Since 1989, he has displayed his work in exhibitions around the country.
The show will be up until Dec. 14 when it will close with a meet-the-artist reception from 7 to 10 p.m. in the great hall of the Bluefield Arts Center, 500 Bland St.
River Arts show, sale
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston's Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold its 10th annual River Arts Sale and Showcase in December.
The event offers affordable holiday shopping, with a great variety of unique, locally created fine art and handcrafts.
Hours are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. For more information, call 304-345-5042 or visit www.uucharlestonwv.org.
Holidays at Tamarack
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Here is the upcoming schedule for artisan demonstrations at Tamarack:
Nov. 25: Andy Sheetz, wooden toys; Mary Nease, fine art; Dewaine Gregory, carved wood.
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: Connie Ridgeway, textiles; Christine Keller, jewelry; Frank Ceravalo, photography.
At Tamarack, artisans work in the onsite studios daily, and additional artisans greet guests on weekends in November and December. Fine art, stained glass, American Indian musical instruments, and weaving are among the scheduled demonstrations.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, Interstate 77 exit 45, Beckley. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Visit www.tamarackwv.com or call 888-262-7225.
Showcase of military items
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Archives and History section of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will present the fourth annual showcase of its unique collections from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Culture Center.
This year's theme is "Duty and Honor: Archival Materials from West Virginia's History of Military Service." Military documents, diaries, posters, National Guard materials and items from the USS West Virginia will be on display.
There also will be old photographs, distinctive books, manuscripts and newspapers, Civil War letters, architectural drawings, maps and audio and video clips. Visitors have the chance to take behind-the-scenes tours of archive resources.
The event and a reception are free and the public is invited to attend. The library will close at 5 p.m., and reopen for the showcase only.
Joe Geiger, director of archives and history, said, "This year's focus is West Virginia's military history, a fitting topic as we prepare to celebrate the sesquicentennial of West Virginia's creation, a direct result of the Civil War."
For more information, contact Robert Taylor, library manager for archives and history, at 304-558-0230 ext. 163 or bobby.l.tay...@wv.gov.
WVU vs. Marshall art clash
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fans voted, and members of the WVU art faculty have defeated their counterparts from Marshall in the "Gallery Divided" art exhibit at the Clay Center. Though not on the winning team, Marshall artist Miyuki Akai Cook ran away with the exhibit MVP award.
The first-time exhibit featured paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and video. Visitors voted for their favorite team and artist from August through November, and the Mountaineer team of Dylan Collins, Alison Helm, Erika Osbourne, Michael Sherwin and Nijun Zhang came out with the win.
Marshall fibers professor Miyuki Akai Cook took home the MVP award in a landslide victory. Cook had three pieces on display, which were made from everyday objects like coffee filters, paper, Styrofoam and thread. The fan favorite seemed to be "Fly Away," a piece created specifically for the exhibition that included dozens of origami cranes suspended on pieces of thread.
Cook's teammates were Marshall faculty members Ian Hagarty, Daniel Kaufmann, Natalie Larsen and Brent Patterson.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email ea...@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.