The art gallery and gift-craft shop is open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for the exhibit. On Oct. 31, the gallery will have extended hours from noon to 7 p.m. for trick or treat. For additional information, call 304-228-7389.
Tamarack Foundation awards
SPENCER -- On Oct. 5, the Tamarack Foundation presented its highest honors as part of the organization's 10th anniversary celebration in Spencer at Maple Hills Farm, home of David and Suzanne Freshwater.
Susan Feller of Augusta, a textile artist, Paul Corbit Brown of Oak Hill, a global humanitarian photographer, and Carter Taylor Seaton of Huntington, a sculptor/artist, were presented with Tamarack Foundation Fellowship awards of $2,000 each for their artistic excellence, lifelong community achievements and commitment to promoting and fostering arts in West Virginia.
Feller, the owner of Ruckman Mill Farm, is a self-taught textile artist who creates utilitarian rugs, jewelry and contemporary framed artwork.
Brown discovered photography at age 12 and became the first male in his family to not work as a coal miner. His photographs record humanitarian issues throughout the world, including the United States, Mexico, Kenya, Rwanda, Haiti and Northern Iraq.
Seaton's life-size portrait busts are often carved and embellished with found objects. She also works as a freelance writer. Her book, "Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia," highlights the accomplishments of West Virginia artists who came to the state as part of the back-to-the-land movement.
"It is the foundation's honor to be able to bring attention to our talented and generous artists and artisans -- they are truly our state's treasure," said Sally Barton, executive director of the Tamarack Foundation.
Deborah Herndon photography solo exhibit
FREDERICK, MD -- On Oct. 5, local photographer artist Deborah Herndon opened a solo exhibit of her photography at D'Accord Boutique in Frederick, Md., not in the D'Accord Boutique in Shepherdstown as earlier reported in Art Notes.
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