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The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery is not only a showcase for visual arts but a space for performing arts! We have sponsored readings of plays and poetry, musical performances of piano, guitar, violin, cello, and more! 

Guitar in the Galleries

Pat Temple, professor of Guitar Performance, hosts a Guitar Demonstration in the gallery every semester for those who are thinking about guitar lessons but don't know what to expect. These are free and open to anyone who wants to attend. Instruments provided or bring your own.

Guitar professor Pat Temple gives a guitar demonstration

Misericordia guitar instructor Pat Temple gives a demonstration class every semester. He performs in different guitars and in different musical styles from classical to rock.


Women's History Month 2024 Events

Artist-led Pysanky Egg-Decorating Workshop

Friday, March 22, 2-4pm, Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are offering a free egg decorating workshop with local artist Marianne Bump Lurie. Inspired by this Ukranian art form that initially was only practiced by adult women, Lurie will demonstrate basic techniques of applying wax and dye to a hollowed-out egg. In premodern Ukraine, eggs painted in bright colors and intricate patterns were part of life and rebirth rituals. Today pysanky accompany Easter celebrations as well as humanitarian efforts to aid Ukraine in its ongoing resistance against Russian forces.

Support for this workshop was provided through a 2023-24 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Sector Flex Fund Grant.

Space is limited. To reserve your seat please contact Laine Little, Gallery Director,, (570) 674-6250.

Due to limited space, 6 seats will be allocated to students and 6 seats for community. After March 18 all seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Women's History Month 2024

“Investing in Women: Accelerate Progress” talk with Andrea Caladie, Baker Tilly

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we will chat with a successful woman leader in business. Andrea Caladie, Partner, Baker Tilly, has led a distinguished career as a specialist in not-for-profit and higher education institutions. Andrea has also served in leadership roles for community organizations, including the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts and Luzerne County Head Start. Join us for a talk to see what insights she may share as we strive to accelerate the progress of women in business. Sponsored by the College of Business. Moderated by Laine Little. A free box lunch will be provided to all students in attendance. RSVP by 12pm on 3/15/2024 to Selena Popek,

To see the whole calendar for women's history month please visit

Masayo Ishigure

February 15, 2024, 7:00pm, Lemmond Theater

Masayo Ishigure and her company will perform traditional and contemporary music on the koto and shamisen. This event is free and open to the public.

photos of musicians: woman in yellow kimono and two men in black kimono

Day of Remembrance

Monday, February 19, 2:00-2:45pm, Insalaco Concourse

This observance remembers the forced relocation and incarceration of Americans of Japanese heritage during World War II.


Welcome by Misericordia University President Dr. Dan Myers

Introduction to Day of Remembrance and discussion of Ansel Adams’ Manzanar Relocation Camp Photographic Series by Gallery Director Dr. Lalaine Little

Readings of Japanese-American poetry led by Professor of English Dr. Becky Steinberger 

Light refreshments served. Participants will learn to make an origami crane in honor of Day of Remembrance

Free and open to the public of all ages

Director-led exhibit tour

Monday, February 19, 6:00pm, Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

We will welcome the NEPA Bonsai Society to the gallery for a free tour of "Floating Beauty" led by Gallery Director Lalaine Little. The general public is welcome to join this tour.

Free tours are available to anyone on request. Contact the gallery to schedule.