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WVU Art, Design to host a showcase | Education

West Virginia University Faculty of Art and Design, students and alumni team up for “Trifecta: WVU Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture Showcase,” at the Love Hope Center for the Arts in Fayetteville, from 16 April to June 4.

“This exhibit will highlight the relationship between professors in these specific areas of study and their current graduate students,” said Jason Lee, associate professor of sculpture. “The work will showcase the variety of ideas, processes, and media that reside not only in these individual programs, but in the School of Art and Design as a whole.”

Participating WVU faculty include Dylan Collins, sculpture; Jason Lee, sculpture; Joseph Lupo, engraving; Shoji Satake, ceramic; Boomer Moore, ceramics; Shalya Marsh, ceramics; and Jennifer Allen, ceramics.

WVU graduate students exhibiting in “Trifecta” are Molly Davis, sculpture; Gabe Richmond, sculpture; Abbi Ruppert, sculpture; Hanna Kesty, engraving; Jamie Mulac, engraving; Raymond Brown, ceramics; Stacy Larson, ceramics; Heather Lepp, ceramics; Shuhan Liu, ceramics; Brian Morgenlander, ceramics; and Crystal (Yi) Xiong, ceramics.

WVU School of Art & Design alumnus Jamie Lester founded the Love Hope Center for the Arts to provide educational space for the New River Gorge area, including exhibition space, retail space and an educational center. Love Hope Arts is dedicated to improving the arts in central Appalachia.

“As an alumnus and on behalf of Love Hope Arts, I am honored to host ‘Trifecta: WVU Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture Showcase’ at the Love Hope Center for the Arts,” said Lester. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the talent of the Art and Design faculty and graduate students to the Southern West Virginia community.”

“Trifecta: WVU Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture Showcase” opens April 16 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Love Hope Center for the Arts is open Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

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