For Immediate Release: Sept. 22, 2016
BLOOMSBURG — Featuring works by recent graduate Kassandra Stachowski and senior Katie Starliper, Bloomsburg University’s Department of Art and Art History will open its first student solo show on Wednesday, Sept. 28, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will run from through Oct. 27 in BU’s Gallery at Greenly Center. The show is free and open to the public.
Stachowski’s show, “Deep Haze,” features work influenced by her studies in fiber, theater and anthropology as a reflection of her life in the larger world. A Plains native, she earned bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and art studio, with a minor in theater arts, in 2015. Starliper’s show, “1000 Words,” focuses on the relationship between art and text with many pieces acting as visual poems. Starliper is a senior from Pottstown majoring in art studio and English.
These two separately themed exhibitions are a part of the new student solo show initiative developed to exhibit outstanding undergraduate work and juried by BU faculty. A faculty committee selected each artist based on aesthetic merit and the student’s goals for curating a show. A student solo show is planned for each fall and spring to provide professional experience and opportunities for dialogues on art within the community.
This show is supported by Bloomsburg University, the College of Liberal Arts, the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Art and Art History.
The Gallery at Greenly Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s 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.