BEVERLY, W.Va. -- Participants can learn to print their own Christmas cards at a free printmaking workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Beverly Heritage Center. Karl Mulac, a local historian and the proprietor of The Randolph Enterprise Project, will teach the workshop.
Participants may bring a sketch of their own simple 4- by 5-inch design or work from clip art to create their own linoleum block for printing. Attendees will learn proper use of the equipment and will take home their block and printed cards at the end of the workshop.
Mulac has been collecting and restoring 19th-century printing equipment for nearly 20 years. The Randolph Enterprise Project is a working 19th-century print shop that represents Beverly's newspaper as it may have looked in 1874.
Attendees are asked to donate $10 for materials. For reservations, call the center at 304-637-7424 or email i...@beverlyheritagecenter.org.
'Opera Excerpts' at WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Opera scenes at the WVU Creative Arts Center run the gamut from the baroque period through the 20th century in its fully staged and costumed scenes program, "Opera Excerpts from 1692 to 1956."
Directed by Robert Thieme, head of the WVU opera program, performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre.
Fourteen scenes have been prepared, each running between five and 28 minutes, but not all scenes will be performed at each concert.
The students will perform scenes from "The Fairy-Queen" by Henry Purcell; "Orfeo ed Euridice" by C.W. von Gluck; "Die Entführung aus dem Serail," "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovanni," all by Wolfgang Mozart; "Don Pasquale" and "The Barber of Seville" both by Gioachino Rossini; "The Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Donizetti; "Manon" by Jules Massenet; "The Bartered Bride" by Bedrich Smetana; "The Inquisitive Women" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; "The Rape of Lucretia" and "Albert Herring," both by Benjamin Britten; and "The Ballad of Baby Doe" by Douglas Moore.
Tickets are available at the door; $10 general public, $6 senior citizens, $5 students.