Art & Design

Malcolm Davis Living Legacy Fund for Ceramics

Mr. Davis was almost forty when he took his first pottery class in 1974.  He had held many titles in his life up until that point, including banker, pastor, actuary and political activist.  But it was during that first pottery class that Mr. Davis found what he considered his destiny.  From there, Mr. Davis studied at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, before receiving a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts grant in the early 1980s to spend a year at the Baltimore Clayworks, a center for the ceramic arts.

While in residence at Baltimore Clayworks, Mr. Davis began experimenting with shino, a Japanese style glaze. Over the years, he perfected his technique and recipe, creating pottery that did not have the customary milky-white glaze of shino, and instead boasted a variety of color and drama on every piece.

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Art Museum's Art Up Close! to discuss American comics

The program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall, which is located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance.  The event is free and open to the public.

Lupo’s talk will include a brief history of American comics, focusing on a few of the pioneers of the medium. Using some of the work included in the My Hero! exhibition, Lupo will also explore the complicated relationship American comics has had with contemporary art since the 1960’s and how that relationship has changed recently.

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Master Printmaking Series in Memory of Joe Hestick

A coal miner by trade, Joe Hestick loved the world of art. Mr. Hestick’s love of art and education is why Beth Hestick decided to fund the Master Printmaking Series in Memory of Joe Hestick. 

Mrs. Hestick started taking printmaking classes at West Virginia University School of Art & Design nearly 10 years ago. Mr. Hestick would would attend lectures and openings and particularly enjoyed viewing student work.

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