Wilkes University

Sordoni Art Gallery

A different kind of classroom.

Our Mission

The mission of the Sordoni Art Gallery is to encourage an appreciation of the arts and an understanding of its role in society through direct engagement with art. Our main focus is to present high-quality exhibitions, related programming, and publications in a wide range of media, topics, cultures and time periods.

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David C. Driskell & Friends: Creativity, Collaboration & Friendship

Nov 1, 2022 - Feb 26, 2023
Curators: Sheila Bergman PhD, University of California–Riverside; Curlee Raven Holton, Driskell Center, University of Maryland; Heather Sincavage, Wilkes University

A Dr. Roy E. Morgan Memorial Exhibition, David C. Driskell and Friends: Creativity, Collaboration, and Friendship highlights the artistic legacy of David C. Driskell and the importance of his relationships with fellow artist friends—many of which have a significant place in the art canon.

The exhibition explores the work and Driskell’s relationships with such figures as Hale Woodruff, James Porter, Elizabeth Catlett, Kara Walker, Romare Beardon, Keith Morrison, Jacob Lawrence, and many more. Original works of art created by Driskell would also be featured, as well as ephemera from the Driskell Papers that exemplify the artists’ unique friendship.

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With a facility that has the ability to be a traditional viewing space or a venue for experimental installations, there is always something interesting coming to the gallery.

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About Sordoni Art Gallery

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Contacts

Heather Sincavage
Gallery Director
heather.sincavage@wilkes.edu
570-408-4325

Melissa Carestia
Assistant Gallery Director
melissa.carestia@wilkes.edu

Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Monday & University Holidays: Closed

Location

Karambelas Media & Communication Center
141 S. Main St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Arts in Education Northeast PA
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

All Sordoni Art Gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

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1-570-408-4330