From Oct. 25-27, Delbert Pitchford will demonstrate wood carving, Margaret Adkins, textiles, and Francis Boone and Sharon Hypes, dried flowers.
In addition, the Tamarack gallery will feature artists expressing ideas in and outside the natural world through Nov. 8 in the exhibit "Opposites Abstract."
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, Exit 45 off I-77, Beckley. 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, 364 days a year. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.
Greenbrier fine art week
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Greenbrier has partnered with the Walls Fine Art Gallery to present its first Greenbrier Fine Art Week from Nov. 4-10.
The main event will be the First Look! party, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Nov. 8, where about 50 new paintings will be unveiled and available for purchase for the first time. Charles Movalli's "Pumpkins", a 36-x36-inch acrylic on canvas painting, will be given away at the First Look! party. Tickets for the party are $250 and may be purchased by calling 855-787-8105, option 4. There is no admission charge to all other Greenbrier Fine Art Week events.
"Movalli became an art teacher, influential art editor and writer. But above all, he is a painter. His dramatic brushwork creates the vibrant lighting and sense of movement that captures the essence of a scene," said Nancy Marshall with Walls Fine Art Gallery. "The popularity of Movalli's books and articles led to many years of teaching and grounded him in the fundamentals of painting. Perhaps more importantly, these experiences led to his becoming a full-time painter."
The Greenbrier Fine Art Week gathers a select group of fine artists from around the country to paint and to record The Greenbrier's area landscape, including its mountains, valleys, towns and rivers.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.greenbrier.com/art or call Nancy Marshall at Walls Fine Art Gallery, 304-520-1221.
Photographer solo exhibit
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Charleston photographer Deborah Herndon has a solo exhibit of her latest photography at Clay & Cotton gallery/boutique at Norton Commons, Louisville, Ken., through January. Earlier in the month, she opened a solo exhibit at D'Accord Boutique in Shepherdstown.
Herndon won two honorable mentions recently for her artwork, "White Handrail, Collioure" and "Orange Brasserie, Paris" at regional juried exhibitions at the Fredericksburg (Va.) Center for Creative Arts.
Filmmaker of the year
John Nakashima was honored as the West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year at the West Virginia Filmmakers Festival last weekend in Sutton. The award goes to a state filmmaker whose most recent work or lifetime work has had the utmost impact on the West Virginia film industry.
Nakashima, a senior producer/director at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been with the organization since 1975 and has produced, directed, shot and edited documentaries for the organization since 1977. He is currently working on a TV documentary about poverty-stricken children in West Virginia and a boxed CD set of Irene McKinney recordings.