Summer 2013 Calligraphy Classes with Annie Barnhardt
Learn this early book hand from the 4th-6th centuries; discover the secret of Celtic knot work and create a finished product.
4 sessions: Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. on June 19th and 26th and July 3rd and 10th
$40 includes all basic supplies (workbook, practice paper, metal nib and holder, writing fluid)
Learn this 8th-century style of writing designed during the reign of Charlemagne; add your lettering to a simple book structure.
4 sessions: Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. on July 24th and 31st and August 7th and 14th
$40 includes all basic supplies (see above)
Also called Humanist Book Hand, this style of lettering was the basis of early type design. Roman capitals will be introduced, and the class includes the layout and lettering of a text or poem of your choice.
8 sessions: Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. on June 22nd and 29th, July 6th, 13, 20, and 27th, and August 3rd and 10th
$80 includes all basic supplies (see above)
Receipt of your check at GEAR (Room 102, 203 West Main Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815) serves as your registration; check will not be cashed until class is full (8 students maximum).
Stairwell Gallery calls for entries to “NEST”
The Stairwell Gallery calls all regional artists to enter original works of art for an exhibition that revolves around the concept of “nest” — any and all interpretations. The show will run June 21st through August 9th, 2013.
The Gallery will consider all entries, including proposals for installations, from all artists, regardless of experience or level of abilities.
Dates to remember:
Sunday, June 16th, 1 p.m.: Artwork must be dropped off at the Exchange no later than this.
3-7 p.m.: Installation of the show.
Friday, June 21st, 6-8 p.m.: Artists’ Reception in the Gallery.
Sunday August 11th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Artists must pick up work.
For a printable entry form, click here.
For more information, contact Sue O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie Night at the Exchange: “Earth Days”
“Earth Days” is a 2009 documentary film about the start of the environmental movement in the United States. It was directed by Robert Stone and premiered on United States television on April 19. 2010, PBS as part of the “American Experience” history series.
Presented by Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative, free and open to all, 7 p.m. in the Exchange Ballroom on Tuesday, the 23rd of April — one day after Earth Day 2013 (and the 449th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, as it happens).
“Earth Days” combines personal testimony and archival media while reviewing the development of the modern environmental movement—from the post-war 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s bestseller “Silent Spring” to the first successful 1970 Earth Day celebration. The stories of the era’s pioneers feature the former United States Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/”The Population Bomb” author Paul Ehrlich; “Whole Earth Catalog” founder Stewart Brand; Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart; Dennis Meadows, “The Forecaster” scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management; and Pete McCloskey, “The Politician”, formerly Republican. Also included are Richard Nixon, Governor of California Jerry Brown, Jimmy Carter, Denis Hayes, Jacques-Yves Cousteau; and Hunter Lovins.
“Earth Days” served as the closing night film of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Sheffield Green Award, 2009 Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Mayoral Debate at the Exchange April 29th
The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau will sponsor a candidate forum for the Bloomsburg Mayoral Democratic Primary. The event will be held Monday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Grille Room at the Moose Exchange in Downtown Bloomsburg, free and open to the public. Candidates Eric Bower, Sandy Davis, and Diane Levan have been invited to participate.
Questions will be presented to each participating candidate with a fixed length of time for responses. A limited number of questions will be accepted from the audience in written form. Questions of a personal nature will not be presented. The moderator of the event will be Fred Gaffney, President of the Chamber of Commerce.
Marcellus Shale Documentary Project now at the Exchange
The Moose Exchange Stairwell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. The exhibition includes the work of six professional photographers who share in the telling of the complex story of Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. This traveling exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, April 19th, at 6 p.m. and will remain on view through June 8, 2013. Artist Talks are scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st, beginning at 5 p.m. Four of the six photographers in the exhibition will discuss the project and their individual contributions to it. The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project photographers are Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson, and Martha Rial.
A series of related programs will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition. All events are free and open to the public, and except as noted take place in the Moose Exchange Ballroom.
More about the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project: “For the best part of a year, the photographers traveled across the Commonwealth, meeting people, listening to and recording stories, and documenting images from across the region. The exhibition represents each photographer’s aesthetic, each having chosen a different angle from which to view the subject. Together, they offer a compelling narrative that represents, they believe, an honest appraisal of how the arrival of Marcellus Shale drilling has affected communities around the Commonwealth. The validity of this work is established not by the credentials of the photographers: the fact that their work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, LIFE, or The New York Times; or that two of them have won the Pulitzer Prize, one has been included in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial; or that one has a doctorate degree. Instead, it is the level of intellect, sensitivity, and skill with which they approach their work.”
For more information about the MSDP, visit the-‐msdp.us For additional information about the exhibition at the Moose Exchange, contact Sue O’Donnell at email@example.com.
Friday April 19, 6 p.m.: Opening Reception for the Exhibition, with light refreshments
7:30-9 p.m.: Film Screening: “Switch”, with an introduction by Brett Mclaurin
An acclaimed agenda-free documentary, uniting diverse audiences in a shared understanding of energy and its efficiency.
Monday April 22, 7 p.m.: “The Change” with Carol French and Carolyn Knapp; Don Hess and John Hintz, moderators
Earth Day Event sponsored by Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative
A story from working dairy farmers in Bradford County who have witnessed firsthand the impacts of the gas boom on their land, their livelihoods and their communities.
Tuesday April 23, 7 p.m.: “Earth Days”, a Robert Stone film.
This 2009 documentary looks back on the modern environmental movement, including personal testimony and archival media.
Tuesday April 30, 7 p.m.: “Connecting the Dots: Marcellus Shale Players Echo Chamber”
Presentation by Dory Hippauf
From talking points to word play to politics, Dory Hippauf connects the messaging machines and echo chambers of the Natural Gas industry.
Wednesday, May 1, 5 p.m.: Artist Talks, Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
Noah Addis, Nina Berman, and Brian Cohen
Three photographers from the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project will talk about the project and their individual contributions to it.
Thursday, May 2nd, 7 p.m.: “Woods or Wells, the Ecological Impacts of Unconventional Gas Extraction”
Presented by Kevin Heatley. Note: This event takes place on B.U.’s Main Campus in Hartline Hall, Room G40; as with all of the events at the Exchange, free and open to the public.
Friday May 3, 7 p.m.: “The Good Old Boy Extraction Club”
Presentation by Wendy Lynne Lee
Few issues connect environmental integrity with social and economic justice more palpably than hydraulic fracturing. Wendy Lynne Lee with show how the latest fossil fuel gambit is really the same old boy profiteering.
Space available at the Exchange
- 650 square feet, $650/month including electricity, heat/air conditioning, wireless Internet, and recycling/trash disposal
- wood floor, recessed ceiling lights, one wall all glass, lots of electrical capacity
- located in arts and community center with 12,000+ visitors in 2012
Call Oren B. Helbok at 570-317-2596 for more information and to schedule a visit.
Life Drawing to start again in the spring
The sessions cost $40 for the full 8-week block of Life Drawing at the Moose Exchange, to begin on or about 3 April 2013, and then continue every Wednesday evening for the next eight consecutive weeks, weather permitting. This is still a tentative date, as we need to have 12 participants registered and paid in advance to begin the sessions. As soon as we have 12, Will will send out a notice of the official start date.
The sessions will be held Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., in the upstairs Ballroom of the Moose Exchange building, 203 West Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Please remit payment to William Whitmoyer, 373 Wintersteen School Road, Millville, PA 17846
(Do not send cash through the mail; you may also pay Will directly at his first-floor studio in the Moose Exchange.)
You may contact Will at 570-394-3656, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.facebook.com/william.whitmoyer.
Exchange contributes to Bicentennial time capsule
Built especially for the Columbia County Bicentennial celebration, the aluminum chest will tour the county for the next fifty years, says Columbia County Commissioner Dave Kovach. By putting the capsule on display in public, “Nobody’s going to have to remember where it’s buried,” he said. It will first go on display in the lobby of the county’s annex building on West Main Street in Bloomsburg before hitting the road to other venues including schools and libraries — and perhaps the Exchange!
Kawneer Company employees designed and fabricated the chest at the Kawneer plant on 12th Street.
The Exchange’s contribution included one of our stylish hats as well as a rack card and postcard signed by executive director Oren B. Helbok; Studio GEAR gave a “Starving Artist” t-shirt.
Other items donated for posterity included
• A flyer advertising the 2013 Bloomsburg Fair
• A couple of the most recent editions of the Press Enterprise
• A book of Columbia County history
• A book penned by Volunteers in Medicine director Bette Grey
• A commemorative sculpture from Kawneer
• A menu from Steph’s Subs
• A license plate produced for the bicentennial celebration
• Patches from the Boy Scouts, a local fishing club and local civic groups
• A collectible plate featuring the Twin Bridges over Fishing Creek
• Cards signed by some local youngsters
• A 2002 news article about the restoration of Bloomsburg’s town fountain
School Holiday Bowling this week!
Looking for fun on the l-o-o-o-n-g weekend? Come bowl with us! Friday the 29th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday the 30th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Monday the 1st, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — only $5 per person, including balls and shoes.
For more information, give us a call: 570-317-2596
Happy 200th Birthday, Columbia County!
When you come downtown for the parade this afternoon, why not make a day of it and come bowl here first. Open 10-2, $5 per person. We’ve got a lane with your name on it! And check out the 48-star flag hanging out front, courtesy of our artist tenant Will Whitmoyer.
Flood Photos now on view
Sponsored by the Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau and the Moose Exchange, “Bloomsburg Flood: Photographs from 2011, 1972, 1936 & 1904″ features images from four of the worst floods ever to hit our town. Exchange tenant and board member Sue O’Donnell, who teaches digital art at B.U., assembled the show from the archives of the Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg University’s Andruss Library Special Collections, and the Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society.
Come in and share your memories of these events with us any time during open hours: most Mondays, 9-5; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9-8; Wednesdays and Saturdays 10-8. Other times by appointment.
Photo of the West End of Bloomsburg at the 2011 crest by Oren B. Helbok.
One more week of Figure Drawing
The current season of Life Drawing wraps up in the Exchange Ballroom on Wednesday evening, March 27th, 7-9 p.m., for artists aged 18 and up. $7 per person at the door.
For more information, contact Will Whitmoyer at 570-394-3656 or email@example.com.
Donors Raise the Region and for the Exchange
“Raise the Region 2013″ is a unique, online giving event that provides an opportunity for people who care about their community to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 24-hours — starting at 12:00 am and ending at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 12. All gifts will be processed through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships have committed $125,000 to be applied to each donation as matching funds to help leverage credit card donations received via www.raisetheregion.org during this event.
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works regionally and locally to bring together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results, and take on the critical issues and efforts needed to build vibrant communities and a thriving north central Pennsylvania region. FCFP primarily serves the communities of Lycoming, Montour, and Union Counties; “Raise the Region 2013″ covers these as well as Columbia, Northumberland, and Snyder Counties.
FCFP works as partners with generous donors, community leaders, volunteer boards and charitable agencies to identify and meet community needs. In 2012, FCFP awarded over $3 million in grants and scholarships across their service region and welcomed six new funds into the organization. As a community foundation, they effect enduring change. Through professional investment management and sound spending policies, they ensure that donors’ endowed gifts grow in perpetuity. Whether you make a gift to an existing fund, create an endowment, establish a scholarship or make a bequest, the FCFP makes giving easy and effective. Their 96 years of grantmaking experience has prepared them to recognize the challenges facing our community and work collaboratively with local nonprofit agencies to find solutions: “Creating Powerful Communities Through Passionate Giving.”
North Mountain Art League Show March 15th – April 12th
Work by North Mountain Art League members brightens the Stairwell Gallery March 15 – April 12th in an eclectic mix of new, original work ranging from paintings to fabric art to photography. The free, public opening reception on the evening of Friday, March 15th, brings the NMAL artists together with many community members. NMAL, an Exchange partner and local non-profit organization for artists age 18 and older, promotes awareness of the visual arts and serves as a means for artists to meet, both socially and professionally. Visit them on the web at northmountainartleague.com.
Flood Stories events here this week
Lecture: “Flood Stories, Too: Context and Process,” 12:30 p.m., Sunday, March 10th, in the Grille Room. Presented by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble founding member Jerry Stropnicky.
Panel discussions: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 12th, in the Grille Room. “Climate Change and Flooding” by Jennifer Whisner, assistant professor of environmental, geographical and geological science, followed by “The Role of Response Services to the 2011 Flood” by Kathy Lowe of AGAPE, Bloomsburg Police Chief Leo okoloski, and Rita Inklovich of the American Red Cross, Bloomsburg Chapter.