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Bethany College Student Art Exhibition

The Top of West Virginia Arts Council and Bethany College are proud to present a new art exhibition featuring the work of 22 students completed in various art courses last semester. Diverse media, ideas, and styles come together in this exhibition, which will run through Feb. 29, at the Summit Art Gallery.
The style of the work ranges from abstract to representational forms and reflects each student’s unique way of expressing themselves through subject matter, color, line, texture, and shape. The exhibition as whole comes together with the pairing of the two-dimensional pieces with the three-dimensional work. With drip paintings, watercolors, wood – black prints, line drawings, and ceramic sculptures on display, the showcase offers a comprehensive look at the artistic exploration happening within the local art community. The Bethany College Art Exhibition serves as a platform for student artists to share their creative visions , regardless of their major.
Included with this exhibition is an interactive section where the viewers are invited to make their own art. Materials are provided and participants can take the work with them, they can leave it for someone else to finish, or they can display it on the wall.
“ Collectively, the students and their work show their creative spirit and I would like to harness this spirit for imagining a healthier future for them and us, ” said Georgia Tambas is, show curator and adjunct professor at Bethany College. “ I hope that the students seeing their work displayed in a public gallery will value their hard work and that they will be inspired to continue making art. Furthermore, I hope this exhibition cultivates conversations with the public about the importance of the arts in education.”
The public is invited to visit the exhibition Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and is encouraged to attend the closing reception on Wednesday. Feb. 28, 5–7 p.m., at the Summit Art Gallery, located at 3539 Main Street, Weirton. These activities are free of charge, and light refreshments will be served. Parking is available behind the building.