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Arts Notes: Oct. 28, 2012

By Staff reports

Warner's watercolors

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, gallery@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.

Hand-forged ornaments

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.

Wallace Metal Works, Tessie@wallacemetalworks.com, 304-744-2477, www.wallacemetalworks.com.

Jewelry workshop

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.

The $20 fee covers all materials. Registration is required by contacting Terry St. Germain at 304-720-8733, ext. 3.

Symphonic fellowship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Applications are being taken for the Andrew and Amy Vaughan Student Symphonic Fellowship. West Virginia instrumental music students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply through the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra by Nov. 16.

Selected fellows will sit alongside WVSO musicians in rehearsals for the second half of the symphonic concert season and will conduct personal research about the music being performed. They will meet guest artists and interact with Maestro Grant Cooper. The program takes place primarily outside school hours from January through May.

Candidates should be serious instrumental music students whose primary instrument is part of a modern symphony orchestra.

Applications were mailed to all West Virginia public and private high schools in October and are also available at www.wvsymphony.org/education/fellowships-and-competitions.

Phone photos

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Carnegie Hall will celebrate phone photography next year with a juried exhibit.

"Phone-ography: Beyond the Talk" will be an exhibition of work by artists with a knack for artistic expression through phone technology.

Interested artists are encouraged to submit photographic images taken with and processed on a mobile phone device to Carnegie Hall by Nov. 16. Works will be exhibited Jan. 4 through March 8 in the hall's lobby gallery. A prospectus is available at www.carnegiehallwv.com/pdfs/phoneprospectus.pdf or call 304-645-7917.

Website building workshop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dates have been changed to Nov. 7 and 8 for the workshop for artists on how to use Wordpress to build their own websites.

Josh Dodd, co-owner of Mesh Design & Development, will teach the workshop, which will take place each day from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston.

Registration and $40 payment are required by Nov. 5. A free software download is required before class. Must have a laptop to participate. Register at http://artskv.org/sign-up.

Law for artists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A seminar geared toward artists will teach the basics of intellectual property law, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks and common-law intellectual property in the United States.

Robert Bandy and Kevin Levine will present the seminar from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston.

The information presented will be related to literature, film and music, but is open to any artist of any medium as the presenters will answer questions.

The fee for the seminar is $25. For more information, visit www.artskv.org or contact Naomi Bays, chairwoman, at naomi@artskv.org or at 304-807-ARTS.

Dance in Lewisburg

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- "This Moment is Now," movement theater and dance performances, will be presented by Trillium Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Lewis Theatre, 113 N. Court St.

New creative short pieces by five choreographer-directors will be performed by professional and community performers. Advance tickets are available online or at the box office. Advance tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for students and AmeriCorps. Add $4 if purchasing tickets at the door.

A meet-the-artists reception will take place after the Nov. 9 show. Advance ticket holders are invited to attend the Nov. 8 dress rehearsal.


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