The Art Store
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store is exhibiting "Awaiting Spring" through March 14. The exhibit features an assortment of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, handmade pottery items, and mixed media works by represented artists.
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.
Creators talks, workshops
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Creators Program of West Virginia State University's Economic Development Center, the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley and the West Virginia Film Office will have five events featuring art, music, filmmaking and sports broadcasting learning opportunities.
From 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Eric Douglas will discuss his documentary film "W.Va. Voices of War" at a Creators Talk. The film is an example of backpack journalism/documentary work where anyone can produce a documentary or capture stories using simple tools with little or no budget. Douglas will show the documentary and discuss the tools and techniques used to produce it.
From 10 a.m. 4 p.m. March 1, "Music for New Media 102" workshop will be taught by Chuck Biel, a multi-instrumentalist composer, performer and producer with numerous film composing credits. The workshop offers an analysis of how modality is used in music for popular films, television and video games and how they enhance the story. It will also include an introduction to using music studio hardware and software.
From 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. March 18, Larry Groce will give a Creators Talk, "What Songs Do." Groce, co-founder, host and artistic director of West Virginia Public Radio's "Mountain Stage," will discuss a wide range of topics, including the magic of songs featuring some of his favorite examples from "Mountain Stage," and his philosophy that "often the hymn is more powerful than the sermon."
A workshop with Steve Gilliland titled "3-D Animation 101" is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19. This hands-on workshop will introduce beginners to Blender, a powerful, open-source 3-D software that is available as a free download. A series of exercises will show how to navigate 3-D space, add cameras and lights, sculpt sets and characters and how to animate 3-D CGI videos. Gilliland has worked as a cinematographer, videographer and editor on scores of projects including documentaries, commercials and music videos. He has production designer credits on three feature films.
At 10 a.m. May 3, "Sportscasting in the Digital Age" a workshop with Mark Martin, will be presented. Students will discover the ways to develop a website and produce sports programming. Martin has been sports director of WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV since December 2000. He anchors the morning, noon and 6, 10 and 11 p.m. sportscasts for the two stations.
Workshop fees, payable at the door, are $20 per person, $10 for students. Creators Talk events are free. Registration is requested due to limited seating. All workshops and events are held at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. For more information and to register, call 304-720-1401.
Philippi Art Stroll
PHILIPPI, W.Va. -- Philippi's Main Street volunteer committee, in partnership with Barbour County Schools, is calling artists of all genres, artisans and downtown businesses to join the fifth downtown Philippi Art Stroll April 29.
The first stage of the Art Stroll is to secure artists, artisans and businesses to open their doors from 5 to 8 p.m. for the event. Visual, musical, literary and dramatic artists are invited to exhibit their creative endeavors in the businesses that will serve as exhibitors.
In the past, exhibits have been staged inside businesses, churches and the library and on the courthouse square and front porches of Philippi's Main Street. These arrangements are available again for this year's spring stroll. Eateries are encouraged to participate by offering "Art Stroll Specials" on their menus the evening of the stroll.
Artists, artisans, businesses and other facilities must register to participate by contacting Karen Larry, Art Stroll volunteer, 304-457-3773, or Tammy Stemple, Main Street director, 304-457-3700, ext. 226, no later than Feb. 26 to enable the committee to place artists at exhibit sites and to prepare advance publicity.
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