For Immediate Release
Date: March 29, 2005
BLOOMSBURG— Prints created by 26 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students and their professor are being featured in the West and Union Galleries at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., beginning Thursday, March 31.
The exhibitions are being held in conjunction with the 2005 Southern Graphics Council Conference. The conference is one of the largest and most prestigious printmaking conferences in the world. The student exhibition “Print Bloom: Prints from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania” features prints with themes such as power, faith, loss and passion. “Bodies: Prints by Matthew Clay-Robison” is the second exhibit. This exhibition is separated into their categories: large-scale figurative narratives, landscape-inspired textural abstractions and social/political satire.
Many BU students will be available to discuss their artwork at the opening reception. Matthew Clay-Robison, assistant professor in the art and art history department, will attend the exhibition and give a slide show lecture to discuss his work.
The following students will attend the show and exhibit their works:
- Natalie Nickol, Yardley, a sophomore, and Rachael Horne, Langhorne, a junior who is majoring in communication studies. Nickol and Horne are Bucks County natives.
- Two students from Columbia County, Brock Dent, Bloomsburg, a sophomore who is majoring in art studio and Lisa Scucci, Catawissa, a sophomore who is majoring in art history.
- Lycoming County’s Tina Ortiz, Montgomery, a senior who is majoring in art studio.
- Montour County’s Timothy Mourey, Danville, a junior who has a dual major in art studio and psychology.
- Northumberland County’s Seth Riegert, Northumberland, a sophomore who is majoring in art studio.
- Schuylkill County’s Gary Wetzel, Tremont, a freshman who is majoring in art studio.
- And, York County’s Dustin Markel, Windsor, a sophomore who is majoring in art studio.
Works by the following students also will be featured in the exhibit:
- Alleghany County: Aaron Kennelly, Tarentum, a senior who is majoring in art studio.
- Bucks County: Kevin Bennett, Richboro, a senior who is majoring in art studio, and David Field, Langhorne, a freshman who is majoring in art studio.
- Centre County: Jenna Lebo, State College, a sophomore who is majoring in art studio.
- Columbia County: Lynn Reichard, Shannon Linn and Tracarris Wince, all seniors from Bloomsburg, who are majoring in art studio; Jennifer Liebold, Bloomsburg, a December 2004 graduate who majored in communication studies; and Lauren Jacquish, Bloomsburg, who transferred from BU.
- Luzerne County: Sean Donachie, Sugarloaf, a senior who is majoring in art studio, and David Cerreta, Berwick, a senior who is majoring in art history.
- Lycoming County: Romey DiRocco, Cogan Station, a sophomore who is majoring in art studio, and Angela Williams, Montgomery, a sophomore who is majoring in art studio.
- Montgomery County: Amy Sgrignioli, Collegeville, a senior who has a dual major in art studio and art history, and Jessica Drew, Ambler, a sophomore who is majoring in political science.
- Montour County: Matthew Baylor, Danville, who is majoring in art studio and is currently serving in the military.
- Northumberland County: Cheryl Waraksa, Coal Township, a junior who is majoring in art studio.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.