Freyberger Gallery to showcase architect/poet collaboration

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present “Architectural Conditions,” a collaboration of visual art by architect Larry Mitnick and poetry by Ken Fifer, professor of English at Penn State Berks from March 14 to April 7. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. March 14. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

In this exhibition, visitors are asked to entertain the assumption that an identifier of the architectural conditions can be embodied within poetry as well as in pictorial terms. Mitnick’s collages are not primarily intended to illustrate Fifer’s poetry but to locate their architectural conditions. Likewise, Fifer’s poems do not seek to describe or illustrate Mitnick’s collages, but to locate and share their spatial relationships. The movement back and forth between different minds and mediums creates a process of reflection and discourse, and in the end, a working method. Their collaborations, large and small, began when the two men met as children growing up in the same Bronx housing project and have continued through the present day.
The Freyberger Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, gallery director, at 610-396-6140 or


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Last Updated February 07, 2013