Arts Notes: Sept. 15, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- ArtWalk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19. Twenty-three businesses are participating; maps are available at each venue. The free event is a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm.
This month's ArtWalk is part of Generation Charleston's Urban Living 2013 event. The event, a celebration of the "live, work and play" atmosphere of downtown Charleston, will take place Sept. 17-20 at various locations. Visit www.charlestonareaalliance.org for more information.
Peyton art collection
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Nitro lawyer Harvey Peyton will host a walkthrough of the Harvey and Jennifer Peyton Art Collection from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia St. E. The collection features 42 works from a variety of 20th-century American sources, including New Deal, African-Americans and West Virginians.
Peyton and the Clay Center Collectors Club will host a reception from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 for club members and prospective members at the federal courthouse. Photo identification is required for admission to the building for the walkthrough and reception.
Several local artists will attend as well as contemporary Philadelphia artists Cavin James and Leroy Johnson.
The collection will be displayed through Sept. 30. The public may view the collection (photo ID required for admission) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Irene McKinney tribute
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A tribute to Irene McKinney, West Virginia's poet laureate from 1994 to 2012, will take place at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the West Virginia Culture Center. An informal reception begins at 2 p.m.
Speakers for the program include Maggie Anderson, Jeff Mann, Devon McNamara, Jessie van Eerden and Marc Harshman. West Virginia Public Broadcasting and John Nakashima are providing a montage of radio and video clips from some of McKinney's most memorable interviews and readings.
Music will be provided by Kate Long and Doug Van Gundy. A memorial quilt made of McKinney's clothes by her friends, coordinated by Barbara Weaner, will be on display.
Museum Day Live! at HMOA
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art will open its doors free of charge Sept. 28, as part of Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live! The nationwide event offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
Inclusive by design, the event represents the Smithsonian Institution's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year's event drew over 400,000 participants.
Huntington Museum of Art is at 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Membership begins at $25 and benefits include free admission. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Photographer Deborah Herndon received best in show in Carnegie Hall's 24th annual "Season of Colors" juried art exhibition for 2013 for her photograph "White Handrail, Collioure." The regional exhibit opened Sept. 6.
Herndon described the photograph: "The theme is reflection. This artwork illustrates fluidity reflecting utility. It is a very unusual architectural feature of a century-old villa on the southern French coast near Spain."
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. -- Meredith Young, of Monroe County, is the newest member of Main Street Gallery, 26 E. Main St., Buckhannon. The jewelry artist is also a Tamarack artist. She earned a bachelor of fine arts in metalsmithing from Maine College of Art in 1996.
Young turns beverage cans into colorful, eye-catching elements such as flowers and animals. She cuts the cans and then assembles them into one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Her jewelry is described as "fun and affordable" by the gallery and is available to view and purchase at Main Street Gallery.
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