January brings in the New Year at ARTWORKS around town with two fantastic exhibits. DaVonte Smith will be in the Studio Gallery and Moundsville Middle School students will be in the Student Gallery. A special treat will include some works by the students’ instructor, Tabetha Morgan who was named West Virginia’s Art Educator of the Year. Opening both shows is a Gallery Hop on Friday, January 5th from 5:30-8 p.m. The party is free and open to the public and provides a great opportunity to meet our special guest artists.
DaVonte Smith is a 17 year old senior at Bridgeport High School. Smith had a busy summer, painting a huge mural on the wall of his high school’s gym. In addition to that feat, he was awarded a scholarship to Carnegie Melon University for a one month-long-pre-college program on architecture. This talented young man will have his work at ARTWORKS around town for January and February. He also will have two pieces at the Stifel Center of Oglebay Institute in January. Von has been awarded a full-ride scholarship to Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he plans to study architecture. He is especially interested in the design aspect of that major.
Moundsville Middle School is very fortunate to have Tabetha Morgan as its art teacher. Her students will have pieces in the Student Gallery at ARTWORKS in January. Morgan will also be featuring a few of her paintings.
These two special exhibits will usher in the new year at the Gallery with very unique shows. ARTWORKS is a non profit gallery and art center dedicated to serving the people of the Ohio Valley. Open six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., ARTWORKS is always looking for new members. Pick up an application at the desk or go online for more information, artworksaroundtown.com.