CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will open a special sesquicentennial art exhibit featuring West Virginia painters, sculptors, photographers, glass artisans and potters at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Culture Center. A reception will follow.
The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artists Invitational exhibition will showcase the work of Arlon Bayliss, Lynn Boggess, Robert Bomkamp, Frank Ceravalo, John DesMeules, Jeff Diehl, Tyler Evert and Jeff Fetty.
Other featured artists are Bruce Haley, Charly Jupiter Hamilton, Kate Harward, Frank Herrera, Ron Hinkle, Vernon Howell, Stephen Lawson, Staci Leech-Cornell, Renee Margocee, Kelsey Murphy, Mark Muse and Steve Payne.
Works by Susan Poffenbarger, Betty Rivard, Tom Schottle, Steve Shaluta, Clayton Spangler, Chip Turner, Brian Van Nostrand, Fred Wilkerson, Stacy Williams, Barbara Marsh Wilson and Carl Wright also are included in the exhibit.
The exhibit will be shown through March. All of the art will become part of the West Virginia State Museum's permanent collection.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.; 304-558-0220 or www.wvculture.org.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Genealogists Joetta Kuhn and Patsy Adkins, of the Anne Bailey Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will discuss how to begin researching your family's history, common problems and solutions in research and free resources at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center.
Advance registration is requested. Send your name, telephone number and the name and date of the session by email to bobby.l.tay...@wv.gov or call library manager Robert Taylor at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. -- Photographer Mark Romano is offering basic photography classes from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25-27 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Summersville. The classes will provide instruction on how to select a camera, operate a camera, select a lens and photo composition.
Romano is offering two "Advanced Fall Beauty" photography classes. The Oct. 2 class will feature Canaan Valley, Dolly Sods and Seneca Rocks; the Oct. 12 class will include U.S. 60, Babcock State Park, Cathedral Falls, Thurmond and the New River Gorge. For both classes, students will leave Summersville at 7 a.m. and return late.
Romano will instruct a darkroom class in Cowen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, which will include 35 mm film and printing.
Fees are $150 per class. Customers may combine a basic and advanced class for $250, plus tax.
Call 304-651-1759 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email m...@imagesbyromano.com for additional information.
Buzz Spector at HMOA
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art will showcase Buzz Spector as a Walter Gropius Master Artist in September. An installation of work by Spector will be on view at the HMOA through Nov. 3.