WVSU Student Art Exhibit Opens at Capitol Center Theatre

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Oct. 18, 2012

WVSU Student Art Exhibit Opens at Capitol Center Theatre

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – A juried exhibition of student artwork will be on display at West Virginia State University’s Capitol Center Theatre in Charleston, beginning with a grand opening celebration Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of art, including drawings, paintings, ceramics and new digital mediums. Pieces were chosen for exhibition by a panel of faculty members.

“This is a great way to show off student talent,” said Paula Clendenin, professor of Art at WVSU. The jurying process allowed students to gauge opinions from the entire department’s faculty, enabling them to develop more as artists, said Clendenin.

“This exhibition has been a good way to learn more about art outside of the classroom,” said Kevin Conner, an Art major who helped with the setup of the show. “Visitors should expect one of the best student shows in the Kanawha Valley.”

The WVSU Jazz Quartet will provide music during the opening and the University’s Arts Management class, who installed the exhibit, will host hands-on lessons for guests.

According to Clendenin, there was such an overwhelming response from students submitting work that a second show is being planned for late November. The current show will be on display until approximately Nov. 16.

The Capitol Center Theatre is located at 123 Summers Street, Charleston.

West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multiā€generational institution, located in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.


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