Art

 NEPA Scene Staff

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

From a press release: Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade have partnered up to present the second annual Holiday on the Square, taking place Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, with over 50 participating artists and artisan vendors. Holiday on the Square […]

 Sara Pokorny

NEPA Scene hosts new Open Mic Night every Tuesday at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA Scene hosts new Open Mic Night every Tuesday at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre

Cash prize offered to voted winner every week

After circulating a poll through social media to test the waters and see if the demand was there, NEPA Scene and The Woodlands Inn are teaming up for a weekly Open Mic Night in Wilkes-Barre every Tuesday night. The 21+ event is open to artists of all types – musicians, poets, actors, comedians, magicians, storytellers, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Victorian ornament crafting, wassailing, and horse-drawn carriage rides at LHS in Scranton

Victorian ornament crafting, wassailing, and horse-drawn carriage rides at LHS in Scranton

From a press release: Get into the old-timey holiday spirit with a Victorian ornament-making workshop at the Lackawanna Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 30 at noon at the Catlin House in Scranton. The workshop will be led by Arlene O’Malley. Participants are asked to bring straight pins with red or white heads to make their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Find handcrafted holiday gifts at 3rd annual Holiday Artisans’ Market in Honesdale

Find handcrafted holiday gifts at 3rd annual Holiday Artisans’ Market in Honesdale

From a press release: On Sunday, Dec. 14, The Cooperage Project in Honesdale will host it’s third annual Holiday Artisans’ Market, featuring over two dozen talented regional artisans between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Holiday Artisans’ Market at The Cooperage (1030 Main St., Honesdale) is a “juried” event. The members of […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

Friends, family, customers, well-wishers, and appreciators of fine mirror art attended the grand opening of Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor in downtown Scranton on Friday, Nov. 7. This is Loyalty’s second location (342 Adams Ave., Scranton), its first established in Archbald a few years prior. In conjunction with the First Friday art walk, artists […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Jason Riedmiller’s direct personality reflected in his straightforward, spur-of-the-moment work at The Bog this month

Those who know Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller recognize his penchant for blunt honesty and sarcasm. Now they’ll see the former in his portrait work – the latter is evident when you ask him about it. “I’ve always been kind of an arrogant dick. I’m not a learner,” he cracks when NEPA Scene inquires about any […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Keystone professor’s hubcap art given second spin in Virginia landfill exhibit

Keystone professor’s hubcap art given second spin in Virginia landfill exhibit

From a press release: An exhibition of environmentally inspired contemporary art has included the artwork of Keystone College Associate Professor Judith Lynn Keats. The juried exhibition, “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art,” at the Museum of Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia will be on display through March 2015. ‘A Shaman’s Offering’ by Judith Lynn […]

 Rich Howells

Archbald artist creepily illustrates your childhood nightmares

Archbald artist creepily illustrates your childhood nightmares

When Stephanie Lucas brought her artwork to FANtom Fest in Scranton earlier this month, her scarily realistic pencil illustrations clearly jumped out from her fellow vendors, which is difficult to do at a horror convention filled with ghouls who wait all year to do exactly that. Stephanie Lucas at FANtom Fest The 26-year-old Scranton native, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings

Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings

'Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz' runs through Nov. 21 at the University of Scranton

From a press release: The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery will showcase the beauty that can be found in suburban architecture in Northeastern Pennsylvania in an exhibit that runs until Friday, Nov. 21. “Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz” will be on display in the gallery located on the fourth floor of Hyland […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton will host its own performing arts Fringe Festival in 2015

Scranton will host its own performing arts Fringe Festival in 2015

From a press release: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival first took place in August 1947 and has since inspired communities worldwide to develop their own versions of this engaging performing arts-based model. In October 2015, Scranton will join the ranks of New York, Orlando, Chicago, Kansas City, and many other U.S. cities as the host of […]