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RMU Media Arts Gallery to Host Interactive Exhibition, Beyond the Obvious

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pittsburgh, Sept. 22, 2015 – The Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery will host an interactive exhibition, Beyond the Obvious—Poetry and Photography by Jim Daniels and Charlee Brodsky, starting Oct. 1 with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibition invites visitors not only to view the photographs and poems on display but also to participate actively in the show by creating images and poems of their own inspired by the work of Daniels and Brodsky. Participants will be able to post their own original work, some in the gallery, others online through the Media Arts Gallery website

The gallery is located in Wheatley Center at RMU’s Moon Township campus. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public, and the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibition runs through Nov. 20.

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.   


Through 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs across five academic schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pa., works to change its students' lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate, nontraditional and online students from 45 states and 41 nations are enrolled at RMU, which sits on 230 scenic acres just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Emphasizing experiential learning, Robert Morris focuses on professional development, service learning, global awareness, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences, all of which are documented on our innovative Student Engagement Transcript. More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally, and meet friends. RMU also has 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.