The School of Art & Design is housed in the Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington and contains three active art galleries.
The School of Art & Design presents Out of Order, a solo-exhibition featuring work addressing the psychological and physical toll of living with a hidden and unpredictable somatic disability through visual elements of abstraction and provisional painting.
Kristen Letts Kovak is an artist, professor and curator based in Pittsburgh. She earned her MFA in Studio Art from MICA and has since taught drawing, painting, and applied aesthetics at Carnegie Mellon University, where she currently serves as Assistant Teaching Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
February 12 – March 7, 2024
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. in VAC 209
Reception: Thursday, March 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The School of Art & Design presents All My Mansions, a solo-exhibition by Beth Livensperger featuring site-responsive, large-scale installations to reflect on key aspects of communal work, life and gender roles. Livensperger holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
This program is suported by the Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professors in the Arts Endowment. Additional support is provided by Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media and the School of Art & Design.
January 18 – February 22, 2024
Artist Talk: Wednesday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. in VAC 209
Reception: Thursday, January 18 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Every spring semester the School of Art & Design asks current students to enter their best work for a chance to be a part of this exciting annual exhibition. This year’s juror is artist Joey Quinones. Quinones is a widely-exhibited ceramic and fiber artist exploring complexities of Afro-Latinx identity, who was selected as an Emerging Artist of 2020 by Ceramics Monthly. Presently, they are the Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Hills, MI.
February 29-March 22, 2024
Reception: Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Mostra D’Arte presents a slice of Italy through the experience of four study abroad students Sophia Gillispie, Sophie Kelley, Morgan Napier and Callie Thacker. This collection celebrates the immense culture and profound artistic influences of Florence and Rome, serving as a testament of both historical exploration and creative inspiration. The viewer is invited to indulge in the essence of Italian culture displayed in these works, all of which echo the transformative impact of studying abroad.
February 13 – 23, 2024
Panel Discussion: Thursday, February 22 from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. VAC 103C
Reception: Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Charles W. and Norma C. Carrol Gallery
The Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery hosts a full program of exhibitions by Marshall Students, Faculty, and professional artists from across the country and even across the world including senior Capstone exhibitions and the popular Annual National Juried Exhibition.
Birke Art Gallery
The Birke Art Gallery is host to a series of rotating exhibitions throughout the year including an annual juried student exhibition that has provided decades of art students the opportunity to showcase their best works of art.
Student Art Gallery
Housed on the first floor of the Visual Arts Center, the Student Gallery occupies a small and quirky space adjacent to the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery. The Student Gallery opened in the Fall semester of 2021 in response to a need for exhibition space students and their professors could access on short notice.