Eligible projects include the restoration, rehabilitation or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Properties owned by church organizations or used exclusively for religious purposes are not eligible for funding. Governmental properties that are not accessible to the public also are not eligible for funding. All applications must show evidence of public support and public benefit.
A complete program description, including funding priorities and selection criteria, is available from the grants staff of the Historic Preservation Office. Call 304-558-0240 or visit www.wvculture.org/shpo.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The State Historic Preservation Office has published "Land, People and Statehood," a 13-month calendar highlighting West Virginia's pathway to statehood. The calendars are free while supplies last.
Each month, the calendar focuses upon a different historic character, parcel of land or Civil War site in West Virginia. The topics include battle sites and historic mansions and buildings, such as Independence Hall in Wheeling and Tyree Tavern in Fayette County.
The calendar also has information on the Certified Local Government Program, Section 106 review process, historic rehabilitation tax credits, the National Register of Historic Places and grants available.
To request a free copy of the calendar, write to West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 2013 Calendar, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV 25305, or contact Conni McMorris at 304-558-0240 or conni.l.mcmor...@wv.gov.
The 2013 calendar, "Land, People and Statehood," was funded in part by the U.S. National Park Service.
Art Store artists
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store has works this week by local artists Diane White, DutchHammer and the late June Kilgore.
White is a Marshall University graduate who focuses on mixed-media painting, which involves manipulation of color and line.
Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer make up the artistic duo DutchHammer. Together, they manipulate wood, glass and metal to create colorful sculptures.
The Art Store is also featuring a large-scale work by the late June Kilgore, a popular abstract expressionist artist in West Virginia. Kilgore taught for many years at Marshall University and served as chairwoman of the art and design department.
The Art Store, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1013 Bridge Road, Charleston; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.
Collages in national show
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two area artists, Dick Allowatt and Mark Tobin Moore, have their artwork included in a national show.
The National Collage Society Signature Member Show is on exhibit from Jan. 25 to March 17 at the Mesa Art Center in Phoenix.
Allowatt, who won one of five merit awards given, lives in St. Albans and is art director for the Arnold Agency. Moore, of Charleston, is an art professor at Concord University-Beckley.
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.