CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston photographer Thorney Lieberman will offer two parallel series of workshops on digital photography.
One will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays beginning Nov. 25; the second will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Nov. 26.
The fee is $150. To register, call 304-342-1842 or email thorn...@suddenlink.net.
Art and craft show
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 45th annual Capitol City Art & Craft Show continues from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Charleston Civic Center. Nearly 160 artisans from seven states will offer wares for sale, from traditional to contemporary items, including jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, stone and metal sculpture. Food vendors will offer treats for sale and regional authors will sign books.
Admission to the show, sponsored by the Kanawha City Lions Club, is $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12.
Poetry Out Loud
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- All high school students are invited to enter the eighth annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest, which begins with local school competitions now through January. Local winners compete in the state championships in March at the Culture Center.
Last year, students from 23 state high schools took part in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History competition that encourages students to develop a better understanding and appreciation for poetry.
The national program is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. It is a challenging opportunity for high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
Poetry Out Loud takes one to three weeks of classroom time and may be incorporated with existing poetry units. Interested teachers who want to be a part of the official Poetry Out Loud program must register by Dec. 1. For more information and registration, visit www.wvculture.org/arts/pol/index.html and contact coordinator Cicely Bosley at cicely.j.bos...@wv.gov or 304-558-0240.
Each state champion will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for the national championship. The state champion's school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state will receive $100 and $200 for his or her school library.
Poetry Out Loud will award $50,000 in cash and school stipends at the national finals, including a $20,000 award for the Poetry Out Loud national champion.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email ea...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.