Arts Notes: Sept. 15, 2013
This painting by Traci Higginbotham is on display at the Art Emporium.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- ArtWalk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19. Twenty-three businesses are participating; maps are available at each venue. The free event is a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm.
The Purple Moon/Modern by Design, 906 Quarrier St., will feature selections from the Pat and Helen Hamilton collection titled "Patriotism to Modernism: Art and More from a West Virginia Family."
Uncork and Create, 1031 Quarrier St., will hold a public painting event. A local artist will take people step-by-step through the creation of their own "Purple Door" painting. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. Cost is $45 per person. Pre-registration required at www.uncorkandcreate.com.
Stray Dog Antiques, 219 Hale St., will feature displays of vintage mesh Whiting Davis purses, illustrated cigarette cards, zebra figurines, Retro Red mid-century metal furniture, plus art by Gary Needham and Paint Coyote Studio.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, 900 Lee St. E., will show photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Jeanne K. Cochran, Mkyal Baisden, Adrienne Galloway and Anna Nibert.
Tony the Tailor, 822 Virginia St. E., will have a ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m. and a tasting of small-batch bourbons. There will be special pricing with opportunities to enter drawings for jackets, shoes, jeans and other items. The guest artist is photographer Tom Hindman.
Charleston Ballet, 100 Capitol St., will have refreshments and opportunities to observe dancers preparing new works for the upcoming performances. There are also photographs on display.
Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates, Suite 400, 231 Capitol St., will feature photographs by John Sibold, owner of Commercial Photography Services of West Virginia.
Art Emporium, 823 Quarrier St., presents "Renewed Hope," works by Traci Higginbotham. The works will be available to view Sept. 18 through Oct. 12.
Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery, 221 Hale St., will showcase "Secret Garden," new photographs by photojournalist Laura Antrin Caskey. Caskey describes her new work as a response to years of reporting in war zones, witnessing the destruction of human lives in the natural world.
Romano & Associates, Suite 200, 230 Capitol St., will feature "The Lawyer Series" by Jeff Pierson. The artist features historically significant lawyers, such as Clarence Darrow, Belva Lockwood, Daniel Webster and seven others.
Delfine's Jewelry, 245 Capitol St., will feature the art of Gregg Oxley.
Chet Lowther Studio, 223 1/2 Hale St., will show new works in encaustic, acrylic, oil and works on paper.
GiGi's, 200 Hale St., will offer unique items for children, several made by local artisans. The store will be offering 65 percent discounts on summer collections and there will be drawings for discounts on their regular merchandise.
This month's ArtWalk is part of Generation Charleston's Urban Living 2013 event. The event, a celebration of the "live, work and play" atmosphere of downtown Charleston, will take place Sept. 17-20 at various locations. Visit www.charlestonareaalliance.org for more information.
Peyton art collection
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Nitro lawyer Harvey Peyton will host a walkthrough of the Harvey and Jennifer Peyton Art Collection from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia St. E. The collection features 42 works from a variety of 20th-century American sources, including New Deal, African-Americans and West Virginians.