CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store is exhibiting "Color Theory," a colorful selection of paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs on display through March 16.
The artwork includes works by Susan Petrysak, Helen Chilton, Ellie Schaul, Jan Griffin, Henry Isaacs, Katherine Cox, Maggie Starcher, Doug Chadwick, Steven Barbash, Caryl Toth, Selina Trieff, Nancy Berlin, Diane White, Kit White, Harold Edwards, David Riffle Katherine Kadish, Mary Boxley Bullington, George Snyder, Barbara Marsh Wilson, Susan Poffenbarger, Ann Glover, Abner Jonas, David Stern, Allen Jonas, Daniel Meyer, Tommy White, Snyder-Meyer, Jim Gibson, Grace Martin Taylor, Helma Groot, Stephen Smigocki and June Kilgore.
Fairytales brought to life
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A new exhibit at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, "Once Upon a Time ... Exploring the World of Fairytales," allows children to literally step inside beloved stories from around the globe within seven immersive environments, each one bringing a favorite fairytale to life through hands-on exploration. The show runs through the end of August.
"Once Upon a Time" is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairytales and the breadth of their cultural significance. Each fairytale was carefully chosen because of its impact and reach or because it allows a window into another time and culture.
The tales include: "Anansi and the Talking Melon" (visitors walk a log bridge and sit on the monkey king's throne), "Beauty and the Beast" (explore the Beast's palace, play the harpsichord, look inside Beauty's dressing table and sit down to a grand feast), "Cinderella" (sweep the hearth, ride in the pumpkin coach and try on the glass slipper), "The Elves and the Shoemaker" (work at the cobbler's bench and try making a pair of shoes), "Jack and the Beanstalk" (hide from the giant ogre, climb the beanstalk and play the magical harp), "Lon Po Po" (hoist the wolf up into the tree), and "Thumbelina" (crawl through a mole hole and search for fairies).