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Former Student Activities Director at Moravian College Offers Art Exhibit Prize

Bethlehem, Pa., October 13, 2005—H. Paty Eiffe, retired director of student activities and the HUB, Moravian College’s student union, has given the College a gift to support a exhibit series in the gallery that bears her name. Eiffe’s award honors the art work of college and university art faculty from the area. A different institution will be chosen each year.

The first of what is to be an annual H. Paty Eiffe Invitational award went to Jan Crooker, an art adjunct faculty member at Moravian, whose large still-life paintings are on display in the gallery exhibit, “Life Lessons and New Explorations: Paintings in oil and acrylic by Jan Crooker.”

“Life lessons are hidden in the subject matter of life. They are there for us to discover – hidden in the reflection, color, intensity, shape, and depth of our experiences. Children naturally tap into this rich symbolism,” said Crooker. “My artistic goal is to explore the love of color and symbolism that we experienced as children.”

Crooker is a member of Moravian College’s Art Department faculty, teaching drawing, painting, and art education. She is a resident of Kutztown, where she is also a city council member.

Eiffe was director of the Haupert Union from 1962-1995. The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery is located throughout the hallways on the upper level of the Haupert Union Building, at Laurel and Monocacy Streets on the Main Campus of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. . During the academic year, different art exhibits representing a wide range of media are displayed. Art receptions are held in the HUB Lounge in honor of the artists. The Art Department sponsors student art shows each winter and spring. The gallery is open to the public free of charge. The Haupert Union Building is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.