Art

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Scranton artist Miranda Pikul reinvents art show for COVID-19 at Wonderstone Gallery in Dunmore on Aug. 8

Scranton artist Miranda Pikul reinvents art show for COVID-19 at Wonderstone Gallery in Dunmore on Aug. 8

From a press release: A studio art major at the University of California, Los Angeles, Scranton native Miranda Pikul is home for the summer hoping the coronavirus outbreak in Southern California subsides soon. In the meantime, she hasn’t let COVID-19 cramp her creativity. She’ll share her recent work at a new exhibit opening in person […]

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New mural on Leonard Theater in Scranton invokes African American history and call to action

New mural on Leonard Theater in Scranton invokes African American history and call to action

From a press release: Locals who have driven on Adams Avenue in downtown Scranton over the past week may have noticed a new mural on the side of The Leonard Theater building. With bright typography that reads “Human, After All” and imagery of poplar leaves and flowers, the social justice artwork was completed on Sunday, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – (mostly) masked musicians in Wilkes-Barre

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – (mostly) masked musicians in Wilkes-Barre

Take some advice from Tigers Jaw, University Drive, The Mule Team, Blind Choice, James Barrett, Lifer, Esta Coda, concert photographers, etc. – wear your damn mask. (For you nitpickers, those who aren’t wearing masks or have them pulled down put them right back on after the picture.) These photos were taken at “Come Together: A […]

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Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

From a press release: The Hawley Hub, an innovative new project taking place in downtown Hawley, is putting out a call for all dreamers, makers, movers, shakers, and self-recreators. The Hawley Hub has reclaimed the old Murray building on Main Avenue as a multi-purpose space for the community with an emphasis on the arts and […]

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Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

From a press release: Today, the board of directors of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and its executive director, Deborah Moran Peterson, announced Betsy McGrath Ardizoni as the organization’s director of development. Ardizoni joined the Scranton Cultural Center as its development director in January. “As the organization embarks on capital projects to […]

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F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced the cancellation of its annual fundraiser, F.M. Kirby Fest, which was rescheduled to July 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, with social distancing concerns, the event will not be possible this year. The original date of the fourth […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds online fundraising auction with NEPA photographers June 30-July 2

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds online fundraising auction with NEPA photographers June 30-July 2

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts announced an online photo auction of prints taken by local photographers and shot at the historic downtown Wilkes-Barre venue. The auction will take place on the Kirby Center Facebook page on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, July 2 at […]

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Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg hosts drive-by art exhibition on June 27

Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg hosts drive-by art exhibition on June 27

From a press release: Leave it to artists to find a creative way to bring people together while staying apart. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pocono Arts Council has announced a brand new drive-by art exhibition slated for Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. In case of rain, it will move to […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

“We are not rebels. We are patriots and we are fighting tyrants.” Increasing in numbers each day, the Black Lives Matter protests continued on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 3 with chants of “I can’t breathe!” and “No justice, no peace!” At its peak, an estimated 600 people gathered to hear black […]

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Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department announced today that it will be redesigning its programming for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus crisis to ensure the safety of the public. Upcoming summer programs, such as the Scrantastic Spectacular on July 3, Art in the Park series throughout […]

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