Exquisite examples of American ornamental penmanship, including this one titled ‘Progress,’ are on display at the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton through April 18.
With Bullets Singing All Around Me, a show exploring regional stories of the Civil War including items owned by museum founder Dr. Isaiah Everhart who served as a field surgeon with the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Opens today and continues through July 17 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, $2 children. 346-7186.
An Ideal Subject: The Art of Jennie Brownscombe, works by the genre, history and portrait painter who was born in Honesdale (1850-1936). Opens tonight with a Gallery Lecture by Sally Talaga, executive director of the Wayne County Historical Society, at 5 in Room 228, Brennan Hall. Reception follows 6 to 8 in the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, University of Scranton. The exhibit continues through March 18. Sunday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. 941-4214.
Christopher Moss: Short Echo Prisms, with an opening reception tonight, 6 to 9. Continues through Feb. 26 at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 969-1040.
Getting to Know the Local Artists, Scranton and Beyond, a juried group exhibit of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture. Opens Tuesday with a reception Friday (Feb. 11), 6 to 9 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28 at New Visions Studio & Gallery, 11 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. 610-636-9684.
Organic Origins, shapes and forms rooted in the organic in various media by William Brayton, Betsey and Brenda Garand and Maggie Shen. Through Wednesday at the Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. 348-6278.
Gold Key Exhibition, the 2011 Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards show with works by Lackawanna County high school students. Through Wednesday at the Suraci Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. 348-6278.
The View of Ruins, photography by John Thomas depicting monuments and landmarks of Wilkes-Barre – many of them dilapidated and forgotten. Through Feb. 11 at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 208-5957.
Blow-Up: The Marriage of Art and Technology, 6-foot-high, banner-like fine-art photographs by Scranton artist Francine Douaihy. Through Feb. 17 at Arts YOUniverse, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 970-2787.
The Re(a)d Line & Other Works, individual and collaborative works by area artists David Hage and Dan Waber. Through Feb. 26 at the Schulman Gallery, Campus Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 740-0727.
Mark Cohen: Strange Evidence, a solo exhibit by the Wilkes-Barre photographer of 50 black-and-white and color photographs. Through February at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. 215-763-8100.
On Time, recent photographs by Ivana Pavelka showing the influence of time in capturing images. Through Feb. 28 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 996-1500.
Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, photographs of the jazz scene of the 1930s and ’40s by William Gottlieb, including Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. Through March 6 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Open daily, noon to 4:30 p.m. 408-4325.
Any Given Monday, with works by members of the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts. Through March 31 at the Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 836-3200.
John & Yoko: A New York Love Story, 50 photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken in 1980 by Allan Tannenbaum. Through April 4 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 346-7186.
Ornamental Penmanship, the extensive Zaner-Bloser Collection of American Ornamental Penmanship by renowned master penmen. Through April 18 at the Weinberg Memorial Library, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 11:30 p.m. 941-6341.
Face to Face: Interface, contemporary portraiture of the Northeast by Bill Benson, Marylou Chibirka, Russell Recchion, George Strasburger, Brian Keeler, Barbara Sowinski, Robert Stark, Tom Wise and Marty Poole. Through April 28 at the Blue Heron Gallery, 20 Main St., Wyalusing. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 746-4922.