Printmaker to offer presentation at Bloomsburg University

For Immediate Release

Date: March 7, 2005

BLOOMSBURG— A West Virginia printmaker will offer a public lecture as Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s artist in residence later this month.

BU’s art and art history department is bringing Joe Lupo, assistant professor of printmaking at West Virginia University, to the university for a three-day residency, March 15 to 17. Lupo will present a lecture on his work Tuesday, March 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Old Science Hall, room 307. The lecture is open to the public free of charge.

While on campus, Lupo will offer open discussion and reviews for BU students enrolled in art-related courses, individually reviewing and discussing each student’s work during 10-minute sessions. He also will demonstrate printmaking. 

Lupo joined the faculty at WVU in 2004. His work in the classroom focuses on printmaking at the undergraduate level, with an emphasis in intaglio, relief and silkscreen. He received a master of fine art degree from the University of Georgia in 2002 and his undergraduate training took place at Bradley University.

Lupo’s prints, drawings and paintings have been shown in galleries across the country. He received a purchase award from the 45th Chautauqua Exhibition of American Art in Chautauqua, N.Y., and his work was most recently published in the 2003 Midwest Edition of New American Painting. 

For more information on the March 15 open lecture, contact Meredith Grimsley, instructor of art and art history, at (570) 389-4853.

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.