CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Art walkers are invited to join the Charleston Ballet during ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. May 16 for a drink and a snack for its "Dancing and Drinks" series. Visitors may view the inside world of ballet dancers at work in class and rehearsal settings for their upcoming performances.
In addition, "Antique and Modern Porcelain Doll Creations of Becky Turley" will be exhibited at the ballet studio, on the mezzanine of the Security Building, 100 Capitol St.
Elsewhere in downtown Charleston, Gallery Eleven welcomes two new members for ArtWalk: Joyce Daniels and Arthur Evans. Scott Milam and his son, Colin, will be playing easy-listening music at the gallery.
Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery will feature "New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943," a collection of photographs by Ben Shahn in 1935 and Marion Post Wolcott in 1938 in Logan and McDowell counties. The exhibit includes a book signing by Betty Rivard, the editor of the book.
Tony the Tailor is featuring artist Kelly Bryant, and will also debut Crayon Lacing, a West Virginia-based company founded by Marc Rigsby and Bennett Rainey, that offers an assortment of color shoelaces for men's dress shoes. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
On Hale Street, Stray Dog Antiques will present an exhibition titled "Jars" that showcases collections of quotidian, weird and amusing objects composted in jars by Gina Puzzuoli. Artwork by Jake Fertig, Gary Needham, Robert Allender and Paint Coyote Studio will be on display.
Photography by Bill and Carolyn Hilborn will be shown at Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates.
Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served for the opening of a new exhibit at Annex Gallery Taylor Books featuring intricately layered monoprints by Karla Hackenmiller, an associate professor of art at Ohio University. Hackenmiller exhibits nationally and internationally including venues such as the Czech Museum of Fine Art, in Prague; the Buddy Holly Art Center, in Texas; and the Mesa Arts Center, in Arizona.
Calligraphy by Jen Bischof will be shown at Delfine's Jewelry on Capitol Street.
The oil paintings of Belmont artist Karen Chamblin will be featured in the "Inspired By the Old Masters" show at Art Emporium. About 60 paintings, including florals and animals, will be on display and for sale Tuesday through June 16.
New to ArtWalk this month is Hope Village, a boutique shop at First Presbyterian Church that sells art from around the world. The featured item will be one-of-a-kind baskets woven by African craftsmen. All products are fair-trade certified, and 100 percent of the proceeds from sales at Hope Village go back to the artisans.
Uncork & Create will offer a painting event at 6 p.m., "Tulips," led by artist Janet Ripper Chambers. Seating is limited. To register, visit www.uncorkandcreate.com or call 304-552-3331. Works by artists Rebecca Recco and Chet Lowther will be on display.
Three artists will be highlighted at the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, 16th floor of the Huntington Bank Building. They are: Katie Cumberledge's acrylic paintings, Deborah Herndon's photographs and Faye Johnson's jewelry designs.
For more information about all the participating venues, visit www.charlestonartwalk.com. ArtWalk is a program of the Charleston Area Alliance. Masters Law Firm is the title sponsor of ArtWalk.
Paper, sculpture works
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Artists Katherine and Jonathan Cox will show new works on paper and sculpture in their exhibition, "Duet," which opens with a 5:30 p.m. talk May 18 at The Art Store.
A reception to honor the artists will follow. "Duet" is the couple's second exhibition together and their first at The Art Store. The exhibition will continue through June 7.
Katherine Cox is an artist, teacher and the current director of education at the Huntington Museum of Art. She has taught drawing at Marshall University. She is a graduate of Jacksonville University and has studied at Rhode Island School of Design and at the Art Institute of Boston. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Columbus, Ohio, and Canton, Ohio.
Jonathan Cox is a sculptor working primarily in wood and stone. He received a master's in fine art from Rhode Island School of Design, and is a professor of sculpture at Marshall University. He has had solo exhibits, including the Cargoes exhibition at the Avampato Discovery Museum at the Clay Center.