CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Wall drawings at Clay Center
The Clay Center will host artist Ethan Murrow for "Wall Drawing Part II" from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 to Oct. 25.
Although Murrow described the "Part I" drawings as being "full and good and finished," he will return to the Clay Center to expand and to change the nature of the drawings by adding human elements to the aerial-view landscapes. Museum visitors can see Murrow in action as he completes his site-specific wall drawings.
At 6 p.m., Oct. 24, Collectors Club members will have an artist walk-through of the exhibit.
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, One Clay Square, Charleston; www.theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3570. "Smart Pass" (includes galleries, film and planetarium) $14.50 adults and $12 children, teachers and senior citizens; Galleries only $7.50 adults and $6 children, teachers and seniors. Members get free unlimited access to galleries and planetarium shows, as well as discounts on films.
Film screening at Clay Center
From 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the ElectricSky Theater of the Clay Center, patrons may watch Ethan Murrow's short film "Dust" and a collection of his video works created over an eight-year period in collaboration with his wife, Vita Weinstein Murrow. It will be the first public showing of the film collection.
An official selection of the 2008 New York Film Festival, "Dust" focuses "on an environment of limited possibility and the potential for humans to go forward despite that fact," Murrow said in an August interview with the Charleston Gazette. There will be a reception afterward in the art gallery to view his completed wall drawings.
Woman's Club harvest boutique
The Woman's Club of Charleston, corner of Elizabeth and Virginia streets, will host the Harvest Gift Boutique of Fine Art and Fine Crafts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27. It is a main event of the FestivALL Fall that includes 30 juried artisans from the Capitol Street Art Fair. Boutique art items will include painting, photography, jewelry, pottery, glass, metal, wood, soaps and specialty foods. For additional information, see www.festivallcharleston.com.
Hallows eve art
BECKLEY -- Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, will feature the exhibit "The Art of Hallows Eve" through Nov. 1. From 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, a reception will feature ghost story telling by the Beckley Writers Group. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, the gallery will feature free children's costume photos by a professional photographer.