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Alumnus’s sculpture featured in Ursinus College exhibit

There will be an artist’s reception for Joe Mooney, AU class of 1980, on Sunday, Sept.18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Main Gallery of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA. Joe’s work is featured in an exhibition, "Make a Statue of my friend: Presenting Enkidu Re-Presenting the Gilgamesh Epic Sculpture by Joe Mooney." The exhibit is open now through Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

Joe, a Philadelphia sculptor, retells the Epic of Gilgamesh - widely known as the first recorded narrative in history - by visualizing the experiences of Gilgamesh’s companion in the story, Enkidu, at signal moments in the narrative.

"Mooney’s monumental steel and stainless-steel sculptures capture the weight and drama of this story of the ancient Sumerian superhero Gilgamesh who first battled, then befriended and was ultimately transformed by the ‘uncivilized’ and yet strangely civilizing Enkidu," reads the Berman Museum’s description of the exhibit.

The museum, at 601 E. Main St., Collegeville, is open Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays noon-4:30 p.m. The museum is closed to the public Mondays and college holidays, as well as Nov. 24-28, 2011.