Dinner and art vote
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The next Square Meal dinner and art project vote takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at Little India Restaurant, 1604 Washington St. E. Reservations made by Nov. 4 cost $16; price includes $10 toward the artist mini grant, $5 to the restaurant and $1 administrative cost. After Nov. 5 and at door, tickets cost $21. Tickets purchased online are subject to PayPal fees.
Square Meal is an initiative where arts supporters dine at area restaurants and listen to brief presentations from four artists, selected by the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley, who seek mini grants for their projects. The ticket price includes a light dinner and a single vote for an artist.
Past winning projects have included a theater production, live drawing classes, supplies to execute an art exhibit, and equipment to hold free showings of independent films. The average grant award is about $550.
FestivALL recently partnered with the Arts Council by adding to the base funding $200 to each of the mini grants awarded. Sponsorships of the initiative are sought for future Square Meal events.
Artists may submit grant proposals to the Arts Council at www.artskv.org; deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. A Square Meal is planned for once every two months. Both future artists and host restaurants or caterers are wanted. For more information, visit artskv.org or email na...@artskv.org.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Capital Trio will play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted.
The Capital Trio has been chamber ensemble in residence at the University at Albany since 2008. Duncan Cumming (piano), Hilary Cumming (violin) and Solen Dikener (cello) formed the group in 1997 for a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Johannes Brahms.
Since then, they have performed in New England, New York, the Midwest, the South and in Europe. They have participated in summer festivals in Maine and Michigan and held university residencies at Williams College, Long Island University, Bates College, SUNY-Oswego and Clark University. Their recording "A Book of Hours, Music of William Matthews" was released in 2010, and their second recording for Albany Records, featuring the music of David Walther, came out this past summer. For more on the Capital Trio, visit www.duncanjcumming.com.
For additional information about the concert at First Presbyterian Church, call 304-342-6558.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Four West Virginia artists are featured in the "Rock/Paper/Scissors" exhibit at the Parkersburg Art Center.
The art of Dick Allowatt, of Charleston; Deborah McHenry, of St. Albans; and Susan Ting and Pat Reese, both of Morgantown, will be featured in the gallery from Nov. 8 through Dec. 31.
Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $2; free on Wednesdays and for children younger than 12. For additional information, call 304-485-3859 or visit www.parkersburgartcenter.org.
Carnegie Hall exhibits
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Carnegie Hall's art galleries will feature the art and photography of Judith Bair, Steven Hutchins and Richard Pranulis from Nov. 1 through Dec. 27.
In conjunction with Lewisburg's First Friday festivities, there will be opening receptions in each of the galleries from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Gallery receptions are open to the public and free of charge.
In the Old Stone Room, Judith Bair's "States of Nature" oil bar paintings will be featured. Steven Hutchins' "Museum of Natural, Technological and Sociological Wonders" is in the Auditorium Gallery. Richard Pranulis' "Photo Ops" exhibit is in the Museum Gallery.
Exhibits are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Many of the works are available for purchase. The purchase of artwork exhibiting at Carnegie Hall benefits both the artist and the hall. For additional information, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Greenbrier art party
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Greenbrier has partnered with Walls Fine Art Gallery to present its first Greenbrier Fine Art Week Nov. 4-10.