The Art Store
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store opens the exhibition "DutchHammer + Kadish" Sept. 7 with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. followed by a reception ending at 7:30 p.m.
West Virginia artists Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer, collectively known as DutchHammer, have spent the past 24 years producing freestanding and wall sculptures as well as unique custom furniture.
Dutch's background includes a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Hammer received a BA from the Memphis Academy of Arts. They use their individual specializations in stained glass and painting, respectively, to construct objects of wood, glass, paint, mosaic and metal characterized by bursts of color, shape and whimsy.
Ohio painter and printmaker Katherine Kadish has been exhibiting in solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad since 1973. Kadish holds a bachelor's in painting and design from Carnegie Mellon University and master's in art history from the University of Chicago. She is known for her soft botanical images in vivid hues.
"DutchHammer + Kadish" will be on display through Oct. 4. For more information, contact Adrian Blackstock at 304-345-1038 or www.theartstorewv.com.
Art around Wheeling
WHEELING, W.Va. -- From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6, The North Gallery at the Artwork Gallery, 2200 Market St., Centre Market, Wheeling, will present works by Ohio painters Kathryn "Kit" Edwards Dailey and Judy Anderson. The artists are known for their colorful and whimsical images. The public is invited to meet the artists and to enjoy light refreshments.
The Artwork Gallery will also feature plein-air paintings from this year's Paint Historic Wheeling and the past seven Paint Oglebay events. The term "plein air" means to paint outside in the open air. For additional information about Artworks First Friday shows, contact Judy Minder at 304-233-0780.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- On display Sept. 2 through Oct. 26 in the Museum Gallery at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg is Sandra King's "Windows in Time" exhibit in water media and pastel. The artist will hold a free reception open to the general public from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6.
King resides on a 50-acre farm in Clay County and is inspired by the constantly changing seasonal color, brilliant night skies and dramatic sunsets in the surrounding hills. The paintings are described as capturing the timeless landscape to the outer reaches of the universe.
She is a retired art teacher from Clay County High School and continues to teach private classes in her studio. She is president of Allied Artists of West Virginia.
The galleries at Carnegie Hall are open and free to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. To find out more about the exhibit, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Digital photo workshops
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Photographer Thorney Lieberman is offering digital photography workshops from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 15 and 22. He will teach how to get the most out of your camera, introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, shooting in raw format and using Adobe Lightroom, lighting for portraits, shooting panorama, tips and tricks to getting much better photos.
The classes will take place in his studio at 1514 Virginia St. E. The fee is $150 for the three sessions. For further information, contact Lieberman at 304-342-1842, thorn...@suddenlink.net or www.thorneylieberman.com.
WVU Art Museum
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- WVU will have a groundbreaking ceremony for the Art Museum at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Museum Education Center, Evansdale Campus. All are welcome to attend. Free parking will be available. At 5:30 p.m. an "Art Up Close!" program featuring Cindy Persinger will be featured.
For additional information, email FriendsOfTheMus...@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-2141, ext. 2.
Birke Art Gallery