Students work with photographer and ceramist

For immediate release: Oct. 8, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Photographs of Central America and works by a ceramics artist from Bloomsburg are featured in a new student exhibition "Flavors of the Sun," on display through Oct. 19 at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Kehr Union, Multicultural Center.

Students enrolled in BU's museum exhibition course partnered with photographer Lauren Lamas and ceramics artist Abigail Smith Kurecian to present this exhibit. "Flavors of the Sun," a practicum for the class, is sponsored by the art and art history department and the Multicultural Affairs Office.

Lamas, a student at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, took thousands of photographs while studying in Costa Rica during spring 2009. Ceramicist Kurecian began creating in clay at a young age. She studied at the Art Institute of Boston and, after graduation, moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., where she rediscovered her passion for ceramics.

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 Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.