WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
SMORGASBORD VOLUME 3
Blurbs from AIR /WVU partnership programs.
The School of Art and Design printmaking program has been sending student interns to AIR since 2004. The students travel to Pittsburgh one day a week to work on current AIR projects and they get to make their own artwork using AIR’s facilities.
“Both the internship and exhibition are unique aspects to the School of Art and Design printmaking program. It is unusual for undergraduate students from any art program to have the opportunity to show their work at an established printshop like AIR,” Lupo said.
“I have been extremely lucky to have the support of both the WVU School of Art and Design faculty and Artists Image Resource staff in developing programming like these exhibitions and the AIR Internship over the years. I believe that the relationship we have developed with AIR has a strong and important educational impact on our students.”
The proximity of the WVU Creative Arts Center to AIR, and the close relationship between AIR Director Robert Beckman and Lupo has nurtured this distinctive program.