Exhibition Focuses on Possible Effects of Marcellus Shale Industry

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A new exhibit by an alumnus of Fairmont State University’s Studio Art program will focus on the possible effects of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. The first exhibition of 2012 will be the exhibition titled “A Penny for a Dime” by Miles Holbert. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the James D. Brooks Memorial Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus.

The exhibit is on display through Jan. 31. The Brooks Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For special viewing arrangements, call or e-mail Curator Marian J. Hollinger at (304) 367-4300 or mhollinger@fairmontstate.edu.

Holbert, a 2008 graduate of the FSU Studio Art program, will complete his M.A.T. this year.  While a student in the Art Department, Holbert was awarded Best of Show in the annual Kappa Pi Juried Student Exhibitions for the years 2007 and 2008; was the recipient of the 2007 Arts and Humanities Commission Award; and in 2009 was runner-up for inclusion in New American Paintings. His work has been included the 2007 High Gate Mansion Art and Humanities Exhibition, Fairmont, and the 2009 NY AXE Gallery exhibition in Palo Alto, Calif.  In 2008, Holbert’s work was published in FSU’s Whetstone journal.

Following the Holbert exhibition, an exhibit titled “Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek” will be on display in the Brooks Gallery from Feb. 2-24. Several of the paintings in the “Reflections” exhibition already have received national exposure.

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About the photo: This image is one of the works on display by Miles Holbert as part of "A Penny for a Dime."