Summer 2016 Exhibitions!
All exhibitions are on view Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10:00-5:00 ($2 non-PAC member admission.) Admission to opening receptions is $10 for non-members and Free for Members.
June 26 - August 6, 2016
The River Biennial Juried Exhibition. Opening June 26, from 1-3:00pm. Professional artists from all over West Virginia and Ohio were invited to submit up to fives samples of their work. Jurors MARILYN HUGHEY PHILLIS and GARY PETTIGREW chose a show of 97 works in both two- and three-dimensions. From collage to clay, from painting to print-making, the resulting show features a welcome variety of media, methods, concepts, and outlooks.
“Showing our work is at least a part of what we do as artists….what can be called the community exchange. If you have something to say, you don’t want it to be said only in the privacy of your workspace; you want some kind of feedback. So I say congratulations to all those who put their work into competition for a place to be seen." –Gary Pettigrew, artist and retired head of the Ohio University Fine Art Department
The 2014 River Gallery can be viewed here.
August 19 - September 17, 2016
RESolve Studios ( Geoff Schenkel & Company). Main, Boll and Mess Galleries.
Amy Johnson Assemblies. Esbenshade Gallery
September 30 - October 31, 2016
WVU-P Biennial Student Exhibition, works by art instructors Beth Sears Cox and Zack Orcutt and their students. Main and Boll Galleries
November 13 - December 31, 2016
WV Art & Crafts Guild's Biennial Exhibition. Main and Mezzanine Galleries
Women of Appalachia VII. Boll & Esbenshade Galleries
Artist Inspired Trees. What if Picasso HAD trimmed a Christmas Tree? Bet it would be interesting to look at. Volunteer area artists of all ages get together each year to make this one of the Art Center's best-loved annual exhibits. Each team chooses a famous artist and re-interprets one of their works as a Christmas tree. The results can be beautiful, funny, just plain bizarre....and sometimes all of the above. It's painless and fun art history for all ages.