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.


FSUNow Stories

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Students from Fairmont State University’s “The Art of Storytelling” course have the opportunity to present storytelling programming for the community.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary “Miss Representation” addresses how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

A local screening of “Miss Representation” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the Fairmont State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public. After the screening will be a faculty panel discussion led by Dr. Francene Kirk, Abelina Suarez Professor of Communication and Theatre.

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