First in new art series now featured at Birke Art Gallery

“Amalgam,” the first in a new series, is on exhibit at the Birke Art Gallery in Smith Hall on the Huntington campus.

Megan Schultz, gallery director and facilities coordinator, said Amalgam is the first in the Foundations Series, a group of exhibitions that will each take a core principle from the foundations courses taught in the School of Art and Design as its central theme.

“Amalgam refers to the combining or melding of materials,” Schultz said. “Invited artists were encouraged to explore the theme of amalgam as it applies to works of mixed media, issues of development and identity, and beyond. As a result we have put together a remarkable show of works ranging in materials from digital video to acrylic sculpture.”

Free and open to the public, the exhibition will be on display until Feb. 18 during the Birke Art Gallery’s normal business hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Fridays.

For more information about the exhibition, visit, e-mail, or call 304-696-2296.