CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A "ReArt Workshop on Ecobeading" will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity's Homeowner Education and Community Center, 815 Court St.
ReArt is a series of workshops created by a collaboration between Step-by-Step WV and Habitat ReStore, and funded by the Sustainable Kanawha Valley Imitative. Artists are paid to teach participants art projects using repurposed, reused and/or recycled materials.
January's featured artist is Sherri Botkins-Walker, who creates and sells bead jewelry made from recycled paper, magazines, fliers and periodicals.
ReArt workshops are free and open to the public. Registration required by contacting Will Taylor, 304-989-4118.
Clay Center exhibits
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three new exhibits -- "Migrations," "It's All Relative" and "Why Look at Animals?" -- will offer a range of artistic styles and subjects in the Clay Center art gallery through April 7.
"Why Look at Animals?" is organized by the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, N.Y. Both familiar and unfamiliar selections from the famous collection will allow visitors to study how photography has been used to tell the stories of animals over the years. This exhibit is sponsored by WesBanco.
"Migrations" is a collection of fine-art prints from six American Indian artists whose work, when combined, represents a wide spectrum of cultures and experiences. Created with the help of the University of New Mexico's Tamarind Institute and Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Ore., these contemporary pieces put a new spin on traditional Indian art.
In "It's All Relative," gallery visitors will take a digital look at lunar and solar eclipses. Artist Michael Sherwin compiled 25 different YouTube videos into one incredible piece.
A free art and science lecture series begins Thursday in addition to the three new exhibits.
The lectures are underwritten by the West Virginia Humanities Council. The first lecturer will be Gail Wight, associate professor in the Department of Art and History at Stanford University, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Wight integrates science and its history into her artwork and shows how cultural notions of art and science have evolved.
Museum admission is free for members. Admission for nonmembers is $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. Films and planetarium shows have separate admission charges. For more information on these and other Clay Center exhibits and programs, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- "Table Top Bronze Sculptures by Women Artists" will run through May 13 at the Huntington Museum of Art in the Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall.
The collection is made up of small-scale bronzes by female American artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of these works come from the collections of Herbert Fitzpatrick and of Arthur and Ruth Dayton.
The exhibit includes works by Doris Porter Caesar, Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Chana Orloff, Edith Bardetto Parsons, Marguerite Stix, Grace Helen Talbot and Bessie Potter Vonnoh.
Also, six early glass sculptures from the museum's permanent collection by Harvey Littleton will be displayed in the Glass Gallery. "Harvey Littleton: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Glass Studio Movement" will be on display through Nov. 18.
The American Studio Glass movement began with two glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962. The workshops were taught by Harvey K. Littleton, who, along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for glassworking that made it possible for individual artists to work in independent studios.
Huntington Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington; 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org. Admission $5 per person or $18 for a family of four or more. Admission is free on Tuesdays and to museum members.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Clay Center's lunchtime lecture series continues with "Archaeology At Rome's Egyptian Frontier" with Leslie Anne Warden at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Warden will discuss archaeological work in Kharga, the southernmost of Egypt's oases. In the third and fourth centuries, the Kharga Oasis was the frontier of the Roman Empire.
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, One Clay Square, Charleston; www.theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3570.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The 26th annual Student Juried Exhibition, created by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art and Design, opened this week in the Birke Art Gallery on Marshall University's campus.
The jurors for the 2012 exhibition are Mark Tobin Moore and Jennifer Reis.
The Birke Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evenings. It is located in Smith Hall, at the corner of Hal Greer Boulevard and Third Avenue. Admission is free and all events are open to the public.
'Drawn into Nature'
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County Public Library will introduce children to the works of 20th-century artist Georgia O'Keeffe with a series of programs for all ages. Children will create an original work of art in the style of O'Keeffe through a variety of activities.
Children may sign up for "Drawn into Nature with Georgia O'Keeffe" at the following libraries: