Art

 The Conversation

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

I’ve lived much of my life with anxiety and depression, including the negative feelings – shame and self-doubt – that seduced me into believing the stigma around mental illness: that people knew I wasn’t good enough, that they would avoid me because I was different or unstable, and that I had to find a way […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University in Scranton presents 2020 Senior Art Exhibits online

Marywood University in Scranton presents 2020 Senior Art Exhibits online

From a press release: This week, the Art Department at Marywood University in Scranton presented its 2020 Senior Exhibits featuring art therapy, painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, and art education through its online catalog. Turning to the potential of offering the exhibits online, senior undergraduate and graduate art students knew that while in-person exhibits are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center plans virtual 90th anniversary celebration, invites patrons to submit memories

Scranton Cultural Center plans virtual 90th anniversary celebration, invites patrons to submit memories

From a press release: This year marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Scranton’s historic Masonic Temple, which has served as the home of the Scranton Cultural Center for over three decades. Although the facility is currently closed due to government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, it won’t stop the organization from celebrating this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years

Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years

From a press release: In keeping with other creative adjustments being made during the coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual graphic design student exhibit has moved online for the first time in its 12-year history. A May 1 reception for the exhibit was originally planned in The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program

Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performance artists as well as historical and heritage lecturers to take part in an uplifting and educational showcase on social media called “Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Live,” a new digital program designed to present the arts in a safe way during […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: The arts and culture sector is especially vulnerable to issues posed by the current COVID-19 crisis by the nature of the work they do. Many artists are self-employed, and small businesses and nonprofits rely on a customer base. Additionally, arts and culture organizations provide programs for the public who are now […]

 Rich Howells

Centralia’s Graffiti Highway is closed and covered with dirt to drive away visitors during coronavirus pandemic

Centralia’s Graffiti Highway is closed and covered with dirt to drive away visitors during coronavirus pandemic

In the past month, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order and closed non-essential businesses due to the coronavirus, so many people are looking for ways to spend their time. Centralia fire chief and EMA director Tom Hynoski told The Daily Item that large groups have been visiting the Graffiti Highway, a stretch of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

From a press release: Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to be a part of the Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage Day this summer. Art in the Park takes place in county parks outdoors under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre cancels Fine Arts Fiesta and Cherry Blossom Festival as coronavirus spreads in Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre cancels Fine Arts Fiesta and Cherry Blossom Festival as coronavirus spreads in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, the city of Wilkes-Barre canceled both of its free annual springtime events, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Fine Arts Fiesta, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival was scheduled for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at Kirby Park. In previous years, it featured amusement rides and games, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

The streets surrounding the Scranton Cultural Center were blocked off and lined with both protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump waiting for him to arrive at his first town hall of 2020 on Thursday, March 5. In addition to the Fox News broadcast, there is so much national coverage of what went on inside […]