Beckley Art Group
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- The Beckley Art Group's Members Exhibit 2012, "It's Out of Our Hands," can be seen at the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery through May 6.
The annual exhibit reflects the talents of the fine art and craft artisans of the group, and all works are for sale. The exhibit is sponsored by LA Gates Co., Moore Insurance Services, Dr. Michael Webb, Rock & Coal Construction and Wells Fargo Advisors.
The group will sponsor "Great Mandala For Peace," organized by Suraj Gurung, with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday. Sponsored by Mountain State University, there will be international hors d'oeuvres served with tea, compliments of the MSU culinary department. View the progress each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A closing ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. April 21.
A sand mandala, unique to Tibetan Buddhism, is drawn and then filled in with colored sand. The finished mandala is consecrated and, having served its purpose, is swept up and dispersed into flowing water.
Beckley Art Group, Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV 25801. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Contact Karen Lilly, director, 304-253-9226 or beckleyartgr...@gmail.com.
Renaissance Art Gallery
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Renaissance Art Gallery will be closed today for Easter.
Charleston artist solo
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts presents artist member Deborah D. Herndon's "Architecture Talks: Doors & Details from Europe and America" exhibit in the Center Members' Gallery during the month of April. This solo exhibit will run through April 29.
Herndon's images "freeze frame" architectural details to reflect the culture of the hands that created them. "The metallic print process I use saturates color slightly and adds a third dimension to draw in the viewer," she said in a news release.
She said her interest in architectural details and cultural artifacts stems from her educational background in anthropology and sociology and urban planning career. Her current show contrasts architecture in different parts of France; Barcelona, Spain; and cities of Belgium with some unique American locales.
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, 813 Sophia St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Tuesday. Visit www.fccava.org or contact Valerie McGovern, 540-373-5646 or v...@mac.com.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History has unveiled a new exhibit, "Portraits of Historic West Virginia Figures," the fourth and final installation in the "Inspired: A West Virginia Series of Juried Exhibitions" at the Culture Center. The show is in the West Virginia State Museum through Aug. 26. The show consists of 29 works by 20 artists in the areas of painting, print/drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts.
Mary Gray, director of the Riffe Gallery for the Ohio Arts Council, in Columbus, Ohio, served as juror for the show.