Waverly Community House Events

The Waverly Community House is hosting several events.

Easter Bunny Hop Saturday, April 9th
When: Saturday, April 9th, 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm   Where: Comm Back Lawn 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly   $30.00 per family   Join us for crafts, games, live music from the Doug Smith Dixieland Band, a bake sale, egg hunt, and of course, a visit from our favorite Easter Bunny!   Today is the last day to buy tickets!  Please click HERE for tickets.
The 2022 Waverly Waddle Saturday, May 7th
What: A 5K Run/Walk fundraiser around scenic Waverly   Where: The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly, PA   When: Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 8:00-8:45 am check in – 9:00 race start!   Register online HERE! Register by April 15th to receive a race tee shirt!   Questions: Please call 570.586.8191, Ext 2 Kathy Wright 

Visit “The Upstairs Thrift”!

Our upscale thrift shop featuring women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and housewares. Spring is in the shop!!!

Stop by The Comm Library

Enjoy our lending library. We have an updated assortment of adult and children’s books.

Check out our Destination Freedom Special Exhibits Gallery
Among the exhibits are a wooden cane with names of local Civil War prisoners of war, a Bible found on the Gettysburg battlefield, medicinal bottle from the practice of Waverly’s Dr. Andrew Bedford, Waverly Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 307 Sketch Book, a portrait of Jonathan Jasper Wright, a poster sized image of African American Civil War veterans returning to Montrose in 1865, and a collection of Civil War era newspapers, to name just a few. The Gallery is open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 pm or by appointment by calling 570-586-8191 Ext. 2 or by visiting the website: www.waverlywalkingtours.org. Questions may be emailed to ejmurphy@waverlycomm.org.

Misericordia University to Display a Selection of the Harriet and Harmon Kelley Collection

Misericordia University will present a selection of works from the Harmon and Kelley Collection of San Antonio, Texas, one of the country’s major collections of African American art. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, April 10. The forty works on paper in this exhibition date from the early 1900s to 2002 and feature works by such noted artists as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Henry Ossawa Tanner, William Henry Johnson, and Alma Woodsey Thomas. The Kelleys personally selected each drawing, print, or painting for its ability to share African American history and creativity with viewers. Being able to present this exhibition has special meaning for Mrs. Harriet O’Banion Kelley, whose nephew Charles Louis O’Banion, who passed away in 2019, graduated from Misericordia University in 2006. This touring exhibition was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, California. Presenting this exhibition at Misericordia University was made possible in part by the Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Endowment Fund for the Modern Visual Arts.

A free public reception with has been scheduled for Saturday, March 19, from 2-5pm. Kas Williams, Misericordia University Assistant Vice President for Mission Integration and Institutional Diversity, will give the University Welcome. Live music will feature vocalists Wendy Hinton and LaToya Martin, accompanied by Patrick Temple, Misericordia University Adjunct Professor of Guitar. Space is limited. RSVP required by contacting Alexandra Svab Isaac at (570) 674-8422 or aisaac@misericordia.edu.

Regular gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment. Admission is always free. Masks are required indoors on campus regardless or vaccination status. Please refer to the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery website www.misericordia.edu/art for any changes in protocols, and art gallery event and calendar updates. Free tours led by Gallery Director Lalaine Little are available on request. To schedule a tour or private appointment, or for more information, please contact Alexandra Svab Isaac at aisaac@misericordia.edu or (570) 674-8422. 

Marywood University Featuring Two Art Exhibits

Marywood University’s art galleries, including the Mahady Gallery and the Suraci Gallery, both located in the Shields Center for Visual Arts, are featuring two art exhibits from January 29-March 4. Both have opening receptions on January 29, 2-4 p.m., with each exhibit featuring gallery talks in February. Details include:

Mahady Gallery: Paul Plumadore: PaperWorks

Opening Reception, January 29, 2-4 p.m.; Gallery Talk, February 2, 2 p.m.

Paul Plumadore’s solo exhibition, PaperWorks, will consist of hand cut paper montages, shadowboxes, archival giclee prints, and books; a total of 90 works in all. Mr. Plumadore has been creating collage and related artworks since the late 1970s. He has been a professional dancer (The Paul Taylor Dance Company) and an illustrator (The New York Times, RCA Records).  He first started showing his art in gallery settings at The 2015 Northeastern Biennial which was held at Marywood University. In 2021, his artwork was presented for the fourth time at Art of the State held at The Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, PA.

Suraci Gallery: Julie Stark: Revisiting Beginnings NYC Streets 1983-1985

Opening Reception, January 29, 2-4 p.m.; Gallery Talk, February 17, 2 p.m.

Julie Stark, a native of Kutztown Pennsylvania, moved to New York City in 1983 for her last BFA semester to intern with the Artist-Photographer Cindy Sherman. As an apprentice for Sherman, Stark worked in the photo industry learning and honing skills in set and location lighting, darkroom film processing, and worked as a fine printer. Stark went on to receive a BFA degree from Kutztown University with a concentration in photography and film.

Eventually, she sought a job in video post-production to have access to editing equipment, early digital compositing and motion graphics. She worked at National Video Center in New York City for five years learning video post-production, which led her to a position of Post-production Art Director for USA Networks. It was here that she began combining all these skills into compositing live action, with computer generated elements and entered the world of film visual effects. Stark moved to the west coast in 1990 and began working in the film industry. She worked as a film compositor, and compositing and lighting supervisor on many feature films such as, Life of Pi (which won an Oscar for VFX in 2013), Happy Feet, Golden Compass, Django Unchained, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious, and countless others, until leaving the industry in 2013 to work on her artistic endeavors full time. Presently, Julie is the owner/operator of Stark Juice, a cold press juice company.

For additional information about art exhibits at Marywood University, please visit marywood.edu/galleries/exhibitions or call (570) 348-6278.