Appalachian Corridors anniversary exhibit on display
CHARLESTON — The Appalachian Corridors 50th Anniversary exhibit is currently on display at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The exhibit is located on the theater balcony of the Great Hall and will be available to the public until Monday, Feb. 11.
This exhibition of artwork is from the Appalachian Corridors exhibits, first held in 1968. The idea was to create an exhibit of artists from Appalachia and promote those individuals.
The Appalachian Corridors exhibition was a predecessor to today’s biennial juried exhibition, which started in 1979 at the State Culture Center. The West Virginia Juried Exhibition is produced by the West Virginia State Museum and the Department of Arts, Culture and History.
In 1981, the best of the Appalachian Corridors artwork was transferred into the collections of the West Virginia State Museum.
The current 50th anniversary exhibit showcases the talented, award-winning artists from the 1968, 1970 and 1972 exhibitions, as well as one Purchase Award from the Appalachian Corridors Art Biennial 4 exhibition in 1975. A list of the artwork on display is below.
For more information about this exhibit, contact Cailin Howe, exhibits coordinator, at CailinA. Howe@wv.gov or 304-558-0220.