Freelance graphic designer Jen Mussari, who is part of a new generation of hand-lettering artists and illustrators, will have an exhibition of her works at the WVU Creative Arts Center’s Mesaros Galleries during Oct. 26 through Dec. 9.

Mussari will also speak about her work as part of the School of Art and Design’s 2015-2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Her talk will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A) of the Creative Arts Center. The opening reception for her exhibition in the Paul Mesaros Gallery will follow at 6 p.m. at the gallery, located in the main lobby of the CAC.

Mussari, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has always worked as a freelance artist specializing in custom handmade lettering. She makes her drawings using a wide variety of methods—from traditional calligraphy practices to more experimental methods. Her skills and her background in fine art have helped her produce work for clients such as Squarespace, Airbnb, Kickstarter, Shopify, Patagonia, the Art Director’s Club, EMI, Capitol Records, Target, West Elm, Penguin Books, Adobe, LOGAN, Pentagram, 72andSunny, CreativeMornings, and Smilebooth, among others.

See Mussari’s website and blog at: She is also on Twitter and Instagram.

Managed and programmed by Curator Robert Bridges and the WVU School of Art and Design, the Mesaros Galleries organize a diverse and exciting schedule of exhibitions throughout the year. The galleries are committed to showing experimental work that is innovative both in terms of media and content. The Mesaros Galleries and the WVU School of Art and Design also host contemporary artists of important or growing reputation who work in all media, as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

All Mesaros Galleries events, including art lectures, exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 9:30 p.m. The galleries are closed Sundays and University holidays. Special individual or group viewing times may be arranged upon request.

For more information, call curator Robert Bridges at 304-293-2312, or email



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304.293.4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.ed

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