Wearable art and theater takes over campus

For immediate release: March 29, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — An event focused on wearable art and theater makeup will take place at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, March 31.

The seventh annual Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza (PADME) will begin with a free public lecture, “The Healing Sutras: The Contemporary Embroidery of Erin Enidcott,” at 10 a.m. in Old Science Hall, room 311.

Endicott uses stitching and ink to “draw” on vintage fabrics. Her healing sutras tell stories, indicate hope and speak of feminine patience.

Endicott will also lead a workshop, “The Healing Sutras: Embroidery as a Meditative Process,” from 1 to 4 p.m. in Old Science Hall, room 311. Participants of all skill levels will hand dye and sew on fabrics of their choice.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Those who wish to participate must register with Meredith Re’ Grimsley, associate professor of art and art history, at mgrimsle@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4853.

PADME will culminate with an exhibition by students from classes in fabric design and 3-D design, makeup and costume construction and sculpture. The show, free and open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. at Haas Gallery of Art.

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.