Wilkes University


Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Presents Afternoon Lecture Series April 25, May 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University will hold two afternoon lectures in conjunction with the current exhibit, Selections from the Sordoni Collection of American Illustration & Comic Art. The lectures begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 S. Main St. They are free and open to the public. Scheduled events include:

  • April 25, “What Makes a Pulp Different from a Slick” by David Saunders, illustration historian. Saunders is the son of Norman Saunders who is featured in the exhibition.

  • May 2, “The Solitary Figure in American Illustration” by Andrew J. Sordoni, III.

The exhibition is open through May 20. Drawn from the private collection of Andrew J. Sordoni, III, the exhibition features 135 original artworks by more than 100 artists including “Golden Age” illustrators N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish and Frank Schoonover. It is curated by Stanley I Grand. For more information, visit www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery.

The $3 million, 7,000-square-foot Sordoni Art Gallery is a culmination of a gallery revitalization plan to enrich the arts for students, faculty and staff while contributing to cultural life in the local community. More than double the size of the former gallery, the new space opened in 2017 and is outfitted for high-end national art exhibitions and includes versatile opportunities for teaching and learning. The gallery shares space with the Karambelas Media and Communication Center at 141 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre.