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“Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths” Is Exhibit at Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Galley Aug. 30-Oct. 12

Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery will feature an exhibition, “Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths,” from August 30 to October 12, 2016. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on August 31. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 4:30 p.m. and admission is free. The gallery is closed on Mondays and during University holidays.

This annual exhibition is in honor of Dr. Roy E. Morgan who received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Wilkes in 1980. The exhibition highlights classical mythology and the contemporary artists that draw from timeless mythology in their work.  Some pieces examine the classic Greek and Roman imagery while others interpret the narrative using a more modern approach. 

Featured works include paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media, pastel drawings, and bronze sculptures. The exhibit includes the work of the following artists: Milet Andrejevic, Wendy Artin, Caren Canier, Thomas Cornell, Harvey Dinnerstein, Kathryn Freeman, Paul Georges, Brian Keeler, James Mesplé, Raoul Middleman, Don Perlis, Alfred Russell, Edward Schmidt, Herbert Simon, Kyle Staver and Audrey Ushenko.

Stanley I. Grand, former interim director and consultant to the Sordoni Art Gallery curated the exhibition.

 Diana and Actaeon

Caption: The pastel drawing of Diana and Actaeon by Harvey Dinnerstein is among the work featured in the exhibition “Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths” at Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery from Aug. 30-Oct. 12.