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UAH launches exhibit of murdered artist's work

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The exhibit runs through March 21. The exhibit runs through March 21.
Wharton was found dead at his home in January. Wharton was found dead at his home in January.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The University of Alabama at Huntsville launched an art show this weekend for an elderly Huntsville artist recently murdered in his own home.

The work of Wade Wharton is on display at the Union Grove Gallery on the UAH campus. Wharton was recently murdered in his own home.

Wharton was known for his eccentric art, which he showed off in his front yard and the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Sunday, people came together to remember the man and his work, which will be on display through March 21.

"I've never seen so many people in this gallery in the last few years, and it's obvious they all cared about him," said Marilyn Coffey with the UAH Department of Art. "They all kind of got older with him and took courses with him and got to know his artwork."

Wharton was murdered at his home on Nassau Drive in January. Court documents indicate he was beaten to death. 19-year-old Ervin Tolbert is charged with his murder. Police said he lived across the street from Wharton.

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