On Thursday, October 6, a closing reception will be held in celebration of the Base Camp Printing exhibit currently displayed in the J.D. Brooks Gallery in Wallman Hall on the campus of Fairmont State University. The free reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, and members of the campus and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend.
On Monday, August 8, Fairmont State University’s J.D. Brooks Gallery premiered an art exhibit by West Virginia printmakers, Base Camp Printing.
Base Camp Printing is comprised of two co-owners, sisters Emily and Betsy Sokolosky. The Sokoloskys are Charleston natives who run their printing business on the city’s east side. Emily initially established Base Camp Printing in May of 2016 and was joined by her older sister Betsy later that fall.
Fairmont State University Assistant Professor of Art, Kylie Ford, doesn’t just teach her students about creative methods and techniques; she also imparts values that will inspire them to pursue successful careers as professional artists.
Kylie Ford, an assistant professor of art at Fairmont State University, was awarded a solo exhibition through Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut, that was partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Fairmont State University’s Kylie Ford, assistant professor of art, has been selected as a new member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP), where artists have to go through a juried process to become a member.
Fairmont State University Assistant Professor of Art, Kylie Ford’s work “Bisection” was recently included in Marshall University's 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery. Ford's work was selected by juror Steven Matijcio, Curator of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A Fairmont State University Art student and two recent Art graduates have been selected to be part of the Tamarack Foundation show “Emerge,” featuring the artwork of 18 students and recent graduates from college and university art programs across the state of West Virginia.
Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions.
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