BU students to showcase unique designs

For immediate release: April 9, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Visiting artist Christine Zoller will host a lecture and workshop, "Love it, Live it, Dye it - Shibori" at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in Old Science Hall, room 311. During the workshop, Zoller will demonstrate how to dye Japanese silk scarves and each participant will take home at least three scarves. The event is free and open to the public.

The workshop is taking place as part of Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza with a runway show of student designs. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the catwalk beginning at 5:15 in Haas Gallery of Art. Awards will be given after the show, which is open to the public free of charge, and all are welcome to attend the after-show cookout.

Participants are enrolled in the theater studies class taught by Karen Anselm, professor of communication studies, and the mixed media and 3-D design classes instructed by Meredith Re' Grimsley, associate professor of fabric design/mixed media. Garments are created out of unique materials which, in past shows, have included aluminum cans, wire, cotton and umbrellas.

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.