Art exhibit opens LGBTQA Conference

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 28, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—A group exhibition of 13 artists from across the United States will be featured in the “(De) Constructing Identities” art show in support of the ninth annual Mid Atlantic LGBTQA Conference at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The show opens on Friday, Nov. 4, and will run until Monday, Dec. 5, at the Gallery at Greenly Center, 150 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will explore the topic of (de)construction of personal identities within the LGBTQA community. It will investigate gender, personal, religious and cultural identity and how a person’s character can impact experiences as members of LGBTQA communities. The artists were curated by Dave Kube, assistant professor of graphic design, in collaboration with students from the Exhibitions course at BU.

The 2016 Mid Atlantic LGBTQA Conference, “Navigating Intersectionality: (De)Constructing Our Identities,” will investigate how identities are constructed and deconstructed. The focus of intersectionality is how different identities experience the world based on each individual’s experiences and compiled identities. The conference will feature a series of panels by scholars, activists, artists, students and professionals.

An opening reception for the art exhibit will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery at Greenly Center. Light refreshments will be served.

The gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.; Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Fridays from 2 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.