Published On: Fri, Sep 6th, 2013

Found object art exhibit at Carnegie

“Fiery Sunrise” by Susan Harb

“Fiery Sunrise” by Susan Harb

Susan Harb’s “Rust for Lust” exhibit is now on display at Carnegie Hall’s Museum Gallery. As you enter the Hall enjoy Harb’s unique collection, including the “dog park” on the lawn. Harb’s work will be exhibited through Saturday, Oct. 26.

Harb describes her approach to art as, “I look at things and they look back.  Faces in fence posts, body parts in rusted metal, the rising sun in a chrome hubcap. I can’t pass up what others throw out. The aim of my found object art is to invite a second look, to evoke a smile, to celebrate the beauty of faded paint, the patina of rust… to encourage an eco-consciousness in our highly disposable society.”

Susan Harb has a B.A. in News-editorial Writing from the University of Florida. She has worked as a newspaper journalist-editor, specializing in covering the arts, for the Washington Star, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Raleigh Times, Gainesville Sun, and the Orlando Sentinel. She is currently a freelance travel writer for the Washington Post.

Harb has spent 15 years traveling to developing countries, meeting with artisans and promoting their art.

In the Auditorium Gallery is Sandra King’s “Windows in Time” exhibit, while the Old Stone Room features works of various artists who submitted entries for the 2013 Season of Colors Juried Exhibition themed “Reflection.”

Exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Many of the works are available for purchase. The purchase of artwork exhibiting at Carnegie Hall benefits both the artist and the Hall. To find out more about Carnegie Hall’s exhibits or other programming, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.

Carnegie Hall’s exhibits are presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment of the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.