Carnegie Hall’s May/June Art Exhibits now open


LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Carnegie Hall’s three rotating galleries feature new artists for May and June in the Old Stone Room (ground floor), Lobby Gallery (Hamilton Auditorium), and Museum Gallery (adjacent to the Auditorium). There will be an opening reception with the artists on site, on Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in conjunction with First Fridays after 5 in Lewisburg. 

The Old Stone Room will feature “Kaleidoscope” by Marietta Lyall & Friends. This art show will feature works by eight friends who share the love of painting. Artists who are joining Lyall include Jeanne Brenneman, Judith Shellnut, Shelby Oreolt, Judie Lewis, John Telisko, Margaret Golden, and Susan Chappell.

Ian Hagarty will be showcased in the Lobby Gallery. Hagarty is an artist based in Huntington, WV, and a professor within the School of Art & Design at Marshall University. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe and he has been awarded two of the most prestigious research awards at Marshall University – the Marshall University Distinguished Artists & Scholars Award, as well as the John Marshall University Creative Scholar & Research Award.

The Museum Gallery will house Rachel Dennison’s exhibit. Rachel is a painter and sculpture living in West Virginia. Her work focuses on the intersection of everyday and surreal. She creates whimsical paintings often focusing on personal growth and societal issues.

The exhibits are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please visit, call (304) 645-7917, or stop by the Hall at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV. 

Carnegie Hall programs are presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.


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