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Beyond the Obvious—Poetry and Photography by Jim Daniels and Charlee Brodsky
Thursday, October 1, 4:30PM - 6PM
The exhibition invites visitors not only to view the photographs and poems on display, but to participate actively in the show by creating images and poems of their own. We hope that visitors will come to the show, look at Daniels' and Brodsky's work, and use that experience as a springboard for their own self-expression. Participants will be able to post their own original work, some in the gallery, others online in the website that will accompany the gallery show.
Jim Daniels and Charlee Brodsky, both professors at Carnegie-Mellon University, have long records of achievement, both individually and in collaboration. Their book Street, featuring Daniels' poetry and Brodsky's photographs, won the Tillie Olsen prize.
Jim Daniels is a nationally known poet writer of fiction and screenplays. His latest books include Eight Mile High (short stories) and Birth Marks (poetry). He has won the Brittingham Prize for Poetry, and his work has appeared in the Best American Poetry anthology among others.
Charlee Brodsky was named Pittsburgh Artist of the Year in 2012. She won an Emmy with the film team that produced the documentary Stephanie, which was based on her book about her friend's struggle with breast cancer. Her new book, I Thought I Could Fly, is a compilation of firsthand experiences with mental illness.
The Media Arts Gallery, through exhibitions, outreach, and arts-related educational programming, provides for university and community understanding of the visual arts disciplines, focused on graphic design, photography, web based/ interactive design, television and video. Student work is showcased biannually along with exhibitions of local and international perspective. The Media Arts Gallery encourages dialogue about the visual arts among students, educators and the public.
Located in the Wheatley Center, the Media Arts gallery is a stunning, 2000 square foot space with 160 linear feet of wall space. High windows on the West wall allow natural light to illuminate the space during daylight hours. The facility is faculty-driven and currently managed by the Gallery Coordinator, who is the chair of the Gallery Committee. The committee reviews all proposals for exhibitions. If you are interested in proposing an exhibition, download the exhibition proposal form (PDF).
Occasionally, members of the university communtiy inquire about using the gallery for functions and events. Below is a list of criteria for using the gallery for an event or function:
1. Absolutely no food or drink is permitted
2. Event must have artistic or educational value (no committee meetings, mixers, etc.)
3. Installed exhibtions cannot be rearranged to accommodate events
4. Event cannot interfere with departmental educational needs (i.e. scheduled class vists)
5. Written or electronic consent of department head required
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Guests must stop at the Barry Center police station to obtain a visitor parking permit. Guests will be required to hang a guest parking permit from their rear view mirror in order to be eligible to park on campus in the reserved, general, faculty/staff or registered free parking areas. To get to the Barry Center, turn right at the second stop sign after entering campus. The Barry Center Center is the first building on your left.
From the North:
Take I-79 south to Exit 66 (Sewickley/Emsworth). Follow Route 65 toward Sewickley. At the third light, turn left and cross the Sewickley Bridge. At the end of the bridge, turn right on University Boulevard. Follow 1.5 miles to the second light. Turn left onto the RMU campus. Turn left at the third stop sign. The Wheatley Center is the large building on your right.
From the South:
Take I-79 north to Exit 59B, I-376 West (Airport). Take Exit 57, Business I-376 (Moon). At the second light, turn right on University Boulevard. Follow 1.5 miles to the sixth light. Turn right onto the RMU campus. Turn left at the third stop sign. The Wheatley Center is the large building on your right.
From the East:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike or I-80 to I-79 south. Follow directions from the north.
From the West:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 10 (New Castle). Follow I-376 east 24 miles to Exit 50, Business I-376 (Moon). At second light turn left onto University Boulevard. Follow 1.5 miles to the sixth light. Turn right onto the RMU campus. Turn left at the third stop sign. The Wheatley Center is the large building on your right.
From Downtown Pittsburgh:
Take I-376 west toward Pittsburgh International Airport. Take Exit 57, Business I-376 (Moon). At the second light, turn right on University Boulevard. Follow 1.5 miles to the sixth light. Turn right onto the RMU campus. Turn left at the third stop sign. The Wheatley Center is the large building on your right.
From Pittsburgh International Airport:
Take the airport exit to I-376 west (Moon-Beaver). Follow to Business 376 (Flaugherty-Moon) exit. After the stop sign, make the second right on Business I-376 (Moon). At the third light, turn left on University Boulevard. Follow 1.5 miles to the sixth light. Turn right onto the RMU campus. Turn left at the third stop sign. The Wheatley Center is the large building on your right.
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