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.
Visions & Shadows takes viewers on an exploration of the unknown as national and regional artists display works that push the boundaries of traditional and non-traditional artistic mediums, as well as our imaginations.
Nationally recognized artists in the exhibit include puppeteer Darren Way, sculptor Lavana Lemley, photographer Jenna Manson, taxidermist Sara Ford Cocco, mixed-media artists Michael McKowen & Jason Sauer and more. Visions & Shadows also showcases the work of local artists in a juried competition.
Exhibit runs August 25 through November 4. The Stifel Fine Arts Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday. Free Admission.
If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with some of West Virginia’s reptile and amphibian species, this is the weekend for you. Participants will search for Herps at the Mountain Camp site as well as take two field trips. Venomous reptiles will be part of this experience.
Dance students can meet instructors, tour the studios, learn about new classes, and participate in class demos throughout the day. Students can register for fall classes as well.
Finally, enter for the chance to win door prizes and enjoy free refreshments.
More about the School of Dance:
Since its founding in 1930, Oglebay Institute has recognized the importance of creative expression through movement and music. Dance, in all forms, has been a vibrant part of Institute’s programming for more than eight decades. Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance presents dance as an art form and a means of self-expression and social interaction for all ages. From novice dancers to returning professionals, our students can immerse themselves in the art of dance at OI.
OI president Danielle McCracken invites you to join us for an important listening session and community forum August 30. This important conversation and the input gathered will play a vital role in shaping the future of Oglebay Institute.
At the event, we will collect input from our stakeholders – like you- as we lay the groundwork for Oglebay Institute’s new strategic plan.
We Want to Hear From You!
Share your thoughts on the values, programs and strategies that should guide our organization over the next five years. Participate in brainstorming sessions and provide feedback on a variety of topics. Most importantly, help us envision the very best arts and cultural programs and services to best serve our patrons and community.
We hope you will join us!
The forum should last approximately two hours. Please RSVP online or by calling 304-242-4200.
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.