Four alumni from the College of Creative Arts who have had successful careers after leaving the Creative Arts Center will return to the the CAC in April to work with students as part of the “Alumni-in-Residence” Series. They include: Sage Perrott, a 2010 graduate of the School of Art and Design, Mark Davis, a 1997 graduate of the School of Music, Bob Shreve, a 1980 graduate of the School of Theatre and Dance, and Dan Fisher, a 1986 graduate of the School of Theatre and Dance. All four will be giving presentations that are open to the public. Welcome back, everybody!

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Sage Perrott – Thursday, April 9, 2 pm, Litho Studio (Room 507A)

Sage Perrott is a printmaker and illustrator from Morgantown, West Virginia. She is the creator of Haypeep, and co-founder of Eyebag Press. Perrott completed a BFA from the WVU School of Art and Design in 2010, and an MFA from Ohio University. She predominantly creates screenprints, most of which feature a cast of lumpy, cranky, imagined creatures. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in solo and group shows. Most recently, she had a solo show in Columbus, Ohio, titled “Ghost Alphabet.” She currently teaches at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. During her visit on April 9, Sage will speak to WVU printmaking students and also critique their works. For more information, see her website at: www.haypeep.com .

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Mark Davis – Wednesday, April 15, 9 am, Room 440A

Mark Davis, originally from St. Albans, West Virginia, was named Kanawha County Teacher of the Year in 2012 and currently serves as Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist for the Kanawha County school district in West Virginia, where he supervises and manages all of the arts programs county-wide, K-12. Mark earned his B.M. in Music Education in 1997 and his M.A. in Educational Communication in 2009, both from WVU. He went on to earn his Level I and Level II Orff teaching certification from the University of Kentucky and taught elementary general music in Kanawha County for more than 15 years. His presentation at the CAC on April 15 is titled “A Path Worth Travelling: The Real View from the Road of Music Education.” He will also give a demonstration of applied teaching methods and WVU music students will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.

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Bob Shreve – Friday, April 17, 2 pm, Antoinette Falbo Theatre

Robert Shreve, of Fairmont, West Virginia, is currently Corporate Vice President for Attractions Development at Herschend Family Entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob graduated from the WVU School of the School of Theatre and Dance in 1980 with a degree in technical theatre. Prior to designing theme parks, he was deputy commissioner for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, taught technical theatre at WVU, and worked as a professional theatre designer and technician. In the 1990s Bob served as SQS coordinator at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he worked to maintain the overall guest experience at EPCOT. Before joining Herschend, he served as executive producer of the design department for all Universal Parks & Resorts. Products developed during his tenure included “Revenge of the Mummy,” “Shrek 4D,” and “Universal Studios Shanghai.” He was also show producer for the Revenge of the Mummy attraction at Universal Orlando. During his visit on April 17, he will speak to students and faculty about his career in theme park design and management. A Q&A session will follow.

Dan Fisher – Friday, April 24 – time and place to be announced

Dan Fisher, a native of Middlebourne, West Virginia, graduated from the School of Theatre and Dance in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in technical theatre and almost immediately began working in the film industry. One of his first jobs was as production assistant on the popular 1987 John Sayles film “Matewan,” about a West Virginia coal mine strike in 1920. Since then, he has worked in the art departments of many other well-known films, including several by writer and director John Sayles. Some of his credits include “Mississippi Burning,” “City of Hope,” “Passion Fish,” and “Men in Black.” In recent years Dan has worked as property master for some of the most popular TV shows on the air, including “Law and Order,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Mad Men,” “White Collar,” “Girls,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and most recently the Ed Burns police drama “Public Morals.” While at the CAC, Dan will share his experiences and knowledge about film and television with the students and faculty.

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Mark Davis (BM Music Education 1997)

As a music student at the CAC in the 1990s, Mark Davis was a member of the African Ensemble and Percussion ‘90, two groups that were often on the road performing for a wide variety of audiences and events. But he says it was the performances in the public schools all over the state that really made an impact on him and led to his 15-year career teaching elementary music in the Kanawha County schools.

In 2012, Davis was named Kanawha County Teacher of the year and today he serves as Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist for Kanawha County schools, where he supervises and manages all of the arts programs county-wide, K-12.

During a return visit to the CAC on April 15, he will share his background and “real world” perspective as a teacher, arts administrator and performing musician with current students in the WVU School of Music.

“There are some things I learned at WVU that I still use every day,” he said. “I want today’s students to know that they should take advantage of the many learning opportunities available at the CAC, because you can never predict which direction a career path will go. I think it is beneficial to have a wide range of experiences so students can be ready for whatever opportunities may lie ahead for them.”

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Designer, artist and environmentalist Maya Lin will speak at WVU on Thursday, April 16, about her remarkable career in both art and architecture, which began when she virtually redefined the idea of “monument” with her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Lin’s talk, titled “Between Art and Architecture,” is part of the Dan & Betsey Brown Lecture Series at WVU and will be held April 16, at 7 p.m., at the Erickson Alumni Center. It is one of the special events of the Art Museum of WVU, leading up to the opening of the museum in August, 2015. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Maya Lin’s acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. Her art exudes a profound respect and love for the natural environment and her architectural projects create a close dialogue between the landscape and built environment. Her work has been in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. In 2009, Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama, and in 2014 she was honored with the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

Her architectural projects include the new campus master plan and main building for Novartis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and recently completed works include the Museum for Chinese in America in New York City, the Riggio-Lynch Chapel and Langston Hughes Library for the Children’s Defense Fund, and a private residence in Colorado that was honored as one of Architecture Record’s Record Houses in 2006. She is currently working on her last memorial, titled “What is Missing?” The project proposes that we look at a memorial not as a singular static object, but as a work that can exist in multiple forms and at multiple sites simultaneously. These works raise awareness about species and habitat loss and will give people both immediate and long-term solutions to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity loss and the overarching threat of climate change.

Maya Lin has been profiled in Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Smithsonian, and Art in America, among others. The 1996 documentary about her work, “Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision” won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.

The visit to the Creative Arts Center by Robert Shreve on Friday, Feb. 27, has been cancelled due to the weather. It will be rescheduled.

Shreve is a graduate of the WVU School of Theatre and Dance who is currently corporate vice president for Attractions Development at Herschend Family Entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia. He was scheduled to speak students at the Creative Arts Center about his career in theme park design management, as part of the College of Creative Arts Alumni-in-Residence Series, in which outstanding alumni of the College return to work with students.

Shreve graduated from the School of the School of Theatre and Dance in 1980 with a degree in technical theatre. He has been engaged in theme park design management since 1990, working with project teams at Disney and Universal Studios, as well as at Herschend Family Entertainment.

We will post the rescheduled date for his visit as soon as it is available.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Adam Cross, Contemporary Figurative Artist

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Adam Cross with his painting “Healing of a Paralytic”

Adam Cross, a graduate of the School of Art and Design with a degree in painting, has a very successful career in New York City. What’s your story? Send us a blurb and we’ll try to print it in one of our future newsletters. We’d love to hear from you!

WVU painting professor Naijun Zhang recently traveled to New York City, where he met up with his former student, Adam Cross, whose work is receiving lots of attention. Recently Adam’s painting “Healing of a Paralytic” was included in a book titled “The Figure” published by Skira Rizzoli (2014), which focuses on the reemergence of figurative art and the different forms and directions it is taking.

Adam is a contemporary figurative artist dedicated to creating relevant, Christ-inspired art. He began his serious training in 2004 at WVU under Zhang, a master painter. In 2006, he also studied with Naijun in China in the ancient Chinese Landscape and Thangka painting methods.

After graduating from WVU in 2007 with a BFA in Painting, Adam began painting commissioned portraits and privately teaching students drawing and painting, while continuing to exhibit his art. In 2009, he and his wife ran an arts cafe in Fairmont, WV, while he continued to make work and take commissions in his spare time. In 2012, the couple moved to New York City where Adam received his MFA in 2014 from New York Academy of Art.

During the summer of 2013, Adam was awarded a residency to Giverny, France, through the Terra Foundation of American Art Europe, where he studied direct landscape painting at Monet’s house and garden.

He is currently Assistant Director and Instructor at the New York Art Studio, as well as Continuing Education Instructor at the New York Academy of Art.

Adam’s works have been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Sotheby’s “Take Home a Nude” event, the Bleecker Street arts club , RH gallery, and Flowers Gallery in New York. He has also exhibited his works in Giverny, France; at Nanjing University of Art in Nanjing, China; and most recently at the United Nations. In addition to “The Figure,” his work has been published in The Wild Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.

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The entire view of “Healing of a Paralytic”

See more of Adam’s amazing paintings and portraits at his website: http://www.adamcrossartwork.com/

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Jenn Buch, BFA Graphic Design 2012/BMDS Multidisciplinary Studies: Art History, Foreign Literature, Advertising

Jenn Buch, who was a College of Creative Arts Outstanding Graduating Senior in 2012, has been working for the past two years for Callaway Golf in Austin, Texas, as an interactive designer. What’s your story? Send us a blurb and we’ll try to print it in one of our future newsletters. We’d love to hear from you!

Jenn Buch describes herself this way on her website:

doodler. dreamer. earring enthusiast. fresh air fanatic. ice cream lover. silly goose. pen pal. foosball defender. adventurer. face painter. chatter box. traveler. thinker. designer.

Originally from Wheeling, W.Va., Jenn was a WVU Honors Scholar in 2012, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was also an outstanding example of a student who was very engaged during her time at WVU. While a student at the CAC, she was active in the Russian Club and the Kappa Pi International Honorary Fraternity, and volunteered at Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Since moving to Austin in October of 2012, Jenn has been working in-house for Callaway Golf Interactive as part of the digital marketing team. Her day-to-day activities include building wireframes, designing landing pages, writing HTML & CSS, and creating graphics for new web content and promotions for any of the Callaway Golf websites.

She has continued her engagement with the community in Austin, where she is currently volunteering as the director of AIGA Austin’s Texas Show—a Texas-wide design competition that is open to all Texas design professionals and students.

“I moved to Austin in the fall following graduation and I immediately joined AIGA Austin,” she said. “I am now on the board of directors as the Texas Show Director, which has been an incredible learning experience for me. AIGA has given me the chance to see wonderful speakers, attend great workshops, and most importantly build a network of like-minded and incredibly talented people. I love being involved in AIGA, and I can’t say enough good things about the welcoming creative community that I discovered here in Austin. AIGA is how I met some of my closest friends!”

See Jenn’s website at: http://www.jennbuch.com/

How and Nosm, also known as Raoul and Davide Perre, are identical twin brothers known for their large-scale graffiti-based murals that adorn city walls around the world. The brothers will present the annual Deem Distinguished Artist Lecture in the College of Creative Arts, on Thursday, Jan. 22.

They will speak at 5 p.m. in the Creative Arts Center’s Bloch Learning and Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

An exhibition of their works will also be on view in the Creative Arts Center’s Paul Mesaros Gallery, Jan. 22 through Feb. 26. The opening reception for the exhibition will follow the lecture at 6 p.m. at the Mesaros Galleries.

How and Nosm also create prints and paintings on canvas, but the aerosol can is paramount in all their public works. Executed in their signature palette of reds, whites, and blacks, the artists’ complex, meticulously detailed designs are populated by geometric patterns and stylized characters engaged in dubious activities.

Born in Spain, German in heritage, and currently residing in New York, the brothers’ influence extends internationally. Whether you visit South America, Europe, Asia or cities around the United States, you are likely to encounter their work. They have become sought-after artists and are current redefining what constitutes graffiti and public art.

Their work frequently references personal history, including their experiences living under Franco’s dictatorship in Spain, and themes of duality that investigate their genetic bond and collaborative endeavors.

For more information, see their website here.

The annual Deem Distinguished Visiting Art Lecture is made possible through a donation to the WVU College of Creative Arts from Alison and Patrick Deem of Bridgeport, W.Va.

Over the years, the Deems have been true leaders in advancing the arts at WVU, and most especially, the education of students. Their Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series has brought internationally recognized artists and their work to the WVU campus, fostering not only student and faculty engagement, but also free public lectures by these artists, providing community access to thought-provoking examples of contemporary art.

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“Growing Up,” 2013, Silkscreen with hand-coloring & spray painting, 52×40 inches, Edition MONO
Image courtesy of Pace Editions Inc.

What's Your Story? Selin Balci, Bio-Artist

Charlene | November 21, 2014

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Selin Balci, Bio-Artist

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Selin Balci received her BFA degree from the School of Art and Design in 2008 went on to the University of Maryland for graduate study. She is currently working in Washington, D.C., as a bio-artist and sent us an update on her activities, including links to reviews of a recent exhibition and an upcoming solo show in New York City. She has also been written up in a local D.C. magazine as a young artist to watch.

What’s your story? Send us a blurb and we’ll try to print it in one of our future newsletters. We’d love to hear from you!

The marriage of biology and art is called Bio-Art, a term first coined in 1997. WVU art alumna Selin Balci, who also has a degree from a university in Istanbul in forest engineering, and has worked as a researcher in microbiology laboratories at various universities in the U.S., used her skills and interests to create a technique using microorganisms to create art. It yields bright and vibrant colors, similar to paint. In her work, she references the fundamental, underlying social dilemmas and principles of our existence in an effort to understand and highlight social issues.

In the fall of 2014, Selin began teaching at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and also started to work collaboratively with Sandbox, Washington College’s initiative for interdisciplinary collaboration merging art and science. “Of course, I found Sandbox as heaven for my research and practice,” Selin says. “I also had an opportunity to show my work to Chestertown this month. Now, we are working on a possible Bio-Art course in collaboration with the Washington College biology department for next fall.”

Selin’s works were on view this fall in a show titled “Arena” at Honfleur Gallery in Washington D.C., which generated quite a bit of press.

Journalist Gamze Unal interviewed Selin for the Turkish magazine, Skylife, and wrote: “A Petri dish instead of a palette, microscopic mold in place of paint. Such are the materials of Selin Balci’s Art!” See the article here: Skylife.

Christine Cauterucci of Washington City Paper, a weekly arts and entertainment publication in D.C., interviewed Selin at the opening of “Arena” and published an article titled “The Mold and The Beautiful: How Selin Balci Makes her Fungal Art.” See the article here: Washington City Paper.

Also, Eric Hope’s review of Selin’s show, “Selin Balci’s ‘Arena’ at Honfleur Gallery,” was in East City Art, a publication for the art scene in eastern Washington, D.C. See it here: East City Art.

Perhaps most exciting, Selin also has her first solo show in New York City at the gallery Smack Mellon in Dumbo, Brooklyn. It opened November 22 and will be on view through January 4. See a description of the show, “Bordered World,” here: Smack Mellon.

For links to all these articles, and much more about Selin’s work, see her website at www.selinbalci.com.

Canady Scholarship Winners 2014

Nineteen students studying in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts have been awarded scholarships from the Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation, one of the most prestigious awards given in the college.

The scholarships are named for Valerie Canady, a Morgantown native and WVU summa cum laude graduate, who was among the 270 people who died in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in Dec. 1988. Canady, who worked for H.J. Heinz Co. in their London office, was an accomplished linguist and artist in different media of expression, especially in piano.

Loulie and William Canady, Valerie’s parents, and long-time residents of the Morgantown community, present the awards annually in December. Loulie Canady is a long-time supporter of the WVU School of Music and Dr. William Canady is professor emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry in the WVU School of Medicine. The Canadys are also the major patrons of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performances at WVU—a series that is named in memory of Valerie.

This year’s Canady scholars include:

Sornsuang Tangsinmonkong, of Thailand, is a doctoral student in piano performance, who won honors in several piano competitions in Bangkok, where she is also a faculty member (currently on leave) at Mahidol University, the largest school of music in Thailand. She has a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Chulalongkorn University, also in Bangkok, and a master’s degree in music performance from Mahidol University. She is fluent in Thai and English and has performed at national and international levels, winning some prestigious honors and awards.

Lucia Zung de Andrade, of Brazil, is an undergraduate student in bassoon performance. She had nearly completed a piano degree in Brazil when an injury to her wrist forced her to switch to the bassoon four years ago. Lucia plays in multiple WVU ensembles, including the WVU Symphony Orchestra and the WVU Wind Symphony. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and also taught herself English. She previously studied at the Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana in Brazil.

Wei Chen (Bruce) Lin, originally of Taiwan, who also spent several years teaching in Vancouver, is currently in his third year of doctoral study in piano performance. He also holds degrees in other schools in the United States and in Canada. He is fluent in Chinese, French and English. He is one of WVU’s outstanding piano performers and is sought after as a teacher for individual lessons.

Tse Wei Chai, of Malaysia, is a doctoral student in piano performance. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Malaysia and a Master of Music from WVU. She is fluent in Malay, Chinese and English. She is a very talented pianist and is also sought after as a teacher for individual lessons. She earned her master’s degree at WVU in 2011, after several years of teaching in Singapore.

Juan Carlos Rios Betancur, of Colombia, is a doctoral student in piano performance. He is fluent in Spanish and English. In addition to his piano studies, Juan works as an assistant to WVU Piano Technician Tim Richards. Juan Carlos studied for years with Blanca Uribe, a prizewinner in the Van Cliburn Competition and probably the most famous teacher in Colombia. Prior to attending WVU, he was a faculty member and staff accompanist at a major university in Medellin, Colombia.

Youna Choi, of Korea, is studying for a doctorate in piano performance. She studied for a master’s degree in Minnesota before coming to WVU. She was the unanimous choice to fill the opera-accompanying assistantship that was vacant at the time of her application to WVU, partly because of her superb audition, and partly because then-opera director Robert Thieme regarded her sight reading to be among the very best he had observed in several decades of teaching. She also studies organ with Dr. William Haller and is fluent in Korean and English.

Bao-Vuong Nguyen, a native of Morgantown, West Virginia, is an undergraduate student in violin performance. He is fluent in Vietnamese, which is his native language, in addition to English. His ultimate career goal is medicine, but he is studying music as an undergrad, while filling his schedule with extra science and “pre-med” courses. He performs in the WVU Symphony Orchestra, where he has quickly become one of the strongest players.

Javier Camacho, of Colombia, is a doctoral student in collaborative piano and is the first recipient of a partial graduate assistantship in choral accompanying. He is an exceptionally strong player, both as a soloist and as a chamber music partner. He had extensive performance experience, both in his native Colombia, and also during his work for a master’s degree at Duquesne University, where he studied with artist-in-residence David Wehr. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Tak Chiu Wong, of Hong Kong, is a doctoral student in saxophone performance. He entered WVU with a wealth of professional experience as both a saxophonist and as a teacher. He plays a wide range of styles and has performed in a large number of international venues throughout Asia, Europe and North America. He is a graduate assistant assigned to teaching work in the WVU Saxophone Studio, where he teaches applied lessons to some of the undergraduate student and coaches saxophone quartets. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Wyoming.

Diego Gabete-Rodriguez, of Spain, is a doctoral student in violin performance and concertmaster of the WVU Symphony Orchestra. He holds degrees from Musikene-Centro Superior de Musica del Pais Vasco, Spain, and from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and Columbus State University in Georgia. He was a winner of the 2014 WVU Young Artists Competition. He competed as a soloist at the national MTNA competition in Chicago in 2014, after being named the winner in the Eastern Division’s “Young Artist Performance” category. He also competed in the competition as a member of the WVU Graduate String Quartet. Last December he performed a recital in Spain for the Argentinian consulate, and he is now working with several music schools in Spain to form a partnership with WVU performing faculty.

Sora Lee, of Korea, received WVU’s first Master of Music degree in collaborative piano in 2011 and is currently studying for a doctorate in collaborative piano, as the first student to enter this exciting new doctoral program. She has eagerly worked with wind, string, voice and other piano students in the School of Music and continues to develop her collaborative playing experiences with the choir and other ensembles. She is fluent in Korean and English and also studies organ with Dr. William Haller.

Kirill Tyulkov, of Russia, is studying for a master’s degree in music education. He is fluent in Russian, English and French. He holds a master’s degree in French and also a law degree from Nizhny Novgorod Linguistics University in Russia and received a degree in music technology from California University in Pennsylvania. He is studying both classical and jazz piano at WVU, with pedagogical work in strings, woodwinds, voice, brass, percussion and conducting, and specialized work in music education in the areas of world music and research. He also teaches in the WVU Community Music Program.

Qian Xu, of Laramie, Wyoming, is a doctoral student in piano performance at WVU. She received a master’s degree from the University of Wyoming and initially applied for a second master’s degree at WVU, but the music faculty encouraged her, on the basis of her lovely audition and her completed master’s degree, to enter the doctoral program instead. She is a graduate student of international standard and chose WVU so that she could study with Dr. Peter Amstutz.

Dipendra Sunam, of Nepal, is a doctoral student in piano, who completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance at Berea College and Northern Arizona University. He has studied with music professionals from around the world, and was keyboardist with a Nepali pop band named Nepathya, which released several professional recordings and toured throughout Nepal. He is fluent in four languages—Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and English.

Brandon Isaac Brown, of Charleston, West Virginia, is an undergraduate studying for a bachelor’s degree in violin. While only a sophomore, he has become an important member of the WVU Symphony Orchestra, due to his talent, hard work and enthusiasm for classical music. He is fluent in German, a language he is continuing to study at WVU. He intends to use the Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation Scholarship to study music in Germany.

Christy Oscar, a native of Indonesia, is studying for a master’s degree in cello performance. She is also an excellent pianist and often plays accompaniments for other students. She came to WVU from Universiti Pelitas Haripan, near Jakarta, where one of her teachers included WVU School of Music graduates Dr. Mario Santoso and Dr. Tomislav Dimov. In 2012, she attended the InterHarmony Festival held in Hinterzarten, Scwarzwald, Germany. She is fluent in three languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese and English.

Jocelyn Lee Jia Yin, of Malaysia and Singapore, is an undergraduate with a double major in violin and piano performance at WVU, where she excels on both instruments and is unusually gifted academically as well. She won the 2014 WVU Young Artist Competition on piano, playing the first movement of the Beethoven “Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37.” She is fluent in English and Mandarin, including the Cantonese and Hokkien dialects. She also currently studies German and Japanese.

Mirim Lee, of Korea, is studying for a doctorate in flute performance and is fluent in three languages, English, Korean and Bulgarian. She was a winner of the 2013 Young Artist Concerto Competition at WVU and plays principal flute in both the WVU Symphony Orchestra and the WVU Chamber Winds. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in music at one of the top conservatories in Bulgaria and completed a master’s degree in flute performance at WVU last spring. She placed second at the 2013 Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition in New York, and was a semi-finalist at the Israeli Haifa International Flute Competition in 2014, and also at the 2014 International Intermusica Woodwinds Competition in Austria.

Elizabeth Rose Fitzgerald, of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Art History with a minor in French. Her language skills and her understanding of French History will make her a leader during the School of Art and Design’s spring 2015 study-travel course to France, where she, along with other art students and faculty, will live in Paris for nine days, taking excursions to Chartres, Troyes and Bourges to study Medieval stained glass in cathedrals, museums and studios. Lizzy plans to use the Valerie Canady Scholarship award for study abroad.

Caption: William and Loulie Canady (in front) with the 2014 Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation Scholarship winners, from left: Dipendra Sunam, Juan Carlos Betancur; Christy Oscar; Tak Chiu Wong; Javier Camacho; Qian Xu; Sornsuang Tangsinmonkong; Kirill Tyulkov; Lucia Zung de Andrade; Elizabeth Fitzgerald; Wei Chen (Bruce) Lin; Brandon Brown; Tse Wei Chai; Bao-Vuong Nguyen; Jocelyn Lee Jia Yin; Diego Gabete-Rodriguez; Mirim Lee; Youna Choi; and Sora Lee.

Studio Stories: Fall Iron Pour 2014

Charlene | November 7, 2014
Iron Pour 2014


Sculpture Studio students will get “fired up” on Friday, Nov. 14, as the studio conducts its second annual Fall Iron Pour. Sculpture students and faculty from regional universities will also attend this event, where they will collaborate with WVU students in the use molten metal to create custom-made artworks.

The 2014 Fall Iron Pour is also free and open to the public.

Time: Noon to 6 pm
Place: Sculpture/ceramics kiln yard, rear entrance of WVU Creative Arts Center, Evansdale Campus
Food: Catering by Morgantown’s “Atomic Grill” restaurant
Info: WVU Sculpture Program Coordinator Dylan Collins: Dylan.Collins@mail.wvu.edu