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 member in the Art program and has a Masters Degree in Art Therapy. He has played a vital role in community engagement for WLU and in promoting cultural activities in Wheeling. The fundraiser is also an initiative to create awareness about the new Art Therapy program at WLU.

The event is graciously being hosted at the home of Peter Junkersfeld  and David Miller in scenic Oglebay Park. A map to the event can be found by clicking the link.

Art Auction Donors

Ron Donoughe, painter (

David Lesako, painter

Foust, printmaker (

Kim Young, jeweler (

Mark Moore, painter (

Lambros Tsuhlares

Dan Gerdeman, painter (

Paul Schifino, designer, Pittsburgh (

Patricia Croft, painter

Cheryl Harshman, mixed media/fiber

Robert Villamagna, mixed media (

Mark Janicko, mixed media

Brian Fencl, painter

James Haizlett, mixed media (

Chris Villamagna, jewelry