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Art Crawl to highlight art, history, nature on Campus

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
January 30th, 2018

West Virginia University Libraries encourages University and Morgantown community members to participate in the Campus Art Crawl on February 15, from 4-6 p.m. In addition to exhibits, the tour will feature activities, such as a scavenger hunt, and food and drink. Admission and participation are free.


Downtown Campus Library Atrium: This exhibit celebrates a decade of College of Creative Arts Professor of Photography Michael Sherwin teaching a workshop on Jackson Hole photography. Beginning at 4 p.m., Sherwin and a group of his students will give a presentation on their work.

West Virginia & Regional History Center: A selection of documents and artifacts from the Center’s archives illustrate the University’s founding and early years.

  • Revealing American Artists: a Visual Response to Hidden Figures

Stewart Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery: Selections were inspired by Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures, WVU’s 2017-2018 Campus Read. The artists reflect a pioneering spirit of innovation, determination, and unwavering persistence. Several were trailblazers, whose work was essential to the momentum and trajectory of the arts in the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Heart of Campus: Selections from the Mountainlair’s Permanent Art Collection

Mountainlair, Potomac Room: The Office of Multicultural Programs, in collaboration with the Mountainlair, will present a gallery exhibition of a portion of the Mountainlair Permanent Art Collection in the Potomac Room on the second floor of the Mountainlair. This exhibit will feature a long-lost portion of the collection that has not been on display in 48 years. These photographs feature people, events, and scenes of Morgantown and campus life in 1970.


Media Innovation Center, Evansdale Crossing: The Reed College of Media Innovation Center presents “100 Days, 100 Voices,” a photo exhibit by photographer Nancy Andrews depicting the diversity of voices across Appalachia. The images are part of the College of Media’s experimental project, “100 Days in Appalachia,” designed to burst the filter bubble of social news and candidly narrate life during the Trump Administration from an Appalachian point of view.

  • Manpower/Minepower: The Evolution and Impact of Coal Mining Machines

Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum, Mineral Resources Building: Since the 1930s, West Virginia University has collected historical artifacts and archival materials from the mining and petroleum industries. The museum’s mission is “preserving and promoting the social, cultural and technological history of the coal, oil and natural gas industries of West Virginia through the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of historical objects and archival materials.”

  • Book Arts Exhibit

Evansdale Library: This exhibit looks at a unique collection of artists’ books, works of art in book form, all made by hand and features the works of WVU Professor of Graphic Design Eve Faulkes, late Professor Emeritus Cliff Harvey, photographer Steve Lawson, and former WVU Book Arts professor and master typographer Rich Hopkins, among others. The exhibition was curated by Stewart Plein, Curator of the Rare Books Collection, in collaboration with the Art in the Libraries program and the WVRHC.

  • Impulse: A Trip Inside

Art Museum of WVU, McGee Gallery: This exhibit draws from the range of the museum’s international collection to explore the hand-wrought creations of artists near and far, past and present, as they respond to a creative instinct that compels them to convey their personal ideas, political agendas, and cultural meanings through art.

Natural History Museum, Percival Hall: Visitors to the museum will be able to view the taxidermied animals and the associated murals and landscaping, touch animal skulls and furs, and learn about wild animals. Wildlife themed activity sheets will also be provided for the young at heart. Members of the WVU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be present to discuss their field and answer questions.

  • Dan Hernandez: Genesis
  • Jeffrey Moser: Duel

Creative Arts Center, Mesaros Galleries: In the Laura Mesaros Gallery, Hernandez’s paintings explore the visual dialog between religion, mythology, and pop culture. In the Paul Mesaros Gallery, Moser’s video and audio work investigates the binary relationships between visual and conceptual opposites. Moser is a digital media artist who is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor of Interactive Design for Media at WVU. In conjunction with Moser’s exhibition, visitors will be able to use a stop motion animation station. The Galleries will have light refreshments and hands on thematic activities related to each exhibition.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences Center Library: The late Wheeling artist Lacie Wallace came to terms with her “cancer body” in one of the only ways she could – her art. Wallace’s bright and intimate portraits are coupled with narratives as she chronicles her experiences in and out of hospitals as a cancer patient.

For more information contact Sally Deskins,

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