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“Dust and Light” Coal Photography Exhibit Closing July 14

Jun 08, 2017 02:36PM ● By Erica Shames
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University, is currently hosting a free coal-themed photography exhibit in its Atrium Lobby. Entitled “Dust and Light” the exhibit includes 38 photographs from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) showing candid life in coal mining communities in the late 1930s. The exhibit will remain open to the public through Friday, July 14 at 4 p.m.

The exhibit is part of the year-long series, Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories, coordinated by the Weis Center and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment (BCSE).

The Weis Center’s Atrium Lobby is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays with the exception of Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. The exhibit is free and takes place on both the first and second floors of the Atrium Lobby. The Weis Center ground floor is fully accessible; however there is no elevator to the balcony level.

After the exhibit closes on Friday, July 14 at 4 p.m., a new exhibit will be installed by the Samek Art Museum, as part of its continuing “Art at the Weis Center” collaboration.

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