Arts Notes: Aug. 12, 2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The following establishments will host guests at the August ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Charleston Area Alliance sponsors ArtWalk.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature four artists in August: Deborah Herndon, photographer; Amy Brown, handbag designer; Faye Johnson, jewelry designer; and Jennifer Bloomfield, photographer.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, 1600 Huntington Square (16th floor of Huntington Bank Building), 900 Lee St. E.
Art Emporium will be showcasing works from the Charleston branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
Founded in 1887, the organization's members are creative women at professional levels in visual art, published literary works and music with 5,000 national members. The show will feature works by Sonja Adkins, Rosalie Atkins, Kathy Boland, Carolyn Cavendish, Connie Cullum, Lou Riffle Gates, Mary Anne Hodson, Kathleen Kimble, Pat Miller, Pat Roberts, Emily Roles, Linda Charles Stone and Betty Warner.
Works will be on display through Sept. 15.
The Art Emporium, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 823 Quarrier St.; www.artemporium.net or 304-345-2787.
Awyn Danielle McQueen-Milam is the featured artist for August at Gallery Eleven. Her exhibit is titled "Georgia's Impatiens" and is a tribute to Georgia O'Keeffe, whose art greatly influenced Danielle's early art path.
Gallery Eleven, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1035 Quarrier St.; www.galleryeleven.com or 304-342-0083.
White Oak Photography will showcase a collection of photography featuring signs. There will be some new additions to the permanent collection as well. The gallery is at 107 Hale St., Suite 100; hours by appointment. Visit www.kdlett.com.
The Charleston Ballet will be showing the Emmy Award-winning film about dance photographer Steven Caras, along with a viewing of Charleston Ballet dancers preparing for upcoming performances.
Directed by Deborah Novak, a student at the Charleston Ballet, the documentary features Steven Caras' story, giving viewers an intimate look at the ballet world.
The film presents rare, behind-the-scenes photographs of ballet superstars such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell and Natalia Makarova.
In addition to its Emmy, the documentary also received the grand prize at the 45th annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.
The Capitol Clay Arts Co. will be showcasing their art in the lobby.
Charleston Ballet Inc., mezzanine, 100 Capitol St.; 304-342-6541. www.thecharlestonballet.com.
Deborah Davis, a Charleston jewelry designer who creates necklaces and earrings using organic stones such as turquoise, coral and various quartz stones and crystals, as well as manmade materials such as acrylic, Lucite and wire, will show her recent collection at the House of Luxe, 817 Quarrier St.; 304-346-0577.
The accounting firm Woomer Nistendirk & Associates will feature the work of artists Dawn Combs and John Maurer. Combs, of Charleston, has work ranging from photos of monarch butterflies to paintings of Canaan Valley. Maurer, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Bristol, Conn., exhibits in juried art festivals across the United States. His oil and acrylic paintings are scenes from places where he has traveled, primarily Europe.