Artworks Around Town Doubles Down On Young Talent, Photographers in September

WHEELING — A double treat is in store for guests at Artworks Around Town during the month of September.

A group of four student artists will present their work in the Studio Gallery and The Ohio Valley Photography Club will display their work in the student section of the North Gallery. The exhibits open with a free public reception at the Gallery Hop from 5:30-8 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 6, in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market, 2200 Market St.

“For Being” is the title of the show in the guest gallery. The work includes painting, print making and photography and is presented by four students pursuing their educations in art, art education and elementary education. Annabella Paree, a member of the group, commented “For Being is a collective yet individual group of work that centers around four students/friends with their ideas that explore the many stages and experiences of personal life.”

Even though these artists “have only experienced life for a short while.” they want to convey certain aspects of living that are meaningful and impactful and they will do this through their art.

Paree, a Wheeling native, is a 20-year-old painter and student at West Virginia University. She is working towards a bachelors degree in the field of art education. In her words, she wants to further her “research into studying an individual as a subject with a medium of oil painting in the form of portraits.”

Also from Wheeling is William Tallman, a 20-year-old photographer. He is currently seeking a bachelors degree in visual communication design from West Liberty University. Tallman plans to use his skills to document his love of traveling and photography with a goal to create a photojournalism magazine.

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