Arts in Bloom

Arts in Bloom at Bloomsburg University


Arts in Bloom celebrates the value of the arts and enriches lives throughout our community by producing and promoting a robust performing and visual arts program at Bloomsburg University.  The energy of robust university arts programming attracts students to our university and citizens to our town and region, and it unites them.

The series is comprised of high-caliber professional touring headliners as well as performances and exhibits by Bloomsburg University’s resident producers. 

  • Arts in Bloom seeks to inspire audiences throughout our community and provide aspirational experiences to students seeking a professional future in the arts.
  • Arts in Bloom uses the transformative power of the arts to build on and cultivate relationships across our diverse community.
  • Arts in Bloom creates access to cultural experiences that nurture personal and professional growth and fosters a supportive atmosphere for students and their creativity.

Box Office

The Box Office is located in the lobby of Haas Center for the Arts

Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Show Dates - 11 a.m. until curtain

570-389-4409 - ticket sales and general information
570-389-2795 - group sales and special arrangements

Student Discount Tickets

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Headliner Performances

SEVEN

Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
K.S. Gross Auditorium

Seven, riveting documentary

The Queen’s Cartoonists

Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Mitrani Hall

Slavic Soul Party!

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
K.S. Gross Auditorium

Trinity Irish Dance

Sunday, Mar. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Mitrani Hall

 


Resident Producers

Music

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Fall 2019

Octuba Fest – Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Contact Michael Parker for information.  Room 166, Haas Center for the Arts.

Faculty recital, Dr. Charisse Baldoria – Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Charisse Baldoria, piano. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.
 
BU Choirs Fall Choral Festival – Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m. Featuring Women’s Choral Ensemble, Husky Singers and the Concert Choir. Alan Baker, conducting. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall.

 

Percussion Ensemble Concert – Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Gifford Howarth directing. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.

Wind Ensemble Concert – Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Stephen Clickard conducting. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.

Concerto Competition – Friday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Contact David Tedford for information. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.

Bloomsburg University Community Orchestra Concert – Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts. David Tedford conducting.

Jazz Ensemble Concert – Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Stephen Clickard conducting. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.

Guitar Ensemble Concert – Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Kahlil Sarikey directing. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.

Carols by Candlelight Concert – Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.. Featuring the Concert Choir, Husky Singers, and Women’s Choral Ensemble. First Presbyterian Church, 345 Market St., Bloomsburg. No admission fee but tickets are required. Available at the Mitrani box office in early November (570-389-4409).

Tuba Christmas – Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. Contact Michael Parker for information. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts.

 

Spring 2020

Faculty Recital, Duo Montagnard – Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Orchestra Concerto Concert – Sunday, March 1, 2:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Guest Recital, Duo Sureño – Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Voice Studio – Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

 

Concert Choir – Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Market St., Bloomsburg.

Husky Singers – Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Orchestra and Choirs – Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Concert Band – Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

 

Percussion Ensemble – Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Jazz Concert – Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Guest Recital, Burleson –Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Knoebel’s Grove Pops – Sunday, April 26, 2 and 5 p.m., Knoebel’s Grove, Elysburg

Guitar Ensemble – Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Piano Studio – Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Acapella for a Cause – Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main and Iron Streets, Bloomsburg.

Young Artist Recital – Saturday, May 2, 1 and 3:30 p.m., Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

Art

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Haas Gallery of Art

Selected Student Group Show — Through Sept. 10.

Frank DePietro — Sept. 19 through Oct. 24.
    Reception: Thursday. Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gallery Talk: 1:15 p.m.

Fall Senior Exit Show — Nov 21 through Dec 13.
    Reception: Thursday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Balcony Talks

Jackie Brown — Dec. 20 through Feb 24.
    Reception: Monday, Feb 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gallery Talk 1:15 p.m.

Kristopher Benedict — March 4 through April 9.
    Reception: Thursday, April 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gallery Talk 1:15 p.m.

Warren Release Reception — Sunday, April 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Selected Student Exhibit (Summer) — May 29 through Sept 16., 2020.

Greenly Gallery

Vince Hron, Deception: Trompe O’leil & Beyond — Through Sept. 25.
    Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist talk, 1:15 p.m.

Student Theme Show: Presence — Oct. 3 through Dec. 3.
    Reception: Friday, Nov. 1, 6 to 8 p.m. (Coinciding with LGBTQ Symposium
    Living Proud: Your Presence Matters)

Melanie Johnson & Loraine Lynn — Dec. 12 through Feb. 12.
    Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist talks, 1 to 2 p.m.

Student Exhibition Series — Feb 25 through April 14.

Spring 2020 Senior Exit Show — April 23 through May 8.
    Reception: Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meredith Re’ Grimsley, Solo Show-Summer — May 18 through Sept. 24.
    Reception: Thurs, Sept 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Talk 1:15 p.m.

Theatre and Dance

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Be More Chill

Oct. 31 to Nov. 3

Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg

Performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sunday at 3 p.m.

Free for BU Students/CGA Activities Card Holders, $12 for adults, $8 dollars for students/seniors

Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis, Book by Joe Tracz, Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini.  Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip” – a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?

Everything about you is going to be

Cool

And powerful

And popular

Incredible

And you will

Be More Chill.

Everybody

Feb. 26 to March 1

Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg

Performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sunday at 3 p.m.

Free for BU Students/CGA Activities Card Holders, $6 for adults, $4 dollars for students/seniors

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Travel with Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. This modern take on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman which features characters such as Love, Death, and Friendship, was a finalist for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2018.  “Was that a dream or was that a vision? Were you even asleep? Or are you really dying? Is this how Death comes to you? In a dream?”

10th Annual Dance Minor Concert

April 26 to April 27

Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Performing Arts

Free Admission, no tickets required

The Dance Minor Concert is inspired by a variety of topical themes and explores a vast array of exciting dance styles. The Concert blends student, faculty and staff talents as choreographers, dancers, lighting designers, costume designers, and sound designers.

Literary Arts

Big Dog Reading Series

Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
Monty's Assembly Room

Claire Lawrence
Jerry Wemple

 

 

 

Mitchell S. Jackson

• The Residue Years (novel) winner of The Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
• Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family (nonfiction)
• TED Conference Keynote speaker

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall
https://www.mitchellsjackson.com

Mitchell Jackson

 

 

Dear Friends,

Over the past year, a special advisory committee of students, sponsors, university faculty, and arts community members have worked with President Hanna and me to assess Bloomsburg University’s long-running Celebrity Artist Series. We are pleased to share with you our rebranded and reimagined program, Arts in Bloom.

This new program will build on the legacy of the Celebrity Artist Series by continuing to bring professional headliner performances from around the world right here to our doorstep. But in addition, Arts in Bloom will become your one-stop-shop for all things arts and culture at Bloomsburg University, comprehensively marketing our student resident productions, visual arts gallery events, campus concerts, BU Players shows, and more.

You will find many options both on and off campus for some great events this academic year, with headliner performances including SEVEN, The Queen’s Cartoonists, Slavic Soul Party, and Trinity Irish Dance Company. If you like what you see, we ask you to consider becoming an Arts in Bloom Circle Member or a corporate sponsor – in addition to receiving perks such as pre-show receptions and special parking accommodations, you will more importantly be ensuring that this program can be sustainable long into the future.

We hope you will join us as we reaffirm our commitment to providing these cultural opportunities to our students and the community at large!

 

Dan Knorr
Director of External & Government Relations
dknorr@bloomu.edu
570-389-4655

Thank you to our sponsors!

Geisinger Medical Center
First Columbia
wnep tv
CGA

 

 

 

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