Photographer exhibits photos of urban Africa at BU

For immediate release: January 26, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host an exhibit of works by Kerry Stuart Coppin, through Feb. 13. The exhibit, "Hidden Names/Complex Fate: Photographs of Urban Africa and the Diaspora," is on display in Haas Gallery on the second floor of the Haas Center for the Arts.

An artist's reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the artist will give lectures at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. The exhibit, reception and lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

Coppin, associate professor of visual art and Africana studies at Brown University, has received numerous awards, including the 2002 Fellowship from the Silver Eye Center for Photography and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. His work is in the permanent collections of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Florida, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the National Museum of American Art.

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.