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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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group will present “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s most popular play, in February in Wallman Hall.

First performed in 1895, the farcical comedy is also a satire on Victorian customs and behaviors. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19; Saturday, Feb. 20; Thursday, Feb. 25; Friday, Feb. 26; and Saturday, Feb. 27. The matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. For tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts is hosting a benefit performance of alumnus Christian Cox’s short, one-act play “Hyena,” produced by M.T. Pockets Theatre. Cox is the Youth Services Librarian for the Fairmont branch of the Marion County Public Library and a graduate of the FSU Communication and Theatre program.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series presents “John Williams: All the Blockbusters,” conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Colebank Hall on Fairmont State University’s campus in Fairmont.

For advance tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Tickets will be available for sale at the door. Reserved seats are $30; general admission are $20; and student tickets are $5. Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College students can gain admission free of charge with a student ID.

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