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The Innocence Institute of Point Park University Presents "Resurrected After Exoneration" in the Lawrence Hall Gallery

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Innocence Institute of Point Park University presents the work of renowned Pittsburgh artist Daniel Bolick in his exchibit, "Resurrected After Exoneration." The exhibit opens March 2, 2010 in the Lawrence Hall Gallery at Point Park University. The paintings will remain on public display until April 2, 2010.

"ResurrectedAfter Exoneration" is a series of dramatic portraits depicting men who have been exonerated for crimes they did not commit. Some of the men were released from prison as a result of the help of organizations such as the Innocence Institute, which investigates claims of wrongful convictions.

“All of their stories are unbelievable,” explains Bolick, who interviewed these men while preparing the project. “You could not write fiction as astounding as what these men’s realities are. I’m trying to bring out more of a gut feeling as to what these men experienced. I attempt to paint emotions: anger, bitterness, hope, acceptance and salvation.”

The paintings will also be a part of the Innocence Institute’s inaugural “Justice Through Journalism” gala on March 24, 2010, featuring noted author John Grisham. 

All proceeds from the gala will go towards the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.

For ticket information and availability please call The Innocence Institute of Point Park at 412-765-3164, or contact Bill Moushey at bmoushey@pointpark.edu.

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