BEST BET: It’s the First Friday Art Walk in Scranton tonight, and one of the spotlighted exhibits promises art that will leap off the wall. New Visions Studio & Gallery at 201 Vine St. invites you to a “wining, dining, art viewing, store shopping, socializing good time” at its opening from 5 to 10 p.m. to view works of glass, upcycled books, illustrations, sculpture and assemblage by artists Heather Murphy, Lolita Nogan, Erica Simon and Michael Swanson. If you miss tonight’s party, you can catch the show through Nov. 27. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Information at 878-3970.
The Sherwin Series: Works by Joelle Dietrick, paintings, prints and animations that remix images of foreclosed homes with Sherwin Williams 2007 paint colors. Through Nov. 18 with a lecture by the artist 5 tonight in Brennan Hall. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 941-4214.
An Art Group & The Artists Heard, works by 12 female artists including Ann Parkhurst, Nina Davidowitz, Connie Dorrance, Betsy Havira, Charlotte Kindler, Jane Kishbaugh, Cheryl Korb, Leigh Pawling, Ruth Krakosky, Jeannie Swisher, Sabine Thomas and Brooke Wandell. Through Nov. 26 with an opening reception 6 to 9 tonight. Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 287-5589.
Andrzej Szynal: Oil Paintings. Opens tonight with a reception 6 to 8. Through Nov. 30 at Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 344-3313.
November at AFA, with ceramics by Mike McGoff, photography by John Budash and prints by Christine Medley. Meet the artists at a reception 6 to 9 tonight. Through Nov. 26 at Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. 969-1040.
Animal Friends, fun and colorful paintings celebrating animals by Nina Davidowitz. Through Nov. 30 with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Barnes & Noble, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 829-4210.
Emerging Artists Exhibition, the ninth annual invitational organized by Dallas artist Sue Hand showcasing works by 46 area high school students. Opens Monday and runs through Dec. 12 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Widmann Gallery Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 208-5900.
Three’s Company, functional pottery by Jean Adams and paintings by Earl Lehman and Leigh Pawling. Through Saturday at Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 823-0518.
Mastering the Old Masters, a solo show by Michael Molnar. Through Saturday at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 740-0727.
Mad About Hats, a collection of vintage headwear dating from the early 19th through late 20th centuries. Through Nov. 12 at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. $4. 822-1727.
Octobi Collective, colorful pastels, acrylics and mixed media by Tobi Balin Grossman. Through Nov. 18 at Arts YOUniverse, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; noon to 8 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 406-5528.
Spare Parts, photographic composites integrating urban and natural elements by landscape photographer Susan Scranton Dawson. Runs through Nov. 20 at the Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 348-6211.
The Folk Art of Cheryl Korb. Through Nov. 22 at the Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 836-3200.
Memories in the Making, art work by Alzheimer’s Disease patients in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. Through Nov. 30 at Sen. Lisa Baker’s Office, Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309, Dallas. 822-9915.
Native American Portraits, taken circa 1898 by Frank Rinehart. Through Nov. 30 at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 675-1182.
Art Exhibit, landscapes, seascapes and floral works by Jody Hadsall, Charlotte Kindler and Pat Smith. Through Nov. 30 at Pierce Street Gallery, 517 Pierce St., Kingston. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 283-3354.
Haitian Clayworks Project, clay art by Lissa Jeannot, Ronald Meys, Burgeon Neptune and Jude Gilot. Through Nov. 30 at Moscow Clayworks, 223 N. Main St., Moscow. 357-1627.
Up Close and Personal, photography by Marlana Holsten that focuses on the eyes of a wolf, a pollen-covered bee on a flower and a buffalo on the plains. Through Dec. 1 at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 629-3061.
Joan of Art Rides Again, paintings by Joan Chisarick. Through Dec. 2 at Something Special, 27 W. Walnut St., Kingston. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. 288-8386.
Ronald Gonzalez: Studies for Black Figures, Maquettes and Working Models. Through Dec. 4 at the Suraci Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 348-6211.
Lackawanna College Art Show, works with a sustainability theme or using recycled materials by students, faculty and staff. Through Dec. 7 at the Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Township. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 842-1506.
Art Show and Sale, the 7th annual exhibit with watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, pencil works and mixed media by regional artists. Through Dec. 8 at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Fridays. 954-1489.
Capturing Realism: The Ani Art Academy Waichulis, the annual exhibit of realist works by 41 artists including Anthony Waichulis, who is collaborating with the Ani Art Academy to establish international schools of art. Through Dec. 10 at the Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 674-6150.
Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption, constructed digital photographs by Chris Jordan. Through Dec. 11 at the Sordoni Art Gallery, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 4:30 p.m. daily. 408-4325.
The Art of Dance – The Music of Art, dance- and music-related visual art by regional artists. Through Dec. 15 at the Blue Heron Gallery, 121 Main St., Wyalusing. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 746-1187.
Buds, Blooms and Berries: Plants in Science, Culture and Art, with plant specimens, cultural objects and contemporary art. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $5, $3 seniors, $2 children. 346-7186.
The Polish in Luzerne County, a celebration of the Polish immigrants who came to the area in the 19th and early 20th centuries and established numerous churches and fraternal organizations. Through Jan. 31 at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.
Mastering the Old Masters, artwork by students in the commercial-art program. Opens Nov. 11 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 29 at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 740-0727.
Holiday Art Auction, works by regional artists from six surrounding counties. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 19. $25. 969-1040.
Juried Student Exhibition, the 26th annual event. Nov. 28 to Dec. 9 with a public reception at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 941-4214.
Graduate Exhibit, sculpture by Noel Anderson-Corwin and Martha Moore, photography by Sue Jenkins and ceramics by Cathleen Repholz. Opens Dec. 3 with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Runs through Dec. 16 at the Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 348-6278.