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Drive By Press

October 23, 2012 by  

The crew from the Drive By Press is now visiting West Liberty University. They have set-up outside the printmaking studio in the courtyard of the Hall of Fine Arts and are doing demos, taking questions and selling shirts. While on campus they will be working with the Printmaking 1 class, meeting with students from Brooke High School and lecturing and demoing to Design 1 students. Everyone is welcome at any of the presentations. The... 

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WLU Students Sell Art at 2012 Oglebayfest

October 7, 2012 by  

West Liberty University was represented at the 2012 Oglebayfest by faculty and students. The Visual Art program provided exhibitor space for our ceramics, crafts and painting students. Faculty members Robert Villamagna Nancy Tirone, Lambros Tsuhlares and West Liberty librarian Cheryl Harshman also exhibited.  Oglebayfest is the biggest festival in the greater Wheeling area attracting over 80,000 people to the park. Dozens... 

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Debra Joyce Dawson, “Plein Air Painter”

September 10, 2012 by  

“Plein air Painter,” the paintings by Debra Joyce Dawson opens the 2012–2013 academic year in the Nutting Gallery. Debra’s colorful paintings capture the light, color and essence of the landscapes before her. She is a founding member of the Ohio Plein Air Society and paints in Ohio, Italy, and Ireland. The opening reception was on Wednesday, August 5, 5:30-7:00 and photos of the opening can be viewed... 

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Senior Exhibition 2012

April 23, 2012 by  

The spring 2012 Senior Exhibition opens Wednesday, April 18th. This years show features the work of graduating seniors Seth Miller, Kelly Lumbatis, Samantha Wilson, Victoria Lavorini, Alex Allen, Kylie Emfinger, Sam Starkey and Jessica Gordon. The show features a mix of styles and techniques and has been praised  as the most interesting gallery shows of the year. The gallery opening is Wednesday April 20th from 5:30 to 7... 

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Artist-as-Brand workshop April 26th

April 23, 2012 by  

Artist Greg Spalenka will be conducting his “Artist as Brand” workshop on April 26th in the Paul N. Elbin library on the campus of West Liberty University. The 10 hour workshop is free and open to University students, faculty and community members. There is room for 25 attendees and anyone interested in participating can register by emailing or calling Brian Fencl at [email protected] or at (304) 336-8433. The workshop... 

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The Meat Show

January 17, 2012 by  

The Meat Show opens at  5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Nutting Art Gallery on January 18th, 2012. The theme this year was voted on by WLU Art faculty and each piece in the exhibition reflects on that theme. Past themes include Buildings, Super Heroes,  and 2011′s Paper, Scissors, Rock.  The show will run until February 9th.You can follow the activities in the Nutting Gallery on Facebook. The show runs from January... 

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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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George Kocar in the Nutting Gallery

October 18, 2011 by  

George Kocar is an award-winning artist who has exhibited his paintings in over 300 shows across the United States. He has won numerous awards including a Jurors award at the Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown, Ohio in 1985 and 1998, Best of Show at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus, Ohio, a Jurors Award at the Western Colorado Watercolor Society in 2000, an award for printmaking at The Society of American Graphic... 

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Dr. John Yiannias lectures on iconography

October 5, 2011 by  

Lecture on Early-Christian and Byzantine Iconography As part of Dr. Jeremy Larance’s “Graphic Literature: A Study of Sequential Art from Icons to Graphic Novels,” one of the Honors Program’s courses this fall, will be giving a lecture on iconography at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Wheeling on October 6th at 6 p.m. Dr. Yiannias is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia... 

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