MU Visual Arts Center hosts Monday reception for capstone exhibit

April 16, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON - The Marshall University School of Art and Design in the College of Arts and Media has a busy week planned.

Here’s a look at some of the upcoming events.

MONDAY, APRIL 16: From 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 16, there is a reception for the Group II senior art capstone exhibit called “Evoke.” That exhibit remains up through Thursday, April 19, at the Marshall Visual Arts Center, 927 3rd Ave., Huntington. The student talks will take place at 5 p.m. Capstone receptions are free and open to the public. Capstone students usually conclude their individual capstone talk with an open invitation for anyone at the reception to ask questions and talk about their work. Students exhibiting are Dane Blankenship, BFA Photography emphasis and minor in history; Andrea Parkins, Bachelor of Arts, Akari Sassa - BFA Fibers emphasis; Alex Saunders, BFA Graphic Design emphasis and minor in film studies; and Meghan Thacker, BFA Sculpture emphasis and minor in psychology.


The final exhibit for Group III, titled Somniabunt (Latin for “Dreams”), will run Monday-Thursday, April 23-26. That reception is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 23.

The site of the VAC, once the historic Anderson-Newcomb Co. building, was built in 1902 - the same year Marshall began its visual arts program. The 66,000-square-foot building, adjacent to Huntington’s Pullman Square, underwent a $13 million transformation, opening in 2014 as a world-class visual arts facility.

Go online at http://www.marshall.edu/art/vac/ to find out more about the MU Visual Art Center.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17: The 7th Annual Live Art Auction will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the new Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, 279 9th St., at Pullman Square, to raise funds for students

participating in the College’s Florence Study Abroad Program. Funds raised will help students participate in special group activities and travel within Italy. Table sales begin at 5 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. There will be many student and faculty works available at both the table sales and live auction.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18: The “Foundations Review: Selected Student Works” exhibition will open at the Birke Art Gallery with awards to be announced at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

Gallery Director Melissa Yungbluth notes, “Every semester Art & Design students who have recently completed the Foundations Program experience the Foundations Review process. The best works are chosen by the School of Art & Design faculty to be exhibited.” The works in the exhibition are completed exclusively in Art Foundations courses that students complete in the first two or three semesters of their college experience. Unlike many programs, art students take courses toward their degree from their first semester to their final semester.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20: At 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 20, there is a retirement reception for Dean Don Van Horn in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

“He has done a great deal to enrich the lives of a generation of individual students, staff, and faculty at Marshall and in Huntington through his administrative and collaborative skills, tenacity, foresight, and follow-through,” said Sandra J. Reed, professor and director, School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Media.