Art instructors explore loneliness

For Immediate Release:  Aug. 26, 2015

BLOOMSBURG— The Greenly Center, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s new downtown facility, will kick off the fall semester with the opening of a group art show featuring works by four university instructors.

The show, “Sorry I Miss You,” will run from Thursday, Sept. 3, to Thursday, Oct. 1, in The Gallery at Greenly Center, located at 50 E. Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. The gallery is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Ron Lambert, show curator and assistant professor of sculpture at BU, said the works focus on “missed connections, lost history and physical distance.”

“We all have someone or someplace we wish we could see again. In the moments of quiet in our lives, their image pops into our heads and our chests feel a little heavier. The works in ‘Sorry I Miss You’ touch that feeling. Empty spaces, disappearing images, fabric stained through contact with skin, or an imposed distance; the works create a sense of longing through the depiction of solitude,” he said.

The artists were each tasked with their personal interpretation of the theme. Tulu Bayer from Bucknell University will show two large-format videos, Anna Kell of Bucknell will present her paintings on found objects, Anthony Cervino of Dickinson College will exhibit mixed media sculpture, and Leah Peterson from Lycoming College will feature her photographs.

The Greenly Center opened earlier this year as the new home of the Bloomsburg University Foundation and BU’s first permanent presence downtown. In addition to the first-floor public art gallery, the center houses BU’s office of corporate and continuing education, classrooms, meeting space, a student call center, a computer lab and demonstration kitchen.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s 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.