PennWest Edinboro will unveil the new Bruce Gallery location in the renovated Baron-Forness Library with an opening reception for the unprecedented forensic art exhibition “All That Remains” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

“All That Remains” builds on the work of four renowned forensic artists and features pieces from a variety of high-profile cases – both recent and historical.

The first-of-its-kind show was conceived, organized and curated by PennWest faculty member Michelle Vitali to showcase the breadth of forensic art.

Forensic artists collaborate across a range of disciplines, including fine art, anthropology, law enforcement, communications, criminal justice, cultural studies, history, psychology, science and sociology.

About the artists:

  • Lisa Bailey is a recently retired facial reconstruction specialist in the forensic arts division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Quantico, Virginia.
  • Until her recent retirement, Sandra Enslow was the lead forensic artist at the Homicide Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Based in Texas, Karen T. Taylor pioneered the process of 2D facial reconstruction and worked on cases for a wide variety of law enforcement agencies and has appeared on many well-known television programs.
  • Michelle Vitali is a sought-after forensic artist, scientific illustrator and co-director of PennWest Edinboro’s Institute for Forensic Sciences. Her extensive portfolio includes courtroom art from the Marjorie Diehl Armstrong trial, the Frontier Park skull reconstruction and the severed head case from Cranberry Township. She has been featured by several major news outlets, including Reuters and the Washington Post.

Under the supervision of PennWest graphic design professor Derek Witucki, five students have worked with Vitali and Bruce Gallery director Lisa Austin to create promotional and supplemental materials for the exhibition. Paige Crawley, Grace Maust, Henry O'Neill, Olivia Sutton and Nora Logue were tasked with presenting forensic art and science to the public in a digestible way.

A show catalog will be available for purchase during the reception. Special event parking is available in the Hendricks Hall parking lot, 225 Scotland Rd.

“All That Remains” runs April 3 – October 16 at Edinboro and will travel to the California campus in November 2024 and the Clarion campus in fall of 2025.

Please note: No actual human remains will be included in the show. All depictions of human remains are reconstructions.

GALLERY HOURS - Summer gallery hours are Fridays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. During the semester (except for university holidays), gallery hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3–8 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

PARKING – Non-university vehicles are ticketed Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. During that time, visitors must take their driver’s license and vehicle registration to the Campus Police, 911 Scotland Rd., prior to parking. The process may also be completed online. With questions about parking, call Campus Police at 814-732-2921.