Category Archives: Art

Design students create a sculpture garden

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer 

“Keep your eyes open. When the wind is calm, and the sky is blue, the giant sculptures will pop up in front of the Fine Arts building,” said James Haizlett, West Liberty University Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design and Digital Media Design.

Senior art exhibit promises talent and diversity

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer
 
The end of each semester at West Liberty University means that senior visual communication design and art education majors showcase their talents in a final exhibit in the Nutting Gallery, located in the Fine Arts building, to finish their respective degree programs. 

WLU students showcase work in research symposium

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

The first ever WLU RECAP (Research, Creative Activity and Performance) student research symposium took place last Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Mixed media exhibit opens in Nutting Gallery 

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On March 21, a new exhibit opened in the Nutting Gallery here at WLU. The exhibit is called “Lucent Findings” and features work from Michael Mikula and Judith Brandon. Mikula had unique glass sculptures on display while Brandon had pieces on paper that included mediums such as pastels, charcoal, and colored pencils. 

Scholarship winner creates pop-up exhibition

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
On March 27, the pop-up exhibition, “FTM POV: Exploration of a Transgender Perspective,” by Lucas Shaver opened in Room 100 of the Media Arts Center. Shaver is the first recipient of the Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial Scholarship

MAD Festival returns to WLU for 18th year

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer
 
You might have noticed the posters about MAD Festival around campus, especially if you are in the Fine Arts Building. MAD Festival stands for Media Arts and Design and is an event that is held once a year in the spring at West Liberty University. This year, it will take place on Friday, April 6.

Nutting Gallery features work by Polish artists

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Nutting Gallery opened a new exhibit called “Fragmentation.” The exhibit features art by three Polish artists— Michalina Wawrzyczek- Klasik, Michal Klasik and Artur Masternak. 

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.” 

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.