Keystone College to Present Senior Exhibit at Gallery

Students in the Visual Arts Department at Keystone College will present their Senior Exhibition at the AFA Gallery in downtown Scranton beginning Friday, April 7 and lasting through Saturday, April 29. 

The exhibit, “Feminine Gaze,” will feature seven talented Keystone female artists: Emma Amaral (Mansfield); Cassandra Clapper (New Milford); Madison Guzzo (Lords Valley); Kelly Landon (Dallas, Pa,); Alyssa Morris (Scranton); Yamile Nieves Santana (Nanticoke); and Susan Rode (Lords Valley). The artists have spent the last four years honing their skills in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, glass, photography, and ceramics.

AFA Gallery is located at 101 Penn Avenue in Scranton. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, April 7, from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.

Lavelle Strategy Group to Present Exhibition in New York City

Lavelle Strategy Group is honored to present their art exhibition “Humanity & Divinity” at La MaMa Galleria.This show will be on view in the East Village Gallery at 47 Great Jones Street New York, NY (between Bowery and Lafayette Streets) from January 14 to February 4 2023, Thursday through Sunday from 1-7 PM, with an opening reception scheduled on Saturday, January 14, from 5:30-8:30 PM.

My drawings and paintings explore my personal journey through pain and vulnerability to resilience and grace. The exhibit is curated by C. Finley, founder of the Every Woman Biennial-NYC, London, LA. 

The exhibit, which includes both figurative and landscape pieces is designed to remind viewers that the path from humanity to divinity lies in a personal connection to nature. For me, painting is a spiritual process. Landscapes created in Ireland while experiencing extreme grief and sorrow express both heaviness and connection to universal energy.
  An advocate for the arts in every genre, I understand that the arts help move people through life’s circumstances. My hope is that through this exhibition, people will see something in themselves that is about transformation.

Marywood University Art Exhibit

An exhibit, On Entropy: Selections from The Maslow Collection on Creation and Loss, is on display at The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Shields Center for Visual Arts on Marywood University’s campus, from now through December 13, 2022.

This exhibition, spanning from autumn to winter, examines eleven works from The Maslow Collection through the concept of entropy. Entropy refers to the measure of the change of energy within a system, typically moving from order to disorder. Within an art context, the term has been applied more loosely, referring to various types of states of change, which have included deterioration and decay. The artworks in this exhibition point to these ideas, both overtly and subtly, and many also suggest that cycles and states of return are inevitably linked to the notion of entropy.  

Featured artists include: Robert Barry, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Robert Cumming, Ant Farm, Ellsworth Kelly, Denny Moers, Robert Motherwell, Ellen Phelan, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Rothenberg, and Robert Smithson.

Gallery hours for The Maslow Study Gallery are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. For additional information about Marywood art exhibits, please visit or call (570) 348-6278.

Artworks To Host “Purely Pastel”Art Exhibit

Join us at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio on First Friday, November 4th, from 5-9 pm for Purely Pastel, an exhibition of recent works by Lisa Cunningham and Joe Kluck.

 LISA CUNNINGHAM is an artist based in Northeastern Pennsylvania who creates two-dimensional works of art using soft pastels as her desired medium. About her work, the artist states, “It is my intention to create work that allows us to stay connected with the places we see and experience every day. Architecture in our environment, throughout our cities and rural landscapes, incorporates history, culture, and purpose for each of us.” A classically trained, representational artist with degrees in fine art and education, Cunningham finds inspiration through travel and the simple things that exist in everyday life. Cunningham’s work is represented by Patricia Hutton Galleries (PA), Sheldon Fine Art (FL), and Cooper & Smith (CT).

 JOE KLUCK is an artist based in Northeastern Pennsylvania who creates two-dimensional works of art using soft pastels as his desired medium. Kluck’s accolades include earning Master Pastelist status from the Pastel Society of America and Master Circle Status from the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). Throughout his career, he has concentrated his studio practice on depicting subject matter, including but not limited to automobiles, landscapes, still life imagery, and favorite past times. In addition to his work as a Pastelist, Kluck has specialized in hand-carved gold leaf signage, teaching through visual art, and working as a Cartoon Artist, where his 1980’s “Onionhead” series was featured in newspapers across the U.S., South Africa, and the Phillippines.

Artworks Gallery To Host Art Exhibit

Join us at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio on the First Friday, October 7th, from 5-9 pm for Jessica Maietta: Synergy. Maietta is an artist based in Northeastern Pennsylvania who creates two-dimensional works using various mixed media techniques.

About her work, the artist states, “mixed media enables me to channel my subconscious mind and discover personal truths. Some of my art is non-archival, mirroring the ever-changing impermanence of life. Everything has a beginning, an end, and the now. I create my own pictorial language using symbols. My pieces reflect personal views of human life in relation to time, space, nature, and spirituality. The symbols I use are universal, allowing variable interpretations. Being aware of these alternative dimensions elevates me from being a robotic gear in the clock of life.”

In addition to her work, Maietta is an accomplished tattoo artist in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Join us in celebrating Jessica’s work for the entire month of October. Beyond First Friday, the gallery is open to the public 8 am – 4 pm M-F. Masks required.