Taylor Books Annex Gallery
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A collection of sculpture, painting and works on paper is now on exhibit at Annex Gallery.
Tiera Floyd, a native of Sutton and recent graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan University, has a new body of work, "Legacy of the Lines." The pieces focus on the cracks, wrinkles, whiskers, scuffs and scars of five senior citizens from her hometown.
Floyd spent a lot of time with each of her subjects and chose to focus on specific features and gestures to capture the history and soul of each individual. The result, while excluding much of the information included in a traditional portrait, gives the viewer a much more intimate and compelling experience.
Artist Brett Kern has taken his examination of dinosaurs in popular culture and turned it into some unique and humorous series of ceramic sculptures. It's a mixture of "Jurassic Park," "Land Before Time" and "Barney."
Also on display are works by Ohio University printmaking instructor Karla Hackenmiller, Joe Mullins of Charleston, who created the female veterans memorial at the state Capitol, Charly Jupiter Hamilton, Indiana-based artist Edward Powell and other regional artists.
Annex Gallery at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St., Charleston. Hours 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contact Dan Carlisle, gall...@taylorbooks.com or 304-342-1461. Visit www.taylorbooks.com.
Happening at Tamarack
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Babe Ruth is perhaps the greatest sports hero in American history. But the "Sultan of Swat" or "The Bambino," as he came to be known, was more than a ballplayer; Ruth was a public figure whose popularity transcended that of any game.
Gene Worthington brings the Babe's story to life, from his youth in Baltimore and his early career as a Red Sox pitcher to his years of glory in Yankee pinstripes.
Presented by the West Virginia Humanities Council, Worthington presents the Babe in Chautauqua style at 1 p.m. July 21 at Tamarack. First he gives a monologue, taking the audience through Ruth's life. Worthington answers questions from the audience as the Babe. Finally, he breaks character and talks about Babe Ruth from a contemporary point of view and discusses the impact Ruth continues to have on baseball. Admission free.
Artist demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this month at Tamarack include:
July 8: Barbara Miles, Hardanger embroidery; Donna Myles, weaving; Ginger Danz, fine art.
July 13-15: Christine Keller, jewelry; Frances Boone, dried flowers; June Willey, aprons.
July 20-22: Delbert Pitchford, carved wood; Lynda Rhodes, note cards/painter.
July 27-29: Anne Beardslee, basket weaver; Charlie Brown, woodworker; Teresa Holcomb, jewelry/woodworker.
Cast members of the "The Aracoma Story" will perform sections of the historical production at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 14 at Tamarack. Admission is free.