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Belmont College Building Preservation/Restoration Student Association to Hold Traditional Building Arts Expo


Student display from the 2013 BPR Traditional Building Arts Expo; work by BPR alum Stephanie Wright.


St. Clairsville, OH (March 24, 2015) – The Belmont College Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR) Student Association will be hosting a “Traditional Building Arts Expo” on Friday, April 3, 2015 in the Atrium at the Wheeling Artisan Center located in Downtown Wheeling from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


The Traditional Building Arts Expo is being held in conjunction with Wheeling’s First Friday and there is no cost to attend.


The community is 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 will be displayed. Additionally, the students will also be offering some of their hand-made wares via a silent auction during the event.


Sponsorships for the Expo are available at the $50, $100 and $150 levels. All proceeds benefit the BPR Student Association for field trips, workshops and conferences.


For more information please contact Cathie Senter, BPR Instructor, at 740.699.3938 or


About Wheeling First Fridays: On the first Friday of every month, Ohio Valley residents are encouraged to visit Wheeling’s downtown area to support local businesses, shops, restaurants, and venues. In return, business owners offer special entertainment and deals so you can enjoy a fun, affordable night out in Wheeling. A free trolley runs from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. throughout Downtown. The trolley stops at 10 locations (including the Artisan Center) between Uncle Pete’s and Centre Market, running on a 20-minute loop.


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