CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ray Turner at Huntington
HUNTINGTON -- The opening reception for Population by Walter Gropius Master Artist Ray Turner takes place at 7 p.m. Friday<co Oct. 18> at the Huntington Museum of Art, with a public presentation by Turner followed by a reception. Admission is free.
A three-day workshop facilitated by Ray Turner takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18, through Oct. 20. For workshop fee information or to register, call 304-529-2701.
Population is a series of portraits that celebrate a cross-section of people from across the country, including Huntington.
Portraits of several Huntingtonians are intermixed with selected paintings from the larger, ongoing series in a large-scale installation. Primarily oil paint on 12- x 12-inch glass, Turner's textural paintings are considered to be interpretive rather than purely representational. The exhibit runs through Nov. 10.
The Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington, WV. 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. The museum is closed to the public Monday. Membership begins at $25 and benefits include free admission. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.
Governor's Mansion holiday ornament reception
At 4 p.m. Oct. 17, first lady Joanne Tomblin will host the Governor's Mansion holiday ornament introduction and reception with artist Shelley Goodman. Limited edition ornaments will be available for sale.
The event will take place at the Culture Center at the state Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E. For additional information, contact Caryn Gresham at 304-558-0220.
Free downloadable music at the library
Beginning Oct. 14, Kanawha County Public Library will be providing free, legal downloads of songs through Freegal Music Service with access to more than 7 million songs. Patrons will be able to choose from more than 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries.
"With just a library card and a PIN number patrons can now own three new songs every week at absolutely no cost to them," said Toni Blessing, adult services manager at the library.
Registered cardholders will be able to download songs in the MP3 format through the KCPL website at kanawhalibrary.org. Sample music clips are available to listen to before selecting a song to download. The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information, contact Blessing at toni.bless...@kanawhalibrary.org or 304-343-4646 ext. 1284.
Watch Tamarack artists at work
BECKLEY -- Visitors to Tamarack may watch artisans Dewayne Gregory create wood carvings and Stephanie Danz make stained glass from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 - Oct. 21, Suzanne Kniceley will demonstrate making textiles and Anne Beardslee will show how to make pine needle baskets.