The Arts Commission serves as a citizen advisory board to the division. The group provides guidance in the establishment of a state arts plan, and approves and distributes grants in aid and awards from federal and state funds. The division is an agency within the state Department of Education and the Arts.
Carnegie Hall exhibits
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The galleries at Carnegie Hall will showcase a new collection of regional artists through Dec. 21. Paula Clendenin's exhibit, "Then and Again," will be held over in the Museum Galleries. A photographic exhibit by Mark Trent, "Southern Exposure," will hang in the Auditorium Gallery.
Come out for all the festivities of First Friday in downtown Lewisburg and be among the first to see the new exhibits. The galleries at Carnegie Hall are open and free to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many of the works are for sale. The purchase of artwork exhibiting at Carnegie Hall benefits the artist and the Hall.
Carnegie Hall, 105 Church St., Lewisburg. Call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Square Meal winner
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The recent Square Meal winner of a $530 for Arts in Education Grant is Mountaineer Montessori School of Charleston.
The junior elementary class will produce a dance performance that explores the energy and lifecycles of local plants and animals, to be presented this spring in a public auditorium. The students will be dressed in black with LEDs sewn into the fabric. The light patterns on their costumes will depict the plants and animals in the story.
The next Square Meal will be in January. At the event, participants will take part in a basic meal together, listen to proposals to receive arts funding, and then vote on which group receives a grant.
November at Tamarack
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Fine art, weaving, jewelry, stained glass, American Indian musical instruments, toys and textiles are among the demonstrations slated for November. They are:
Nov. 4: Stephanie Danz, stained glass
Nov. 9-11: Ginger Danz, fine art; Wendy Clark, weaver; Theresa Currence, hand-painted ornaments
Nov. 16-18: Rose Dobbins and Pam Gatens, fine art, note cards, pet portraits and apparel; Charlie Brown, wood turning
Nov. 23-25: Andy Sheetz, wooden toys; Mary Nease, fine art; Dewaine Gregory, carved wood
Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2: Connie Ridgeway, textiles; Christine Keller, jewelry; Frank Ceravalo, photography
Other special events include the opening of "Gifted," the latest fine art gallery exhibition, at 3 p.m. Nov. 11. Meet the artists who have created pieces of work meant to be holiday gifts. The exhibit runs through Jan. 18.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, Exit 45 off Interstate 77, Beckley. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except for today, when it will open at 1:30 p.m. and on Thanksgiving when it will close at 5 p.m. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Manhattan graphic designer Andrew Shea will present a visiting artist lecture at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Creative Arts Center, on the Evansdale campus of West Virginia University. The event is free.
Shea is a multidisciplinary graphic designer and writer. His projects have involved designing identities, motion graphics, websites, exhibition graphics and publications. He also teaches design courses at Maryland Institute College of Art, Fordham University and Parsons the New School for Design.
His recent book "Designing for Social Change" was published by Princeton Architectural Press and features strategies that can help community-based graphic design projects become more effective. It includes 20 projects from around the country.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Historic Preservation Office has extended the deadline for Survey and Planning grant submissions to Nov. 9.
About $80,000 will be awarded for preservation efforts. State and local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and firms, and educational institutions are qualified to apply. Grant funds are awarded on a matching basis.
A complete grant package is available by contacting SHPO grants coordinator Pamela Brooks at 304-558-0240, ext. 720; pam.a.bro...@wv.gov; SHPO, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Culture Center, Charleston, WV 25305; or www.wvculture.org/shpo/forms.html.