Arts and Communication Graduate Jessica Crighton picked for position at British University

West Liberty University graduate Jessica Crighton ‘13, was selected as digital media assistant at the University of Hertfordshire, England recently. Crighton, who’s from Chester, W.Va., earned her WLU degree in digital media with the College of Arts and Communications. She now lives in London and commutes by train to her position at the University of [...]

Paint Historic Wheeling

Join members of Artworks Around Town for a weekend of outdoor painting to commemorate West Virginia’s 150th Birthday! Receptions, artist workshops and public art shows will take place throughout the weekend for artists to share inspiration and for the public to see the beauty of our city through the eyes of talented artists. Once again [...]

Warhol Museum Joins With The Center For Arts And Education To Teach Art To Teachers

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Center for Arts and Education at West Liberty University, recently presented a special topics course designed to help West Liberty University elementary education majors learn to use art as a tool to integrate social justice, environmental, and health issues into their artwork and curriculum this [...]

2013 Senior Exhibition

The spring 2013 Senior Exhibition opens Wednesday, April 24th. This years show features the work of graduating seniors . Bryan Gasaway, Krista Groves, Courtney Moulder, Caleb Fillburn, Amanda Swann, Vinnie Candelore, Sydney Vuiller and Victoria Bryant. The show features a mix of styles and techniques and features work from a talented and visually sophisticated group. The gallery [...]

The arts and our community

Mayor McKenzie discusses art education program By Caitlyn Johnson, Contributing Writer The City of Wheeling’s Mayor and West Liberty University alumnus Andy McKenzie recently went on the record about how the arts, education, and the economy are an integral part of a successful community. “A community must embrace the arts in order to succeed,” McKenzie [...]

WL alumnus Robert Price

Alumnus Robert Price, Carnegie, Pa., earned his Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design degree at West Liberty University in 1992. He is now known as the graphic designer responsible for the National Memorial Logo for Flight 93 that honors the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, who lost their lives when their hijacked plane bound [...]

Paintings of Ed Bisese

The new exhibition at the Nutting Gallery, “Brighter Days: The Paintings of Ed Bisese”, runs March 28 through April 19, 2013. There is no opening reception for this exhibition, however you will be able to meet and talk with the artist in the gallery on Friday, April 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in conjunction [...]

2013 WV MADFest

The 2013 WV MAdfest (Media Arts and Design festival) will take place on the Campus of West Liberty University on Friday, April 19, from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM. It will be a day filled with hands on workshops, professional presentations, and a student media arts awards competition and ceremony. REGISTRATION: You must register for [...]

Mud Show

The Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University will present an exhibition that looks at pottery in its “WV Mud Show,” Feb. 19-March 21, 2013. The exhibition features clay work by two of West Virginia’s finest potters, Gary Shaffer and Kurt Teeter, according to Robert Villamagna, Nutting Gallery director and assistant professor of art. It will open [...]

WLU’s Newest Member of the Art Department

Martyna Matusiak joined the art faculty of West Liberty University in August 2012. Prior to that, she taught printmaking, drawing, and mixed media courses at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At WLU she teaches printmaking, silkscreen, and advance drawing. Her own artistic practice combines all of the above mentioned mediums. She grew up in Knurów, Poland [...]