Art for Artists Gallery Features Work of DHS Graduate

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Loren Sykes of Dunmore, a fine arts major at Keystone College, will exhibit works as part of her capstone project at the AFA Gallery on April 7th. (Photo Credit: Lori Ryan Photography)

The Art for Artists (AFA) Gallery of Scranton will be presenting the work of Dunmore High School graduate Loren Sykes and her fellow peers of Keystone College in their senior exhibit Coalescence. This exhibit will be open on Friday, April 7 from 6-9pm and runs through till April 28. The show is free and open to the public.

Ms. Sykes’s body of work consists of four large formatted oil paintings that play on the relationship of light and color. The idea behind the work is derived from light bulbs that Miss Sykes had painted previously. With the help of modern technology, using an application on her IPad, she then deconstructs the simple object and transforms it into a more abstract entity with the use of light and color.

Ms. Sykes and the other artists will be giving presentations on their work on April 8 at the Art for Artists(AFA) Gallery. This is also free and all are welcome.

For further information and gallery hours, call (570)-969-1040 and/or visit 514 Lackawanna Ave Scranton, PA 18503.

 

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Progam Class: Apply Now

leadership_logo_new-copyLeadership Lackawanna is now accepting applications for the Core Program Class of 2017-2018. Leadership Lackawanna is both a leadership organization and a networking coalition. The core values of the organization include integrity, diversity, service, relationships and passion, as well as fostering and sustaining leaders.

In the 10-month Core Program, participants gain leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues relevant to the Greater Scranton region, through monthly sessions.  Areas of focus include community development, economic development, government, health care, law, education, quality of life, sustainability, history and media, with sessions featuring widely-recognized specialists.  

Members of the class also devote a large portion of their time to develop and implement community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork, and benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program accepts applications from candidates who live or work in Lackawanna County. The cost is $1.350 with partial scholarships available on a limited basis.  Optional graduate credit programs are available to Leadership Lackawanna participants in cooperation with Marywood University and Keystone College.  

Applications are available online or by contacting Leadership Lackawanna Director, Nicole Morristell at (570) 342-77111. The deadline to apply is April 30.

For more information, visit www.LeadershipLackawanna.com.

Local promoted at Northeast Cancer Institute

Carolyn Azzarelli of DunmoreCarolyn Azzarelli photo is among the recent staffing changes announced by The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s President, Karen Saunders. The several staffing changes across the organization have been approved by the Board of Directors.   

Ms. Azzarelli has been promoted to Cancer Registry Supervisor. She is responsible for the organizational supervision and management of the cancer registry staff at the Cancer Institute.

She received a medical assistant degree from Keystone College and has been a Certified Tumor Registrar since 2004. Carolyn is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Cancer Registrars and National Cancer Registrars Association. She has been with the Cancer Institute since 1999 and was previously worked with Delta Medix and in the Medical Records Department at the former Mercy Hospital in Scranton.

Other staff changes include Ms. Laura Toole, LCSW, of Scranton, promoted to Vice President of Community and Patient Services. In addition, Marilyn White of Scranton, Vice President of Registry Services, retired on June 30 after 22 years with the Cancer Institute.

Trudy A. Coleman, Ph.D., CTR, Avoca, has been hired as the Cancer Program Manager.

The year 2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a nonprofit community-based agency serving seven counties in northeast Pennsylvania with offices located in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.  Focusing on surveillance, community and patient services, and hospital and practice support services, the Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally.