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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Light the Way Forward

This unique presentation of Australian aboriginal art was projected onto Weckesser Hall in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Greg Cant, Wilkes University's 7th president.

This project is presented in partnership with the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

To learn more, visit kluge-ruhe.org.

  • Video Artwork by Jeff Dubrow
  • Featuring the artwork by Australian Aboriginal artists: Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa, Michael Jagamara Nelson, Limpi Putungka Tjapangati, Maxie Tjampitjinpa, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Anatjari Tjampitjinpa, Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Yanatjarri Tjakamarra, Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, John John Bennett Tjapangati
  • Music by Electric Fields

Creating & Collecting

By: Juan Logan

Nov. 2021 - March 2022

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. A retired University of North Carolina Professor, Logan’s installations, prints, and paintings are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and more. Through his many exhibitions and successful career, Juan has amassed a never-seen collection of works from his friends and sources of inspiration in the art world. Not only will this exhibition will be the first to share his many holdings by important artists from the 1970s to the present, it will also be the first time Logan presents his own work in dialogue with his collection. The exhibition will examine the role that Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenberg, Robert Motherwell, Thornton Dial, and more have played in Logan’s own practice as an artist and how collecting has informed his creative process.

Please note our Thanksgiving hours: The Sordoni Art Gallery will open for limited holiday hours on Saturday November 27 from 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed Wednesday November 24 through Friday November 26 following the University schedule.

Exhibition & events

Creating & Collecting

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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Heather Sincavage, Director of the Sordoni Art Gallery, and Karley Stasko, Outreach Coordinator, are two creatives hyped up on coffee who can’t wait to tell you about the art world. 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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Contact

Heather M. Sincavage
Associate Professor
Gallery Director
heather.sincavage@wilkes.edu
(570) 408-4325

Karley Stasko
Gallery Outreach Coordinator
karley.stasko@wilkes.edu
(570) 408-4325

Gallery Hours

Tuesday-Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday
12-5 p.m.

Sunday, Monday & University Holidays
Closed

Gallery Location
Inside the 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 events@wilkes.edu to request such services/accommodations. It is recommended that requests be made at least five (5) business days prior to any event.