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Photography of Local Susquehanna Student Featured in Exhibit

SELINSGROVE—Photographs taken by Susquehanna University junior Lauren Lamas, of Selinsgrove, are featured in “Flavors of the Sun,” an exhibit celebrating Spanish Heritage Month at Bloomsburg University. Lamas shot the images in Nicaragua and Costa Rica during a six-month study-abroad program that ended in July.

The exhibit photos depict nature and wildlife in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua, using natural light and vibrant color. Lamas made photography her hobby at the age of 10, but she is now concentrating on photojournalism and professional photography as a communications major at Susquehanna.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 19 at the Multicultural Center at Bloomsburg, which is sponsoring the exhibit in tandem with the university’s Museum Exhibition class. "Flavors of the Sun" also features the work of ceramicist Abigail Smith Kurecian.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world.Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu


Karen M. Jones

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