Art

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Chicks with Balls’ on display at Luzerne County Community College

‘Chicks with Balls’ on display at Luzerne County Community College

From a press release: The Schulman Gallery and Luzerne County Community College have balls, and they’ve proven it by welcoming Judy Takács and her award-winning series, “Chicks with Balls.” Takács has been a painter of people for almost three decades. She focuses primarily on painting people with understanding, irony, and a high degree of painterly […]

 Sara Pokorny

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

The Arc of Luzerne County displays 'beautiful and creative' work at Third Friday Wilkes-Barre art walk

What do you see when you think about the future? Is it a big house? Plenty of kids? A life of travel, or perhaps settling down in the town you grew up? Every one vision differs from the next, depending upon who is creating it. Last year, a local organization that seeks to improve the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton artist showing ‘Pete and Pete’-inspired work in Chicago with show’s stars

Scranton artist showing ‘Pete and Pete’-inspired work in Chicago with show’s stars

From a press release: A Scranton pop culture artist has been selected to participate in an art show honoring a 1990s television program at a special event in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, Oct. 26. Christopher J. Hughes, a pastiche artist who specializes in computer-generated pop culture mash-ups and crossovers featuring well-known characters, was contacted by […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton hosted a night of improvisational music and poetry on Sunday, Sept. 21 as part of the weekly Synaesthesia Social series. Performers that night included musicians Chelsea Smarr, Benya Barshai, and Jeff Brozena and poets Brian Fanelli and Scott Thomas. Created by illustrator and educator Ted Michalowski, Synaesthesia Social “combines […]

 Rich Howells

Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Help this talented young NEPA photographer fight cancer by keeping him working

Anyone who has walked around First Friday Scranton or picked up a local newspaper in the last few years has probably seen the work of Alex Seeley, a talented young photographer who has already amassed an impressive body of work that ranges from raging metal bands tearing up Montage Mountain to tender moments captured during […]

 Sophia Kowalczyk

PHOTOS: 5th annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show

PHOTOS: 5th annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show

Snow has been known to come early to NEPA, but Christmas arrives even earlier. The fifth annual Christmas in September Parish Festival and Classic Car Show was held Sept. 26-28 at St. Michael’s Center (403 Delaware St., Jermyn), featuring over 25 vendors; Russian, Ukrainian, and American foods; hundreds of homemade desserts, and nearly 200 classic […]

 Sara Pokorny

The surreal life of Salvador Dalí on display in Misericordia exhibit

The surreal life of Salvador Dalí on display in Misericordia exhibit

Even if you aren’t into art, you know who he is. How could you forget the pencil-thin mustache, the melting clock, or Adrien Brody’s spot-on performance of the eccentric creative mind in “Midnight in Paris?” Salvador Dalí is a man whose work made an impact on the arts scene, and it continues to do so […]