‘Early America’ exhibit in Haas Gallery

For Immediate Release: Jan. 27, 2017

BLOOMSBURG—Sculptor Lewis Colburn will launch the Bloomsburg University spring art exhibition series with his work titled “Early America” at the Haas Gallery of Art from Wednesday, Feb. 8, through Thursday, March 9. There will be an opening reception on Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.

Colburn’s “Early America” show focuses on how objects can be used to re-tell and re-interpret the past through current experience. Colburn is interested in how we choose and neglect narratives through historical replications and how the act of re-telling the past can manifest itself as the object.  

Colburn earned bachelor’s degrees in studio art and Russian language at St. Olaf College and received a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Syracuse University. His work has exhibited across the United States in places like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and throughout upstate New York. Colburn is a member of NAPOLEON, an artist-run project space in Philadelphia’s Rollins Building.

The Haas Gallery of Art is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information regarding the show, contact gallery coordinator Scott Roper at sroper@bloomu.edu.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.