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2011 International Technology, Education and Development Conference

January 26, 2011 by  

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Jim Haizlett will be making an oral paper presentation at the 2011 International Technology, Education and Development Conference – ( in Valencia, Spain on March 7 – 9. The goal of INTED2011 is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The conference provides the opportunity to present and discuss... 

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West Virginia Art & Craft Guild’s 8th Competition exhibition

January 23, 2011 by  

The 8th biennial West Virginia Arts and Craft Guild ‘s Exhibition opened at the Wheeling Artisan Center. Faculty members, Nancy Tirone, Robert Villamagna and Brian Fencl are participating in the juried exhibition. The show started at the Parkersberg Arts Center, traveled to the Wheeling Artisan Center and wraps up in Beckley, WV. Photo by Jolene Craig for the Parkersberg News and Sentinal  Read More →

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(I’ve Got a Secret)

January 23, 2011 by  

Interim Department Chair Brian Fencl has a  watercolor included in (I’ve Got a Secret) on display at the Forbes Galleries in NYC. A New Abraham was originally exhibited as part of the annual art faculty exhibition in the Nutting Gallery located in the Hall of Fine Arts. About the show the curators wrote, “Everybody loves to get in on a secret…and every artist is holding something back. This exhibition... 

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Paper, Rock, Scissors

January 19, 2011 by  

Rock, Paper, Scissors opens at  5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Nutting Art Gallery on January 19th, 2011. The theme this year was voted on by WLU Art faculty and each piece in the exhibition reflects on that theme. Associate Professor of Art Brian Fencl approached the theme this way, “Rock, Paper, Scissors, is a game of selection. In several of my pieces I focused on the game itself and in the other paintings I focused... 

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Sculpture II students join the parade

November 20, 2010 by  

Students in Professor Bob Villamagna’s Sculpture II class created and marched a large elephant puppet in the 2010 Wheeling “Fantasy In Lights Parade.” The design of the puppet was inspired by Salvador Dali’s surrealist masterpiece “Les Elephants.” The project was designed, built and marched through the streets of Wheeling by WLU students under the direction of Professor’s Robert Villamagna... 

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The Art of Brian Fencl at West Virginia State University

November 10, 2010 by  

Brian Fencl, Power Over Resources, oil on panel, 2010 The art of Brian Fencl, Assistant Professor of Art at West Liberty University is on display in the Della Brown Taylor Gallery on the campus of West Virginia State University. Kate Long of the Charleston Gazette and West Virginia Public Radio said about Brian Fencl’s work, “The guy is funny and thoughtful and irreverent. He’s political in the broad... 

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AIGA Field Trip to Toonseum in Pittsburgh

October 9, 2010 by  

PITTSBURGH – West Liberty’s AIGA student group recently took a field trip to downtown Pittsburgh to visit Toonseum, SPACE Gallery, Wood Street Galleries, and the Contemporary Craft Society. Toonseum is one of three museums of cartooning in the United States. The students were given a tour of the history of cartooning and saw several examples of early animation.  Creighton Hill, Graphic Design senior and AIGA... 

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WLU at Oglebayfest 2010

September 30, 2010 by  

West Liberty University will be represented at the 2010 Oglebayfest by faculty and students. The Visual Art program is providing exhibitor space for our ceramics students and faculty members will be exhibiting and adjudicating several competitions. Oglebayfest is the biggest festival in the greater Wheeling area attracting over 50,000 people to the park. The Markets are located behind the historic Oglebay Institute Mansion... 

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AIGA – West Liberty Chapter – Fall 2010 Activities Schedule

September 21, 2010 by  

September 22 at noon – Our next meeting. We will discuss membership, tshirt design contest, and upcoming events. September 29 – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Nuttting Gallery opening  - “The Quilted Fringe” works by Shawn Quinlan September 29 – 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM – We will show the film “Handmade Nation” in the Boyle Conference Room. Free for members. $2.00 for non-members. October... 

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DMD student describes his summer internship

August 27, 2010 by  

West Liberty student Jeffrey Holbrook describes his summer internship with National Lampoon: “My name is Jeff Holbrook and I spent the summer working in the film industry in Los Angeles, California. I worked as an intern for National Lampoon and the experience was amazing. The workplace was very relaxed and everybody was supportive and willing to help. Considering it is a company that purely focuses on comedy, the co-workers... 

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