Nutting Gallery opens an interactive exhibition

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., October 11, 2022 – The Nutting Gallery welcomes artist Kevin Bennington to campus this Wednesday, October 12 for its 5:30-7:00 p.m. opening of the “Influence Through Awareness” exhibit. The show continues until November 16, 2022.

“Green Waterfalls” by Kevin Bennington.

“My goal is to inform viewers of the importance of pollution awareness to our environment. Some of the works here are traditional in that they are created for viewers to see. Others are designed to be interactive by displaying the pristine and polluted environments by opening and closing or rotating panels,” Bennington explained.

Bennington is an associate professor of art at Concord University. He earned his MFA from Miami International University of Art and Design.

“Kevin’s work is a different type of exhibition than what we’ve shown recently. The whole show is themed and relates to the beauty of our state and the problems that pollution and waste present. Most of the works have an interactive component, so the viewer is encouraged to adjust the images and think about what is being presented,” said Brian Fencl, WLU Professor of Art and Director of Nutting Gallery.

Located in WLU’s Fine Arts Building, Nutting Gallery’s normal hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Fridays, weekends and other times are by appointment only.

The Nutting Gallery is dedicated to educating, enriching and engaging students and the public through exhibitions of the highest quality art. Fulfilling this mission through eight exhibitions during the academic year, the exhibition program includes five guest artist exhibitions, two senior exhibitions, and the annual art faculty exhibition.

For more information, please contact Nutting Gallery curator Professor Brian Fencl at 304-336-8433 or by email at [email protected]

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