Closing at Clay Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The "Trees of the World" exhibit will close at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia Dec. 31. Decorated by area students, this exhibit features trees reflecting holiday traditions from countries around the globe.
The "Reason for the Season" planetarium show will continue through Epiphany on Jan. 6. Viewers are encouraged to gaze up at the winter sky and let the stars and constellations reveal stories of the world's many holiday traditions. Shows are at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Holiday break activities continue for school-age children. On Dec. 29 from noon to 4 p.m., children can do crafts related to the Netherlands. They will make Dutch pottery paper plates. On Dec. 30, they create a craft related to China: snake pencil toppers. Activities are free with gallery admission.
"Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia" and "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" are the giant-screen films showing through Jan. 4. "Dinosaurs" can be viewed 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. "Sea Monsters" can be viewed noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Ethan Murrow's "Positions of Power, Land View" exhibit will close Jan. 5. Visitors examine land, places and people from an aerial perspective in this exhibit featuring graphite and wall drawings, installation and video.
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, One Clay Square, Charleston; www.theclaycenter.org, 304-561-3570. The Clay Center will be open special holiday hours. In addition to the regular hours, they will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 30 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 31. A Smart Pass (includes galleries, film and planetarium) costs $14.50 for adults and $12 for children, teachers and senior citizens; galleries only cost $7.50 for adults and $6 for children, teachers and seniors. Members get free, unlimited access to galleries and planetarium shows, as well as discounts on films.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kymberly's Kreations will begin jewelry-making workshops Jan. 6. Participants can enjoy wine and snacks while putting together their own beaded jewelry creations under the guidance of Kymberly Young, owner of the shop. Designers select their beads and spacers from a large variety to create their own jewelry.