Students celebrate 10 years of PADME

For Immediate Release:  April 11, 2014

Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza

BLOOMSBURG— Wearable art by Fabric Design and 3-D Design students will be featured during Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza’s 10th anniversary on Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg.

Each student’s work of wearable art relates to the theme “Metamorphosis, Evolving and/or the Reveal,” considering performance, transformation and change.

In celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary, Meredith Grimsley, associate professor of art, will present a performance piece, “Another Story,” with students Mike Zielinskie of Shamokin and Paige Willock of Woodcliff Lake, N.J.

In addition to Friday’s catwalk performance, PADME will offer lectures and workshops which are free and open to the public but require registration.

The lecture by artist Naomi J. Falk will take place during an on-campus artist’s reception Thursday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Haas Gallery of Art, and the workshop, “Worn Landscapes,” will be offered on Friday, April 25, from noon to 4 p.m. in Old Science Hall, room 311.

“The clothes we wear say much about us and mediate our relationships and interactions with the world. Thinking about our bodies as sculptural landscapes, we will create large scale, temporary wearables out of paper, provided at the workshop,” said Grimsley. Participants may bring personal embellishments as inspiration.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.