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Georgia Tambasis
Email: gtambasis@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2096


Visual Arts - Past Exhibitions


Humans of Tel Aviv: Photography Exhibition
March 8 - March 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bishop Hodges Library at WJU
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-Midnight;
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.

Humans of Tel Aviv features photographs by Israeli Photographer, Erez Kaganovitz, illustrating the diverse population of Tel Aviv.

At the opening reception, Brooklyn native, Avi Ben-Hur, will present a lecture and discussion called 'Arab-Israeli Conflict 101.' The talk will provide an understanding of the conflict and its wider global context. Ben-Hur is on the faculty of the University of Haifa Tourism School, is an examiner for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, and is the director of Education for Classrooms without Borders.

The exhibit at WJU is organized by senior student, Rebecca Rodgers, and Barb Lewine, Program Director for CWB.

Further programming in conjunction with this exhibition is to follow.

Sponsored by Classrooms without Borders and the WJU Department of Art and Arts Council




2017 Spring Annual All-Student Art Exhibition
March 9 - April 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 - 8p.m.
Closing Reception: Tuesday, April 4, 12 - 5p.m.
Location: Wheeling Jesuit University Art Gallery, Kirby Hall
Gallery Hours: M-F Noon-5pm and by appointment during exhibition dates.
The gallery is closed during university breaks.

The exhibition provides WJU students the opportunity to share original and innovative artworks that were completed during their time at WJU, whether as a class assignment or on their own. A variety of art in various media will be selected for display. Students will be available to discuss their work during the public receptions.

Visual Art Submissions for the Wheeling Jesuit University Student Research and Scholarship Symposium will be exhibited in conjunction with the 2017 Spring Annual All-Student Art Exhibition.

Further programming in conjunction with this exhibition is to follow.

Sponsored by the Department of Art and Arts Council at WJU.



2017 Spring Exhibit
Robert C. Byrd: A traveling exhibit on the life and work of the longest U.S. Senator and a great champion for West Virginia

January 24 - February 16, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 6 - 8p.m.
Location: Wheeling Jesuit University Art Gallery, Kirby Hall
Gallery Hours: M-F Noon-5pm and by appointment during exhibition dates.
The gallery is closed during university breaks.

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown has assembled the display "Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian." The exhibit will be on display between Jan. 24 and Feb. 16 at WJU's art gallery in Kirby Hall.

Sponsored by the Department of Art and Arts Council at WJU.



Fall 2016 Art Exhibition
Certainly Uncertainty: Recent Work by Sophia Kayafas
October 6 - December 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m. Meet and greet the artist!
Artist Talk: Friday, Oct. 7, 3-4 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public.

Location:
Wheeling Jesuit University Art Gallery, Kirby Hall
Gallery Hours: M-F Noon-5pm and by appointment during exhibition dates.
The gallery is closed during university breaks.

Sophia Kayafas, 24, an artist from Wheeling and recent graduate of the New York Academy of Art, has returned home for a Fall solo show at the Wheeling Jesuit University Art Gallery in Kirby Hall. Certainly Uncertainty explores how the immediacy of drawing can communicate not just external forms of vision but also internal states. Religious experience, culture and upbringing have deeply influenced Kayafas's view of the world and understanding of visual art. Her Orthodox Christian faith, Greek-American heritage, and liberal mindedness supply her with an array of contradictions to work from.

The work presents the human figure (realistic and abstracted) in various settings and pushes the boundaries between comfort and discomfort. The exhibit will include large-scale drawings, portraits, and several of her sketchbooks.



Graduating Art Exhibition: Rachel Wadell and Rubis Ngenzi
April 18 - May 7, 2016
Public Reception: Friday, April 22, 6-8pm
Location: Wheeling Jesuit University Art Gallery, Kirby Hall
Gallery Hours: M-F Noon-5pm and by appointment during exhibition dates.
The gallery is closed during university breaks.

Students in the Department of Art may choose to immerse themselves in their quest for creative self-realization through a capstone senior project. This year's seniors, Rachel Wadell and Rubis Ngenzi, will exhibit their discoveries and creative expressions.









2016 Spring Annual All-Student Art Exhibition
March 10 - April 12, 2016
Public Receptions: Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8p.m.
Closing Reception: Tuesday, April 12, 12 - 5p.m.
Location: Wheeling Jesuit University Art Gallery, Kirby Hall
Gallery Hours: M-F Noon-5pm and by appointment during exhibition dates.
The gallery is closed during university breaks.

The exhibition provides WJU students the opportunity to share original and innovative artworks that were completed during their time at WJU, whether as a class assignment or on their own. A variety of art in various media will be selected for display. Students will be available to discuss their work during the public receptions.

Visual Art Submissions for the Wheeling Jesuit University Student Research and Scholarship Symposium will be exhibited in conjunction with the 2016 Spring Annual All-Student Art Exhibition.

Further programming in conjunction with this exhibition is to follow.

Sponsored by the Department of Art and Arts Council at WJU.


Fall 2015 Art Exhibition:
97 Miles: Recent Work from Six YSU Artists

October 8 - December 3, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 8th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Meet and greet the artists at the opening reception)

Six artists from Youngstown State University travel 97 miles to exhibit their current work at Wheeling Jesuit University. Using diverse media, these artists explore various styles, techniques, and themes. Tony Armeni constructs curious small-scale and human-sized sculptures with materials ranging from metal to clay to epoxy. Printmaker Joseph D'Uva generates ideas from pop culture, consumerism, and Americana, while photographer Joy Christiansen Erb explores moments of motherhood, family, the personal, and the universal. Further showcasing the exhibit's multi-media span, Dana Sperry creates videos investigating loneliness within the digital age and realist painter Chris Leeper uses traditional painting methods to portray dramatic landscapes and cityscapes. Lastly, ceramicist Missy McCormick utilizes hand building and the potter's wheel to make functional and non-functional forms with translucent surfaces that evoke personal expression.

The exhibit's curator is Robyn Maas, Exhibition Design and Production Manager at McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

Sponsored by the Department of Art and Arts Council at WJU.


2015 Annual All Student Art Exhibition
March 27th - May 9th
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28th 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and April 14th, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WJU Students are invited to exhibit their work. The work varies across a variety of media from various art classes. Students will be available to discuss their work during the opening reception.

2015 Art Exhibition: Embracing Our Differences
January 19th - February 28th
Opening Reception: Monday, January 19th 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Student work from various classes created during the past semester will be on display at the WJU Art Gallery in Kirby Hall. The work reflects on "embracing our differences" and addresses various social and political justice issues.
Other programming to follow in conjunction with Black History Month


Fall 2014 Exhibition White Rose: Resistance and Remembrance
November 2 - November 14, 2014

This exhibition will include photographs and narratives about a group of students from Munich University that protested Hitler's Nazi regime, and consequently were executed. By hosting this exhibition and developing other programming (lectures, discussion, etc.), we hope to raise awareness about past and present issues of oppression and racism, and we honor those that stood against it. This exhibit was created by the Munich-based White Rose Foundation. Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Website for more information.
Sponsored by the department of History and Fine Arts at WJU and Classrooms without Borders


Spring 2014 Exhibition
2014 WJU Student Art Exhibition, April 8th - May 16th
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 8th, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WJU students are invited to exhibit their work. The work varies across a variety of media from various art classes. Students will be available to discuss their work during the opening reception.









Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
October 29th - December 10th, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 29th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Marcellus Shale Documentary Project tells stories through photographic images of how the lives of Pennsylvanians are affected by the Marcellus Shale Gas Industry. By creating a visual document of the environmental, social and economic impact of drilling, the work aims to engage communities in the current Marcellus debate while providing important historical images for the future.

Sponsored by the WJU Appalachian Institute and the WJU Fine Arts Department.





Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek
September 6-October 11th, 2013
Opening Reception: September 6th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek is a travelling art exhibit that movingly memorializes 90 species that died in a single catastrophic pollution event. Ninety participating artists lent their skill and imagination to create portraits of species in a unique collection that is beautiful, sobering, and relevant for streams and rivers throughout the Appalachia region.

Sponsored by the West Virginia Landtrust, The Mountain Institute, and WJU.


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