School of Art and Design to host invitational exhibition ‘How Close is That to Richmond?’


Marshall University’s School of Art and Design will host a group art exhibition titled How Close is That to Richmond? curated by Gallery Director Courtney Chapman. It will be open June 12 through July 6 in the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery, with a closing reception planned for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, that is free and open to all.

The exhibition features 26 contemporary artists creating in a wide range of concept and media with one thing in common: geographic location. Each artist in this invitational exhibition lives and works in West Virginia.

“This exhibition exemplifies that being an artist, especially an artist in West Virginia, can mean many different things,” Chapman said. “In this group, you will see paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, and much more. We have so many talented artists in the state working in contemporary themes, it was difficult to narrow it down to what our gallery could hold.”

The exhibition will be open while Marshall hosts the Governor’s School for the Arts, a three-week program that affords rising high school juniors in West Virginia the opportunity to work with accomplished artists and build relationships with other student artists in the state. The students in this program will be able to view the works while having classes in the Visual Arts Center.

The Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery is in Marshall’s Visual Arts Center, located at 927 Third Ave. in downtown Huntington and is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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