Nutting Gallery Season Opens with 5 x 6 Exhibition

Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University proudly presents 5×6, the gallery’s first exhibition of the 2013-14 season, featuring five different artists, each showing six pieces of work. Participating artists are Ron Copeland, Kyle Hallam, Jeff Pierson, Eric Price and Randie Snow. The opening reception for 5×6 is from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4. Ron Copeland is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh. He’s a photographer and graphic designer who turned to silk screening and stenciling. His interests in recent years have focused on exploring abandoned spaces of the city. Taking fragments of what remains of houses or buildings, he recreates the space of a life left behind, using remnants of human activity in areas now fallen into decay. Pennsylvania artist Kyle Hallam worked predominantly in clay for about 25 years, creating brightly colored terra cotta hand-built pots and wall assemblages. Five years ago, he began incorporating clay elements into wall assemblages that he created from recycled materials such as cardboard, tin cans, fabric, rope, etc. During the past 18 months (with support of grants from the Sprout Fund and the Community Foundation of Greene County, and private donations) he designed and implemented an Arts & Crafts program to work with the mentally and physically challenged clients at Greene ARC in Ruff Creek, Pa. Randie Snow is an assemblage artist based in Pittsburgh. Drawing themes from her everyday life, her work explores the natural balance of the human existence and often strives to find harmony amongst seemingly contradictory ideas. Influenced by her background as a commercial graphic designer, Snow’s assemblages integrate a balanced visual aesthetic, frequently by contrasting color, shape, and texture. Individual found...