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exhibit title and dates: "Indian Folk Art: Mona Pande," April 21 to May 31

Indian Folk Art: Mona Pande

April 21 to May 31, 2023 | Reception: Thursday, April 27, 5:30pm

The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University will exhibit “Indian Folk Art: Mona Pande” from April 21 to May 31, 2023. This exhibition, featuring local artist Mona Pande, will be held in conjunction with National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, annually celebrated in May. Self-taught in painting and other Indian traditions, Pande is a rostered Folk Artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Pande has a Master’s Degree in Biology from Agra University and conveys her love of nature and living things in her bright colors and patterns. Through her work as president of Indo-American Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania and through her community art workshops for organizations around the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, Pande has demonstrated her passion for community based cultural education. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage month and is co-sponsored by the office of Mission Integration and Institutional Diversity.

Artist-led Indian Folk Art Workshop, May 19, 2:30-4:30pm

Rostered Folk Artist Mona Pande will be leading a workshop in painting motifs and styles of traditional Indian folk arts. 
Cost: Free for students, faculty and staff. Space is limited, preregistration required. Due to the intricacy of the designs, this activity is recommended for ages 12 and up. No prior art experience necessary. For more information please contact Gallery Director Laine Little,, or call (570) 674-6250. 

Plan your visit

Spring 2023 hours (until May 9)

Regular hours are 12 to 7 pm. Tuesday to Thursday and 12 to 5 pm. Friday to Monday. Other times are available by appointment.

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Summer 2023 hours (May 9 to May 31)

Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 7pm. Friday, 10am to 4pm. Saturday 12pm to 4pm. Other times are available by appointment.

We will be closed Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29. The last day of for viewing this exhibit is May 31, 10am to 7pm. 

The gallery is closed during university closings and holidays. Admission is always free to all. Please call or check the gallery website to confirm visit. To schedule a free tour or private appointment, or for more information, please contact the Gallery Director Lalaine Little, PhD, at (570) 674-8420 or email 

Off-campus visitors are encouraged to call or email in advance of visit. Please follow us on Instagram (MisericordiArt) or Facebook (PaulyFriedmanArtGallery) for updates, exhibition images, and fun facts!

To schedule a free tour or private appointment, or for more information, please contact Dr. Lalaine Little, by telephone (570) 674-6250 or email, or request a specific time here: schedule a private visit


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Health Guidelines

  • Social distancing of at least 6 ft. between other visitors should be followed.
  • Hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfectant wipes are available at the gallery attendant desk.


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