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Melissa Kuntz, assistant professor of painting at Clarion University will provide an artist talk, Saturday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 812 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh. Kuntz is one of 11 artists providing work to the exhibit “You Are Here.”

The exhibit, which addresses the concept of place through a variety of mediums and approaches, opens on June 27 and continues through August 9. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 27, from 5:30-9 p.m. All events and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

The artists employ forms of representation ranging from literal depiction to expressive interpretation to symbolic mark-making. In some cases the places depicted are real, in some cases they are remembered, and in some cases they are imagined. The artists in this exhibit represent place as both complex and fundamental, with the characteristics and qualities of place eliciting perceptions and shaping an experience in the world.

The other exhibiting artists are: Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Michael Sherwin, Clayton Merrell, Carin Mincemoyer, Robert Raczka, Liana Dragoman, Bill Radawec, Carlos Rosas, Mary Jean Kenton, and Prajna Parasher. This exhibit is guest curated by Robert Raczka, professor of art and gallery director at Allegheny College.

The mission of SPACE is to realize a working example of an integrated and open art ecosystem in Pittsburgh. SPACE values the creation of new works in multi-disciplines, presentation of artwork to the broadest possible audience, inclusion of established and contemporary technologies and the promotion of local artists outside of the region.

SPACE is free and open to the public from Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information visit or call (412) 325-7723.

8/20/2008 11:23 AM

Kuntz exhibiting artwork in Pittsburgh