Artist Talk at Artworks

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The region’s art intelligentsia gathered at ArtWorks gallery & studio for an informal conversation with artists Trudy Gerlach and John Bromberg about their collaborative exhibit The Large and the Small of It. The conversation was moderated by Erika Funke of WVIA and Bob Schweitzer, curator of the Maslow collection at Marywood University. In attendance were Barbara Remington, Tom Noone, Mark Ciocca, Lori Ryan, Ryan Hnat, Jim Lennox Susan Scranton Dawson, Michael Smith, Beth Burkhauser, Jason Smeltzer, Dr. Darlene Miller-Lanning, Nicole Sawicki and many more.

Sordoni Art Gallery George Gabin Exhibition

Sordoni Art Gallery George Gabin Exhibition

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University’s upcoming exhibition is:

A World Apart: The Legacy of George Gabin

on Tuesday, January 14, with an opening reception to take place on Thursday, January 16, 4-6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through May 11, 2014.

George Gabin
Early Spring at Lamole, 2005
oil on linen, 35.5” x 41.5”

25th Anniversary Holiday Auction

25th Anniversary Holiday Auction

The Art Auction is AFA Gallery’s primary fundraising event. Proceeds from this event help support the organization’s mission: to showcase the work of regional artists and raise awareness of the visual arts. Outstanding original artwork will be shown in time for the holiday season.

Check out the artwork available on the gallery’s first floor starting at 6 p.m. before heading up to the second floor where Ken Rivenburg will auction off each piece starting at 7. Meanwhile, Friends of Doug Smith will provide music, and the $40 ticket also includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne and an open bar. Please RSVP by phone 570-969-1040, or email

Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Years

August 24th, 2013
7-11 PM

Join us for an Afa Gallery’s Silver Julilee celebrating 25 years of excellence in arts and culture

The face of downtown Scranton has changed significantly over the past quarter of a century. Through it all, Afa Gallery has remained ensconced on the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue since its doors first opened twenty five years ago, doing what it does best. We serve as a catalyst for arts and culture in what has become the best place to run into old friends, meet new people, and exchange ideas during First Friday.

The “Silver Jubilee” will be a fundraising event for the organization, which promises to be an exciting party with the usual great art on the walls, libations, food, music and a dance party.

Tickets for the event are $25.

Special Friday Night Class with Alanna Kaivalya

Cover Photo EventsJoinMaybe Special Friday Night Class with Alanna Kaivalya

When: Friday, August 9th
Time: 6 – 7:30pm
AFA Gallery
Second Floor Scranton, PA
Cost: $25.00

We are thrilled to welcome Alanna back for a very special 90 min class on August 9th! Alanna is known for her spot-on adjustments, live music, and accessible philosophical teachings. This experience is not to be missed. All Levels are welcome.



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‘Out of the Dark’ – A Series of Self Portraits by Lori Ryan at AFA

November 1 through 10. Opening Reception on First Friday, November 2, from 6-8 PM.
Lori Ryan is a native of Scranton, PA, and resides in the Pocono Mountain region of Northeastern PA. She received her AFA from Keystone College, and her BFA in Photography from Tyler School of Arts. She has worked as a photo editor in New York, NY, and her photos have appeared in magazines such as Woman’s World and Field and Stream. Aside from this, she has exhibited her personal work in various places such as New York, Philadelphia, PA, and Trenton, NJ. She is also currently the owner of Lori Ryan Photography, and is an Adjunct Instructor at Keystone College, La Plume, PA.
When asked of her work, “This series of portraits encapsulates an emotional journey through self reflection, documenting the darkest days of a relationship in ruins, the grief that followed, the uncertainty, and the resolve of what the future holds. The process has been cathartic, to say the least, and has contributed to my growth as a photographer and partner.”