Art

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Street Art Society of NEPA issues call for artists to create virtual mural with unifying theme

Street Art Society of NEPA issues call for artists to create virtual mural with unifying theme

From a press release: It is no secret that the communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania are feeling the social, economic, and health effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping the integrity of social distancing intact but also attempting to unify people, the Street Art Society of NEPA would like to engage the local community in its Social […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – Justice for George Floyd protest in Scranton

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – Justice for George Floyd protest in Scranton

“What the fuck? I can’t breathe!” – Vision of Disorder Local grassroots organizations NEPA for Change and Put People First – PA organized a peaceful protest on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton today called “Justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade.” The event description read: Stand in solidarity with our fellow […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced that its Museum Adventure Week Summer Camp series will pivot to a virtual platform due to COVID-19. Inspired by weekly camp themes, the Virtual Summer Camp will also include an Adventure Kit. Kits are curated boxes of hands-on […]

 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 […]