Kaufman exhibit at HMOA
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Charleston artist Barrie Kaufman will lead the gallery walk through a Curator's Choice exhibit of her recent and not-so-recent paintings and prints at the opening of "Mr. Fitz," at the Huntington Museum of Art.
The opening starts with the walk at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 60 years to the day when the museum first opened its doors in 1952.
The exhibit will feature 120 works from the Herbert Fitzpatrick collection, the museum's largest and most diverse collection.
Huntington Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington; 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org. Admission $5 per person or $18 for a family of four or more. Admission is free on Tuesdays and to museum members.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Renaissance Art Gallery will host an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 for the 12th annual National Miniature Exhibition for artists and the public.
With 70 artists, it is the gallery's largest miniatures show. There are more than 200 pieces of fine art ranging from oil paintings to sculptures, all small enough to hold in the palm of a hand.
The show will run until Dec. 9.
Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or galler...@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Collage and assemblage
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two local residents, Mark Tobin Moore and his wife, Donna J. Whitten, are included in the Collage/Assemblage Centennial 1912-2012 Exhibition, and art works by both have been accessioned into the permanent collection of the International Museum of Collage.
Moore teaches art for Concord University at the Erma Byrd Public Higher Education Center, Beckley, and has a master's degree in painting and printmaking from Marshall University. He earned an MFA in painting at WVU. Whitten is employed at J.B. Akers Law Offices, Charleston.
Lecture on 1942 champs
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The surprise 1942 WVU win at the NIT basketball tournament will be the topic of a talk Nov. 8 at the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center.
The talk by Patricia Richards McClure, of Charleston, is free and will begin at 6 p.m.
While researching material for biographies of veterans whose names are inscribed on the West Virginia Veterans Memorial, McClure discovered a number of relationships and coincidences among a small group of World War II veterans, all with connections to the 1942 basketball team. Her lecture will focus on the unprecedented commitment of all the members of that team to the global conflict, including the coach, Dyke Raese, and the player who sunk the foul shot that gave WVU the lead in the championship game, Roger "Shorty" Hicks, of Moundsville.
McClure is a former associate professor of English at West Virginia State University. As a volunteer for Archives and History, she researches and writes profiles of West Virginia veterans, specializing in the World War II-era combatants.
Registration is not required but is encouraged. Contact Robert Taylor at bobby.l.tay...@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
Public comment meeting
ELKINS, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Commission on the Arts will hold its annual public comment meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, at the Randolph Community Arts Center, Park and Randolph streets, Elkins. The meeting is free and open to the public.
The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens the opportunity to address members of the commission and to make recommendations related to the arts programs administered through the arts section of the state Division of Culture and History.
Information may be presented in writing or in person. Presentations are limited to 10 minutes per speaker. A copy of the comments must be submitted at registration.
Written remarks should be mailed by Nov. 9 to the Division of Culture and History, Arts Section, Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.
For more information or to register for the public meeting, contact Jeff Pierson at 304-558-0240 or jeff.a.pier...@wv.gov.