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Arts notes: Oct. 6, 2013

By Staff reports
Courtesy photo
Caroline Jennings's "Paris Rain," an oil on canvas, is featured at The Art Store through Nov. 15.
Courtesy photo Gretchen Haien's "Incidentals 029," a digital pigment photographic print, is exhibited at The Art Store through Nov. 15.
Courtesy photo WVU's "Art Up Close!" event will feature John Sloan's (American, 1971-1951) "Anshutz on Anatomy," a black and white etching created in 1912.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Finding hidden ancestors

At 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Jeanne Eppley, also known as Snow Flower and author of "My Family Tells This Story," will present "Finding Hidden Ancestors: A Native American Perspective" in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center, state Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.

For more information, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner, at 304-558-0220 or at caryn.s.gresham@wv.gov.

Trio of female artists at The Art Store.

Three female artists from New York, Kansas and Mississippi will be featured at The Art Store from Oct. 12 through Nov. 15. The exhibit features paintings and photographs that use narrative as a central aspect. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12, a reception will be held to honor the artists.

Caroline Jennings, originally from West Virginia, creates multi-scenic spaces featuring stylized figures. Jennings' works use ordinary objects to symbolize the grander themes of life, death and the passage of time.

Maggie Starcher, also originally from West Virginia, paints in gauzy, jewel-toned layers, creating dreamy scenes in which figures and architectural forms intermingle among lush plant life. Starcher manipulates sense of time, space and memory to develop a visual narrative.

Gretchen Haien's simply composed photographs invite viewers to contemplate the spiritual with photographic images of the most incidental of objects.

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, Charleston; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.

Vermeer music exhibition film

BARBOURSVILLE -- From 7:30-9:10 p.m. Oct. 10, Cinemark at the Huntingon Mall in Barboursville, Regal Nitro, and Regal Morgantown theaters will host the exhibition film "Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure."

The film is an exploration of the musical pastimes of the 17th-century Netherlands and the art of Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries. Vermeer is known as the painter of the "Girl with a Pearl Earring." The film features the Academy of Ancient Music as Resident Ensemble at the National Gallery, London.

Tickets at Cinemark are $11.50 adults, $10.50 seniors, $9.50 children. At Regal Nitro and Regal Morgantown, $12.50, all tickets. For additional information, call 304-733-3984.

Digital photo workshops

Photographer Thorney Lieberman will teach digital photography workshops from 3-5 p.m., Oct. 13, 20 and 27 in his East End studio, 1514 Virginia St. E. The cost is $150 for all three sessions.

He will cover how to get the most out of your camera, introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, shooting RAW and using Adobe Lightroom, lighting for portraits, shooting panoramas and tips and tricks to getting better photos.

To register for the classes, email thorney5@suddenlink.net or call 304-342-1842.

Media art workshop

WHEELING -- Christopher Leeper, a water media artist and writer, is exhibiting at Artworks in the Studio Gallery, 2200 Market St., in October. He will be offering a three-day workshop in acrylics the first three days of November.

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, he will provide a demonstration. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2, a working workshop will take place for a fee of $400. From noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, a working workshop will take place for a fee of $200. The total fee for the three days will be $600 per participant. All fees are to be prepaid. Complete refunds will be made if the participants cannot attend the workshop.

To register, contact Janet Rodriguez at 304-232-1860 or jkbrodriguez@yahoo.com.

The Art Museum of WVU collection

MORGANTOWN -- From 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, the Art Museum of West Virginia University and the Friends of the Museum will host an "Art Up Close!" event focusing on individual works of art from the museum collection. It will feature American artist John Sloan's 1912 print titled "Anshutz on Anatomy."

Bernie Schultz, former dean of WVU's College of Creative Arts and currently director of education and external affairs for the Art Museum and professor of Art History in the School of Art & Design, will discuss his research about art and medical history. His book, "Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy," UMI Research Press, 1985, was among the first publications to advance interdisciplinary research between these fields of study.

The presentation will take place in the Museum Education Center (formerly the Erickson Alumni Center) adjacent to the WVU Creative Arts Center. It will be followed by a question and answer session and light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Art Museum of WVU at 304-293-2141 or see the website at: http://www.ccarts.wvu.edu/art--museum.

Photography & Mr. Fitz Exhibits at HMOA ending soon

HUNTINGTON -- The permanent collection of the Huntington Museum of Art contains more than 90 photographs ranging from an early daguerreotype from the 1850s to digital images from the 21st century. The exhibit runs through Oct. 13.

Running through Oct. 20 is the exhibit: "Huntington Federal Savings Bank Presents: Mr. Fitz: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Huntington Museum of Art." This extended exhibition, which opened in October 2012, presents selected highlights from the more than 425 works donated by the late Herbert Fitzpatrick.

The Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed to the public Monday. Membership begins at $25 and benefits include free admission. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.

Compiled by JUDY E. HAMILTON


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