Free day at the Clay
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Clay Center and the 75th anniversary of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the organizations are offering an afternoon of free family entertainment at the Clay Center.
Summer Fun Day, an annual event, features free museum gallery, film and planetarium show admission, hands-on activities and more from noon to 5 p.m. July 28. Birthday cake will be served at 1 p.m.
Guests can experiment with hands-on activities to learn how manipulating color can alter the look of an object in the exhibit "Wavelengths: The Art & Science of Color and Light." They can watch "Jupiter: Planetary Giant" planetarium show, and view the giant-screen film "Coral Reef Adventure." Seating is limited, so check with the box office for availability. Visitors can also test their musical talents with a musical instrument "petting zoo" provided by the orchestra and Gorby's Music Inc.
For more information, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.
Lynn Boggess Exhibit
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- "New Works ... New Sizes" is the name of the exhibit of oil paintings by Lynn Boggess at the Cooper Gallery, 122 E. Washington St., Lewisburg.
An opening reception will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 during the city's monthly First Friday After Five. The exhibit will remain up through Aug. 31.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The unique fish sculpture of West Virginia State University adjunct professor Nik Botkin is among the art and literature installations at the Lewisburg Literary Festival Artwalk Aug. 2 and 3.
All art installations will be displayed outdoors and indoors along Washington Street both days. Admission is free.
Botkin's installation is a large school of swimming see-though fish, their bellies filled with a variety of discarded items, such as a dental floss container, smashed cans, beer bottle caps, cigarette butts and a bottle of 5-Hour Energy.
"I strive to create a warning to the human race that we are liable for all our actions, including those which affect the world we live in," Botkin said in a news release. He has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums around West Virginia.
For updates on the festival, call 888-716-5082 or check out Facebook at www.facebook.com/lewisburgliteraryfestival.
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