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WVSU Student Art Exhibit Opens Thursday at Capitol Center Theatre

WVSU Student Art Exhibit Opens Thursday at Capitol Center Theatre

2/5/2013
 
Contact: Dr. Donna M. Simon
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Feb. 5, 2013
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WVSU Student Art Exhibit Opens Thursday at Capitol Center Theatre
 
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – A juried exhibition of West Virginia State University (WVSU) student artwork will open Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Capitol Center Theatre in Charleston with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This marks the second time for the exhibition of student artwork, following the success of the first exhibit last fall.

“This is a great experience for our students,” said Paula Clendenin, professor of art. “This gives people in Charleston a chance to see some of the wonderful work that our students are doing.”

The exhibition features a cross section of different artistic styles and mediums, designed to show the variety of courses offered at WVSU, Clendenin said. Pieces were chosen for exhibition by a panel of WVSU faculty members.

“This really highlights the students we have here and their talents,” Clendenin said.

The WVSU Jazz Ensemble will provide music during the opening night reception, which is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is expected to remain on display for the next six weeks.

Clendenin is hoping to do another student art exhibition next fall.

“The response this year has been great and we hope to build on that going forward in the fall,” she said.

The Capitol Center Theatre is located at 123 Summers St. in downtown Charleston.
                                                                                       
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