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Local artwork currently on display at Mary F. Shipper Library

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The Mountain Arts Guild currently has an arts exhibit located on the west wing of the Mary F. Shipper Library’s second floor which includes creations by 12 local artists. These works were showcased during a member show at the beginning of April and will remain on display for the general public through mid-May.  

Artists with pieces on display include Emily Woolman, Abby Mensinger, Steven Hanson, Marlee Lynn, Brenda Caldwell, Randy Crane, Linda Vanvranken, Wanda Broadwater, Kalee Wright, Ronald Wright, Dee Humbertson, and Maya Bradshaw. Mediums include drawing, pebble art, oil on canvas, photography, acrylic painting, and 3D pieces.  

Visitors to the campus will need a parking permit if viewing the exhibit before 5 p.m. A free temporary parking permit can be obtained at the front desk of the library. For more information on visiting the art exhibit, contact the library at 304-788-6901 or email

The Mountain Arts Guild is a newly formed visual arts organization within Mineral County. They are a 501c3 non-profit organization and are very passionate about expanding visual arts in our area. 

Their mission revolves around these goals: promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation of visual and literary arts in the county; encouraging economic development and tourism by advocating for the arts in Mineral County; supporting local artists and arts organizations; and facilitating the growth of our community into an established regional arts destination.  

Memberships to The Mountain Arts Guild are available at various levels, including student, individual, family, lifetime and business. Members receive special discounts and benefits that can be used in different ways.  

“Together we can expand art appreciation in our region, support and empower artist expression, and encourage the next generation of artists,” said a spokesperson for the Guild. 

To learn more about memberships, visit and follow them on Facebook at Mountain Arts Guild.