CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston native Betty Warner has been painting ever since she graduated from crayons. A collection of her watercolors is on exhibit through Nov. 15 in the Annex Gallery at Taylor Books.
"Variations Without a Theme" contains a wide variety of the award-winning artist's precisely rendered landscapes and still-lifes. Warner has received numerous accolades and awards for her work, but the most notable acclaim came almost 20 years ago when one of her works was included in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum, in Washington, D.C.
Annex Gallery at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St., Charleston. Hours 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contact Dan Carlisle, gall...@taylorbooks.com or 304-342-1461. Visit www.taylorbooks.com.
Allied Artists Exhibit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Allied Artists of West Virginia, the state's oldest artist organization, will exhibit its members' artworks in an "Our Favorites from Allied Artists" exhibit, Nov. 3-29 in the Frankenberger Gallery at the University of Charleston.
An opening reception with refreshments will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3.
Artworks will include oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and black-and-white and color photography. All works are for sale.
Member artists with works in the exhibit are: Sonja Adkins, Brenda Beatty, Kathy Boland, Jo Ann Crawford, Judy Douglas, Kathy Gallagher, Toni Garrett, Sharon Harms, Deborah Herndon, JoAnne Jacobs, Kathleen Kimble, Sandra King, Jane Ann Long, Deborah McHenry, Nancy Louise Mottesheard, Judy Pratt, Eleanor Rashid, Emily Roles, Pat Roberts, Mary Russell, Debbie Sisson, Linda Stonestreet, Connie Stover, Jerre Watkins, Helen Williams and Martha Jane Williams.
Replica ship tours
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Historically accurate replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships Niña and Pinta will dock on the Kanawha River at Haddad Riverfront Park, and will be open for public tours until departure early on Nov. 5.
The ships' tours are sponsored by the Columbus Foundation to educate the public on Columbus' caravels -- a fleet of Portuguese trading vessels used by many early explorers to discover the New World. Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on the Niña on his three voyages of discovery to the New World beginning in 1492.
While in port, the public can visit the ships for 30-minute self-guided tours with ship's crew explaining the history of the ships. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for students ages 5-16. Free for children 4 and younger. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no reservations necessary.
Teachers and organizations may schedule group tours at a discount rate. Visit www.thenina.com for more information.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Wallace Metal Works is holding a holiday open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at its studio at 4499 Washington St. W.
Visitors may view the studio, watch a demonstration at the forge, and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa, as well as buy hand-forged ornaments and gifts created by Matt and Tessie Wallace.
There is a limited supply of these ornaments: dogwood blossom, oak leaf, maple leaf, ginkgo biloba leaf and grape leaf. The ornaments are $22.64 plus tax each.
For the 2012 ornament, there's a limited edition of 75 of the tulip poplar leaf in hammered copper. The price is $45 plus tax.
Ornaments and other giftware can be personalized by hand-stamping information on the back of any nonlimited piece for $15.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- ReStore's next do-it-yourself workshop is for designing a jewelry organizing board, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Habitat for Humanity's Homeowner Education and Community Center, 815 Court St., Charleston.