'Art on the Move' exhibit features work of Penn State alumna

January 06, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- The HUB-Robeson Galleries’ Art on the Move program will showcase a photography exhibit by Michelle Bixby in the West Halls’ Cultural Lounge. The exhibit will run through March 14. The Art on the Move program focuses primarily on artwork of Penn State students and alumni, and seeks to contribute to the HUB-Robeson Galleries' mission to advance the well-rounded education of Penn State students by exhibiting a diverse selection of art.

Bixby describes photography as a universal language, allowing her the opportunity to tell stories in a way where words could never succeed. "Special Moments" is a representation of each special moment Bixby was able to capture and conveys a spectrum of emotions that can be felt by the viewers.

In her sophomore year, Bixby said she was unsure of her future in print journalism. However, after encouragement from her academic adviser, she took an introductory photojournalism course that changed her life. Eventually, she mustered up the courage to frame a subject, focus, ease her finger on the shutter and release. For Bixby, the camera has morphed into a part of her, a third eye that allows her to freeze moments in time to share with the world.

Michelle Bixby received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Penn State in 2008. She presently works as a staff photographer for the Centre Daily Times. She is the recipient of six 2008 regional Society of Professional Journalist Mark of Excellence Awards, two Gannett Foundation Multimedia Awards in 2008 and 2009, and was a selected contest entrant for the 2008 and 2009 Hearst Photojournalism Awards. She counts her professors John Beale, Curt Chandler and John Sanchez among her most influential mentors.

Admission to the exhibit is free. For more information on this and other exhibitions, contact the HUB-Robeson Galleries at 814-865-0775, or visit http://www.sa.psu.edu/usa/galleries online.

  • One of the images in the HUB-Robeson Galleries' Art on the Move exhibit featuring the photography of Penn State alumna Michelle Bixby.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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