Community Drawing Sessions to take place Monday, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12

The School of Art and Design and the Tri-State Arts Association will present Community Drawing Sessions on Monday, Nov. 14 and Monday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Center, Room 510. The sessions are free with a Marshall student, faculty or staff ID, and general admission for alumni and other members of the community is $10 a session. Continue reading…


Faculty Achievements: Ian Hagarty

The artwork of Associate Professor Ian Hagarty (School of Art and Design, College of Arts and Media) will have recently been featured in three exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. A two-person exhibition with sculptor Dmitri Obergfell (Denver, Colorado) titled “You Are What I Was, You Will Be What I Am,” was on view at the gallery Montoro12 Contemporary in Rome, Italy, between September and October.

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‘Tribute to the Disappeared’ exhibition to open at Marshall; collaborative experience curated by Andrea Arroyo

“Tribute to the Disappeared,” an exhibition to honor victims of injustice around the world, will open at Marshall University’s Birke Art Gallery Wednesday, Oct. 5, with an opening reception at 4:30 p.m. The same day, an art workshop will be conducted by curator Andrea Arroyo at 1 p.m. in Marshall’s Memorial Student Center, room 2W22, and a presentation by Arroyo will take place at 7 p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the MSC.

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Huntington Area Art Society to offer summer series

The summer series of the Huntington Area Art Society kicks off this evening with a new focus: artwork created in relationship to buildings, such as stained glass and public art on buildings.

The first of three presentations, “Von Gerichten Stained Glass: An American Tradition,” will be led by guest presenter Dennis Shobe, owner and operator of Shobe’s Stained Glass, and will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at The Cellar Door, 905 Third Ave.

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‘Appalachian Dirt’ exhibition to open at Visual Arts Center

Titled “Appalachian Dirt” and featuring work from more than 20 ceramists from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, a new exhibition up at Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center aims to break the mold on the thought that ceramics is limited to pottery alone.

“‘Appalachian Dirt’ shows the breadth of how contemporary ceramists are working and, in particular, highlights how ceramists in our region are working with the medium,” said Frederick Bartolovic, associate professor of ceramics at Marshall.  Continue reading…


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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