Exhibitions and Events

Featured Exhibit

Daumer
 

L’Esprit : Exploring Wit and Beauty in French Prints

Aug. 3 - Oct. 10

THIS EXHIBITION IS ORGANIZED BY THE KALAMAZOO INSTITUTE OF ARTS, KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN. CURATED BY NANCY SOJKA, GUEST CURATOR.

Celebrate the joys and foibles of French society and culture between 1830 and 1930, when Paris was the world capital of artistic creativity, innovation, and opportunity. The daily life of people “from the city and country, rich and poor, famous and anonymous“ grew to become a most popular subject. The exhibition is organized according to several major themes such as depictions that glorify or ridicule the ever-present French State, landscapes of the monuments and street life found in big towns and cities, bucolic renditions of farm life, the adoration of beautiful women, the love of children, and the fruitful relationship that arose between printmaking and literature.

Cezanne

 

Over 30 artists from the 18th and 19th century. Artists include: Paul Cezanne, Honore Daumier, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre Auguste Renoir.

Events

All events take place in the Sordoni Art Gallery unless otherwise stated.

How To Win French and Influence People

Thursday, Sept. 23 | 11 a.m.

A one-time workshop open to all Wilkes students, friends, faculty and staff who can (or can’t even) say bonjour

Looking to explore the secrets of pronunciation, vocabulary, conversational rules, and beauty of French? This 50-minute French workshop for Wilkes community and friends will have even true beginners leaving with newfound confidence, the ability to ask questions, give compliments and express unsolicited opinions in French - all in less than an hour!

Amy Kuiken is an adjunct French professor here at Wilkes. In addition to prior American and international teaching experience, she spent a year as a Fulbright scholar researching and teaching English to Bulgarian high school students.

L’Esprit Closing Reception

Thursday, Sept. 30 | 5 p.m.

A Night Out in France

Thursday, Oct. 7 | 5:30 p.m.

The Diamond City Partnership (DCP), Wilkes-Barre’s nonprofit downtown management organization, will be hosting “A Night Out in France” along with the Sordoni Art Gallery and Bank & Vine in the heart of Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s Art, Culture and Dining District.

Guests will enjoy French-inspired lite fare and cocktails, music by Bells & Whistles, and a special viewing of the gallery’s latest exhibit, “L’Esprit: Exploring Wit and Beauty in French Prints."

The entire community is invited to enjoy this special night of art, food, and culture. Sordoni Gallery members and Wilkes University employees may arrive early at 5 pm for an exclusive treat.

The cost is $30. Tickets can be purchased below.

Purchase Tickets for "A Night Out in France"

Art in Your Hands : Paper Quilling Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 9 | 2 p.m.

Between the 18th and 19th centuries, one of the most popular leisure activities in the decorative arts was paper quilling. Although its origins are believed to go back to ancient Egypt, quilling, aka paper filigree, saw multiple surges in popularity during the Renaissance, Colonial Americas, the Industrial Revolution, and across the globe today. Join us to create your own quilled masterpiece inspired by Maillol’s Galatea in the Waves!

The Diamond City Partnership (DCP), Wilkes-Barre’s nonprofit downtown management organization, will be hosting “A Night Out in France” along with the Sordoni Art Gallery and Bank & Vine on Thursday, October 7th in the heart of Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s Art, Culture, and Dining District. The event will begin at 5:30 pm at the Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main St on the campus of Wilkes University. Guests will enjoy French-inspired lite fare and cocktails, music by Bells & Whistles, and a special viewing of the gallery’s latest exhibit, “L’Esprit: Exploring Wit and Beauty in French Prints." The entire community is invited to enjoy this special night of art, food, and culture. Sordoni Gallery members and Wilkes University employees may arrive early at 5 pm for an exclusive treat. The cost is $30.00 and tickets can be purchased at bankvinenepa.ticketleap.com/a-night-out-in-france.

To register for any of the events below or for more information, please contact:

Karley Stasko

SAG Outreach Coordinator
karley.stasko@wilkes.edu