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Building Preservation/Restoration Student Association Holds Traditional Building Arts Expo

St. Clairsville, OH (April 6, 2016) – The Belmont College Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR) Student Association hosted a “Traditional Building Arts Expo” on Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Atrium at the Wheeling Artisan Center located in Downtown Wheeling.


The Expo was held in conjunction with Wheeling’s First Friday.


The community was invited to view completed projects and demonstrations by talented BPR students who are learning the skills of the traditional building trades to preserve, maintain, and restore historic buildings. Examples of ornamental plaster, wood parquetry, stained glass, blacksmithing, hand-made ceramic tile and scagliola all made by students in the program were on display.


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Attached photo (right to left): Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR) students LaRisha Allen and Derek Bell, along with BPR Program Chair Dave Mertz are pictured at the Traditional Building Arts Expo, which was held this past Friday at the Wheeling Artisan Center.