An art exhibition on display through Friday, Oct. 4, at Fairmont State University highlights the work of FSU alumni.

The Department of Art will host the FSU Alumni Exhibition in the James David Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. A public reception is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit includes Stacey Elder, Trevor Oxley, M. Michael Smith, Jason Spinks and Greg Swiger, five recent Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art graduates. Each graduate continues to create a unique body of work while pursuing individual efforts. 

Elder, is a 2013 Master of Fine Arts recipient from the University of Georgia. While at UGA, she worked at the Lamar Dodd School of Art as a graduate teaching and Visual Resource Library assistant. Her work has been shown at the Georgia Museum of Art and numerous juried exhibitions in Athens, Ga. 

Since his 2010 graduation from FSU, Oxley has been working as a freelance Graphic Designer and also is the curator of the Loft Gallery at Chops and Hops restaurant in Watkinsville, Ga. 

M. Michael Smith is a 2012 Master of Fine Arts graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in Drawing/Photography. He currently is a visual artist/educator who lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Graphics/Fine Arts from FSU, Spinks continued his education and is working toward a degree in Forestry with a minor in Environmental Science at Glenville State College in Glenville. He lives in Tioga. 

Swiger, an artist, poet and educator, received a 2013 Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in Studio Art. He currently works at The Carnegie, the largest multidisciplinary arts center in northern Kentucky.  His work has been shown at the Drift Studio, Mt. Horeb, Wis., the Covington Artist’s Enterprise, in Covington, Ky., and the Sycamore Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives and works.


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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is announces its 2015-2016 Music on the Hill concert season, featuring four performances on the Fairmont State campus and at First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts announces the cast of its second Youth Company production, “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” 

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.” will run Nov. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus.

Cast members for the show are as follows: Paige Krcek, Billy Tobin, Jocelyn Maxwell, Sophia Flower, Trenda Ridgeway, Jasper Brown, Rileigh Fortney, Sidney Apanowicz, Sara Campbell, Miranda Koch, Sydney King, Caroline Maxwell, Marianna Jones, Bella Smith, Franchesca Aloi. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia.

Fairmont State University was awarded a $6,206 grant in support of bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to the Fairmont campus for two performances. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Robert Mild, Interim Dean of the School of Fine Arts, attended the event in Charleston to officially receive the grant award.

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