Art & Design

WVU film festival to highlight health

This year’s West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will dive into the systemic challenges of local, national and global health.

Hosted by the Electronic Media program in the West Virginia University School of Art & Design, the three-day festival accepts narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, virtual reality and student pieces on any subject and annually highlights a topical theme in contemporary culture. 

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WVU professor receives Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

These anxieties are being confronted by Amy Schissel, assistant professor of painting in the School of Art & Design at the College Creative Arts at West Virginia University. She was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Program, which was established in 1993 to acknowledge artists creating exceptional quality work through career support.

Schissel creates contemporary imagery that merges art and digital worlds by combining traditional painting methods with multifaceted representations of digital networks and schemata.

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