Joseph Galbreath, a member of the West Virginia University School of Art and Design faculty, whose works are currently on view in the Mesaros Galleries, will present an artist lecture at the Creative Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 2.

The event begins at 5 p.m., in the Creative Arts Center’s Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

Design and typography are the subjects of the exhibitions currently in the galleries. Galbreath’s works are part of the works in the Paul Mesaros Gallery titled “Coming Here Soon! On Display: Triangle Poster & Printing Co. with work by Joseph Galbreath.”

This exhibition presents a rare look into the archive of one of the last fully functioning poster print shops in the United States. Founded in 1905, Triangle Poster & Printing Co. has generously flung open its shop doors to share a small portion of posters, print blocks and other artifacts.

Galbreath is assistant professor of graphic design at WVU. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Akron in 2003.

Galbreath’s interests in graphic design include exploring and documenting vernacular design traditions, manual design making processes and independent publishing. His interest in letterpress technology and new ways of using old things also play an important role in his current research and form making. His work has been featured in Print magazine’s Regional Annual, Indie Publishing, and Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design.

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CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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