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October Galleries Open at Artworks Around Town in Centre Market in Wheeling

Art students from area universities will have their talents on display this month at Artworks Around Town. From left are Faith McCardle, Annabella Paree, Katherine Stamper and William Tallman.

WHEELING — Held over for the month of October is the popular “For Being” show at Artworks Around Town. Sharing the north end in the Student Gallery will be the artwork of visitors to the Marian Drop In Center in Wheeling. Both shows will open with a free reception for the public at 5:30 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 4, in the historic Centre Market House.

Four art students from area universities are displaying their best work, some will be adding new pieces for the month of October.

Annabella Paree is a Wheeling native, 20 years old and a painter and student at West Virginia University.

William Tallman is a 20-year-old photographer, currently seeking a bachelors degree in visual communication design from West Liberty University.

Faith McCardle, 21, is studying for a degree in art education from WVU.

Katherine Stamper is 21 years old from Glen Dale and is studying for two degrees, one in education and elementary education.

Their works are stunning and different, and if missed in September, there is still time to see the exhibit and meet the artists.

Every year, the Marian Drop In Center in Wheeling brings artwork that is vibrant and unique.

This year’s work includes some three dimensional sculptures as well as poured paintings and drawings.

Artworks Around Town is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization that operates a gallery and art center for the benefit of the artists and general public of the region.

Located at 2200 Market St., hours are 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except for Friday when closing is at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of Artworks can visit the website online at artworksaround town.com.

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