BU hosts 'A Taste of the Arts'

For Immediate Release:  Feb. 20, 2014

BLOOMSBURG—Taste of the Arts, an afternoon of art and entertainment by Bloomsburg University students and faculty, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. The event is sponsored by BU’s College of Liberal Arts and Center for Visual and Performing Arts and is free and open to the public.

BU students and faculty in theatre, music, dance, art, mass communications, English and art history departments will showcase their talents throughout the afternoon with performances taking place every 10 minutes. Taste of the Arts will feature music by the Jazz and Percussion ensembles, Concert Choir, Sax Quartet, Guitar Ensemble, Women’s Chorale and Husky Singers, theatrical and dance performances, and poetry readings, along with fine arts exhibitions, demonstrations and talks.

Under the mentorship of associate professor Julie Petry, dance minor students will perform “New Beginnings,” a contemporary-style modern dance focusing on the universal human experience of relationships that end. Student performers and choreographers are Brianna Reinhard, Wescosville; Jenna Strain, Feasterville;  Jenny Cornell, Mercersburg; and Dedrea Becker, Bethlehem.

Mass communications students Benjamin Moore, Jim Thorpe; Cailley Breckinridge, Lykens; Margaret Korell, Cressona; Brittany Chubirka, Union Dale; and Andrew Turnure, Harleysville, will present short films or music videos and art history students Olivia Bene, Hazleton; and Carleigh Allison, Carbondale, will present their research throughout the afternoon.

Creative writing and theatre students will stage two readings of 10-minute plays inspired by BU’s history, including “The Bell Tolling,” written by Arielle Brown, Lebanon; directed by Bry Kifolo, West Milton; and featuring Dreland Goar, Folcroft; Maddie Okuniewski, Downingtown; and Jon Schultz, Fleetwood.

Visitors may attend any portion of the three-hour program. Refreshments will be available. Details can be found on the CVPA website.

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