Art

 Rich Howells

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

Over the past year, everyone has had to adjust to doing more at home. Now, even a citywide celebration can happen from the comfort of your front porch. Just a few weeks ago, the first-ever Scranton PorchFest was announced, not long after residents learned that the annual St. Patrick’s Parade was moving from March to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Tomorrow’s #lovelocal small business campaign continues online and downtown

Scranton Tomorrow’s #lovelocal small business campaign continues online and downtown

From a press release: In support of the downtown Scranton business district, Scranton Tomorrow will continue its #lovelocal social media campaign through March. The campaign is designed to encourage everyone to support independently owned businesses this spring. Small businesses play a vital role in the economy, locally and regionally, with downtown Scranton serving as an […]

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Misericordia University hosts virtual African American artist tour and ‘Raisin in the Sun’ reading

Misericordia University hosts virtual African American artist tour and ‘Raisin in the Sun’ reading

From a press release: Misericordia University in Dallas is currently hosting an exhibition titled “The Fine Print,” which highlights the experimental styles of contemporary African American printmakers, in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery until Sunday, March 14. Curated in partnership with Curlee Raven Holton of Raven Fine Art Editions in Easton, the exhibition features 23 […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

A Camp Rattler profile: Cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

My initial interaction with Josh Balz began sometime after he had chosen to leave Motionless In White to pursue other endeavors and my trashy little rock bar, The Rattler in Pittston, had closed due to structural difficulties. Well… the back fell off the building. I found myself venue-less and saddled with several storage units, crammed […]

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‘Second Nature’ virtual art exhibit combines writing and drawing at Penn College in Williamsport through April 9

‘Second Nature’ virtual art exhibit combines writing and drawing at Penn College in Williamsport through April 9

From a press release: An area graphic designer’s 100-day dedication to a drawing and writing practice has culminated in an exhibit at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. “Second Nature,” featuring works by Sarah Patterson, also offers inspiration on establishing a journaling routine. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Gallery at Penn College is […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society shares student photojournalism documenting pandemic on Feb. 14

Lackawanna Historical Society shares student photojournalism documenting pandemic on Feb. 14

From a press release: On Valentine’s Day, the Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton will present a virtual love letter to the community and debut “Every Picture Tells a Story,” a photojournalism project capturing Northeastern Pennsylvania during quarantine. A short Zoom meeting and video premiere will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. to […]

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First-ever Scranton Ice Festival debuts downtown on Feb. 5-7

First-ever Scranton Ice Festival debuts downtown on Feb. 5-7

From a press release: In the hopes of bringing visitors to downtown Scranton to support small businesses during a difficult year and historically slow retail month, a planning committee has formed to host the inaugural Scranton Ice Festival, led by a small grassroots group of community-minded volunteers in partnership with First Friday Scranton, Scranton Tomorrow, […]

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Everhart Museum in Scranton closes until February of 2021 due to COVID-19 surge

Everhart Museum in Scranton closes until February of 2021 due to COVID-19 surge

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge in Northeastern Pennsylvania, many Scranton restaurants and small businesses have been forced to close temporarily after employees tested positive for the virus. Others have shut their doors to protect their own staff members and customers. Today, the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in […]

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Diamond City Dine Out debuts with food specials, art, and music in downtown Wilkes-Barre through Oct. 31

Diamond City Dine Out debuts with food specials, art, and music in downtown Wilkes-Barre through Oct. 31

From a press release: The inaugural Diamond City Dine Out is in full swing in downtown Wilkes-Barre. All this week through Saturday, Oct. 31, local residents and visitors can enjoy dining specials at downtown restaurants, plus live musical performances, open houses at art galleries, pop-up art exhibits in restaurants, and more, organized by the nonprofit […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds holiday auction online Nov. 11-13

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds holiday auction online Nov. 11-13

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre announced an online auction called “Shop from Home for the Holidays” that begins on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. and runs through Friday, Nov. 13 at noon. The silent auction will take place on the Kirby Center Facebook […]