Clendenin family history
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Author Gregory Clendenin will present "The Clendenin Family and the Clendenin Massacre" at 6 p.m. July 11 in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Clendenin will discuss the Clendenin family, who were among the founders of the city of Charleston and Kanawha and Mason counties.
The Clendenin massacre occurred on July 15, 1763, at the family homestead near Lewisburg. Archibald Clendenin Jr. and two of his children were among a number of settlers killed by a party of Shawnees led by Chief Cornstalk.
Gregory Clendenin is the author of "The Clendenin Massacre" (Infinity Publishing, 2013).
Attendees are encouraged but not required to register in advance by contacting Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Tay...@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
Hamilton at Taylor Books
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston artist Charly Hamilton has created more than 15 new paintings for a show at Taylor Books.
Each piece is a representation of the environment surrounding the artist.
"In the city scenes, Charly takes an omniscient, bird's-eye view where the buildings and people stack on top of one another and the rivers and streets twist around the canvas, showing up in places that don't make physical sense but support the narrative nature of the painting," Taylor Annex Gallery manager Dan Carlisle said via email.
"It is an 'everything all the time' type of view complete with stories from the local news, stories from his own past, stories that have morphed into myths, story after story that lay both obvious and hidden in the work."