CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The deadline for West Virginians to submit holiday ornaments for the Artistree in the Governor's Mansion is Nov. 15. West Virginia artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their handmade ornaments.
The tree showcases West Virginia artwork to everyone who visits the mansion in December. For more information on the Artistree and to download a form to submit with an ornament, visit www.wvculture.org/arts/artistree/2013form.pdf. For more information, contact Caryn Gresham at 304-558-0220 or caryn.s.gres...@wv.gov.
Hanukkah gift/art show
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- B'nai Jacob Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Chanukah Gift and Art Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at B'nai Jacob Synagogue, 1599 Virginia St. E. The Hanukkah gift show began in the 1950s and expanded last year to include the works of artists, artisans and authors. Admission is free.
The show will have a variety of holiday gifts and ideas, including books by author Aila Accad, paintings by Traci Higgenbotham, handmade dolls by Jo Brewer, gems and jewelry by Charlotte Pritt, stained-glass art by Leah Peal, jewelry by Halee Kalinoski, essential oils by Pam Litz, Mary Kay products and gift baskets by Barbara S. Rubin, jewelry by Teresa Young, and artwork by the Sunday school students under the direction of David Pushkin.
Potato latkes, hot dogs, salads, chips, and drinks will be for sale beginning at 11 a.m. For additional information, call Linda Toborowsky at 304-549-4541 or Nancy Morton at 304-346-4722 or visit www.bnaijacob.com.
Capital City Art and Craft Show
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 2013 Capital City Art and Craft Show will feature exhibits and demonstrations by more than 160 artisans from all over West Virginia and a dozen other states.
The show has been sponsored and organized by the Kanawha City Lions Club for the past 45 years. It is an annual fundraiser for the club's multiple charitable endeavors that serve the greater Charleston area, including the sight conservation program. Free glaucoma screenings for adults and children will be offered.
The show will take place in the Charleston Civic Center Grand Hall from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 and noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 24. An exhibitor map will be available at the entrance. Food is available at the back of the Grand Hall.
Admission is $6. Coupons for a $1 admission discount are available at various locations, including www.kclionsclub.org. Re-entry into the show is possible with a re-entry ticket available from the door monitor at the exits.
Gallery Eleven art
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Abstract artist Joyce Daniels is the featured artist for November at Gallery Eleven.
"Only recently was I introduced to abstract painting with acrylics, and I jumped in with both feet because this medium enabled me to experiment as never before with colors and textures," Daniels said in her artist's statement for the gallery.
Gallery Eleven, 1025 Quarrier St., is a cooperative of West Virginia artists. The group's mission is to present a diverse range of traditional artistic expressions in painting, pottery, stained and blown glass, jewelry and various other artistic mediums.
An artist is in residence during gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For additional information, call 304-342-0083 or visit www.galleryeleven.com.
Red Dot Day
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store will have "Red Dot Day" Nov. 23. It is an "artists inventory reduction" where "everything must sell."