The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will open a special sesquicentennial art exhibit at the Culture Center in Charleston featuring West Virginia painters, sculptors, photographers, glass artisans and potters at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.\r\nThe West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artists Invitational exhibition will showcase the work of: Arlon Bayliss, Lynn Boggess, Robert Bomkamp, Frank Ceravalo, John DesMeules, Jeff Diehl, Tyler Evert and Jeff Fetty.\r\nOther featured artists are: Bruce Haley, Charly Jupiter Hamilton, Kate Harward, Frank Herrera, Ron Hinkle, Vernon Howell, Stephen Lawson, Staci Leech-Cornell, Renee Margocee, Kelsey Murphy, Mark Muse and Steve Payne.\r\nWorks by Susan Poffenbarger, Betty Rivard, Tom Schottle, Steve Shaluta, Clayton Spangler, Chip Turner, Brian Van Nostrand, Fred Wilkerson, Stacy Williams, Barbara Marsh Wilson and Carl Wright also are included in the exhibit.\r\nThe exhibit was made possible through a partnership with the WV Commission on the Arts and support from the National Endowment for the Arts. All of the art will become part of the WV State Museum\u2019s permanent collection.\r\nOn Sunday, Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith will provide brief remarks. A reception will follow. The West Virginia State Museum and Culture Center also will be open from noon to 5 p.m.\r\nFor more information, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner, at 304-558-0220 or at email@example.com.\r\nThe WV Division of Culture and History is an agency within the WV Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, cabinet secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division\u2019s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action Employer.