Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Center for the Visual and Performing Arts



Upcoming 2018 Events

Big Dog Reading Series, David J. Bauman and Grant Clauser, poets, Wednesday, April 4, Monty’s
My Friend Dahmer, John “Derf” Backderf, graphic novelist - details his experience as the high school friend of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. - Thursday, April 19 7 p.m, McCormick room 1303

Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza (PADME) - Thursday, April 26 - Caldwell Consistory
“Breaking Ground: Building Careers through the Arts” Symposium - Thursday, Oct 4 and Friday, Oct 5 on campus

2017-2018 CVPA Faculty Performance Series

In Retrospect, Vera Viditz-Ward - Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 - 1:15 pm: Haas Gallery of Art

Counter Encounter, Dave Kube - Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 - 4:30 pm: Hass Gallery of Art

Drum Circle Workshop, Gifford Howarth - Wednedsday, Oct. 18, 2017 - 7pm: Haas Center Lobby

Staging the Arsonists, David A. Miller - Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 Post Performance Discussion: Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St. Bloomsburg

The Art of Dying Well in Early Venice, Deb Walberg - Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 - 4:30pm: Student Services Center, Room 004

Pictures and Poems-Music inspired by India, Indonesia, and Iran with Indian classical performer, Sangeetha Michael, Charisse Baldoria, piano - Thursday Feb. 1 - 7:30pm: Mitrani Hall

Staging the Machinal, Andrew Blasenak - Friday, Feb 22, 2018 Post Performance Discussion: Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St. Bloomsburg

Duo Montagnard, Mathew Slotkin, guitar - Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m: Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall.

CVPA Committee Members

Dr. Stephen Clickard, director
Mr. Ethan Krupp
Ms. Rona Anderson
Dr. Anne Dyer Stuart
Ms. Sue O’Donnell
Mr. Jerry Wemple
Mr. Vince Hron
Mr. Ron Lambert
Dr. Jason Genovese
Dr. Dennis Frohlich
Mr. Randall Presswood

Learn about the CVPA or get on its mailing list, email Jacqueline Sadock |

Bloomsburg University's Center for the Visual and Performing Arts was formed to provide a vital link between the university and Bloomsburg Community through its downtown locations.

Each year, CVPA offers programs from the departments of Art and Art History, English, Music, Theatre and Dance, and Mass Communications to celebrate the arts and support the connection between the university and our broader community.

Featured events have included the Big Band Dance, the Personal Adornment Day and Makeup Extravaganza and the Taste of the Arts, which brings together BU's representative arts programs in an extended collaborative event.

CVPA Symposium

The CVPA Symposium, “Breaking Ground: Building Careers through the Arts” was a new initiative undertaken by the Center in the spring 2016 semester. The symposium was designed to bring BU students with an arts background together with arts alumni, community members and arts professionals. This mix allowed students to envision what their life in the arts could look like, helped to focus them on the skills they have learned and how to apply them to many fields both directly and tangentially related to the arts and network with professionals in the field.

The symposium features Bloomsburg University alumni, faculty and community members in panels, talks and workshops to help current and future arts majors apply their skills to fulfilling careers.

These sessions have included a full schedule of events, including discipline specific panels, sessions on “Arts in Life” and “Applying Arts Skills to the Workplace”- as well as a Gallery Reception, "Breaking Ground", in the Greenly Center Gallery, located in downtown Bloomsburg.

The symposium has been quite successful with over 650 student attendees. The CVPA will host this event on a yearly basis.

Living and Learning Community

The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) LLC is a community of students who share a common passion for the arts. Many of our members are majors or minors in arts fields such as music, creative writing, dance, theatre, or studio art. However, we also have students who are chemistry, criminal justice, and accounting majors, as well as students who are currently undeclared. And while students do benefit from living in the same residence hall, we have several members who are commuters or who live in other halls. We also offer a distinct component for upperclassmen.

The most important thing about our LLC is that it provides an atmosphere where you can gain the opportunity, support, and experience you’ll need to flourish at Bloomsburg. Trained peer mentors work closely with LLC members, organizing activities, leading study groups, and providing guidance to navigate college life.

Community Partners

Visit out community partners and see what artistic events are happening in the region!!


CVPA Donations

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.