CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fifth annual Art Expo and Sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at 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 others. 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. Email 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.
W.Va. History Bowl
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sixteen teams of eighth-graders from across West Virginia will compete Tuesday for the chance to turn their knowledge of state history, culture and heritage into a championship title during the third annual West Virginia History Bowl at the Culture Center.
The double-elimination tournament that includes a lightning round and a team round features questions about state and county history, culture, heritage and tourism prepared by the staff of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Archives and History Section.
Regional competitions held in February and March involved more than 100 four-member teams from 40 counties. The teams that will take part in the state competition include two teams from Cameron High, Chapmanville Middle, Edison Middle, Fairview Middle, Frankfort Middle, Horace Mann Middle, Jackson Middle, Moorefield Middle, Nuttall Middle, two teams from Shady Spring Middle, Sissonville Middle, Summersville Middle, Suncrest Middle and Williamson Middle.
Each member of the team earning first place at the state competition will receive $500, second-place winners will receive $250 apiece, third-place winners $125, and fourth-place winners $50. The Division also awards prizes for the tourney MVP and all-tournament team.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Renaissance Art Gallery artist Bruce Bowersock will draw free caricatures at Renaissance Art Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. today and April 29.
Also, through May 26, Bowersock will lead the spring session of figure drawing at the Renaissance Art Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturdays. The fees for the class are $128.30 per six-week class including tax. These fees are payable at the first class. The model fees are split among the students and do not amount to more than a few dollars a session.
Class size is limited. To register, call Bruce or Lillia
e Bowersock 304-633-6035.
Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or galler...@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
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.