The Art Store, 1013 Bridge Road, is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, call 304-345-1038 or visit www.theartstorewv.com.
Holiday pottery, jewelry
CHLOE, W.Va. -- The annual holiday showing of pottery by Keith Lahti will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 at Lahti Art Clay Studio, 1137 Walker Road, Chloe. Cree Lahti will also feature her ceramic jewelry.
To the pottery shop, take Interstate 79 to Big Otter, take exit 40 and bear north on W.Va. 16 to Nebo (about 3 miles). Go right on Nebo-Walker Road for 8/10 of a mile. Bear left up the hill on Walker Road. Go over the hill. The driveway is on the left at the bottom of the hill. For additional information, call 304-286-2635.
Visitors to the Lahti Art Clay Studio are encouraged to visit McColley Studio in nearby Chloe, which features the work of Connie McColley (jewelry), Lynn Gundry (stained glass), Margie Mills (fiber), Karen Shreve (jewelry) and Wendy Clark (weaving). For more information, call 304-655-7429.
Seed ornament classes
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Culture and History Museum is offering a free seed ornament activity during regular museum hours at the "Discovery Table" through Jan. 12. Guests will use seeds grown in the museum's Interpretive Garden to create an ornament.
The West Virginia State Museum and the State Museum Shop, the Culture Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, 25305-0300; 304-558-0220 or www.wvculture.org.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- During November and December at Renaissance Art Gallery, the Wednesday fine-art classes at the gallery will focus on the theme "What is Color?" Artists will explore the theory of color and master its mysteries.
Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or galler...@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Dance festival deadline
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Directors from dance companies and schools are invited to enroll students in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's 2014 statewide dance festival. Directors have until Jan. 7 to submit applications to the division. Scholarship and dancers' applications are due Jan. 14. Adjudications are scheduled for Feb. 21-23.
Student applications are accepted only from directors affiliated with full-time dance establishments in West Virginia. Dancers must be at least 12 years old and have at least one year of training in classical ballet with two lessons per week.
The West Virginia State Dance Festival is set for April 25-27 at the Culture Center. Dancers will perform and take classes.
Returning faculty members include Lorraine Elizabeth Graves, former principal dancer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, where she is on the master teacher faculty; Maurice Brandon Curry, creative director at Innovative Arts and Media in New York and a free-lance director and choreographer; and Kate Trammell, dance professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.
New faculty will include Melanie Person, co-director of The Ailey School in New York; Greg Sinacori, an instructor in the dance department of the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York; and Sunday Homitz, founder of Body Technic Systems and a specialist in performance arts physical therapy. Homitz will offer workshops on muscle strength, stretching, nutrition and injury prevention.
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.