December 10 2011

Press Release: Jennie Brownscombe Exhibition in Scranton and more in 2011

Jennie Brownscombe.

Wayne County's most famous artist, Jennie Brownscombe will have a one woman show at The University of Scranton's Hope Horn Gallery from February 4th through March 18th, 2011. Paintings on exhibit will include The First Thanksgiving, on loan from Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth; Love's Young Dream, from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, several paintings from the Wayne County Historical Society's collection, and private collectors. Some of the paintings have never been exhibited before.

Sally Talaga, Executive Director of the Wayne County Historical Society and guest-curator of the exhibition, will give a gallery talk open to the public on February 4th, from 00 to 6:00 p.m. in University of Scranton's Brennon Hall, Room 228. It will be followed by a public reception in the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, 4th floor from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A bus from Honesdale will be depart from Rt. 6 Plaza Mall, Rt.6, Texas Township at 4:00 PM and return to Honesdale approximately 8:30 PM. Cost is $10 per person. Your check should be made out to WCHS, mailed to WCHS, 810 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, and received by Jan. 25th. Please include your phone number so you can be called if trip is cancelled due to weather.

The Third Biennial Conference on Women and History in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be held at the university on March 5th in conjunction with the exhibition.

Other events are being planned in Honesdale through out 2011 to mark the 75 anniversary of Jennie Brownscombe's death. These will be posted on the Wayne County Historical Society's web site, by April 22nd.