Art

 Rich Howells

Bart and Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre seeking artists to ‘Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love’ by Feb. 22

Bart and Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre seeking artists to ‘Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love’ by Feb. 22

Bart and Urby’s is a longtime supporter of the arts in Wilkes-Barre, hosting musicians and artists in both its bar/restaurant side and The Other Side next door. Owner Brian Urbanas is currently seeking local artists to “Fill the Wall with Art ‘n’ Love,” displaying the work there for the next few months and giving 100 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts first-ever F.M. Kirby Fest arts fundraiser on April 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced its first major fundraising event, “F.M. Kirby Fest – A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts” on Saturday, April 22 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This all-inclusive fundraising event, aimed at showcasing local wineries, breweries, restaurants, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2017 Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Grant recipients announced at Scranton Cultural Center

2017 Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Grant recipients announced at Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni, and Laureen A. Cummings announced the 2017 arts and culture organizations and individuals who have received grant support for their various community projects, events, and activities on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Financial assistance was awarded in two forms: program stream grants and community project […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New exhibit displays science, culture, and art of superheroes at Everhart Museum in Scranton Feb. 3-July 17

New exhibit displays science, culture, and art of superheroes at Everhart Museum in Scranton Feb. 3-July 17

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced a new multi-disciplinary exhibition called “Here I Come to Save the Day! The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes,” which will run from Friday, Feb. 3 through Monday, July 17. Exclusive to the Everhart, this exhibit will explore […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

Just a few portraits this time. It’s cold out. This is Jay. He’s been visiting from Nashville for a month now. At this point I think you’ve moved back bud. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Matt and his twin brother, Norrin. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Becky. Matt guilted her into getting her picture taken. […]

 Rich Howells

PA Cannabis Rally becomes statewide event in 3rd year at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 23

PA Cannabis Rally becomes statewide event in 3rd year at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 23

As Pennsylvania begins to accept applications to grow medical marijuana and establish dispensaries in the state next month, the NEPA Cannabis Rally will become a statewide event this year when it returns to Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Sunday, April 23 with a slightly different name – the PA Cannabis Rally. Organized by Big […]

 Rich Howells

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings is coming under fire for her public comments once again, this time regarding the county’s annual arts and education tax. Cummings, who founded the Scranton Tea Party before being elected the Republican minority commissioner in 2015, said at yesterday’s bi-weekly commissioners meeting in Scranton and in a Times-Tribune interview […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

This week’s Beautiful People of NEPA is in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was held on Monday, Jan. 9. Members of the Scranton Police Department posed for these portraits on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at police headquarters on South Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to Patrolman John James Wilding (722.) End of Watch: […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

You may or may not have noticed there has not been a new Beautiful People of NEPA in almost six months. The last installment was a single picture of my dog, Fritz, who passed away in July. Well, everybody, meet Ted. Tedward if you’re nasty. I adopted him from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch PeeWee the pig paint a masterpiece at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton

It was Santa’s pet photo day and rescue pet expo at The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Dec. 11, so we expected to see dogs, cats, and maybe a few reptiles, but a huge pig painting pictures? That’s a new one. We cover all types of artists on NEPA Scene, but PeeWee […]