Bold sculptures on display in Haas Gallery

For Immediate Release:  Dec. 10, 2014

Sarah Tortora

BLOOMSBURG — Sculptor Sarah Tortora will showcase her work in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery for the start of a new season of art. Her exhibit, “Yearning on the Diagonal,” will be on display from Friday, Dec. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

A reception for the exhibit will be held on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a lecture at 1:15 p.m.

Tortora is an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn., where she teaches introductory and intermediate sculpture classes. Her work, which has been described as daring, bold and colorful, deals mostly in wood and other mixed media sculptures. She has completed several teaching fellowships and was awarded the Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award in artistic excellence from the University of the Arts of the University of Pennsylvania.

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.