Cornfeld named juror
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Michael Cornfeld, retired chairman of Marshall University's Art Department, will judge the upcoming Spring Fine Arts Exhibition, "Color Complements," at the Renaissance Art Gallery.
Mentoring for this event is available. All work submitted to the gallery will be hung in May.
Artists are encouraged to take a primary color and its complement and use these as a foundation for a work of art. This exhibition is open to artists 18 years old and older. All fine art media are welcome. Prospectus is available at the gallery or online at www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance.
A PDF file of the prospectus is available on the Tri-State Art Association's Web site, www.tristatearts.org.
Marmet Locks archaeology
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Division of Culture and History and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have installed a new exhibit, "Uncovering the Past: Archeology from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Marmet Locks Project," in the first-floor rotunda of the state Capitol.
On exhibit are artifacts unearthed before construction on the larger lock could begin in 2002. Highlights include the recovering of two points dating from the earliest known occupation in the Kanawha Valley (8,550 to 8,000 B.C.); a rare excavation of a buried Early Archaic site in West Virginia (8,000 to 6,000 B.C.); the excavation of a 15th-century fortified Late Prehistoric village with 24 houses; and the ruins of the John Reynolds antebellum salt plantation, including a slave cabin site, several salt furnace ruins and evidence of the mansion site.
West Side showcase
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Side Main Street, a program of West Virginia State University Extension Service, is hosting a public art project, "Go West!," designed to showcase Charleston's West Side through the development of a mural to be mounted on a retaining wall in the 1500 block of Washington Street West, in Charleston.
The project is a community education and participation project that will involve a center section of each of six panels designed by a professional artist and surrounded by tiles painted by community members.
Local artists for the project will be selected this month, and work scheduled to begin in June. An installation date of early fall has been set for the mural.
The Sustainable Kanawha Valley Initiative and The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is funding the public art project.
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