Visiting artist helps highlight PADME showcase

Personal Adornment and Makeup Extravaganza

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.

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2017

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University will showcase wearable art, avant-garde fashion, performance, and theatrical makeup at the Personal Adornment and Makeup Extravaganza on Thursday, April 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg. The event is sponsored by the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Admission is free and open to the public with doors opening at 4:30 p.m.

PADME visiting artist Leisa Rich will hold an artist lecture on Thursday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as well as a “Basic Fosshape Workshop” from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Old Science Hall, room 311. Admission is free and open to the public.

Teaching for 42 years in schools, arts centers, and universities, across the U.S., Canada, and in her studio, Rich has a Master of Fine Arts degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and Bachelor of Education in Art degree. Her work published in numerous books, magazines, on line, and in televised interviews such as PBS' “InContext.” In addition, she has written reviews and articles for national and international magazines, and created videos for arts organizations, magazines and zines.

Rich has art works in the permanent collections of Delta Airlines, Emory Healthcare, The Kamm Foundation, The Dallas Museum of Art, The University of Texas, and The University of North Texas and in many private collections across the U.S. and Canada, and she published her first children's book in 2015, comprised of 26 handmade dioramas and matching tongue twister type pages.

The workshop will consist of methods when working with heat activated composite material and heat activated fabric for theatre, costumes, millinery, mask or armor making, puppetry, props, cosplay, craft work, model making, set design, and more.

Preregistration for the workshop is required by Wednesday, April 12.

For more information or to register for the workshop contact Meredith Grimsley, chairperson of the Art and Art History Department, at

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.