A 1970s-themed fashion show featuring WVU-Parkersburg students, staff and faculty kicked off the event at 5 p.m. in the College Activities Center. (Photo by Christina Myer)
Rebecca Rhodes and her grandfather, Dusty Rhodes, play old-time Appalachian music. “Just something we share together; and that’s why we keep playing,” Rebecca said. (Photo by Christina Myer)
Members of the Smoot Barbershop Quartet, from left, Micah Kaminski, Jesse Eaton, James Reedy and Josiah Stephens perform under the direction of Felice Jorgeson. (Photo by Christina Myer)
WVU-P Foundation member Becky Deem and Artsbridge catalog artist Lawrence Greene, of Athens, play the djembe and conga drums. (Photo by Christina Myer)
Guests gather for a chance to paint portions of the “Seasons of Love” mural. (Photo by Christina Myer)
Maker space member Caleb Givens, left, and Professor Logan Mace describe some of the resources available at the maker space. (Photo by Christina Myer)
West Virginia University at Parkersburg, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, played host to a Business After Hours and open house event on Tuesday. The theme of the event at WVU-Parkersburg was “Seasons of Love” from the Broadway musical “Rent” and celebrated the idea that a year can be transformative in a person’s life.