For Immediate Release: April 12, 2013
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s ninth annual Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza (PADME) on Thursday, April 25, will feature a lecture and a workshop focusing on the basics of embroidery technique and history, “Extraordinary Embroidery: Stitches in Unexpected Places.”
Nick DeFord, professor of art at the University of Tennessee,will present a lecture from 9:45 to 11 a.m. and workshop from noon to 4 p.m., both in Old Science Hall, room 311. Participants will learn several basic stitches that form the foundation of all needlework. They will also explore the boundaries of what materials can be embroidered, going beyond fabric to test the possibilities of found objects and wood.
The PADME catwalk and stage presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Moose Exchange, 203 W. Main St., Bloomsburg. The event allows students enrolled in BU’s 3-D Design and Fabric Design classes, from beginning to advanced levels, to express visual form through artwork made for the body.
A visual showcase of wearable art, performance art and theatre makeup, PADME grew out of the common interests and assignments of Meredith Grimsley, associate professor of art; Karl Beamer, emeritus professor of ceramics/sculpture; and Karen Anslem, professor of music, theatre and dance.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.