Tag Archives: Art

Nutting Gallery showcases tree-themed faculty artwork

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
The annual faculty exhibition opened on Jan. 17 in the Nutting Gallery. Robert Villamagna, the gallery’s director, came up with the idea of having an annual art faculty exhibition. Every year, he picks the theme from all the art faculty members’ votes. This year’s theme is “Tree.” 

Alumnus scores touchdown with NFL cleat design

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
WLU alumnus Vinnie Candelore designed special cleats for Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James for the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign.
 
Candelore, a freelance graphic designer and 2013 graduate, designed the custom cleats James wore on Dec. 4, 2017 when playing against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Student art sale to help fund scholarships

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
Today, on Thursday, Nov. 9, West Liberty art students will be selling screen-printed t-shirts, totes, and backpacks in the College Union. The event will take place from noon until 2 p.m. and all the money collected will benefit The Robert Villamagna Jr. Scholarship and Student Art Exchange Fund.

‘Memories of Memories’ opens in Nutting Gallery

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer
 
On Sept. 27, West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery opened its newest showcase of artwork from Pittsburgh artist, Nicole Renee Ryan. 
 
The show exhibition is called “Nicole Ryan: Memories of Memories.” Ryan is a contemporary watercolorist, oil painter and muralist from Mercer, Pa. She is currently working in Pittsburgh. This showcase included multiple watercolor and oil paintings; each piece ranging from $400 to $8,000. 

Graphic Design rebranded as Visual Communication Design

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer 

The Graphic Design major has a brand new name. Instead of Graphic Design, it will now be known as Visual Communication Design.

Nutting Gallery opening features interactive art

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Nutting Gallery opened up for the first time this semester. The theme for this gallery opening is interactive art, and Tom Estlack was the artist in the spotlight this time around. 

Senior show is a success in Nutting Gallery

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
Each semester, graduating seniors at West Liberty University participate in the show in order to complete their degree in Graphic Design or Art Education. This semester, five artists are featured in the exhibit: Jenny Ball, Jessica Bethel, Alyssa Culp, Emily Jessee and Courtney Moore. The highly anticipated and successful Senior Exhibition is on display now through May 11 in the Nutting Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

MADfest 2017 impresses students 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty University’s Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) kicked off bright and early on Friday, April 10. High school students from all over the valley came up to campus for a day filled with the arts and a chance to show off their own talents. 

WL art students are preparing to go from students to professionals

Story Provided by Brett Cox, Megan Jones and Asia Waggle 

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.— West Liberty senior art students are showcasing their best work at the Senior Exhibition on Wednesday, April 19th. The opening reception is to be held at the Nutting Art Gallery from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show is free and the art work is to be displayed up until Thursday, May 11th.  

Excitement builds for MADfest 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 
 
The West Liberty University community is ready to welcome over 350 high school students for the 17th annual MADfest this Friday, April 7.
 
Competition entries were submitted up until March 11, and MADfest director and West Liberty Professor Jim Haizlett is pleased with the number of submissions.