Sordoni Art Gallery re-opens at Wilkes with Warhol exhibit

Warhol on display at Sordoni Art Gallery

WOLF-TV (Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County)--Forty-four years after its founding in 1973, the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University re-opened Friday at its new home inside the Karambelas Media and Communications Center on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Gallery Director Heather Sincavage says that Wilkes University is reaffirming its continued support of the arts.

"President Leahy is known to be quoted that you 'can't have a great University without an enduring committment to the arts', and I think that is something he is really standing by, and you can see that here," said Sincavage.

"It's just adding so much culture to our town and school, and everyone is just in shock at how beautiful the new building is," said Wilkes sophomore Olivia Caraballo.

"So much work went into it and everybody definitely recognizes that."

Coinciding with the re-opening, quite the collection was able to be curated by Sincavage, as the works of Andy Warhol are currently on display.

"It came from five different collections and three private collections, including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh," Sincavage noted.

"Essentially I put together a thesis, and then put together this show to respond to that thesis."

The exhibit includes screen prints, paintings, photography, and film, and features inconic Warhol imagery, like Campbell's soup cans and Marilyn Monroe.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, and runs through December 20th. For gallery hours, visit the Sordoni Gallery's facebook page.

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