Public Art Projects

Robert Villamagna is featured in the current issue of “Artworks” published by the WV Division of Culture and History. In the spring of the 2012 semester Professor Villamagna conducted a class in Public Art for WLU’s Honors Program. Part of that class was a mural located in the city of Wheeling. Working closely with the [...]

“Oddities” opens in the Nutting Gallery

West Liberty University presents an entertaining and unusual mix of art, created by faculty in its 2013 art faculty exhibition, Jan. 23 – Feb. 14, in the Nutting Gallery. Faculty participating in the exhibition include: Brian Fencl, James Haizlett, Martyna Matusiak, Moonjung Kang, Nancy Tirone, Lambros Tsuhlares, Robert Villamagna and Neal Warren. “This year the [...]

Senior Exhibition Fall 2012

The fall 2012 Senior Exhibition opened Wednesday, November 28th. This years show features the work of graduating seniors Kevin Kidwell, Kelsey Wetzel, Brandon Fehr, Rachel Shipley, Anna Phillips and Lauren Herman. The show features a mix of styles and techniques and has been praised  as one of the strongest fall Senior Exhibitions in years. The [...]

Frankenstein Invitational

Over thirty artists explore the theme of Frankenstein in the “Frankenstein Invitational” in the Nutting Gallery. “The novel Frankenstein was a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel’s subtitle, The Modern Prometheus” said gallery director Robert Villamagna and “Mary Shelly is likely to have acquired some [...]

Students Strengthen their Education Via Internships in DC, London

Internships for DMD and Communication students OCTOBER 17, 2012 BY MZAMBITO West Liberty University students enjoy the advantage of a well-run internship program that strengthens the student experience in special ways. Coordinated by Beverly Burke, assistant to the provost, the program has been affiliated with the Washington Center, Washington, D.C., since 1997. “Internships are the [...]

Drive By Press

The crew from the Drive By Press is now visiting West Liberty University. They have set-up outside the printmaking studio in the courtyard of the Hall of Fine Arts and are doing demos, taking questions and selling shirts. While on campus they will be working with the Printmaking 1 class, meeting with students from Brooke [...]

2012-2013 Art Scholarship Competition

Division of Art scholarship 2012West Liberty University’s Division of Art announces the availability of a four-year scholarship for a graduating high school senior who wishes to major in art at West Liberty University. The competition is open to all graduating seniors, and is not limited to residents of West Virginia. Applicants must have submitted an [...]

Plexiglass Things

The sculpture of Columbus , Ohio’s Tyler Bohm will be on display from October 3 to October 25, 2012 in the Nutting Gallery.  His work is designed in a CAD program, and sent to a laser cutter that cuts the CAD file out of a sheet of plexiglas. It is then painted and  the resulting components on the [...]

WLU Students Sell Art at 2012 Oglebayfest

West Liberty University was represented at the 2012 Oglebayfest by faculty and students. The Visual Art program provided exhibitor space for our ceramics, crafts and painting students. Faculty members Robert Villamagna Nancy Tirone, Lambros Tsuhlares and West Liberty librarian Cheryl Harshman also exhibited.  Oglebayfest is the biggest festival in the greater Wheeling area attracting over 80,000 [...]

Debra Joyce Dawson, “Plein Air Painter”

“Plein air Painter,” the paintings by Debra Joyce Dawson opens the 2012–2013 academic year in the Nutting Gallery. Debra’s colorful paintings capture the light, color and essence of the landscapes before her. She is a founding member of the Ohio Plein Air Society and paints in Ohio, Italy, and Ireland. The opening reception was on [...]