CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Downtown Charleston ArtWalk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Visit www.charlestonartwalk.com.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Jena Lane Blair, lamp work artist and designer of Fenton USA's handcrafted glass beads, will demonstrate beadmaking at two Adams Hallmark locations Friday and Saturday.
A sneak preview of Glassato beads for spring 2012 will be available for purchase during the events. "Glassato" is the term used to describe sparkling coralene glass attached to multihued beads. Fenton recently introduced new bead designs that include styles for Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and patriotic occasions.
Meet Blair from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Adams Hallmark, 202 RHL Blvd., Dudley Farms Plaza, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Adams Hallmark, 525 Huntington Mall, Barboursville.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- During December, juried Tamarack artisans continue to work in the studios onsite and in specified locations throughout the facility on weekends. Book authors sign West Virginia-oriented works, and St. Nick greets guests from noon until 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
Resident artists in December include textiles by Elaine Bliss, Robby Moore, wood by Tish and Greg Westman, pottery by Rod and Paula Queen and glass by John Desmeules (hot glass) and Dough Coleman (etched glass).
Today: Dewain Gregory, carved figurines; Jamey Biggs, pottery
Dec. 16-18: Jamey Biggs, pottery; Lambros Tshulares, pottery
Dec. 21-24: Tatiana Rakhmanina, milliner
Dec. 22-24: Frances Boone, aprons; June Wiley, dried flowers
Dec. 30 and 31: V.E. Lilly, coin rings
Authors Adda Leah Davis, "Lucinda's Mountain," will be at Tamarack Friday, and Marlene Woods, "Rudolph Has the Flu," will be present on Saturday.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, exit 45 off Interstate 77, Beckley. 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. Tamarack will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and will be closed Christmas Day. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.
Parkersburg Art Center
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- The Parkersburg Art Center presents "The Splendor of Regionalism, The Decorative Arts of the Ohio Valley 1800-1870" through Dec. 30.
The exhibit, curated by David Derenberger, features items on loan from the Ohio History Center and private collections.
"It offers a unique opportunity to view early-19th-century western Virginia and Ohio territory decorative arts in a gallery setting," Derenberger said. He said the history of most of the pieces can be traced from when they were made to present-day ownership.
Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission $5 for adult nonmembers, free for members. www.parkersburgartcenter.org. Contact 304-485-3859 or i...@parkersburgartcenter.org.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Arts Council of Kanawha Valley will host Arts Social, a networking event open to all artists of all genres and those working in the arts, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Art Store, 1013 Bridge Road. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be served.
Attendees are encouraged to drop off art supplies at the event or at the Arts Council, 229 Capitol St. The donated art supplies will be given to the Charleston Boys & Girls Clubs in January. Supplies will be accepted until Jan. 6 at the office.
The Art Emporium
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston artist Thorney Lieberman will be featured at The Art Emporium with "Photographs Charleston." An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday during ArtWALK.