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Art Museum's next 'Art Up Close!' to discuss S.L. Jones

A carving by West Virginia artist S.L. Jones will be the topic of the next “Art Up Close!” at the Art Museum of West Virginia University on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Presented by Eve Faulkes, coordinator and professor of graphic design in the WVU School of Art and Design, “S.L. Jones and John Henry: Vernacular Folk Art and Graphic Design Storytelling” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and is free and open to the public.

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‘Lunchtime Looks’ back at Art Museum of WVU Feb. 22

Michael Loop, preparator at the Art Museum of West Virginia University, will present a program about “FABRICation,” the traveling exhibition currently on view in the McGee Gallery, as the museum’s popular “Lunchtime Looks” program returns on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

“The Fabrication of FABRICation:  A Museum Preparator’s Exhibit Guide,” presents an inside look into the installation of a museum exhibition. Looking specifically at two works in the exhibition whose installation posed challenges, Loop will discuss the kinds of questions, discussions and planning that take place behind-the-scenes and before an exhibition opens to the public. 

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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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U.S. Fleet Forces Band to perform free concert at WVU

“The School of Music has a long tradition of partnering with the many fine military ensembles that represent our nation,” said Keith Jackson , director of the School of Music. “We are also happy that many of our alumni become military musicians. These alumni take the skills and pride that is developed during their time at WVU and share it with a wider audience.”

The U.S. Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Lieutenant Robert J. Coats, is the largest of the U.S. Fleet Forces Band's performing units. The Wind Ensemble’s repertoire ranges from traditional military marches and patriotic favorites to the finest works found in the wind band literature.

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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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WVU to host musicians Paula Bujes and Pedro Huff for full slate of activities

Violin and cello duo Paula Bujes and Pedro Huff will take part in a full slate of activities during a visit to West Virginia University’s School of Music Feb. 4-8.

Performing together since 2005, the duo has participated in music festivals, performed recitals and taught masterclasses in Brazil, Panama and the United States. They currently teach at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Brazil, where they perform regularly while pursuing their research interests.

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