The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a senior art exhibition for art major Laura Auten, beginning Monday, Oct. 23, until Friday, Nov. 17. The event will open with a reception Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“I am very excited about my upcoming exhibition, because I will finally be able to show my work to the school and all my friends,” said Auten.

Auten said many of her pieces will be landscapes and portraits, with a mixture of both oil paintings and sketches. Her favorite medium is graphite or charcoal.

“As I work with any type of medium, I feel more relaxed and my outside world seems to fade away as I get ‘in the zone,’” said Auten. “With my drawings, I attempt to make things appear as realistic as possible, but still possessing a drawing-like quality to them.”

For Auten, the senior art exhibition is an exciting opportunity to show how she has grown as an artist at Waynesburg.

“…I feel [my education] has pushed me to further my abilities as an artist to not just copy down the world, but rather display the emotion and beauty that the world evokes,” she said. “Over the past year, I have come to realize what it is I desire within my work: the desire to not just portray a subject, but rather to create a subtle but significant meaning within each piece that will create a connection with the viewer.”

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For more information about the exhibition, call 724-852-3274.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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The Waynesburg University Symphonic Band will hold its Fall Band Concert Wednesday, Oct. 11, presenting its newest repertoire, “Music of the Southwest.” The concert will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the Marsh Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, is excited to begin a new year with a new theme for the Symphonic Band. The Fall Concert will include titles such as “Bravura,” “Red River Valley” and “El Camino Real.”

“The music chosen for the Symphonic Band’s Fall Concert is reminiscent of wide open spaces and hearty people that thrive off of the beauty those spaces provide,” said DePriest. “There is a depth and vastness to this music that will be both soothing and inspirational for our audience.”

For more information, call 724-852-7638 or email rdepries@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Waynesburg University’s small instrumental ensembles will present Chamber Works I Thursday, Oct. 5. The event will be held at noon in the Marsh Center, with reception snacks provided. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program, said that in small ensembles, each musician is responsible for their respective performance, providing room for them to focus on individual skill.

Additionally, Chamber Works provides the rest of the Waynesburg community the opportunity to hear “a rich collection of music,” said DePriest. The first concert may include barber and beauty shop groups, a woodwind quintet, a jazz ensemble, percussionists or even an individual performer.

“We can guarantee that each offering will be distinct and interesting,” said DePriest.

For more information, contact the Benedum Fine Arts Center at 724-852-7638, or email rdepriest@waynesburg.edu.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-22-Crosby-Lecture.jpgWaynesburg University will be hosting Dr. Barbara Baker, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, as a guest speaker for the Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Lecture Series. The lecture will take place Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“We are honored to welcome such an accomplished professional to Waynesburg University’s campus,” said Dr. Dana Cook Baer, provost. “Through her distinguished work at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, as well as in her role in conservation efforts worldwide, Dr. Baker truly embodies the vision of the Crosby Lecture Program.”

As leader of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG aquarium, Baker manages one of the nation’s major zoological parks and more than 8,000 animals. During her time as president and CEO, the park has been repeatedly recognized for its educational programs and conservation efforts.

Baker has also been honored as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, one of Pittsburgh’s Most Admired CEOs and Top Executives, and the 2015 Pittsburgh Business Woman of the Year.

The Lectureship hosting Baker, funded by 1950 magna cum laude graduates of Waynesburg University, Glenn A. and Jane Lichtenfels Crosby, brings to the University visiting scholars who are distinguished in their disciplines.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Lydia-Horse.jpgThe Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a senior art exhibition, beginning Monday, Sept. 18, and continuing until Friday, Oct. 13. The work featured will be that of senior studio art major Lydia Brennan, and the exhibition will kick off with a reception Sept. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Brennan focuses mostly on acrylic and oil painting, as well as sculpture, which will be represented in some of the pieces on display.

“My artwork tends toward the abstract, taking images and pushing the boundaries of what is real, creating movement and flow with line and color,” said Brennan. “I am excited to show my work because it is a little different, and I think that people will find it enjoyable and interesting to look at.”

Waynesburg University’s Art Program holds senior art exhibitions each semester. Students use the event to display a culmination of their best pieces, before they graduate.

“I plan on having as many pieces as I can fit inside the gallery,” Brennan said. “I’m excited to get feedback on my pieces and to see what people like and dislike about them.”

For more information, contact the Benedum Fine Arts Center at 724-852-7638.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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