This Week: Jan. 19 through 25
“Winter Abstractions,” opening reception for Wyoming Valley Art League exhibit, 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19, WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The exhibit features recent abstract artworks with a winter theme by WVAL members in a variety of members. It runs through Feb. 8. Free and open to the public. Info, wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote, an exhibit featuring photographs by Spider Martin and Jim Gavenus, LCCC assistant professor and internationally-recognized documentary photographer. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College Campus Center, Nanticoke. Opening reception from 6 to 9 pm.. Jan. 19, and exhibit continues through Feb. 21. Free and open to the public. Info: 570-740-0727 or 800-377-LCCC ext. 7727.
The photography and digital artwork of M. Michele Geiser will be on display through Feb. 16 at the Geisinger Insurance Store in the Walmart shopping plaza at 2266 Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace, Wilkes-Barre. The exhibit includes pieces from Geiser’s “Avant’garde Collection,” which she describes as a broad range of unconventional and experimental pieces inspired by a love of nature and the world around us. Her artwork has been featured in numerous exhibits in New York City, Philadelphia and throughout the Northeast. The gallery is available for viewing 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Art In The Garden, featuring works from 13 artists based on the the Back Mountain Bloomers tour that took place in the summer. Linda Keck, Krista Connolly, Jeanette Kulick, Renee Emmanuel, Lois Morreale, Sara “Missy” Eneboe, Susan Nardone, Tobi Balin Grossman, Vita M. Reddy, Robert Husty, Mary Lou Steinberg, Beverly Jean Johnston and floral designs by Susan French. Exhibit runs through Jan. 20 at Marquis Art & Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, during regular business hours.
“Perpetual.” Artists Jeremy Petrachonis and Michael Delmonico will display a collection of works during a free public art exhibition, titled “Perpetual” through Feb. 16. Meet the Artists reception: Jan. 19, 6 to 8 p.m. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College. Free. Info, 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Canadian Masters of the Carmen and Sarah Latona Collection, features water colors and oil paintings by some of the most important Canadian artists of the last 50 years gathered by Dallas residents Carmen and Sarah Latona. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University campus, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. Opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3, and the exhibit runs through March. 31. For more information, visit misericordia.edu/art.
Hands-on Gallery Talk about Native American Artifacts, will take place at noon on Jan. 27 at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 Rear S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Museum Assistant Allyson Earl will give a gallery talk about LCHS’s exhibition, “Native Americans in the Wyoming Valley,” including the chance to compare and identify various types of rocks and artifacts. Attendees will be encouraged to look at and touch several items during the program. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members and $3 for children. Museum hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Dr. Christiana Zenner Peppard, associate professor of theology at Fordham University, will deliver the annual Sciences and Humanities Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Titled “The Shape of Ignorance: Science, Values, and Collective Responsibility in the Anthropocene,” the free public lecture is sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s.