BU to celebrate personal adornment day

For immediate release: April 28, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — Playing dress-up will reach a new level at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The art studies and theater students will present the fourth annual Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza Exhibition on Thursday, April 10.

BU’s Personal Adornment Day begins with a public lecture, “Garment as Metaphor,” by guest artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen at 9:30 a.m. in the Kehr Union Hideaway.

A public workshop, “From Bubble Wrap to Bottle Caps: Embellishing Paper with Everyday Media,” will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Old Science Hall, room 311. To sign up for the workshop, contact Meredith Grimsley at mgrimsle@bloomu.edu or at (570) 389-4853 by Tuesday, April 8.

Rasmussen’s sculptures and wearable works have been exhibited around the world. Current work, created from mixed media and paper, explores issues of identity and corporeality, often using clothing as a metaphor for skin.

A fashion show featuring BU student work from theater, 3D design and mixed media and fabric design classes will begin start at 5:30 p.m. in the Haas Gallery of Art. The doors open at 5 p.m. Awards and a cookout will immediately follow the show, which is free and open to the public.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.