For Immediate Release: May 10, 2013
BLOOMSBURG — The public unveiling of “Confluence,” a 7-by-62-foot mixed media collaborative installation by 19 regional artists, will be held Saturday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the grand lobby of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Center for the Arts.
This original piece celebrates the collaboration of the university with the greater Bloomsburg community and depicts the growth and activity of a thriving town in the Susquehanna River Valley. Nineteen members of Susquehanna River Artists created 18 individual tiles that collectively depict the wealth of visual art in our region. Artists who contributed to the piece are: Dave Ashby, Sara Baker, Annie Barnhardt, Susan Fulginiti, Doug Hopkins, Jeff McGreevy, Larry Ney, Dave Stabley and Deb Stabley, all of Bloomsburg; William Whitmoyer and Marcia and Richard Lilley, all of Millville; Robert Brown and Glen Klein, both of Danville; Pamela McHenry Thomas, Cambra; Abigail Smith Kurecian and Joan McCarty, both of Orangeville; Sarah Mika, Catawissa; and Sandy Tranor, Benton.
The completion and unveiling of the project, initiated by Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artist Series and the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, coincides with the staged presentation of “The Temptation of the Muses,” a performance of dance and music that also celebrates water. The performance by the Ahn Trio with the Nai-Ni Chen contemporary dance ensemble, begins Saturday, May 11, at 8 p.m. in Mitrani Hall. Chen and the Ahns will present a workshop for area dancers Friday, May 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.