Rally for Autism organizers add art events April 29 and 30

Events surrounding the annual Ruth Sullivan Rally for Autism® this weekend will include activities featuring nationally known savant artist Michael Tolleson. This is the first time that the events surrounding the rally will include art-related activities.

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Artist exhibition, presentation, walking panel to be part of anthropology meeting

Students and faculty from Marshall University’s School of Art and Design will play a part in “Reinventing and Reinvesting in the Local for Our Common Good” at this weekend’s 51st annual meeting of the Southern Anthropological Association at the Big Sandy Conference Center in Huntington.

“Art and Life: An Exhibition of Work by Visual Art Majors in Marshall University’s School of Art and Design and College of Arts and Media,” will be on view in the Dogwood Room throughout the conference and will feature work by 10 visual arts seniors: Tanya Abbett, Courtney Childers, Michael Gallimore, Paige Grimaldi, Kaitlyn Hartford, Lydia Lake, Ashley Loftis, Kayla Shapley, Ashley Taylor and Eryn Wilson. The school’s director, Sandra Reed, curated the event, identifying works from senior visual art majors who are currently completing their capstone projects. The artists will be present on Friday, April 8, for a special session, “Talk with the Artists: Life and Art,” scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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Marshall Students Recognized for Banner Designs

Mayor Steve Williams and Huntington in Bloom representatives recognized Marshall University School of Art and Design students who have created colorful street banners for downtown Huntington during a ceremony Feb. 23 at the Visual Arts Center.

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Art workshop for 6-8th graders continues Feb. 20

The Collaborative, the Marshall University School of Art and Design’s hands-on, student-centered art workshop at the Visual Arts Center, is starting back Saturday, Feb. 20, and will continue for the next three Saturdays. Continue reading…


Art lecture series continues Feb. 10

The Huntington Area Art Society spring lecture series continues with “The Southern Renaissance: Style and Power in Quattrocento Florence,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave.

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5th Annual National Juried Exhibition opens Jan. 11; School of Art and Design to award $200+ Juror’s Choice Award

Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center Gallery will open the spring semester Monday, Jan. 11, with the 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition, featuring 30 artists from 17 states.

As this year’s juror, Huntington Museum of Art Executive Director Geoffrey Fleming will decide who receives the Juror’s Choice Award, which boasts a $200 minimum cash award.

“I think this year’s show encompasses a variety of different media and forms that will allow any viewer to discover something that will pique their interest,” Fleming said.

Artists from the exhibition utilized media ranging from the classic oil on canvas to unconventional conglomerates, such as Benjy Davies’ “Nagasaki Nest Requiem,” which incorporates Poly-fil, chicken wire, ostrich egg, aluminum, paper and wood.   Continue reading…


Arts and media students benefit from Barnes Agency

Students in Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media are taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by a local, full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm.

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