Daily Archives: February 22, 2016

Sako-Lesako Exhibition brings harmony and conflict of nature to Nutting Gallery

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

On Feb. 17, West Liberty University plunged into the beauty of countryside and pastel colors. New Nutting Gallery exhibition Sako-Lesako features plein-air paintings of two artists Robert Sako and David Lesako.

Plein-air or painting on location often brings associations with the lavender fields of Provence and picturesque hills of Tuscany. Tonight this art form found a new home. Hills and forests of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia make the gallery walls almost invisible. Though some of the paintings do depict European landscapes, the majority of works presented is focused on local scenery.