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ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks releases local music ‘SCENE’ compilation at April 6 show in Scranton

Wilkes-Barre photographer and 1120 Studios founder Keith Perks is taking First Friday art shows to a new level with the creation of “SCENE,” a photography exhibition 10 years in the making that includes live local music and the release of a new compilation CD that shows just how talented and diverse the Northeastern Pennsylvania music […]

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Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to work at the county’s upcoming Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage! Day this summer. Schedules are noted below. Art in the Park: Tuesday, July 10 – 10 a.m.-noon: […]

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Activist organizes #queerNEPA event series in Scranton for LGBT Pride Month in June

Activist organizes #queerNEPA event series in Scranton for LGBT Pride Month in June

From a press release: Tim Maloney, a 25-year-old queer Muslim activist from the Wyoming Valley, has announced “#queerNEPA,” a new event series in Scranton that celebrates LGBT Pride Month. Taking place throughout June, this series will highlight some of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer voices of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Maloney also seeks to draw […]

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‘Women in Power’ celebrated in women’s history art exhibit at Marywood in Scranton March 4-8

‘Women in Power’ celebrated in women’s history art exhibit at Marywood in Scranton March 4-8

From a press release: Marywood University’s Global Unity Club is hosting a Women in Power Throughout History: Women’s Liberation Gallery art exhibit from Sunday, March 4 through Thursday, March 8. A sale of the artwork celebrating Women’s History Month will take place on March 8 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Kresge Gallery in the […]

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Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

From a press release: Today, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Scranton Area Community Foundation jointly released Art for Community Progress, a report generated from a series of Art for Social Change roundtables sponsored by the two organizations and conducted in mid/late 2016 in Scranton. The report provides a series of recommendations […]

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Scranton’s Everhart Museum curator Nezka Pfeifer resigns after 12 years

Scranton’s Everhart Museum curator Nezka Pfeifer resigns after 12 years

From a press release: After 12 years, Nezka Pfeifer, curator of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton, has officially resigned from her position, effective today. During her 12-year tenure, Pfeifer has curated and overseen the installation of dozens of exhibitions. “She has shaped a strong exhibition program, creating unique experiences […]

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Marywood students express their ‘Call to Art Therapy’ through exhibit in Scranton Feb. 16-March 21

Marywood students express their ‘Call to Art Therapy’ through exhibit in Scranton Feb. 16-March 21

From a press release: Marywood University’s art galleries will hold an exhibition titled “Our Natural Call to Art Therapy” from Friday, Feb. 16 through Wednesday, March 21 in the Suraci Gallery at the Shields Center for Visual Arts on Marywood’s campus in Scranton. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 4 […]

 Rich Howells

Despite Commissioner Cummings’ disapproval, Scranton Fringe Festival receives county arts grant

Despite Commissioner Cummings’ disapproval, Scranton Fringe Festival receives county arts grant

Despite one Lackawanna County Commissioner’s vocal disapproval, the Scranton Fringe Festival accepted a $2,400 grant during the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department’s annual awards ceremony at the Scranton Cultural Center last night, surrounded by supporters while its biggest critic was absent from the event. Republican Minority Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings sparked a debate with […]

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Jim Thorpe WinterFest has train rides, ice and wood carving, free entertainment, and more Feb. 17-18

Jim Thorpe WinterFest has train rides, ice and wood carving, free entertainment, and more Feb. 17-18

From a press release: A mix of train rides, family activities, special shopping and dining promotions, and popular Mauch Chunk Opera House performances will mark a weekend of winter fun when the Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency hosts the borough’s 26th annual WinterFest on President’s Day weekend, Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. The weekend […]