Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Clay, Metal Cans and Firewood, Sculpture by Jamie Biggs

September 1, 2014 by  

West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Clay, Metal Cans, and Firewood: Sculpture by Jamey Biggs. The exhibition will be on view from September 3 through 25, 2014. The opening reception is Wednesday, September 3, 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Jamey Biggs grew up in Summersville, West Virginia. Biggs holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Science in Art education. He completed... 

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2014 Paint Historic Wheeling

July 25, 2014 by  

Paint Historic Wheeling: Plein AirAugust 1-3, Wheeling, West Virginia ARTWORKS Around Town, Ogelbay Institute and West Liberty University invites all artists to participate in the second annual Paint Historic Wheeling plein air painting event, August 1-3 in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia. The weekend includes an exciting schedule of workshops with leading regional plein air artists, and public art shows and sales held at... 

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2013-14 Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Competition

November 2, 2013 by  

Scholarships Visual Art Freshmen Scholarship Competition  2013-14 Art Scholarship Competition West Liberty University’s Division of Art announces the availability of a four-year scholarship for a graduating high school senior who wishes to major in art at West Liberty University. The competition is open to all graduating seniors, and is not limited to residents of West Virginia. Applicants must have submitted an application... 

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Robert Paul Padgett

October 16, 2013 by  

The faculty and staff at West Liberty University are mourning the passing of their friend, colleague and inspiration Professor Paul Padgett. Paul served WLU for over forty years and was the constant in a world of graphic design that changed dramatically. He was an living encyclopedia of the history of graphic design, design techniques and popular culture. He was a musician, father, grandfather, educator and artist. As a colleague... 

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Senior Sophia Kayafas Senior Project

October 1, 2013 by  

Sophia Kayafas, who is completing an Interdisciplinary program in fine arts and public relations at WLU will be exhibiting her senior project at the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St., from Thursday, Oct. 3, through Thursday, Oct. 31. The solo exhibition, titled “A Self Portrait,” opens with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The reception and show are free and open to the public. For additional... 

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Bachelor of Science in Creative Arts Therapy Now Approved and Enrolling Students

September 17, 2013 by  

Art therapy is a field of psychology that relies on art and creativity to explore trauma and seek healing for a wide range of individuals. West Liberty University recognized the importance of this growing profession and has successfully created a program that is attracting attention, the Bachelor of Science in Creative Arts Therapy degree. It is now approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. From left,... 

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Art Students Study in Budapest and Gain Life Changing Education

September 17, 2013 by  

Three West Liberty University students received a chance to travel to the heart of Europe and work on their printmaking skills in what turned out to be a life changing experience recently. From left, Amanda Carney, Emily Hastings and Abbie Merryman, enjoy a fun moment in Budapest. Faculty member and visual artist Martyna Matusiak escorted Amanda Carney, Emily Hastings, and Abbie Merryman, and coordinated their activities... 

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Arts and Communication Graduate Jessica Crighton picked for position at British University

July 31, 2013 by  

West Liberty University graduate Jessica Crighton ‘13, was selected as digital media assistant at the University of Hertfordshire, England recently. Crighton, who’s from Chester, W.Va., earned her WLU degree in digital media with the College of Arts and Communications. She now lives in London and commutes by train to her position at the University of Hertfordshire, which is about 30 miles out of London. “I work on the website (herts.ac.uk)... 

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Warhol Museum Joins With The Center For Arts And Education To Teach Art To Teachers

July 12, 2013 by  

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Center for Arts and Education at West Liberty University, recently presented a special topics course designed to help West Liberty University elementary education majors learn to use art as a tool to integrate social justice, environmental, and health issues into their artwork and curriculum this spring. The course was also open to students majoring in art education,... 

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WL alumnus Robert Price

April 11, 2013 by  

Alumnus Robert Price, Carnegie, Pa., earned his Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design degree at West Liberty University in 1992. He is now known as the graphic designer responsible for the National Memorial Logo for Flight 93 that honors the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, who lost their lives when their hijacked plane bound for Washington, D.C., crashed in Shanksville, Pa. on 9-11-01, as part of the coordinated terrorist... 

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