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Featured Artist: Eric Dye

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

| Free

The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, located at 801 Jefferson Avenue in Moundsville, is pleased to host the work of local artist Eric Dye throughout the month of November. Dye, a native West Virginian, graduated from Concord University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, winning several Best of Show awards in various state and regional exhibitions while a student. Dye served as an artist-in-residence in Harpers Ferry after graduation, followed by an artist-in-residency at his alma mater. While there, he carved a nine-ton Bicentennial statue of the first settlers in Mercer County, West Virginia, which now resides on the Courthouse lawn in Princeton, West Virginia. He also carved a portrait bust of Aristotle in early Greek style. During this time, he was also a resource person to students enrolled in art degree programs at Concord. He also studied painting and sculpture at Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme Connecticut, under Elisabeth Gordon Chandler and Robert Brackman, both artists of international renown, and members of the National Academy of Design. Since arriving in the Ohio Valley, Dye has participated annually in the Paint Historic Wheeling Plein Air event and has also been a contributor in several of the Cross Currents Art Shows held by the Stifel Museum. Dye works in oils, water color, pastels, charcoal and pencil, as well as carving in stone, wood and bone ivory. He has spent the last 15 years teaching graphic arts through the West Virginia Department of Education, while earning a Masters of Education degree in Education. He now offers private and group lessons in his home studio in Moundsville. An opening reception for Dye’s work will be held on Saturday, November 5, at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville from 2-5 p.m. Dye’s work will be on display to the public throughout the entire month of November.


November 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am
November 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


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Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
801 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WEST VIRGINIA 26041 United States + Google Map