Artist’s ‘Family Heirlooms’ on display

For immediate release: Oct. 21, 2010
Family Heirlooms and Other Artifacts
BLOOMSBURG — “Family Heirlooms and Other Artifacts,” an exhibit by artist Alison Stehlik, will be featured in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery of Art from Nov. 2 to 30. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. and will be closed Nov. 25 to 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Stehlik’s art mainly takes the form of sculptures and object-based installations, based on her interest in the human identity. “I explore this through the process of making dolls,” she said. “The series of baby-doll sculptures that dominate ... illustrate the completion of a body of work that explores an imaginary ancestral history and children to come."

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and Stehlik will lecture on her works at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.