All exhibits are on view Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00-5:00 ($2 non-PAC member admission.) Wednesdays are FREE! Admission to opening receptions is $10 for non-members and Free for Members.
"Aqueous 2018": June 3 - July 7, 2018
- Opening Sunday, June 3. Reception from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Please join us on Sunday, June 3, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. for the opening of "Aqueous 2018" the West Virginia Watercolor Society's National Juried Exhibition. Artists from seven states have brought their best work in this most exacting of mediums: watercolors. Juror Ron Thurston, signature member of the American Watercolor Society, chose the 39 best pieces to be put on display at the Art Center through July 7. Don't miss this show!
As a special treat for guests at the June 3 opening, members of the Ki No Kaze group—WV's only Bonsai Club— will be displaying samples of their delicate art form. Sunday only, the Tanner Boll Gallery will be alive with the beauty of Bonsai!
Images left to right: "Mosaic Blast" by Rita Montrosse, "Daddy" by Jeannine Swartz, "Gliding Past the Wreckage" by Michael Jacques
The River 2018: July 22 - August 25, 2018
Opening Sunday, July 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Parkersburg Art Center will host the biennial 2018 Juried Exhibit featuring works by selected Ohio and West Virginia artists. Find out more by visiting The River page. Opening and Awards will take place on July 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
“Windows of Opportunity”: April 15 - May 13, 2018
"Windows of Opportunity" are works created by the Marble Tree artists, a division of SW Resources. “Marble Tree” is the artistic division of SW Resources, and is a way for SW clients to express themselves in a creative and productive manner. Each Marble Tree mosaic is meticulously hand-crafted with thousands of pieces of recycled magazines. Each piece is colorful, unique and beautiful.
Along with the mosaics, the Marble Tree artists—Linda Alexander, Forest Ash, Charlenne Dawson, Jenny Ferruso, Kristi Garrison and Colin Kelley—are displaying their takes on recycled windows removed from older homes in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The windows are hand-painted, using transparent glass inks, and are as colorful and unique as the mosaics.
Jesse Thornton Photography: February 16 - March 26
Jesse Thornton’s specialty is taking pictures in near or complete darkness. It is occasionally moody, and makes you think you are looking at a painting instead of a photograph. Born in Point Pleasant, and now a Huntington resident, Thornton describes himself as "an explorer, student of the Sciences, and a dreamer.” His concern over the current degree of light pollution in our night skies is reflected in his works.
“I’m fortunate to live in a state where nearly complete darkness can be found; where the Milky Way is still visible from horizon to horizon. West Virginia is one of the last places in the East Coast where this is possible. The starry sky has inspired humankind throughout history, to advance us culturally and scientifically. It’s given us perspective on our place in the universe and allowed us to dream bigger. I feel an obligation to document what we are losing, because so few people are aware of the light pollution issue.” --Jesse Thornton
Images by Jesse Thornton from left to right: Huntington Noire and River of Dreams