Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Launches Second Saturdays Family Hour

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The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University launches Second Saturdays Family Hour, a free event that encourages children and adults to engage with exhibitions in new and artistic ways.

Occurring on the second Saturday of each month when the gallery is open, families are invited to participate in hands-on activities at the gallery such as art making workshops, as well as events like story time. Each second Saturday will feature different activities.

The first Second Saturday Family Hour will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. Activities include a “making memories” scrapbook workshop where families will create an 8×8 scrapbook page about their visit to the gallery. One instant photo and all scrapbook materials will be provided. All experience levels and ages are welcome.

At 1 p.m., “Miss Olivia” from Sordoni Art Gallery will read Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol. Jan Lokuta from the Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks Committee will also present coloring sheets based on the Wyoming Valley and discuss memories and how they relate to places.

The 2022-23 Second Saturday schedule is:

  • Nov. 12, 2022
  • Jan. 14, 2023
  • Feb. 11, 2023
  • April 8, 2023
  • May 13, 2023

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The Sordoni Art Gallery is located at 141 S. Main. St. in Wilkes-Barre and shares space with the Karambelas Media and Communication Center. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery follows the operating schedule of Wilkes and is closed on University holidays, breaks or due to inclement weather.

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