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ArtsLink To Showcase Local Artist’s Work

By Staff | Feb 3, 2010

Basking by Jacob Bucy

“Organized Chaos” is a term that many of us may be able to relate to; however, local artist Jacob Bucy has actually assigned that title to his upcoming art exhibit at the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple and Washington avenues in New Martinsville.

The free exhibit, sponsored by ArtsLink, the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties, will be open to the public on Feb. 7 from 2-4 p.m.The show will include a variety of works done in oils, watercolors, pencil, pastels, and mixed media.

Bucy has had a strong interest in art since he was a small child, and he started painting as a high school student. His interest continued while he attended Concord College from 1998-2003. He currently lives in New Martinsville and works for Consol Energy.

His approach to art is clearing his mind and going where his subconscious takes him.He states that many things influence his art, “. . . from cracks in the ice and sidewalks to nature itself.”

Artists who have influenced him include Matisse, VanGogh, Munch, De Kooning, Johns, Krasner, Pollock, Kandinsky, and others.

Mountain Music #2 by Jacob Bucy

Bucy’s work has been shown in the Monroe Artists’ annual show, the Everybody Show at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, and the ArtsLink juried show. It can be viewed at www.putiton.com by searching Jacob Bucy.

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible.Persons with special needs may contact Donna Earley at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.

Additional information concerning ArtsLink events and activities is available at www.artslinkwv.com. Support for ArtsLink activities is provided by West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, and Ohio Valley Online.