Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions. At the awards dinner, Kylie Ford won the WVAEA Student Achievement in Art Education Award and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune won the WVAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.
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.
For the fourth year in a row, Fairmont State University students and faculty participated in the national Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.