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.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts presents the work of artist Michael Loop in his solo exhibition, “Chopped, Dropped and Rolled Back” in the J.D. Brooks Gallery on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall and the outdoor Sculpture Park on campus.
“Chopped, Dropped and Rolled Back” is on display from Aug. 17 through Sept. 18. An exhibition opening and artist lecture is planned for noon Thursday, Sept. 17, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery.
The final gallery exhibition of the 2014-2015 academic year at Fairmont State University will feature the work of Andrew Thorne.
Thorne’s solo exhibition, “Appalachia Inspired,” opens Friday, May 22, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. The exhibit will close Wednesday, June 10, with a reception at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
Fairmont State University and West Virginia University students will participate in the second annual Fall 2014 Iron Pour, hosted by the WVU School of Art and Design.
Fairmont State sculpture students, technology students and faculty members, as well as students and faculty from regional universities, will collaborate for the event and utilize molten metal to create custom-made metal artworks.
Students in the Fairmont State School of Fine Arts Foundry and Sculpture Program participated with sculpture students and faculty from West Virginia University and Shepherd University in an iron pour at FSU.
Sculpture students will heat things up at Fairmont State University on Friday, March 28.
Beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, students in the Fairmont State School of Fine Arts Foundry and Sculpture Program will participate with sculpture students and faculty from West Virginia University and Shepherd University in an iron pour at FSU.
Three advanced sculpture students in the Fairmont State University Art Department participated in the seventh annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour at Salem Art Works in Salem, N.Y., in September. Jeremy Entwistle, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Foundry Manager at FSU, led the group of FSU students: Erin McDaniel, Kylie Ford, and Elizabeth Sorenson.
"We collaborated with the Sculpture Department at West Virginia University to bring up our molds and pour iron with students from across the Northeast," Entwistle said.
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Michael Bonadio will be the featured artist for “Smeltdown,” a week of collaborative metal casting between the sculpture programs at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.
From 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Bonadio will be conducting metal casting demonstrations in Creative Arts Center (CAC) Room 2253 (sculpture studio metal shop) at WVU. He also will present a public lecture about his artwork that day from 5 to 6 p.m. in CAC Room 2251 (sculpture studio woodshop).