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Moravian College Alumni Painting Exhibition
Works by Katina Sossiadis Bozikis '93 and Jason Travers '94
H. Paty Eiffe Gallery,
Haupert Union Building
Open daily from
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery in the Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, is pleased to present works by two of our art department alumni, Katina Sossiadis Bozikis and Jason Travers. The exhibition will run from October 3 to 26. A reception for the artists will be held during Homecoming, on Saturday, October 14, at 10:30 a.m.
Katina Sossiadis Bozikis graduated from Moravian College in 1993. While at Moravian, Ms. Bozikis received the Daniel W. Tereshko Award for Most Outstanding Art Student while completing her honors project, "Struggles and Triumphs: The Lives of Three Women Artists”. As part of her honors project, Katina explored the styles of three women artists; her paintings were featured in an exhibit in Payne Gallery. After graduation, she received the MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the CGS teaching grant to instruct a college-level painting course.
Ms. Bozikis worked at the Guggenheim Museum for director Tom Krens. She has studied film at New York University’s School of Continuing Education. In addition, Ms. Bozikis has had the honor of training with acting/directing coach Andrienne Weiss, who has participated in the careers of such actors as Lili Taylor and Joan Cusack. She co-wrote and co-directed a short film entitled “Lynn’s Wake” with her sister, Koula Sossiadis. The film was shown in various film festivals, including the Austin Film Festival and the International Women's Festival in France. She has also co-written a feature entitled "Rites of Winter" with her sister Koula. They have joined forces with director of photography, Anastos Michos. Mr. Michos’ films include "Mona Lisa Smile," "The Forgotten," "Man on the Moon," and many other films. Mr. Michos will direct the picture, and the sisters will produce. They are working with a casting director to cast three other principal roles. Also, she joined her sister in the production side of the film industry, by working on “Far From Heaven” and “Analyze That”.
Recently, she returned to the Lehigh Valley, where she has started a film program at The Baum School of Art in Allentown. She also is an adjunct professor of art at Lehigh University and Northampton Community College.
Jason Travers graduated from Moravian College in 1994 and received his MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. He has taught foundation courses as well as plein-air painting courses since joining Lehigh University’s art and architecture department in 1999. He has also taught digital design at Kutztown University since 2000. Travers was awarded Best of Show in the 2002 Northeast Biennial for his painting, “Sojourn”. His solo exhibitions include “Recent Works” at the David E. Rodale Gallery of the Baum School of Art in the summer of 2004 and “The Spirit of Myth” at the University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery in January 2005. He participated in the Bethlehem Steel Paint-Out in October 2004 and the subsequent “Moment in Time” exhibition in Payne Gallery. Recently, his work was part of “Some Serious Business: Art of the Lehigh Valley” at NCC Fowler Family Center in August-September 2005.