According to a news release from the Art Store, Katherine Cox's current imagery draws from themes of coupling and uncoupling, using the natural objects as stand-ins for figures, representations of the human condition and relationships. Her delicately rendered drawings call attention to dichotomies within seemingly simple materials such as stone, twigs, leaves and paper.
Interest in craft and detail also appears in Jonathan Cox's large-scale wood and stone sculptures. "Both artists recall natural forms, and incorporate wood and stone either as material or subject matter, though achieving different levels of intimacy and physical relationships with their audiences," notes an Art Store news release.
The Art Store, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1013 Bridge Road; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.
Color and light
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- "Wavelengths: The Art & Science of Color and Light" opened May 11 in both the art gallery and Mylan Explore-atory at the Clay Center.
Visitors to the interactive show may experiment with hands-on activities to learn how manipulating color can alter the look of an object, as well as enhance ideas and emotions.
Clay Center President and CEO Judy Wellington said the exhibit was designed to provide an interactive experience to all museum visitors through art and science integration. "We wanted to come up with something that brought art and science together and that anyone of any age could enjoy."
Sponsored by Charleston Pediatric Dentistry and WesBanco, the exhibit will be on display in the Explore-atory through Sept. 8 and in the art gallery through Nov. 22.
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, One Clay Square; www.theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3570. Smart Pass (includes galleries, film and planetarium): $14.50 for adults; $12 for children, teachers and senior citizens. Galleries only: $7.50 for adults; $6 for children, teachers and seniors. Members get free, unlimited access to galleries and planetarium shows, as well as discounts on films.
Crafts movement lecture
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The May Little Lecture presented by the West Virginia Humanities Council will look at how the West Virginia crafts movement was born and continues to provide opportunities for craftspeople and consumers.
Donald Page, who was a coordinator of the state effort to train and assist craftspeople in the early 1960s, will tell the story of how the crafts movement evolved with his talk "The West Virginia Crafts Movement" at 2 p.m. May 19.
All Little Lectures are presented in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E. Admission is $10 and includes a reception after the program. For more information, call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500 or email pa...@wvhumanities.org. Robinson & McElwee PLLC is sponsoring the 2013 Little Lecture Series.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is accepting nominations for best contributions to the preservation of the state's historical resources.
Award categories include: Preservation Achievement Award, for an outstanding individual project in historic preservation; Historic Landscape Restoration Award; Award for Preservation of Downtowns; Best Use of Historic Preservation Tax Credits Award; and Community Preservation Award, for organizational, business or community efforts to preserve significant portions of a town.
Nominations should focus on projects completed within the past two years with properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. A nomination form with guidelines can be found on the Preservation Alliance's website, www.pawv.org. Nominations must be submitted electronically to i...@pawv.org by May 15. For more information, call 304-345-6005 or email i...@pawv.org.
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. -- The final showing of the Metropolitan Opera's 2012-13 season will be an encore presentation of "Julius Caesar" from 6:30 to 11 p.m. May 15 at Cinemark, Huntington Mall, Barboursville.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for children. For free passes, call 304-344-9091.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email ea...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.