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Clarion University Art Gallery announces a new exhibition, “Cast of Characters,” a multimedia exposition which runs through March 25, 2013.

Curated by Vicky A. Clark, gallery director, and Cindy Lisica, assistant archivist at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, “Cast of Characters” features the work of six artists and artist groups: Mark Newport, Detroit; Rei Sato, Tokyo; Jeff Schwarz, Pittsburgh; Janet Towbin, Phoenix; “FriendsWithYou,” Miami and Los Angeles; and “Mr. Glaubitz,” Tijuana.

According to Clark, the show’s title and theme stem from the idea of the dramatis personae – the fictional figures who tell a story, while guiding the audience to make sense of the world. The contemporary artists in the exhibition make this practice visual, striving to answer basic questions about our existence through their work.

After its showing in Clarion, the exhibition will travel to the 709 Gallery, a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

An illustrated catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition. The show also has a website,

Clarion University’s previous exhibition, “The White Show,” will be at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts through Jan. 20.

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

11/20/2012 3:19 PM

Clarion University Art Gallery hosts new exhibition