Arts Notes: Nov. 24, 2013
Charleston artist Pat Roberts' "Typical Hillside Tipple (New River Gorge)" (acrylic paint, rusted metal, wood, coal and found objects) is part of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition. Image courtesy of the Culture Center.
Black Friday ArtWalk
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A special Black Friday ArtWalk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29. More than 20 businesses are participating in the festive evening of culture and commerce. Maps are available at each venue.
Uncork & Create will have oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings as well as photography, sculpture, jewelry and note cards for holiday shoppers. Artists include Deborah Herndon, Steven Holsclaw, Jo Anne Jacobs, Sandra King, Tom Ogle and Linda Stonestreet of the Allied Artists of West Virginia. Refreshments and wine will be provided by Allied Artists. Art by Chet Lowther also will be featured. Uncork & Create will have a "Snowman" wine glass-painting event. This event is $35 per person and seating is limited. To register, visit www.uncorkandcreate.com.
Gallery Eleven will feature the art of Joyce Daniels, whose work is primarily abstract with a focus on the use of color and color harmony.
Tony the Tailor will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. and showcases artist Kelly Bryant. The store will have hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.
Art Emporium will have an opening reception for "Illumination," an exhibit of new paintings by Sharon Harms. Natural elements are depicted in optimum lighting conditions and animals and insects are shown camouflaged in their surroundings. The show runs through Dec. 14.
Good News Mountaineer Garage will have a two-part event: "Beyond the Margin," curated by Nik Botkin and Emma Fisher, and a display of the West Virginia AIDS Quilt. The first event will feature live art-making and a contemporary art exhibition. Botkin and Fisher have invited more than 15 artists whose media have traditionally been excluded from the world of fine art, such as tattoos and street art. There also will be free HIV testing onsite. The presentation is sponsored by Straight and Gay Alliance at St. John's Episcopal Church.
Purple Moon will feature vintage aluminum Christmas trees and other vintage decorations. The store will showcase items, including 20th-century glass, pottery and a china collection, from a recent estate sale. Unique pieces from the Pat and Helen Hamilton Collection, including documents and signatures from historical and literary figures, also will be featured.
Delfine's Jewelry will have a storewide 50 percent off sale during Black Friday ArtWalk.
Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique will relocate temporarily to the law offices of Hendrickson & Long for Black Friday ArtWalk. Hope Village provides one-of-a-kind items, including jewelry, shawls, wood carvings, home and children's items, olive wood Nativities, baskets from Africa, olive oil and much more. Every purchase enables the artisans to help support their family with food, clothing, shelter and education. The boutique will return to First Presbyterian Church after ArtWalk.
House of Luxe will feature West Virginia artist Carmen J. File. Her signature work is landscape confetti art quilts, an art form using tiny fragments of textiles in much the same way a painter uses a palette. The lengthy process results in fiber art that has the appearance of impressionist and pointillist paintings. File is a Tamarack artist and her art quilt titled "Backyard Sunset" was selected for Tamarack's 2013 Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition.
Charleston Ballet showcases the photography of Penny Johnson and will show the film "Angel's Perch," a movie set in the historic logging town of Cass. It examines the delicate relationship between past and present, memory and loss. Stocking stuffers and unique gifts will be available to purchase.
Other Charleston Area Alliance-sponsored venues for Black Friday ArtWalk include: Visions Day Spa, Ivor's Trunk, Capitol Conference Center, Savvy Chic, White Oak Photography and GiGi's, Mission Savvy, Stray Dog Antiques, Chet Lowther Studio, Annex Gallery and Taylor Books, and Quarrier Diner/Timothy's.
Several downtown non-CAA businesses also will participate, including Collage, which features handmade art, jewelry and vintage/altered clothing by Jamie Miller; and Apartment Earth, which features the art of Nik Botkin.
The free event is a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm. For additional information, contact Susie Salisbury, Charleston Area Alliance, 304-340-4253.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store will exhibit "Small Works" beginning Dec. 3. The show focuses on small-sized, gift-worthy artwork by represented and invited artists. They are:
Ellie Schaul, Helen Chilton, Stephen Smigocki, Maggie Starcher, Caryl Toth, Harold Edwards, George Snyder, Jennifer Snyder, Katherine Cox, Jan Griffin, Allen Jonas, Caroline Jennings, Nancy Berlin, Susan Poffenbarger, Katherine Kadish, Barbara Marsh Wilson, Diane White, Grace Martin Taylor, Henry Isaacs, Jason Berger, Helma Groot, Jim Gibson, Susan Petryszak, David Stern, Ed Kellogg, Selina Trieff, Steven Barbash, David Riffle, Sue Wood, Chris Dutch & Robin Hammer, Brian Humphreys, Adrian Blackstock and Megan Schultz.
The exhibit also will feature fine crafts, holiday and Hanukkah decor, blown glass, wood, jewelry and ceramics handcrafted by artisans from across the country. The exhibition will continue through Dec. 24.
Brass Bell Pottery
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- Brass Bell Pottery will hold its fourth annual open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 3707 Phillip St., near Lower Falls Beach in St. Albans.
Crafters include hand-thrown pottery by Christy Jo Berry, homemade goat milk-scented soap, twig furniture, handmade baskets and handcrafted jewelry. Call 304-543-4648 for more information.