Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series Presents: Leah Vernon

Kirby Hall Salon 202 S River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States

The Wilkes University English Department will continue the 2024 Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series by hosting Leah Vernon. Leah Vernon, also known as Leah V, is an international plus-size Hijabi model, award-winning author, inclusive content creator, body-positive activist and inclusion consultant. Her content has garnered over four million views…

South African Lunch + Art in Your Hands Workshop

Sordoni Art Gallery 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, United States

Registration Required Created and presented in Partnership with the Office of Global Engagement. Inspiration unfolds over an African-inspired lunch at the Sordoni Gallery. Join us and make your own beadwork artwork inspired by the art in the gallery. Curator Bev Gibson will guide participants through the process. Space is limited.…

Free

Cocktails & Culture

Registration is required. In celebration of our Ubuhle Women exhibition, we will celebrate with an evening of specialty cocktails, African-inspired cuisine and an inside look at our current exhibition with exhibition curator Bev Gibson. In addition, we will have a pop-up shop of handmade beadwork from artists in the exhibition!…

$25 – $30

Ubuhle Brunch

Sordoni Art Gallery 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, United States

Join us at the Sordoni Gallery for an artful brunch inspired by our current exhibition.  A casual tour of the exhibition will be provided and catch one of the last days of the Ubuhle pop-up shop of handmade beadwork from artists in the exhibition! Registration is required.

Free

Art in Context | Women’s History Month Lecture

Sordoni Art Gallery 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, United States

Looking at the recent change in dynamics within the art world towards Contemporary Artists from Africa, exhibition curator Bev Gibson will discuss traditional techniques and how they are now perceived in comparison to how they were recognized 10 years ago. Gibson will outline how the artists of Ubuhle now are…

Free

Second Saturday Family Hour: Fused Bead Art

Sordoni Art Gallery 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, United States

The art of beading is an ancient tradition. For this Second Saturday, join the Sordoni Art Gallery as we put a new spin on this tradition. Come create your own coaster and magnet with fused beads inspired by Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence.  Don’t forget to join…

Free