A Fairmont State University Art student and two recent Art graduates have been selected to be part of the Tamarack Foundation show “Emerge,” featuring the artwork of 18 students and recent graduates from college and university art programs across the state of West Virginia.
Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.
Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.
Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.
But this hasn’t caused him to not dream big.
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.
Students from Fairmont State University’s “The Art of Storytelling” course have the opportunity to present storytelling programming for the community.
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.
Caroline Maxwell is no stranger to musical theatre. She has been in the Fairmont State University Town & Gown productions of “The Music Man” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” She also played a large role in the FSU Academy for the Arts production of “The King of Little Things.” However, Maxwell’s newest role is her biggest challenge to date. An eighth-grader at Barrackville Elementary/Middle School, she is playing Alice in the Academy’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” The show runs in Wallman Hall Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.
As the birthplace of the International Thespian Society and Alpha Psi Omega, the collegiate honorary drama fraternity, Fairmont State University has a long and storied history of providing quality theatre for North Central West Virginia. As part of FSU’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts presents “95 Years and Counting: A Celebration of Fairmont State Theatre” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, in Wallman Hall Theatre.
Students and faculty from the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts traveled to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9 to visit The Newseum. The Newseum’s mission is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through exhibits, public programs and education.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is presenting a new seven-part lecture series in the 2015-2016 season. Attendees can delve deeper into the history, theory and philosophy of specific composers with Maestro Grant Cooper and a different guest speaker for each lecture.
Fairmont State University celebrates 150 years of academic opportunity, tradition and Falcon pride during the Homecoming 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration. The culmination of the celebration will be the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.