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2017-2018 Lectures and Gallery Exhibitions

Charles Beneke work Charles Beneke  
In Absence of Reason
September 7-29, 2017,  Laura Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on September 7 at 5 p.m., reception to follow

Charles Beneke is a professor and the printmaking area coordinator at the University of Akron Myers School of Art.  Beneke’s artwork addresses global warming.Using a broad range of print media, painting, video, and installation, he urges viewers to consider our accumulated effects and question when we will take responsibility for how we are changing the world by changing our behavior.


Kent Anderson Butler Kent Anderson Butler 
A Time to Heal

September 7-29, 2017,  

Paul Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on September 21 at 5 p.m., reception to follow

Kent Anderson Butler is a Los Angeles based artist working in a variety of mediums including video installation, performance and photography. He is a Professor of Art at Azusa Pacific University.

Contemporary Ceramics Contemporary Ceramics: Mix, Shape, 
Create, Repeat
Curated by Judy Barie, Director of 
VACI Galleries

October 12-November 10, 2017

Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries

Gallery talk on October 10 at 5 p.m., reception to follow  

In March 2018 Pittsburgh PA will host the 52nd Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, known in the art world as NCECA. This is a very exciting vibrant time for our region, as we expect thousands of ceramic artists and collectors to visit the conference.  
As a prelude to this event, the Mesaros Galleries at West Virginia University will host an exhibition featuring ten nationally recognized ceramic artists. Contemporary Ceramics: Mix, Shape, Create, Repeat will feature a diverse array of ceramics both on and off the wall, mixing classic forms with new inventive techniques.


Annual  Student  Juried Exhibition

November 30, 2017-January 12, 2018

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Reception on November 30 at 5 p.m.


MFA Exhibition: Heather Rios

November 27 - December 8, 2017

Paul Mesaros Gallery

Reception on November 30 at 5 p.m.


Hernandez Artwork Dan Hernandez

January 25- February 23, 2018

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on January 25 at 5 p.m., reception to follow

Dan Hernandez, painter, presents a skewed understanding of mythology, religion and violence, enlightened by popular culture. He blurs boundaries, rearranges hierarchies, and calls into question our notions of iconography and devotion. Genres from the recent and distant past collide with ease. He creates mixed media works recalling Renaissance and Byzantine art, and vintage video games.

Duel Jeffrey Moser 
January 25- February 23, 2018

Paul Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m., reception to follow

Jeffrey Moser, interactive media artist, is a teaching assistant professor of interactive media at WVU as faculty at both the College of Creative Arts and Reed College of Media. 


MFA Exhibition

March 5-9, 2018

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Reception on March 8 at 5 p.m.