WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- "Art Friends of West Virginia," a joint exhibit of artists Tonie Garrett, Betty McMullen, Jerre Watkins and Joy Cooper, will be presented from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 and from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 2 in the North Parlor at The Greenbrier resort.
Garrett's works are in pastel and oil. McMullen's art is oil. Watkins and Cooper are watercolor artists.
The exhibit and sale is open to the public. For more information, contact Tonie Garrett at 304-722-0195 or www.toniegarrettart.com.
FOOTMAD staff member
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha Valley Friends Of Old Time Music And Dance announced the appointment of its first professional staff member, Burr Beard. He began work with the organization on Aug. 1.
The creation of the arts administrator position was made possible in part by a grant awarded by the West Virginia Commission on the Arts for staff support. Board member Martha Ballman, of South Charleston, authored the successful grant application.
Beard will assist FOOTMAD in its mission to preserve, promote and present traditional music and dance through its upcoming season of concerts, dances, educational outreach and jam sessions.
Beard brings 35 years' experience in communications, public radio broadcasting and station management. In 2012, Beard and partner Dawn Warner formed Roots Town Radio Inc. as a nonprofit organization with a mission of founding a low-power FM radio station.
More information about FOOTMAD's upcoming programming can be found at www.footmad.org.
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