The guide is a collaborative project of Charleston Area Alliance, the city of Charleston, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, Arts Council of Kanawha Valley and FestivALL Charleston.
A website is being developed that will have the guide available online and will serve as a source for future updates to the piece.
The public art guides are available at the following locations: Charleston Area Alliance, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston City Hall, Kanawha County Library, Taylor Books, West Virginia Capitol Complex Culture Center and the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For more information on the guide, contact Salisbury at 304-340-4253 or SSalisb...@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.
Kanawha River movie
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- "The Great Kanawha: An American Story," a historical documentary, will premiere at 8:30 p.m. June 24 on West Virginia Public Television.
Produced by the nonprofit West Virginia Documentary Consortium Inc., the one-hour film tells the story of a river that was integral to the development of the region and the nation. Its focus is from European immigration to present day.
"We present scholars, writers and river experts who weave a fascinating story of the Great Kanawha River," said program creator and consortium President Gary Simmons. "Historical photographs and motion pictures, culled from private and public collections, help illustrate the story. And the program is presented in high definition to enhance the viewing experience."
'Storming Heaven' lecture
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Novelist Denise Giardina will speak about her signature work "Storming Heaven," published 25 years ago, and her writing since then at 2 p.m. June 24 at the MacFarland-Hubbard House, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Her talk will conclude the West Virginia Humanities Council's Little Lecture Series for the year. Admission is $10 and includes a reception after the program. People interested in attending should call the council at 304-346-8500 to confirm that seats remain.
Rhododendron art winners
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 47th annual Rhododendron Outdoors Arts and Craft Festival took place June 10 on the grounds of the Capitol. Cubert Smith was the judge of fine art, and Don Page was the judge for the craft division. The winners were:
Agnes Strickland, Landmark Award; Barbara Delligatti, Fine Art Award; Dusty Quickle, Craft Division Award; Shaley Murray, Sarah Christenson Memorial Award; and Brian Willard, Rhododendron Achievement Award.
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.