to 14 with a public lecture 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Burke Auditorium, Williams G. McGowan School of Business. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 208-8021.
Crayons & Care II, artwork by the children of Litewska Hospital in Warsaw, Poland, with all sale proceeds donated to the hospital’s children’s art program. Opens Sept. 14 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a children’s story hour 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 15. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Oct. 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 740-0732.
Works from the Studio: A Collaborative Exhibition, eclectic works done in the studio of Virginia Sosik in various media. Artists include Karen Clifford, Regina Donovan, Heidi Fedor, Peggy Gladys, Celeste Gilmartin and many more. Opens Sept. 20 with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. Through Nov. 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 842-1506.
Emerging Artists Exhibition, the 11th invitational coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, including works by area high school students. Opens Sept. 20 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through Oct. 25: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 208-5900, ext. 5328.
Annual Art Exhibit of works by the Martin’s Creek Artists. United Methodist Church, 64 State St., Nicholson. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Refreshments served. 942-6995.
Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen, the 7th juried exhibition of works by area artists shown in four Lackawanna County venues. Oct. 19 to Nov. 13 at the Mahady Gallery of Marywood University, the Hope Horn Gallery of the University of Scranton, the AFA Gallery and ArtWorks Gallery, both in downtown Scranton. 348-6211.
Call for Entries, for the ninth annual Glenburn Township Art Show and Sale. All two-dimensional media considered. Deliver by Sept. 26 for Sept. 29 opening. Call 954-1489 for entry form and details.
Call for Entries, for the annual Fall Art Expo at the Forksville Fairgrounds in Sullivan County offering $1200 in cash prizes. Pieces accepted through Sept. 30. 928-8927. Information and applications at http://sullivanarts.org.
World War II Combat Veterans are invited to have a free portrait taken by local photographer Steve Lewis, who is seeking to capture the spirit of veterans for a future exhibit. Information at 592-2938.