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Gallery Walk will focus on poetry, animation art

| Thursday, July 31, 2003

The Carnegie Renaissance is sponsoring another Gallery Walk event this weekend highlighting poetry and original animation art.

Beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the 3rd Street Gallery, 220 Third Street, Carnegie, Arthur Ford, whose lyrics have been published in literary works throughout the country, will read and discuss his poetry. The program is free to the public.

The monthly Gallery Walk series features Renaissance, Third Street and Black Swan galleries.

Also on Friday will be an exhibit of original animation art will begin at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Gallery of Fine Art, 428 Washington Ave.

The exhibit will feature over 80 original and limited edition animation characters such as Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, Betty Boop and Fred Flintstone.

"It's immediately entertaining to anyone who ever sat in a movie theater or in front of a television set," Renaissance co-owner Pat Linkowski-Jander said.

The collection will remain on display through Aug. 30.

Interested visitors can also sign up for poetry and prose workshops to be held monthly at Andrew Carnegie Free Library in conjunction with the Gallery Walk series.

Other events occurring on Friday and Saturday include jazz and ballet performances and drawing and yoga classes.

For more information, call project coordinator for Carnegie Renaissance at (412) 429-9553 or visit the Web site at www.home.earthlink.net/~carnegie.renaissance/.

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