Art & Design

WVU design conference will look at ways to bring together community

West Virginia University will host Designing Across Divides: Co-creating Tools for Community Change March 28 - 30.

The conference aims to move people past their differences to find common ground using best practices from the design field to improve participants hearing, seeing and community building skills. Five colleges with WVU have teamed up to cohost the project, along with the city of Morgantown.

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Antionette Carroll to speak at WVU March 28

The Deem Distinguished Lecture at West Virginia University will this year be given on March 28 by Antionette Carroll, the founder, president and chief executive officer of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth leadership to challenge racial inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations.

Carroll founded CRL in response to the unrest in Ferguson, MO in August 2014 in the form of a 24-hour design challenge. From the first lab focused on racial inequality and police brutality, all five pitched projects were activated throughout the St. Louis region:  Cards Against Brutality, Connected for Justice, Look Beyond Your Fear Guerilla Art Warfare, Vibe Switch Campaign and The Red Table Project. These projects ranged from public art efforts to educational programs.

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CCA announces 2019 summer camps

Summer is the perfect time for children and teens passionate about the arts to further explore their interests. From Cosplay to painting, the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts offers a summer program perfect for every budding artist. 

Visual Arts Academy

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WVU Creative Arts Center 50th Birthday to be celebrated April 12 – 14

The West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, the beloved home of WVU’s College of Creative Arts, is where thousands of creative students have earned their education, countless families have made memories at a show and regional and national performers have delighted their fans. The building, known to many as the CAC, turns 50 in April. To celebrate, WVU’s College of Creative Arts is hosting a birthday celebration for the building April 12 - 14. 

“Since its dedication in 1969, the CAC has been North Central West Virginia’s largest, most prominent performance venue and arts education building,” said Keith Jackson, dean of WVU’s College of Creative Arts. “50 years of history, memories and education deserves to be celebrated as we look forward to the next chapter in the building’s history.”

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