Oglebay Institute was formed in 1930 when a group of like-minded citizens, armed with the vision and the philanthropy of the Oglebay family, came together to contribute to the joy of living by creating cultural, education and recreational programming in the city's newly acquired Oglebay Park.
A native of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Jay Stock is internationally acclaimed for his photographic images, which have been described as thoughtful, lyrical and perceptive. With a lifetime of traveling and documenting the lives of people with the camera, Stock captures emotional images of human life stories with conviction and integrity. He believes that a photographer is not just an artist or craftsman but the eyewitness of our times, whose graphic chronicle lends flesh and blood to the cold facts and elusive recollections of each successive era that goes by.
“Just People” is presented in conjunction with the release of Stock’s new book. The exhibition features 80 photographs spanning a career of more than 70 years.
Exhibit is free and open to the public 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday through August 12 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.
Located just 10 minutes from Wheeling at the picturesque Camp Giscowheco, Junior Nature Camp provides the perfect outdoor classroom for the study of everything from invertebrates and ferns to birds and mammals.
Other activities include canoeing, swimming, art & crafts music, archery, nightly campfires and more.
Available July 24-30 and/or July 31-August 6. Open to ages 10-15.
One week: $400/$350 OI members
Two weeks: $800/$700 OI members
Programs and exhibits are made possible by the generous support of our members and sponsors and by financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts and are provided equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability.
Oglebay Institute facilities accommodate the mobility impaired.