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.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Allied Artists of West Virginia will hold an "Illustration" workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at a studio in St. Albans.
Michael McAteer, of Teays Valley, will be the instructor. He is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design.
The fee is $25 for Allied Artists members, $35 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. For information on the workshop, including directions to the studio, contact Brenda Beatty at icbeat...@suddenlink.net or 304-727-3015.
Theater matching grant
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Greenbrier Valley Theatre's board of trustees is searching for donors to match the $50,000 gift from Mary Laub Cowan.
Said Cowan, "I hope that my challenge gift will be a stimulus to recognizing all the values that the arts provide."
She has 30 years' experience with major professional regional theaters in upstate New York. She called it "a miracle" that a top-quality theater like Greenbrier Valley Theatre exists in a small community like Lewisburg.
Those who want to help accept the challenge should contact Greenbrier Valley Theatre's development office by calling 304-645-3838, option 7, stop by the theater at 113 E. Washington St., Lewisburg, or mail a donation to Greenbrier Valley Theatre, P.O. Box 494, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Film wins regional Emmy
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- "Frank Kearns: American Correspondent" won an Emmy in the historical documentary category from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at its 49th annual awards ceremony in Cincinnati on July 20.
The West Virginia Humanities Council funded the project. The award was presented to Gerald Davis, producer, of Greenbriar Group Films; Chip Hitchcock, producer, and John Nakashima, editor, of West Virginia Public Broadcasting; and Jean Snedegar, narrator, a free-lance journalist.
Kearns, who died in 1986, was a native of Morgantown. He covered stories in Africa and the Middle East for CBS News in the 1950s and '60s. He returned to West Virginia University to teach journalism from 1971 to 1983.