Contact Charles Morris at 304-558-0220.
Exhibitors and works include John Barone, Morgantown, "Robert C. Byrd," lithograph, and "Waitman Thomas Willey," oil on canvas; Brooke Blatt, Huntington, "The Visionary: Collis P. Huntington," graphite drawing; Shelia Chipley, Princeton, "Mother Jones," mixed media, and "Robert C. Byrd," mixed media; John Farley, Huntington, "Don Kinnard: When we die, we will die with our arms unbound," colored pencil on paper, third place ($250); Jan Lewis Haddox, Point Pleasant, "Mad Anne Bailey," oil on canvas; Sharon Harms, Charleston, "American Genius: Pearl Buck," watercolor, and "History Maker Jim Justice," watercolor; James Huffman, Tornado, "Jesse 'Don' Knotts," pencil on paper; Nancy Key, Morgantown, "Portrait of Earl Ray Tomblin," acrylic, and "Portrait of Jay Rockefeller," acrylic; Laurel Mackenzie-Gage, "Capon Bridge -- Byrd with Fiddle," pencil and charcoal; Laura Moul, Charleston, "Basketball Legacy," digital photograph, and "Legacy of Service," digital photograph;
Derek Overfield, Fairmont, "Captain Brown Contemplating his Mission," oil paint with photographic transfer on canvas, and "The Proud and Mournful Buckhougahelas," acrylic, photo transfer and cut fabric; Wanda Qualls, Hurricane, "Stonewall Jackson," oil painting, and "West Virginia Coal Miner," oil painting; Sandi K. Reinhart, Craigsville, "Old Timer Coal Miner," sepia oil painting on leather, First Place/Purchase Award ($1,000); Mary Russell, Charleston, "The Miner's Angel," watercolor; Gregory Sava, Birch River, "Robert C. Byrd, Jr.: Man of Justice," digital photograph; Debbie Kalt Sisson, Ripley, "Jennifer Garner," acrylic on canvas, and "Memories of Robert Byrd," watercolor; Stephen Sisson, Ripley, "Jerry West," pencil drawing; Tommy Warf, Huntington, "West Virginia Coal Women's Auxiliary," ceramic installation, honorable mention ($150); Wendy Wassink, Fayetteville, "Portrait of Senator H. Truman Chafin," oil painting, second place ($500); Sandra Wright, Mt. Storm, "Melvin the Miner," mixed media, and "WV Finest: Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize Winner," mixed media.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charles Ledbetter will present "Lessons Learned by a Lay Person about the Joys and Frustrations of Genealogical/Historical Research" at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Ledbetter will relate some of the pitfalls he has found in researching the history of individuals and organizations and will share the lessons he has learned from that research. He will discuss online genealogy programs; working with librarians and archivists; using census data and official documents; conducting interviews; translating the language of the past; and interpreting myths and stereotypes. He also will reveal specific examples of lessons learned in his research of black Americans and American Indians.
Ledbetter is the vice chairman of the state Archives and History Commission. He has a doctorate from Kent State University. After retiring as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army, he spent almost 30 years at West Virginia State University, retiring as professor emeritus in education.
Ledbetter is the author of three books and a number of articles.
Contact Robert Taylor at bobby.l.tay...@wv.gov or 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
Art Expo and Sale
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fifth annual Art Expo and Sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at the B'nai Jacob Synagogue, 1599 Virginia St. E., and hosted by the Ladies' Auxiliary.
Exhibitors and authors include The Koenig Art Emporium and artist Traci Higginbotham; artists Don Ashworth, Jo Anne Jacobs, Debbie Sisson and Jeanne K. Cochran; photographers, Attish Baidya, Laura Maul and Sheila Caim; artist and jewelry designer Damienne Dibble; jewelry designers Charlotte Pritt and Lori Saas; woodturning by Stan Cook; woodworking by Andy Sheetz; pottery artist Randy Selbe; and jewelry designer and doll makers Jo Brewer and Kathy Petrella. Fabric artist and weaver Valerie Asbury from Lexington, Ky., will present a weaving project for children.
Authors include Aila Accad, Lynn Clark, Harry Peck, Ruth Kirk and more to come. Cookbooks will be available from both Ladies' Auxiliary, "Still Cooking at One-Hundred," and Temple Israel's newly published addendum to a previously published edition.
A lunch menu of soup, wraps, chips, fruits and drinks will be available through the Shape Shop of Charleston. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the event for artwork and books from specific exhibitors. Winners do not have to be present to win.
Donation at the door: adults $2 (includes a raffle ticket); children $1. Visit www.ArtExpo2012.com. Contact ArtExpo2...@aol.com or call Linda Toborowsky, 304-343-3547 or 304-549-4541, Danita Nellhaus, 304-549-3095, or Nancy Morton at B'nai Jacob, 304-346-4722.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.