CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The following exhibits can be seen at the Clay Center:
"The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography": Contemporary and abstract photography, from the Aperture Foundation, featuring 20 international, contemporary artists. Open through Sept. 23.
"Artist to Icon: Early Photographs of Elvis, Dylan and the Beatles": Three music icons, just before the world knew them as legends, are documented in black-and-white photographs. Open through Sept. 23.
"Gallery Divided: A Head-to-Head Matchup Between Marshall & WVU Art Faculty."
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, One Clay Square, Charleston; www.theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3570. "Smart Pass" (includes galleries, film and planetarium) $14.50 adults and $12 children, teachers and senior citizens; Galleries only $7.50 adults and $6 children, teachers and seniors. Members get free unlimited access to galleries and planetarium shows, as well as discounts on films.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the 2012-13 Arts Calendar published in the Sept. 2 Life & Style section, dancer Noelle Frame was identified as being part of the Charleston Ballet. She dances with the River City Youth Ballet.
'West Virginia Cookbooks'
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Susan Scouras, archives and history librarian, will present "West Virginia Cookbooks" at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Scouras will discuss cookbooks as historical resources and food availability and recipes during periods of rationing, such as World War II. She will explain how newspapers have been used as a source for cooking, recipe and food information from the mid-19th century to the present.
Scouras will showcase cookbooks from the Archives collection, including those compiled and distributed by commercial publishers, church and civic groups, appliance and food manufacturers and individuals.
Scouras holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in library science from the University of Kentucky. She is interested in American and family history, libraries and discovering how books, papers and objects from the past can reveal details about a specific era.
Contact Robert Taylor at bobby.l.tay...@wv.gov or 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
HMOA needs docents
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art invites anyone interested in becoming a docent to an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
A docent is someone who volunteers time to lead schoolchildren and museum visitors on guided tours. No experience or background in art is required. Docents work with the museum's education department and receive training on Huntington Museum of Art exhibits on Monday mornings.
Contact Cindy Dearborn at 304-529-2701 or cdearb...@hmoa.org.
Huntington Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington; 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org. Admission is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four or more. Admission is free on Tuesdays and to museum members.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University will host a series of free lectures during the fall semester by distinguished scholars, centering on the U.S. civil-rights movement, according to David Trowbridge, associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies.
The first lecture is at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Marshall Foundation Hall. Dr. Thomas J. Sugrue will speak on the unique aspects of the civil-rights struggle in Northern communities. He is the author of "Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North."
Lecture on the role of Congress
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Dr. Thomas E. Mann, the W. Averell Harriman chair and senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Marshall University Foundation Hall.
His lecture is part of a series on the U.S. Constitution titled "Amicus Curiae." Mann will speak on Congress' role in governance and its current performance in fulfilling its mandate as outlined in the Constitution. He is the co-author, with Dr. Norman Ornstein, of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track" (2006) and "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism" (2012).
The series is sponsored by Marshall's Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy and the College of Liberal Arts, with financial support from the West Virginia Humanities Council. For more information, contact Patricia Proctor, director of the center, at 304-696-2801.
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