First Friday: Local College Students Offer Up Array Of Works For Art Walk

April 4, 2018 GMT

Student artists from several area colleges will show off their talents during Scranton’s First Friday Art Walk.

Gallery visitors can check out pieces from Lackawanna and Keystone colleges and University of Scranton artists downtown starting April 6.

At Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., student photographers will present “Photovoice: Rethink Your Drink,”a series of faux documentary photographs addressing social norms — real and imagined — of on-campus alcohol abuse. A grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board funded the project.

Keystone’s seniors will present their exhibition, “Orenda,” through Wednesday, April 25, at AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave. Visitors will see a range of mediums, from painting and photography to print-making and sculpture to glass and graphic design. The opening reception runs from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Friday, and a free artists’ talk follows Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m.


AFA is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Rounding out Friday’s student-focused activities is a U of S student show featuring works by Shandon Black and Anna Wallner at New Laundry, 127 N. Washington Ave.

Other student exhibits will follow later this month.

Marywood University’s seniors will show their work beginning Saturday, April 7, in the Mahady and Suraci galleries of the Scranton campus’ Shields Center for Visual Arts. A free opening reception will take place April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the galleries.

The group show features work from 29 art education, art therapy and studio arts students in mediums such as graphic design, illustration, sculpture and photography. It runs through Sunday, April 29, and admission is free.

U of S’s student artists then open their on-campus exhibit Friday, April 20, in the Hope Horn Gallery of Hyland Hall, where a reception will take place at 6 that night. The exhibit runs through Friday, May 4, and visitors can enter for free during gallery hours.


If you go

“Orenda,” works by Keystone College seniors, AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton; open Friday, April 6, through Wednesday, April 25; artist talk, Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m.; call 570-969-1040 or visit keystone.edu.

“Photovoice: Rethink Your Drink,” documentary photographs by Lackawanna College student photographers, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton; opens April 6; visit lackawanna.edu.

University of Scranton student exhibit, works by Shandon


Black and Anna Wallner, New Laundry, 127 N. Washington Ave.; opens April 6

Marywood University senior art exhibit,Mahady and Suraci galleries, Shields Center for Visual Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton; open Saturday, April 7, through Sunday, April 29; opening reception, April 7, 2 to 4 p.m., galleries, free; call 570-348-6278 or visit marywood.edu/galleries.

The University of Scranton Student Exhibition, Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall; open Friday, April 20, through Friday, May 4; opening reception, April 20, 6 p.m.; free; call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.First Friday events


First Friday events

Art by Sam Kuchwara, with music by Steve Werner, Adezzo, 515 Center St.

“Dezography,” works by Deztine Balducci; music by Static in the Attic; Ale Mary’s, 126 Franklin Ave.

Alt 92.1’s First Friday Live with music by Eye on Attraction, Alt 92.1 Radio Theater, The Scranton Times building, 149 Penn Ave.

Canvas art by Richard Smutek, with music by Jungle Jon, Analog Culture, 349 N. Washington Ave.

Macrame by Erin Jordan, with music, AOS Metals, 527 Bogart Court

“Extensions,” works by Darian Mosluk, with music, ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave.

“Treasures of Our National Parks,” works by Joseph Bowser, Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St.

“What Were You Wearing,” works by various artists, Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St.

“Spring Has Sprung,” with music by Renora Code, Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave.

Open Mic Night, for children 8 to 14 and their families, Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St.

Book signing and reading by author Chanel L. Fields, Library Express, Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave.

“After Winter,” works by Bill Teitsworth, Marquis Art & Frame, 515 Center St.

“Playlist No. 2,” works by Melissa S. Short; music by Act Out Theatre Group; NOTE Fragrances, 401 Spruce St.

NEPA Candles Happy Hour Collection by David Temprine, Opulence on Spruce, 310 Spruce St.

“Whimsical Art,” works by Janet Noldy, Scranton Mattress Co., 428 Spruce St.

“Breath of Spring,” glasswork, wreaths, candles, soap and more by various artists, Tammy’s Stained Glass Treasures, 348 Adams Ave.

“Outrageous Art,” works by Mel Wolk Studio; music by DJ Honeyman Lighnin’; Terra Preta Prime, 301 N. Washington Ave.

Group show, works by various artists, AV Restaurant, 320 Penn Ave.

“That 80’s Show,” print-making, fine art and other 2-D media by NEPA Design Collective members; music by John Meza; the Workshop, 334 Adams Ave.