Artist Megan Schultz
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Artist Megan Schultz will have her first solo show in the Frankenberger Art Gallery at the University of Charleston. Schultz's exhibit, "Subliminal," is showing through Dec. 15. All the featured prints and drawings were created in 2013.
"Many of the drawings are done on Mylar and some are two sheets of Mylar with drawing or monotype or paint on front and back surfaces to create layers of line and form. Other pieces are sheets of paper that have been cut into. The paper is mounted slightly raised above a back board to create shadows, another form of layering," Schultz says in an artist statement.
"I am interested in the illusion of solid form. The way forms emerge, transforming the flat surface of paper into cracks, crevasses, mounds. The points where masses of lines meet, they overlap, merge or push against one another. There is a sense of solid form, dematerialized. Leaving the edges to flow into ambiguous space, they unravel. These are forms in flux. They are unstable, breaking apart and coming together."
Frankenberger Art Gallery, second floor of the Student Union building, and Erma Byrd Gallery, University of Charleston, 2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE., Charleston. Contact 304-357-4804. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free and the galleries are open to the public.
Painting shop for kids
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha Individual Development Solutions, 216 Washington St. W., hosts an art activity at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22. The event is titled "Make Your Paint Count: Making Art Sustainable." The fee is $25.
KIDS states that it is a comprehensive educational based company focusing its efforts on developing the individual child to meet challenges with confidence and success.
The art workshop is recommended for elementary and middle school students. For additional information, contact Zachery Miller at 304-205-3045 or visit www.WV-Kids.com.
Furniture open house
HAMLIN, W.Va. -- Probst Furniture Makers, 7419 Hamlin Road (W.Va. 34), will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. The company makes custom handmade furniture in Appalachian hardwoods. Jim Probst will debut new pieces including a new line of lamps. There will be tours of the shop and demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A display of furniture in stock, including some new cabinets by furniture maker Eddie Austin, also will be featured. For additional information, contact Probst at 304-824-5916. Visit www.probstfurniture.com/content/directions-shop.
Capital City Art and Craft Show
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 46th annual Capital City Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Kanawha City Lions Club, takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 23 and noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 24. Admission is $6 for adults and $1 for children under 12 years old.
Nearly 160 artisans have a variety of handmade goods, including jewelry, pottery, photographs, fine arts, stone and metal sculpture for sale. Country Kitchen will offer fall favorites and venders providing specialty food items. Many of the crafters demonstrate products in progress. Regional writers will offer book signings.
Crafters will provide door prizes, drawn continuously. The first 250 attendees each day are given a "Lions Buck" discount coupon good for a discount on their first purchase. A coloring contest for children provides cash prizes to winners in various age groups.
Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food products for donation to food pantries.