Sum of Parts
Sum of Parts is a public art project that requires civic engagement as part of the installation process. The goal of this art installation is to instill pride in the community, engage the citizenry, and interweave the arts and culture into the utilization of public space. The project is part of the ongoing revitalization of Wheeling through its Main Street program.
Four mural ideas have been chosen to continue on to the community presentation round, which will take place at WTRF’s building, located at 96 16th Street, on Monday, June 26, from 6 to 7 pm.
Idea #1: Brian Fencl – Wheeling, WV
Brian is the chair of the Department of Journalism, Communication Studies and Visual Art at West Liberty University, where he is also an art professor. He earned an MFA in Drawing from the New York Academy of Art in NYC and a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Idea #2: Eric Walker – Wheeling, WV
Eric grew up in the Wheeling community doing artwork. He currently owns Creative Madness, Custom Airbrushing and Paint. He founded Creative Club, a local movement that provides people with a forum to share their art and resources, and has volunteered at the Oglebay Institute Stifle Arts Center teaching airbrushing to children. He has spent a majority of his life in the U.S. Army, but has still maintained his creative edge.
Idea #3 & #4: Jason Sauer – Pittsburgh, PA