The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is now accepting enrollments for the Academy spring 2014 term, which will begin the week of Feb. 17.
The work of a Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member is highlighted at the Huntington Museum of Art as part of the exhibit, “Macy’s Presents: A Sense of Place: The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artist Invitational,” which celebrates West Virginia’s sesquicentennial.
Michael Bonadio will be the featured artist for “Smeltdown,” a week of collaborative metal casting between the sculpture programs at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.
From 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Bonadio will be conducting metal casting demonstrations in Creative Arts Center (CAC) Room 2253 (sculpture studio metal shop) at WVU. He also will present a public lecture about his artwork that day from 5 to 6 p.m. in CAC Room 2251 (sculpture studio woodshop).
The West Virginia Art Education Association (WVAEA) will hold its annual conference at Fairmont State University on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27. The conference will be hosted by FSU’s School of Fine Arts.
Attending the event are West Virginia art teachers from pre-k through 12th grade and higher education institutions and the State Art Coordinator. The conference participants will spend two days in class sessions that will discuss art in the classroom through hands-on opportunities and new developments in art education theory.
During the opening reception for the 2012 Juried Student Exhibition, the Art Department of Fairmont State University presented awards to the winning student artists.
The Student Juried Exhibition takes place at the end of each academic year. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to compete by participating in a juried show, something which as artists they will continue doing for the rest of their lives.
Students from Fairmont State University will be in the Low Countries of Western Europe as part of the annual International Study/Travel course from Monday through Saturday, March 10-17.
A new exhibit on display throughout March at Fairmont State University’s Brooks Gallery in Wallman Hall explores a local artist's perception of the peculiarities of American culture.
The Art Department of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts held the opening reception for its annual Juried Student Exhibition on Tuesday, April 12. The juror, from Honeyoi, N.Y., was artist James Johnson.
Animator and cartoonist Gary Leib has been named as the 2011 Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University. Leib will present a public lecture at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Multi-Media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library. An opening reception for the artist’s exhibit in Brooks Gallery of Wallman Hall is planned for 7-9 p.m. that evening, and Leib will also speak about his work at that event.