October 01, 2021 - October 29, 2021
  • Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Arts Center
    1330 National Road
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm / Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Free Admssion

For more than 60 years, master photographer Jay Stock documented the traditions and cultures of North American Indian Tribes. A visual tribute to these tribes, Stock’s portraits reflect his respect for history and love of the human spirit while capturing deep emotional content. Each image is a discovery of creative concepts and insight into composition, lighting and design.

Visions of Our Native American Heritage provides a prism through which the pageantry and heritage of the American Indians may be viewed. It is also a tribute to Stock’s artistry. With the objective eye of the camera, a page of history has been recorded.

Headdresses, artifacts, ceramics, tools and jewelry from the collection of author, artist and historian Alan Fitzpatrick are also part of the exhibition. Copies of Jay’s book, Visions of Our Native American Heritage, will be available to purchase with proceeds going to Oglebay Institute’s Capital Campaign.

The exhibition is on display through October 29.

Sponsored by United Bank.

A free public opening reception takes place 1-3pm Sunday, September 12. Regular  gallery hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday and during all classes and public events.

Stifel Center Art Exhibit Season

A vibrant public space accessible to everyone, the Stifel Fine Arts Center showcases the work of established and emerging artists. Year-round, changing exhibits encourage enjoyment and appreciation of visual art through direct engagement with original works in traditional and non-traditional mediums.

Exhibits provide a platform for critical thinking, stimulate learning about art and the creative process and challenge viewers to expand the definition of art and reflect on the role of art in society.

Exhibits are free and open to the public to tour.

About the Stifel Fine Arts Center

Housed in the historic Edemar Mansion, the Stifel Fine Arts Center is a treasure trove for artistic expression and personal fulfillment. As a public arts center, the community can enjoy our galleries, classrooms and performance spaces. Artists, art lovers, students, educators and families gather here to connect and engage in creative pursuits.

Tour our art galleries and see the work of local, regional and national artists. You can take a class in painting, pottery, jewelry making and more. Our classes and workshops provide knowledge and tools to explore the visual arts.

Attend a jazz concert, wine tasting or craft beer event. The elegant setting is ideal for date nights and evenings out with friends.