DIY holiday workshops
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The ReStore is having two do-it-yourself workshops at Habitat for Humanity's Homeowner Education and Community Center, 815 Court St.
A workshop on how to create a succulent wreath will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 1. All materials are supplied with the $25 per project fee. Registration is limited and required by Nov. 30.
A holiday decoration workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Participants will make holiday decor from paint can lids and other repurposed material. The $5 per person fee covers all supplies. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.
To register for either workshop, call Terry St. Germain at 304-720-8733 ext. 3.
All that glitters
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store will exhibit "All That Glitters: A Holiday Exhibition," beginning Nov. 30 and continuing through Dec. 22.
The show focuses on small-sized, gift-worthy artwork by the store's represented and invited artists.
The artists are Ellie Schaul, Helen Chilton, Stephen Smigocki, Maggie Starcher, Caryl Toth, Harold Edwards, George Snyder, Jennifer Snyder, Katherine Cox, Jan Griffin, Allen Jonas, Caroline Jennings, Nancy Berlin, Susan Poffenbarger, Katherine Kadish, Barbara Marsh Wilson, Diane White, Grace Martin Taylor, Henry Isaacs, Jason Berger, Helma Groot, Jim Gibson, Susan Petryszak, David Stern, Ed Kellogg, Selina Trieff, Steven Barbash, David Riffle, Sue Wood, Chris Dutch & Robin Hammer and Nik Botkin.
The exhibit will also feature fine crafts, holiday and Hanukkah decor, blown glass, wood, jewelry and ceramics handcrafted by artisans across the country, including pieces from Abra Couture, WGK Glass, Wolford Lamps, Glak Love, Nancy Gardner Ceramics and Mayware by Yanchuk.
The exhibition will continue through Dec. 22.
The Art Store, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1013 Bridge Road, Charleston; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.
Clay Art Gallery
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On display at the Clay Center Art Gallery are whimsically designed and decorated trees and original works by emerging West Virginia artists in "Traditions: A Celebration of Heritage."
The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 30.
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, One Clay Square, Charleston; www.theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3570. Smart Pass (includes galleries, film and planetarium) $14.50 adults and $12 children, teachers and senior citizens; galleries only $7.50 adults and $6 children, teachers and seniors. Members get free unlimited access to galleries and planetarium shows, as well as discounts on films.
Civil War Christmas
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Civil War Christmas will be presented from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Craik-Patton House, 2809 Kanawha Blvd. E.
The circa-1834 house will be decorated in the period of the mid-19th century.
Christmas in the White House will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 1, and a presentation on President Abraham Lincoln's role in West Virginia's statehood will take place at 1 and 2:30 p.m.; Lincoln will be portrayed by Jim Getty.
A Victorian Santa will visit on Dec. 2.
The presentation and tour of the house are free. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested; call 304-925-5341.
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Richard Shrewsbury is featured in a one-man show at the Paine Gallery in Bluefield.
Shrewsbury was exposed to abstract art and ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art, broadening the scope of his work. Drawn west by the deserts of Arizona, he then enrolled in Arizona State's highly competitive School of Art, where he expanded his scope again to include reliefs and three-dimensional figures.