Serge Hollerbach: A Witness to My Time, an exhibit by the Russian-born painter. Opens tonight with a reception 6 to 9. Continues through Dec. 27 at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 207-1851.
In the Absence of Photographs, paintings by New York artist Meredith Toto focusing on the representation of memories in a series of subjects from Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding areas. Opens Saturday with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8 at Something Special, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 288-8386.
Something for Everyone, the 5th annual art show and sale with original pieces by local artists including watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, pencils and mixed media. Through Thursday at the Glenburn Township Building, 3110 Waterford Road, Dalton. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. 954-1489.
Scarce Books and Elegant Editions, original and rare writings by Samuel Johnson in celebration of his 300th birthday. Included: “The Life of Samuel Johnson” and his famous “Dictionary of English Language.” Through Dec. 11 at the Weinberg Memorial Library, Linden and Monroe streets, University of Scranton. Monday through Thursday, 8 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. 941-4000.
On the Wing, a collection of dream-like, metaphorical paintings by Trix Render including woodland flora and fauna drawing from images of her childhood in South Africa. Through Dec. 11 at the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Moffat Estate, Route 435, Covington Township. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 842-1506.
Art Faculty Biennial 2009, a multimedia exhibit of current works by 25 members of the art department including paintings, illustrations, graphic design, sculpture, prints, ceramics, furniture, mixed media and photography. Through Dec. 11 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.
In Color, works by the University of Scranton Photography Club. Through Dec. 11 with a reception on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, University of Scranton. Sunday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. with evening hours Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. 941-4214.
Graduate Exhibit, photography by Muaz B.C. Gulen, sculpture by Ruth Giovannitti and paintings by Shelly F. Grillo. Through Dec. 11 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.
Michael Lukachko: Working with Wood, a series of large wood-veneered “dreamscapes” focusing on the organic nature of wood. Through Dec. 11 at the Madelon Powers Gallery, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg University. Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 422-3483.
Faculty Exhibition 2009, works by artists Jean C. Adams, Sharon Bowar, Nicole DePolo, Beverly Glennon, Bruce Lanning, Darlene Miller-Lanning, Mary Lou Steinberg, Richard Fuller and Herbert Simon. Through Dec. 13 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Open daily, noon to 4:30 p.m. 408-4325.
Responding in Clay: Italian Sabbatical 2009, experimental clay works by Frank Goryl as a response to a residency at the Scuola d’Arts Ceramica “Romano Ranieri” in Italy. Through Dec. 13 at Paper Kite Press Studio & Gallery, 443 Main St., Kingston. Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 328-8658.
Fall Art Exhibit, by members of the Wyoming Valley Art League. Through Dec. 17 at Arts YOUniverse, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 970-7968.
Emerging Artists Exhibition, the seventh annual invitational with art by area high school students that pays homage to their teachers. Coordinated by Dallas artist Sue Hand. Through Dec. 18 at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 208-5900, ext. 5328.
Capturing Realism 2009: The Waichulis Studio, a group exhibit of realism paintings by alumni and students of the studio of modern master Anthony J. Waichulis. Through Dec. 19 at the Pauly Friedman Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. 674-6250.
A Collection of Christmases Past and Present, Santa-themed figures, puzzles, jewel boxes, tin containers, ornaments, turn-of-the-century postcards and a detailed doll house. Through Dec. 27 at the Eagles Mere Museum, 288 Eagles Mere Ave., Eagles Mere. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 525-3664.
Tools That Built Scranton, 1900s-era tools from the Lackawanna Historical Society. Through Dec. 31 at the William J. Nealon Federal Courthouse, 235 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. 344-3841.
Day of the Dead: Art & Culture in the Americas, Mexican folk art, masks, a community ofrenda (or altar), Catrinas (fancily dressed female skeletons), cultural artifacts and contemporary art celebrating the rich culture of Central and South America and their special holiday to remember the dead. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 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 students and seniors, $2 children. 346-7186.
Cider Painters of America, the 25th annual exhibit and sale by local and national artists who paint in miniature (3” by 5”). Through Dec. 31 at Vgogh Gallery, 287 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 287-5544.
Celebrating Ancestors, works by area students inspired by important people in their lives. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 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.
Have You Slept in a Wigwam Lately? A travelogue exhibit by photographer Michael Poster and writer Melissa Whalen Haertsch which captures 24 singular moments across America from New England to Arizona. Through December at CameraWork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 344-3313.
Geography and the Space Between, a group exhibit by artists Lorraine Petyo Elias, Skip Sensbach and David Hage including paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Through Jan. 2 at Marquis Art & Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 823-0518.
Holiday Show, a group show by member artists including Sara Baker, Robert H. Brown, Sandra B. Davis, Sam Dion and more. Through Jan. 3 at Artspace Gallery, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 784-0737.
The Stained Glass Windows of Williamsport, a showcase of 19th-century stained glass windows from area churches, some manufactured by New York’s Tiffany Company. Through Jan. 23 at the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. 326-3326.
Family Tree, watercolor en-plein-air paintings by Jan Henning and photographs by her nephew Jeffrey Meyer. Opens Dec. 11 with a reception 4 to 6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 29 at the Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock. Monday through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 835-3200.
Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, 70 pieces of art including graphics, photographs, digital works and paintings. Opens Dec. 11 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 22 at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed during school break Dec. 24 to Jan. 3. 740-0732.
Third Friday Art Walk, self-guided tour of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston galleries offering a variety of art exhibits, studio tours, spoken word, historical exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Hop on the trolley for a free ride to the galleries. Dec. 18, 5 to 8 p.m. Arts Walk maps available at participating venues. 823-0518 or wordpainting.com.
Views of the Valley Photo Contest, sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. Open to amateur and professional photographers to submit images taken within the boundaries of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley which includes all of Lackawanna County and designated municipalities in Luzerne, Wayne and Susquehanna counties. Rules and regulations at lhva.org. Deadline: June 1, 2010.