7 Dec
Slipping of Petals by Jackie Tileston

The Art Museum of West Virginia University is now offering the public a chance to take a break from the busy workday to enjoy an artful lunch hour.

A new series of programs, called “Lunchtime Looks,” will begin on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the museum. WVU students, faculty and staff, and members of the general public are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at noon and meet with other art enthusiasts to enjoy their midday meal. At 12:30 p.m., the group will move to one of the museum’s galleries for a 20-minute, in-depth look at a work of art with one of the docents.

The Dec. 10 session will feature Alison Deem talking about Jackie Tileston’s “Slipping on Petals” in the museum’s upper gallery.

“This vibrant 72”x 60” mixed-media piece has drawn a lot of attention from visitors since the museum’s opening in August,” said Museum Director Joyce Ice. “From college students, to lawyers, to preschoolers—everyone seems captivated by Tileston’s use of color and form.”

Deem will explain to viewers how Tileston’s work elicits these responses, and the audience members will have a chance to share their own reactions and questions.

Expect stimulating conversation, thought-provoking questions, and a refreshing change of pace from your average workday.

The session will be over by 12:50 p.m., so that those who need to get back to their offices will have plenty of time. Anyone who can’t get away for the entire hour is welcome to meet the group in the museum’s upstairs gallery at 12:30 p.m. for just the art presentation.

The Art Museum and Museum Education Center are located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance.

Parking is available in two new short-term lots with pay stations, one located near Patteson Drive and the other near the new Evansdale Crossing building.

For more information about the Lunchtime Looks program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 292-4359.