Gallery 842, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 842 Fourth Ave., Huntington. Contact Jaye Ike, 304-696-3296 or jaye....@marshall.edu. Admission is free.
VH1 Save the Music
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Entering its third year, the statewide VH1 Save the Music Foundation Program will introduce music instruments to 16 more middle schools this fall, bringing to 35 the number of middle and K-8 schools in the state that have benefited from the program. Sponsors throughout the state have contributed $450,000 to match the national VH1 Save the Music partnership program to secure $30,000 worth of instruments for each of these schools.
Among the 16 middle schools are Barboursville, Bluefield, Clay, Gilmer County High School, Rainelle, Ravenswood and Sherman.
"West Virginia is the largest and first statewide effort we have undertaken to ensure, over time, greater access to music education in each of the state's 55 counties," said Paul Cothran, executive director of VH1 Save the Music.
Any traditional West Virginia public elementary or middle school that has a certified music teacher and wants to build its instrumental music program may qualify for a VH1 Save the Music Foundation grant.
For more information, contact Jeff Pierson at 304-558-0240 or jeff.a.pier...@wv.gov.
Architecture on display
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Members of the West Virginia Chapter American Institute of Architects invite the public to view an exhibition of submissions and winners of the 2011 Design Awards Program at Tamarack through Oct. 2.
For 34 years, the West Virginia AIA has sponsored the Design Awards Program to celebrate its members' accomplishments and highlight noteworthy architectural design within West Virginia.
Seventeen project entries were submitted, illustrating original designs for new construction, additions/alterations to historic structures and rehabilitation of existing buildings. Award-winning projects successfully meet specific, individual project goals and requirements. Entries are weighed individually, not in competition with each other. Projects are designated with Honor or Merit Awards for exemplary design by an independent, anonymous jury review of their peers. Here is the list of projects receiving Honor and Merit awards:
Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture: West Virginia Housing Development Fund, Charleston; ZMM Inc., architect; G&G Builders Inc., contractor.
Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture in Preservation: Princeton Public Library; E.T. Boggess, Architect, Inc., architect; Fredeking/Stafford Construction Co. and Main Street Builders, contractors.
Merit Award for Achievement in Architecture: Mon Power Regional Headquarters, Fairmont; Omni Associates Architects, architect; The March-Westin Co. Inc., contractor.
Merit Award for Achievement in Architecture in Preservation: Capital Centre, Huntington; Edward Tucker Architects Inc., architect; Structures Inc., contractor.
Merit Award for Achievement in Architecture in Sustainable Design: Spring Mills Primary School, Martinsburg; Williamson Shriver Architects Inc., architect; Warner Construction, contractor.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.