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WesBanco exhibiting Williams artwork through December

PARKERSBURG — The Christopher B. Williams art exhibit is on exhibit through the month of December at WesBanco, 415 Market St., downtown Parkersburg.

The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Williams is an artist working with graphite and colored pencils. He started out with simple “doodling” using a mechanical pencil, but as his work progressed he started incorporating the different pencils into his work.

As a child, his artistic talent was in the “musical art department” and he was never too interested in the “drawing arts.”

“As I grew older, my love toward music continued as I was perfecting the piano. Although I do not read music I was learning to play the piano by ‘ear,’ as well and picking up playing the saxophone and acoustic guitar,” said Williams.

It wasn’t until about two years ago that his drawing skills started to develop when he was going through stressful times in his life. He discovered picking up a pencil and starting to draw was a good outlet.

As the simple “doodling” became more detailed and complex, the more it intrigued Williams.

He has not had a formal art class and a lot of his art has a theme. Williams is displaying several Star War pieces, Skull Candy, Cars, Dragons, Animal Prints, Stan Lee. All of his art pieces have hidden objects in them, including bees, skulls or maps.

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