Student wearable art takes center stage at BU

Student wearable art takes center stage at BU

For immediate release: April 13, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Students’ wearable art creations will be featured at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s annual Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza (PADME) on Thursday, April 26. The catwalk and stage presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Moose Exchange, 203 W. Main St. This event, part of BU’s Center for Visual and Preforming Arts, is free and open to the public.

PADME showcases student-designed wearable art, performance art and theatre makeup. During the catwalk and stage presentation, artists can show their work on a person’s body before an audience, rather than as a theoretical sketch. This year, 30 students will present their creations.

Also as part of the April 26 event, visiting artist Jan Myers-Newbury will offer a lecture at 9:45 a.m. and a four-hour quilting workshop starting at noon. Both sessions will take place on BU’s campus in Old Science Hall, room 311. While both quilting events are free, registration is required by Monday, April 23, for the workshop. Contact Meredith Re’ Grimsley, associate professor of art, at mgrimsle@bloomu.edu or (570) 389-4853 to register.

Myers-Newbury started quilting more than 30 years ago. She works primarily with cotton, dyeing fabric to explore color possibilities and how different shades interact within a piece. The colors and textures she creates through dyeing give her quilts an abstract look, as opposed to traditional patterns. More information about Myers-Newbury can be found at www.janmyersnewbury.com.

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