Main St. and Kanawa St., Buckhannon

Chuck Olsen

Artist Statement: “‘Evening Star’ expresses the forces of nature and reveals movements in wind, rock, water, and light in conditions of both harmony and confrontation. An image can have many lives, and “Evening Star” is no exception. It is a painting. It is a lithograph. In Buckhannon, West Virginia it has become a wall. Here, elements of the lithographic version have been reassembled and enlarged to provide a more “heroic” experience of the content. The scale of this installation stresses the emotional forces of nature, far larger than the observer on the street, and presents us with constantly evolving forms. It carries elements that one can easily find in the surrounding hills, rivers, and sky of this community. It also challenges us to recognize, perhaps, the forces of life inside and outside of each one of us.”

Read more about Chuck Olsen and the Art in Public Places program at ART26201.

About Mountain Arts District

The Mountain Arts District is a place, a network, a resource for artists, and on-line, it is a directory for all people and events in our mountain counties. Its purpose it to promote the unique arts and culture of north central West Virginia, spanning the counties of Barbour, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur. MAD was formed by a collective group of volunteers to strengthen the arts economy, establish the area as an arts destination for tourists, and increase the development of public arts. Join us!