Celebrating 30 years
To celebrate 30 years of business, Probst Furniture Makers will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 (tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 (tour at 2 p.m.). Shop tours will include demonstrations of the construction of the furniture from board to finished piece. In honor of the celebration, all pieces in the inventory will be on sale. Refreshments will be provided.
Teacher's workshop series at Habitat ReStore
Habitat ReStore is offering a free workshop series for current teachers during open houses from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3, 4 and 5 in the Homeowner Education and Community Center. On Oct. 3, create hall passes; on Oct. 4 create classroom planters; on Oct. 5 create supply organizers. All projects will be constructed from repurposed materials.
Friday's workshop will include a food and drink reception in honor of World Teacher Day and a cake made of school supplies door prize will be given away.
These workshops are free with school ID, but registration is required by calling Terry St Germain at 304-720-8733 ext. 3.
Also at the Habitat ReStore, in conjunction with Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Kanawha Valley Historical Society, a panel of historic preservation experts will be available for the day Oct. 27 to answer questions and consult with homeowners at no charge. Open to the public.
Meet experts in the historic preservation fields of masonry, plaster, windows, historic architecture, historic interiors, and structural engineering. If possible, bring photos or easily transportable items from home.
The Preservation Roadshow will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Homeowner Education and Community Center. For information, i...@pawv.org or 304-345-6005.
MU printmaking alumna at Birke Gallery
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University's Birke Art Gallery features artwork by Rebecca Gilbert, a Philadelphia-based printmaker and Marshall alumna, in a solo exhibition "Treasure: Dirt and Stars" through Oct. 12.
Gilbert is an experienced printmaker who works primarily in the media of woodcut and intaglio. The exhibit features life-scale mounted reduction woodcuts, collagraphs, and drawings.
Gilbert earned her MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts in 2006 from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Robert Prize for Graduate Study in MFA Book Arts/Printmaking. She earned her BFA in Printmaking in 2000 from Marshall. She currently is a fellow in the Career Development program at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Art Futures Artist in Residence at Conwell Egan Catholic High School, and senior lecturer at the University of the Arts where she teaches printmaking.
Arts in Education funding
The Square Meal "Arts in Education Project Fund" proposal deadline has been extended to 6 p.m. Oct. 9. The presentation event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Habitat for Humanity Community Room, 815 Court St. Catering will be by Ms. Groovy's Kitchen.
This grant is open to PreK-12 schools, daycares, after school programs and other youth organizations. Grant proposals should address project description, relevance/need, use of funds and timeline/success.
A selection panel will rate each proposal and ultimately four will be chosen to return and present their proposal (4-8 minutes) to a voting audience.
Audience members pay $16 to attend, $10 goes to the grant pool, $ 5 for food, $1 for Arts Council Kanawha Valley. A starting grant of $200 is provided by FestivALL.
Early bird reservation are $16 (online payment is $16.60). After Oct. 15 reservations or tickets purchased at the door are $21. Visit www.artskv.org/grants.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is inviting quilters from across the state to help make a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt.