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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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Sensory Distortion

September 23, 2011 by  

The Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University is proud to present Sensory Distortion: The Sculpture of Walter Croft, September 28 through October 20, 2011.Walter Croft is a hobbyist carver of professional sports equipment and apparel. From shoe laces to helmets, jerseys to logos, all hand crafted woodcarvings. Walter Croft worked as a building contractor of custom homes, custom cabinets and furniture. His interest in sculpture... 

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Guest Artist Sam Adoquei

September 22, 2011 by  

  After graduating from Ghanatta College of Fine Arts in Ghana, Mr. Adoquei traveled extensively around Africa and Europe to paint and study. After moving to the United States he studied at The Art Students League with Oldrich Teply. In addition to the National Academy School, Mr. Adoquei has taught at the New York Academy of Art, the Educational Alliance, The Art Students League, and Lyme Academy of Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut.... 

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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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