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Moravian College Annual Alumni Art Exhibition

Featuring works by Katina Sossiadis and Jason Travers

Katina Sossiadis and Jason TraversBethlehem, Pa., October 11, 2006 — The Moravian College Alumni Association will feature works by two outstanding Moravian art graduates, Katina Sossiadis Bozikis ’93, and Jason Travers ’94, during the month of October to the 26th, in the gallery of the Haupert Union Building (HUB), Main Street campus. A celebratory reception to honor both artists is planned for Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. on Homecoming weekend.

Bozikis was the recipient of the Daniel W. Tereshko Award for Most Outstanding Art Student at Moravian while completing her honors project, Struggles and Triumphs: The Lives of Three Women Artists, that explored the artists’ individual styles of paintings.  Bozikis then replicated the unique styles of the three artists in her own works that were exhibited in a show at the Payne Gallery on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus.

After graduation, she earned her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and was awarded a CGS teaching grant to instruct a college-level painting course.

She worked at the Guggenheim Museum for director Tom Krens, and has studied film at New York University’s School of Continuing Education. In addition, she has trained with acting/directing coach Andrienne Weiss, who mentored actors Lili Taylor and Joan Cusack.  She co-wrote and co-directed a short film entitled Lynn’s Wake in collaboration with her sister, Koula Sossiadis. The film was selected to be shown at the Austin Film Festival, the International Women's Festival in France and various film festivals here and abroad.

Bozikis has co-authored with her sister Koula, a feature entitled Rites of Winter.  They have joined forces with director of photography, Anastos Michos, whose credits include Mona Lisa Smile, The Forgotten, and Man on the Moon.  He will direct the film to be produced by the sisters. Presently they are working with a casting director to select actors for three other principal roles.  Bozikis also joined her sister on the production side of the film industry for the films, Far From Heaven and Analyze That.  Recently, she returned to the Lehigh Valley to initiate a film program at The Baum School of Art in Allentown, and to serve as adjunct professor of art at Lehigh University and Northampton Community College.

Jason Travers graduated from Moravian College in 1994 and earned his MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.  He teaches foundation courses and plein-air painting since joining Lehigh University’s art and architecture department in 1999; as well as 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.