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Mural for the Pocket Park

September 21, 2011 by  

Senior Digital Media Design student Sam Starkey is featured in a Wheeling News- Intelligencer article about his contribution to the city’s “Pocket Park.” Working with the Wheeling Arts Commission Sam created the mural on the wall of a building located in the 1100 block of Main Street. The article can be found by clicking on the the Wheeling Intelligencer News-Register link.   Sam Starkey, "Common... 

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Captive Corpulence in the Nutting Gallery

August 28, 2011 by  

“Captive Corpulence,” the paintings by Stephen Haynes opens the 2011–2012 academic year in the Nutting Gallery. Haynes works in acrylics to create characters with elongated necks, corpulent bodies, tattoos, scars, and genetic malformations. Characters devoid of mouths who, with their eyes and expressions, are able to say much. The opening reception scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 5:30-7:00 PM. The show runs... 

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Art Auction for Scholarships

July 27, 2011 by  

  Friday, August 26, 2011  The College of Arts and Communication will be holding a fundraiser, “Art in the Park” on August 26 to benefit the Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Art Therapy at WLU. This scholarship was created to raise money to honor the memory of Professor Robert Villamagna’s late son who tragically passed away a few years ago in car accident. Professor Villamagna is a faculty... 

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Senior Exhibition 2011

April 17, 2011 by  

The spring 2011 Senior Exhibition opens Wednesday, April 20th. This years show features the work of graduating seniors Amanda Kerns, Ben Rush, Katelyn Gagich, Sara Rowan, Christian Townes, Chris Lovell and Creighton Hill. The show will feature a mix of styles and techniques and is expected to be one of the most interesting gallery shows of the year. The gallery opening is Wednesday April 20th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the show... 

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Extreme Art 2011

April 12, 2011 by  

  Extreme Art 2011 is quickly approaching. April 14th from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. the Hall of Fine Arts will be buzzing with extreme art making, extreme creativity and extreme fun! The annual all night art event is an opportunity to try something new, hangout with faculty and students in a relaxed manner, enter a contest or two and create from sunset to sunrise. The events this year include: Professor Padgett’s awesome... 

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Fran Skiles

March 21, 2011 by  

  The sophisticated collages of Fran Skiles go on display in the Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University. She creates abstract landscapes that captures nature’s essence. Fran lives half the year in West Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and her work records the “essence” of the beauty that surrounds her. Fran Skiles earned a BFA in 1964 from  West Virginia University and has exhibited around the country, including... 

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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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Huber Marionettes in Kelly Theater

February 21, 2011 by  

The Huber Marionettes: Phillip Huber, a world-renowned “marionette artist,” is most widely known for his work in the 3-time Academy Award nominated film BEING JOHN MALKOVICH. Phillip’s stage credits feature BUSKER ALLEY starring Tommy Tune, IT’S MAGIC starring Harry Anderson, THAT’S CHRISTMAS starring Sandy Duncan, CHRISTMAS WITH FRIENDS & NABORS starring Jim Nabors, and THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD with Tony-winning... 

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Exhibition, Presentation and Workshop

February 10, 2011 by  

Incised, Gouged and Pulled, printmaking by Keith Dull and Amanda Presser opens in the Nutting Gallery February 16th, 2011. Keith Dull is an Associate Professor of Art at Ashland University in Ohio. Keith’s work is mainly  linocut and he will be discussing his work and technique Monday, February 14th February 16-March 17, 2011 in room 209 in the Hall of Fine Arts at 2 p.m. Amanda Presseur will be conducting a monoprint/monotype... 

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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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