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Art in the Libraries

Current Exhibits

CESTA 2019 Exhibit

Evansdale Library

The 2019 CESTA is entitled "The Brain Complex" and is representative of chemistry that occurs within the four lobes of the brain.

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Graphic image of contemporarily designed gas station with a large horse head adorning the roof, in an angled-hilly environment at sunset. One silhouette figure and truck are placed near the station.

Appalachian Futures

Downtown Campus Library

Appalachian Futures is WVU Libraries' second annual collaborative, multidisciplinary project advancing important conversations in the region. The exhibit addresses the dominant contemporary narratives about Appalachia in a new way— how the people of Appalachia have worked and will work to rewrite their own narrative and transcend limiting definitions of what it means to be Appalachian synthesizing humanities research, art, and civic action.

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Allowat: by Dick Allowatt. Collaged image of a brown and white small house with three windows, with a Caucasian family of a man, woman and young child dressed in early 20th century garb, sitting on the roof. House sits atop a field of green leafy plants with a grassy treed hill in the background and blue sky.

REMIXing the Archives

Downtown Campus Library

Modeled after the Virginia Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference project, REMIX / ARCHIVAL ODDITIES, this exhibition and online project by the WVU Libraries Art in the Libraries program was developed to inspire literal and figurative out-of-the-box ideas for the WVRHC collections.

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Susan Dew Hoff

West Virginia Women

Health Sciences Center Pylons

This series of portraits of twenty notable West Virginia Women was originally on display in IN.EXclusive: An exhibit and event series dedicated to West Virginia Women, at Arts Monongahela in 2017.

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tents in desert

TRAUMA: A Campus Read inspired exhibit

Health Sciences Library

In conjunction with Campus Read programming around the book, Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel, 2014, Vintage Books), around a fictional flu pandemic that decimated the population of the world, presenting inquiries into what it means to survive, reflecting on art, history and human connection. The exhibit explores these issues with artwork produced by WVU students in Multidisciplinary Studies.

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rough water

Women & Water in West Virginia

Downtown Campus Library

Art in the Libraries begins a new series of exhibitions featuring community member's collections, beginning fittingly and prominently with WVU's President Gee's bow tie collection. Spanning more than three decades and numbering in the thousands, his bow ties exude his vibrant style and character and present a distinct, vast artistry. The exhibit includes a selection of ties as well as photographs and stories. Whether be passion or obsession, you decide.

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front and back view of woman in yellow dress

Sustainable Fashion

Evansdale Library

WVU Professor of Fashion, Dress & Merchandising presents an exhibit of her work alongside student designs exploring various sustainable practices from Zero-Waste, Transformation to Up-Cycling.

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Gee with neckties

Passion or Obsession? President Gee's Bow Ties

Evansdale Library

Art in the Libraries begins a new series of exhibitions featuring community member's collections, beginning fittingly and prominently with WVU's President Gee's bow tie collection. Spanning more than three decades and numbering in the thousands, his bow ties exude his vibrant style and character and present a distinct, vast artistry. The exhibit includes a selection of ties as well as photographs and stories. Whether be passion or obsession, you decide.

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house in distance and person in foreground

Dean of the Libraries Student Art awards, 2018

Downtown Campus & Evansdale Libraries

In November, the Art in the Libraries Committee awarded the College of Creative Arts students Cancan Huang and Jacqueline Circkirillo with the Dean of the Libraries' arts awards. Huang's work, Dolma, an oil painting, will be on display in the Downtown Campus Library lobby for the spring semester. Circkirillo''s work, Margaret, an oil painting, will go on display at Evansdale Library for the spring semester.

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off the deep end painting

WATER: A cross-disciplinary exhibit exploring the significance, power & play of life's critical resource

Downtown Campus Library

This collaborative, cross-disciplinary, multimedia exhibit examines the power, control, scarcity, abundance, play and impact of water in its various forms. Coming August 2018.

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brightly colored painting of women

Representing West Virginia: Paintings of Helen Holt by Advanced Painting Students

Downtown Campus Library

Students in College of Creative Arts Painting Professor Naijun Zhang's Advanced Painting class created works inspired by photographs from the West Virginia and Regional History Center's On View online photographs collection, of Helen Holt (1913-2015), the first woman to hold statewide elected office in West Virginia.

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geometric design from Jelfs book cover

WVU Press Exhibition Space

Downtown Campus Library

The WVU Libraries has invited the WVU Press to present rotating exhibits of their newly released book covers around the 2nd floor of the Downtown Campus Library..

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back-lit images of magnified cells

Life: Magnified

Health Sciences Library

An installation of thirteen back-lit images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times from the National Institutes of Health.

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medical microscopic photograph

Photography by Allan Jones

Health Sciences Library

An exhibit of various medical microscopic photographs using an Olympus polarizing microscope at a 10X objective.

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abstract painting

Paintings by Max Hayslette

Downtown Library, 6th floor

An installation of two-dimensional abstract paintings that are divided into foreground, middleground and background planes.

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person on ladder painting mural on brick wall

Photography by Betty Rivard

Wise Library

An exhibit of West Virginia Landscape Photographs.

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