LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Susan Harb's "Rust for Lust" exhibit is on display at Carnegie Hall's Museum Gallery through Oct. 26.
"I look at things and they look back," Harb says of her approach to art. "Faces in fence posts, body parts in rusted metal, the rising sun in a chrome hubcap. I can't pass up what others throw out. The aim of my found-object art is to invite a second look, to evoke a smile, to celebrate the beauty of faded paint, the patina of rust ... to encourage an eco-consciousness in our highly disposable society."
The artist has a bachelor's degree in news-editorial writing from the University of Florida. She is a freelance travel writer for The Washington Post. She has spent 15 years traveling to developing countries, meeting with artisans and promoting their art.
Exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Falls at 304-645-7917, fa...@carnegiehallwv.org, or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Tamarack Foundation is hosting two events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at Capitol Market and the East End Bazaar. Both venues will highlight the talent of West Virginia craft artisans who will be demonstrating and selling their work. Nearly 30 artists have committed to participating.
Art-A-Palooza will celebrate local artists and engage the community in a better understanding of the economic and cultural value of handcraft.
The East End Bazaar is at Washington Street East and Ruffner Avenue. For more on the Tamarack Foundation and its events, call 304-926-3770 or email Sherri Walker at she...@tamarackfoundation.org.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Laura Moul, nationally certified professional photographer, will teach a three-session beginning digital photography class at Paintbrush Studio, 303A Pennsylvania Ave.
Classes will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 16 and 30. The $75 fee includes reference materials. Contact Laura Moul at 304-743-8281, lauram...@aol.com or www.moulphotography.com for more information.
McDowell County film
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Elaine McMillion has created an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County.
McMillion will discuss her documentary film "Hollow" at three Kanawha County Public Library locations. The film will be shown at the Main Library at 6 p.m. Sept. 11, the Riverside Branch Library at 10 a.m. Sept. 12; and the St. Albans Branch Library at 6 p.m. Sept. 12.
Some McDowell County residents, including bluegrass musician Alan Johnston, will attend the screenings.