SADA hosts lectures

Vision — Megan Hall and Melanie Halsey share ideas. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Professional Illustrators advise students at event Hundreds of Studio and Digital Arts students listened to the advice Melanie Hall and Megan Halsey shared during their two lectures and were also able to meet the illustrator/authors at a book signing Thursday, Oct. 16. The first lecture was titled Two Authors: Two …

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Stepping in style

create — Graphic design student Joanna Garcia uses her talents to paint one-of-a-kind shoes. Photo provided

Joanna Garcia transforms sneakers into something unique Ever since she was a toddler, Joanna Garcia has loved to draw and create. “I started as early as three, I think,” Garcia said. “It started with green stick people drawn on the kitchen wall behind the table. My family didn’t find them …

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Comic genius

action — Sergio Cariello has illustrated many famous superhero characters. Photo credit: Sergio Cariello

The new Liberty University Art Gallery will soon be hosting the work of renowned comic book artist Sergio Cariello, a man known for his work with big-name companies. His résumé features drawing famous characters including Wolverine, Captain America, Hulk, Ironman, Batman and many […]

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Shooting a scene

flash — Noah Lhomi received a university scholarship for capturing images of the world around him. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Photographer from Nepal nabs a scholarship with his pictures It was 15 years ago that the civil war broke out in Nepal. It was 15 years ago that the armies were torturing Christians and burning Bibles. It was 15 years ago that Noah Lhomi, his siblings and many other young …

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Striking a chord

music — The colorful and vibrant pianos on Main Street brought fresh energy to downtown Lynchburg. Photo credit: Leah Severs

Local art students breathe new life into old instruments Transforming from bland to grand, five old pianos endured a makeover from local high school advanced art students through the “Keys to the Hill City” project. From basements to sidewalk pavement, the pianos were transported to Main Street in Lynchburg for …

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LOVE sculpture attracts tourists

adventure — Lynchburg’s LOVE sculpture is part of the Virginia is For Lovers Campaign and is one of 22 similar works of art in the state. Photo credit: Danae Samms

The sculpture is designed to showcase some of Lynchburg’s outdoor activities, such as hiking and skateboarding Many people do not usually associate art and recreation, but local artist Paul Clements connects the two subjects with a sculpture located at the Percival Island trailhead in downtown Lynchburg. Clements was commissioned by …

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Iconic scenes decorate halls

Sculpt — Students’ art projects grace the ILRC. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Each year arts students make saran wrap sculptures to diplay in the ILRC The Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and Dorothy all take their iconic stance as they prepare to skip down the yellow brick road. Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan lean in for an anticipated kiss on …

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Liberty art gallery spotlights local artist

Sunsets and scenery — Consisting of mostly of oil paintings, Christopher Burch’s contemporary landscapes will be displayed from Sept. 20 to Nov. 3 in DeMoss Hall. Photo provided

Using scenes of majestic waters, glorious skies and the sheer beauty of the land, this year’s featured artist displays his talents on canvas in the form of landscape portraits, according to Liberty University’s Studio and Digital Arts Department’s announcement. The Contemporary Landscapes exhibit by Christopher Burch will be displayed at …

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