Art faculty members to participate in ‘Gallery Divided II’ at the Clay Center

Marshall art faculty members  Jonathan Cox, Frederick Bartolovic, Peter Massing and Hayson Harrison will have works on display at an exhibition titled ‘Gallery Divided II,’ which begins Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Clay Center in Charleston.

The exhibition is identified by the Clay Center as “a head-to-head matchup between Marshall and West Virginia University art faculty.” Viewers are encouraged to show their support  in a battle for bragging rights as the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd face off for a rematch in the art gallery. This is the second edition of this popular exhibit; the first was in 2012.

A lecture and public opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Sculpture artists from Marshall and WVU will discuss their exhibited works and their approaches to teaching at the first in a series of lectures to accompany “Gallery Divided II.”

The lecture series will continue with sessions on printmaking on March 6, ceramics on March 27 and the schools’ two new capital projects on April 3. Each lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the art gallery and is free to the public.

“Gallery Divided II” will be on display through April 19. It is sponsored by The Elliot Family Foundation.

 

Museum gallery admission is free for museum members or just $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. For more information on this and other Clay Center exhibits and programs, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.