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News 2018

Material World

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October 23, 2018

For the second consecutive year, the beautiful Borough of West Chester tops the 2018 list of Best College Towns according to (HSI).As befits the entity that compiled the list, internet connectivity is a prime factor they considered when they set their tool “The U.S. City You Should be Living In” to search for criteria that should be important to college students. They also evaluated low cost of living, walkability, low crime rate, and a predominantly single and educated population. The algorithm uses data from sites across the web, including,,, C2ER,, Kelly Norton, and Walk Score. “We adapted this tool to find cities with an ideal environment for college students,” notes HSI staffer Rachel Oaks.

West Chester University Art Gallery

WCU’s Art + Design Department Opens MATERIAL WORLD

West Chester University’s Department of Art + Design continues its Fall Arts season with the opening of Material World in the E.O. Bull Center’s Baker Gallery at 2 E. Rosedale Avenue in West Chester [view campus map]. The work will be on display from October 19, 2018 – January 8, 2019. The event is FREE and open to the public during gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon – 4 p.m. An artist and press reception will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Material World brings together three artists - Bob Bickey, Alex Ebstein, and Matt Voelker.

Assistant Professor of Ceramics at West Chester University, Andrew Snyder, who curated this show says, “I curated these artists together because of their unique and deliberate use of materials in their work, hence the name of the exhibit. We are excited to have their work here on West Chester’s campus.”

Material World Art 2018 West Chester