BY BOBBY BRIER
The work of a Dunmore son returns to his home region.
Five paintings by late impressionist artist and borough native John Willard Raught will be unveiled during a press conference on Tuesday, July 27, at 9 a.m. at Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton.
Obtained from the estate of a regional collector, the paintings will be on display on the second floor of the museum, in the gallery that bears the name of the Dunmore artist.
The premiere of “The Power of Place: John Willard Raught’s Scranton,” a short video produced by Posture Interactive of Scranton, will be shown on the museum’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, July 27, at 7 p.m.
Of Raught’s paintings, “Harrison Avenue Bridge” and “Scranton Looking North” will be included in the video.
“Raught’s paintings are a foundational part of the Museum’s art collection, capturing Northeastern Pennsylvania’s powerful heritage,” Kathy Johnson Bowles, the executive director of the museum, said in a press release. Raught’s works exemplify how this region inspires individuals to reach the heights of their potential. The Museum is proud to share these works with the community and preserve them for future generations.”
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