Sordoni Art Gallery

A Different Kind of Classroom

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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June 21 - August 7

GETTING THERE is an exhibition by the creative duo Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick, both faculty members from Carnegie Mellon University. The exhibition addresses timely themes surrounding peoples affected by migration due to war, famine, climate change, political repression, and social injustice.

It pairs ink and mixed media on paper works by Johnson, and oil and mixed media paintings on paper and panel by Slavick, with writings by novelists, poets, anthropologists and journalists who have informed their projects and whose words they have included or cited. Among them are Jenny Erpenbeck, Lev Golinkin, Eliza Griswold, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Johar, Maria Melendez Kelson, Jason De León, Blas Manuel de Luna, Suketu Mehta, Yasser Niksada, Prageeta Sharma, Warsan Shire, Wisława Szymborska, and Vu Tran.

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Future Exhibitions

Working out of his studio in Belmont, North Carolina, artist Juan Logan continues to expand the reach of his art’s unyielding call for social responsibility.

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Are you looking for a way to become part of the art community? Join a family of supporters or share your passion for the arts with your community by volunteering.

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About Sordoni Art Gallery

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.

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Gallery Guide: Sordoni Artcast

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Gallery Guide: Sordoni Artcast aims to dig deep into the artists, movements, inspirations and more that make shows at the Sordoni Art Gallery possible.

The mission of Gallery Guide is to:
  • Provide a more in-depth look to SAG exhibitions in a way that is approachable and casual.
  • Create accessible dialogue about topics and themes within the art world.
  • Approach artwork, artists and art movements from unpredictable perspectives creating new appreciation and understanding.

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About The Gallery


Heather M. Sincavage
Gallery Director & Associate Professor
(570) 408-4325

Melissa Carestia
Assistant Gallery Director


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


Karambelas Media & Communication Center
141 S. Main St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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

Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or Wilkes University-sponsored events in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact Special Events at 1-570-408-4330 or to request such services/accommodations. It is recommended that requests be made at least five (5) business days prior to any event.