Huntington area art lovers will get a chance to enjoy works by West Virginia University faculty members in an upcoming exhibition.

“Here to There: An Exhibition of Work by WVU School of Art & Design Faculty” goes on view at the Huntington Museum of Art on March 19 and continues through June 12. An opening reception for the exhibit takes place at the Museum on Saturday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission to the opening reception is free.

“Here to There” showcases the work of award-winning faculty members of the School of Art & Design.

“The exhibition is a way of symbolically connecting not only two ends of the state but also the experiences of the artists who share similar elements of place, facilities, technology and robust stylistic languages,” says Alison Helm, director of the School of Art & Design. “We share common ground situated within the borders of this lushly inspiring state. From us to you, from artists to viewers, our work is about diversity of communication, visual phrasing, systems of materiality, artificial landscapes, reproduction and employing a wide variety of aesthetics with a willingness to take risks.”

Fourteen artists will exhibit work in a wide range of materials and formats, from painting and ceramics to electronic media. Participating faculty members include Dylan Collins (Sculpture), Eve Faulkes (Graphic Design), Joseph Galbreath (Graphic Design), Gerald Habarth (Electronic Media), Alison Helm (Sculpture), Jason Lee (Foundations/Sculpture), Joseph Lupo (Printmaking), Robert “Boomer” Moore (Ceramics), Jeffrey Moser (Interactive Media Design), Kofi Opoku (Graphic Design), Shoji Stake (Ceramics), Amy Schissel (Painting), Michael Sherwin (Photography) and Naijun Zhang (Painting).

The exhibition will include an accompanying catalog. “We are grateful to our funders, the Colonel Eugene E. Myers Foundations and the Dr. Hubert E. & Traude E. Martin Endowment, who have made this exhibition and publication a reality,” Helm said.

This exhibit is part of the Huntington Museum of Art’s ongoing efforts to highlight the work of West Virginia artists and follows “The Art of Teaching Art: Marshall University Visual Art Faculty Show,” which ran at the Museum from Nov. 23, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.

Gold Mountaineer Sponsor for this exhibit is Medical Practice Management Solutions.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on events at the Museum, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. The Museum is fully accessible.

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CONTACT: David Welsh, WVU College of Creative Arts
304.293.3397; David.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

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