Arts Notes: Dec. 15, 2013
Call for artists
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gallery Eleven, 1025 Quarrier St., invites local artists to submit works for the "Crazy 8's" small-works show that will be exhibited Jan. 11 through Feb. 22, 2014.
Participants may submit works in any medium with a maximum size of 8 by 8 inches. The entry fee is $5 and there will be no judging; entries will be accepted between Dec. 26 and Jan. 7. All artwork must be ready to hang and labeled on the back (upper left) with name, address, telephone number, title of the work and medium. All art will be hung at the discretion of the gallery. Works will sell for $88. The gallery will retain 30 percent of all sales.
For more information, contact Pat Roberts at 304-342-4076 or Larry Wolfe at 304-98-2439.
During the month of December, the gallery is featuring the art of all its members, including: Sonja Adkins, Kathy Boland, Joe Ann Crawford, Joyce Waltz Daniels, Arthur Evans, Sharon McClanahan, Awyn Danielle McQueen Milam, Anthony "Tony" Joseph Papa, Jean Pennington, Pat Roberts, Randy Selbe, Linda Charles Stone, Linda Stonestreet and Larry Wolfe.
Gallery Eleven, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1025 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV, 25301; www.galleryeleven.com or 304-342-0083.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published "Historic Recreation," a 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State's sports and recreation opportunities, including historic football fields and basketball courts, hunting and fishing lodges, swimming pools and golf courses.
The public may request a copy of the free calendar while supplies last. Each month, the calendar focuses on a different historic building, camp, state park, trail or structure in West Virginia.
To request a free copy, write to West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 2014 Calendar, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305, or contact Conni McMorris at 304-558-0240 or email@example.com. The "Historic Recreation" 2014 calendar was funded in part by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A special holiday edition of Downtown ArtWalk will take place Dec. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. More than 20 businesses are participating in a festive evening of culture and commerce.
Other Charleston Area Alliance-sponsored venues for the special December ArtWalk include House of Luxe, Visions Day Spa, Ivor's Trunk, Savvy Chic, White Oak Photography and GiGi's, Mission Savvy, Stray Dog Antiques, Chet Lowther Studio, Annex Gallery at Taylor Books and Romano & Associates.
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 at 304-340-4253.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Museum of Radio and Technology is seeking information about Nytrola windup phonographs made in Charleston. The museum has two Nytrolas, one regular size and a smaller salesman sample model. Anyone having information about Nytrola phonographs is asked to contact the museum.
The museum is the largest antique radio museum in the U.S. It features more than 400 antique radios, an RCA television camera (one of two demonstrated at the 1939 World's Fair), a radio that belonged to William Wrigley (the chewing gum maker), and more. It has 10,000 square feet of display area.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1640 Florence Ave., Huntington (take Exit 6 off Interstate 64). For additional information, call 304-525-8890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Ten of the 12 Made in West Virginia awards selected by WV Living magazine went to artisans from Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia.
Those honored are David Shombert, Woodspun Workshop; Wendy Clark, WenWeave; Mary Almond, photography; Larry Sumpter, fine art; Chris Malouf, C.D.M. Engraving; Merideth Young, upcycled jewelry; Robert Worth, dulcimers; Paul Meyers, Shedalow Ironworks; Amy Pabst, quilts and more; and Uncle Bunk's, pickles and relishes.
Other Tamarack artisans featured in the winter 2013 issue of WV Living magazine include Frog Valley Artisan Cooperative, Kathy Hanby, Michael Garnes, The Enchanted Bath and authors Colleen Anderson, Carolyn Peluso Atkins, Kelly Kinsolving and Steve Smallman.
"We are always pleased to hear of honors given to Tamarack artisans, but we are especially delighted with the 'Made in West Virginia' awards because of the caliber of the judges and the quality and high readership of the publication," said Tamarack retail director Ron DeWitt. "Editor in chief and entrepreneur Nikki Bowman should be commended for keeping the Mountain State's treasures artfully covered in her publications."
Tamarack is located off Exit 45 of Interstate 64 /77. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tamarack is closed Christmas Day. Winter hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., begin Jan. 3, 2014. For details about shopping, menus, conference center availability, becoming a Tamarack artist, the fine art gallery and events, call 888-262-7225 (88TAMARACK) or visit www.tamarackwv.com.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An exhibit at the Culture Center features a collection of photographs taken by Wheeling native J.J. Young Jr., who died in 2004. He bequeathed 6,328 images of trains in Wheeling and Charleston from the late 1940s through 2001 to the West Virginia State Archives.
"Hands down, it's the best collection of railroad photographs we've got," said Debra Basham, assistant director of the West Virginia State Archives.
Fifty-one of Young's photos -- 30 from Wheeling and 21 from Charleston -- are on display at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex through the end of January.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, at 304-558-0220, ext. 120, or email@example.com.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.