College of Liberal Arts
College of Liberal Arts
The Center for the Visual and Performing Arts was formed to provide a vital link between Bloomsburg University and the Bloomsburg Community through its downtown location at the Moose Exchange. Each year, the Center offers programs from the Departments of Art and Art History, English and Music, Theatre and Dance to celebrate the arts and support the connection between the university and our broader community. Featured events include Arts in Autumn and Taste of the Arts, both of which bring together all of the representative arts programs of the university in an extended collaborative event.
Taste of the Arts
Taste of the Arts, an afternoon of art and entertainment, will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. The event, sponsored by Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal Arts and Center for Visual and Performing Arts, is free and open to the public.
Students and faculty in theater, music, dance, art and art history, and English will showcase their talents throughout the afternoon with performances taking place about every 10 minutes. A Taste of the Arts will feature music by the Jazz, Percussion and Guitar ensembles, Concert Choir, Sax Quartet, Women’s Chorale and Husky Singers; theatrical and dance performances; and poetry readings, along with fine arts exhibitions, demonstrations and talks.
A highlight of the afternoon’s entertainment will be the performance of two new 10-minute plays written and directed by four seniors. The plays, both inspired by BU history researched in the university archives, are “A Proposal” by Olivia Rios, Millersville, and “Tunnel Vision” by Megan Berbaum, Reading, both English/creative writing majors. Directors are theatre arts majors Cassandra “Casey” Gerhart, Telford, and Sydney Hare, Sunbury.
Also planned is a demonstration of woodcut relief printing. Printmaking students will carve and print wood blocks and visitors will be able to assist in inking and running the hand-operated printing press.
Visitors may attend any portion of the three-hour program. Refreshments will be available.
Living and Learning Community
View the Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) LLC website at http://reslife.bloomu.edu/llc/arts.php for updated information on the center.
Donations, regardless of the amount, are most appreciated. To donate, visit the Bloomsburg University Foundation donation page. In the Donation Information section, Designation of "Other" may be selected. Then CVPA can be entered in the field.