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WLU’s Newest Member of the Art Department

January 24, 2013 by  

Martyna Matusiak joined the art faculty of West Liberty University in August 2012. Prior to that, she taught printmaking, drawing, and mixed media courses at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At WLU she teaches printmaking, silkscreen, and advance drawing. Her own artistic practice combines all of the above mentioned mediums. She grew up in Knurów, Poland in a communistic multifamily apartment building surrounded by hundreds... 

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Public Art Projects

January 24, 2013 by  

Layout from the 2013 winter issue of Artworks Robert Villamagna is featured in the current issue of “Artworks” published by the WV Division of Culture and History. In the spring of the 2012 semester Professor Villamagna conducted a class in Public Art for WLU’s Honors Program. Part of that class was a mural located in the city of Wheeling. Working closely with the Wheeling Arts Commission and arts supporter... 

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WLU Graphic Designers Create Community Projects

December 1, 2011 by  

  West Liberty University Student Design Companies     For the past 13 years West Liberty Graphic Design seniors have made their mark on the Ohio Valley, and this year has been no exception. Students from Jim Haizlett’s Graphic Design III class have been busy all semester designing community projects ranging from logos and brochures to websites and museum displays. The students formed small design “companies”... 

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The “Headline” Marches in the Parade

November 22, 2011 by  

In early October, Sculpture I class led by Professor Robert Villamagna, embarked on what came to be known as the “Big Head Project”, aka The Headline. Each student picked a celebrity and based on that character, created a large, paper Mache head that was worn in the annual Fantasy in Lights Parade in downtown Wheeling, WV. Students had six weeks in which to design, build, and paint the heads. “The students did a great... 

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Program Director in Art Therapy

August 28, 2011 by  

The College of Arts and Communication welcomes D. Michele Ellis-Thomas, M.C.A.T., M.S. in Forensic Medicine, B.F.A., ATR as our new Program Director in Art Therapy. Michele is joining WLU as an Assistant Professor charged with the creation of an Art Therapy program for the Department of Journalism, Communication Studies and Visual Art. She holds a B.F.A. from Sam Houston State University, a M.F.A. from Drexel Hahnemann Medical... 

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Senior Graphic Design students seeking projects

August 19, 2011 by  

Design Services Offered by WLU Art Students The West Liberty University graphic design students are once again offering design services for the campus community and beyond. For the past twelve years junior and senior graphic design majors have produced projects for the community ranging from logos, posters and brochures to book covers, presentations, signage and websites.  You may participate in this program by responding... 

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Advancing the Arts in Education

June 14, 2011 by  

  AEI and West Liberty University partner to create new center The Appalachian Education Initiative and West Liberty University are pleased to announce a new partnership which will result in the creation of an arts and education center on the West Liberty campus.  The Center will be a collaboration between AEI and the Colleges of Education and Arts and Communication at the University. The Center will... 

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West Liberty Art students travel abroad

April 17, 2011 by  

West Liberty University has provided three art students the opportunity to travel overseas. Art Education major Sara Cunningham recently visited Italy with the WLU Education program. The visit started  with a music school in Fiesole near Florence. There she observed Professor Yakkey’s Method in music. This method is a new way to teach students, young and old, how to read music. Also while in Italy they toured a private... 

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Annual Art trip to NYC

March 14, 2011 by  

  It is time for WLU Art Faculty and students to spend five days in the art capitol of the world, New York City. Highlight from past trips include a visit to the legendary Pushpin Studios to meet design icon Seymour Chwast, walking tour and artist studio visits in DUMBO and seeing Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle at the Guggenheim museum. Other activities include museum visits, gallery visits in Manhattan and Brooklyn,... 

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AIGA Field Trip to Commonwealth Press

February 7, 2011 by  

18 members of West Liberty’s AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) student group recently took a tour of Commonwealth Press in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Dan Rugh, proprietor, gave a spellbinding tour of his screen printing business. The company prides itself in making high quality custom screen prints for shirts, signs, and anything else that ink adheres to, except, apparently, wine corks. Here are some great... 

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