Bethany, W.Va. – The artworks of Edward Evans Golden, a lifetime resident of the Wheeling, W.Va. area, will be on display in the Renner Union Gallery at Bethany College until March 2, 2007.

The collection includes approximately 30 framed paintings and sketches of portraits, landscapes and still life. The media includes oils, pastels, chalks, charcoals and water colors.6569DSC_0562.JPG

This will be the first time that a collection of Golden’s art is shown in public exhibit. Until now, this aspect of his many creative talents and endeavors has been largely very personal and known and appreciated primarily only to his family and friends.

Best known as a prominent and successful realtor, appraiser and consultant in home financing, Golden died in 1977.

“E.E. Golden loved life. He always loved all the arts, each of which he believed was a special statement about life,” said his daughter Helen Roberts. “If he were here today, he would be humbled and embarrassed by all the attention. But I believe he would be smiling, too.”

Golden’s artwork is generously on loan from his family, which includes his children Edward “Ted” Robert Golden, ’42, Dr. Helen C. “Peach” Golden Roberts, ’46 and Gordon Eugene “Gene” Golden, ’48.

An afternoon tea reception will be held on Sunday February 25, 2007, from 3-5 p.m. at Renner Union.

Renner Union Gallery is located on the Bethany College campus. It is open to the public free of charge. For hours of operation and more information, please contact Renner Union at (304) 829-7901.