The Greenbrier Fine Art Week gathers a select group of fine artists from around the country to paint and to record the area's landscape, including its mountains, valleys, towns and rivers.
"Through Their Eyes" features 13 artists who will show three completed paintings. They will be displayed throughout the week in The Greenbrier's Cameo Ballroom. The week will include free daily art events, including afternoon painting on the resort's grounds, a "Meet the Artists" event, a lecture on John Singer Sargent, and a panel Q&A with the featured artists.
"Considering the world-class art collection housed within the walls of our historic resort, which includes some priceless works of Colonial American painting and antiques, it makes perfect sense for The Greenbrier to host its own dedicated Fine Art Week," said resort owner Jim Justice.
The main event will be the First Look! party, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, where about 50 new paintings will be unveiled and available for purchase for the first time. Tickets for the First Look! party originally were $250, but Justice has elected to cover most of the cost of the Fine Art Week and the ticket price has been reduced to $25. Call 855-787-8105. There is no admission to all other Greenbrier Fine Art Week events.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.greenbrier.com/art or call Nancy Marshall at Walls Fine Art Gallery, 304-520-1221.
HMOA art and concert
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art, in partnership with the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Ga., presents the exhibit "Visions of the Prophet: The Visual Art of Khalil Gibran" from Nov. 2 through Feb. 9.
The opening reception is at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 with a concert by Simon Shaheen, whose musical release "Blue Flame" was nominated for 11 Grammy Awards. Admission is free. Auditorium seating for the concert is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The exhibit of works by the artist and writer Gibran (1883-1931) includes 96 drawings, watercolors and paintings. While his writings are well known, his visual art is not. He is best known for his book "The Prophet," a collection of 26 philosophical essays that became one of the top-selling books of the 20th century.
All the pieces on view come from the personal collection of Gibran's patron Mary Haskell, who donated her collection to the Telfair Museums in 1950. They provide a survey of Gibran's career as a visual artist, document his relationship with Mary Haskell, and substantiate his literary career with examples of several drawings and watercolors used as illustrations for six of his books.
The November Tuesday Tour at HMOA takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 with a gallery walk led by Clay McNearney and Jeff Rush, both professors in Marshall University's department of religious studies. McNearney's remarks will focus on placing Gibran within the realm of the religious world of the time, and Rush will focus on Gibran's specific mysticism.
Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. 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. Memberships begin at $25; benefits include free admission. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Suzanne Kniceley recently completed the process to jury into Tamarack with a perfect score.
Kniceley makes a wide range of purses and accessories, as well as children's clothing and toys. She also accommodates custom orders and alterations. Her best-seller, a spacious cinched hobo bag called "Petunia," features a thick strap woven through 16 metal eyelets and is designed to allow the user to shrink or expand the purse depending on its contents.
Her business, Kniceley Sewn, is based in Shinnston. To learn more about Kniceley and her products, email ...@kniceleysewn.com.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, exit 45 off Interstate 77, Beckley. 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.
LAKE CITY, S.C. -- ArtFields, an art festival with $100,000 in total cash prizes, takes place April 25 through May 4 in Lake City. There will be 400 competition pieces accepted from 12 Southeastern states -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Applicants must be 18 and older by Dec. 13 and live in one of the states listed. The original work must have been completed within the past two years. The online submission period is open from Oct. 30 to Dec. 13 at www.artfieldssc.org/artists/how-it-works/. There is a $25 entry fee, and only one entry per artist will be accepted.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email judy.hamil...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.