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Renaissance opens new art show with three local veteran artists

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 01:08 PM

HUNTINGTON — Featuring three local art instructors, the exhibition "Class Acts —  Earth Wind and Fire" opens with a free reception at 2 p.m. Sunday March 10, at the Renaissance Gallery.

The exhibit features the work of Leona Mackey, Vernon Howell and Rabert Fulks  — each a retired local art instructor, and each an award winning artist producing unique and original work.

A long-time art instructor at Huntington High School has transitioned from ceramics and painting to reactive glass in sterling jewelry pieces.

Howell, an art instructor at Barboursville High School, continues to range far and wide, painting, working in wood and creating  signature 3-D collage pieces that are often both whimsical and industrial. He has exhibited nationally and was recognized in 2012 with the West Virginia Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Fulks, an art and graphic design instructor in the Cabell County Career Technology Center, paints using oil and wax. His work has received a number of regional awards including a Best of Show.

The show is up until April 21, at the recently renovated Gallery, which is open noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.