Taylor's book signings
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Deborah Hining, author of "A Sinner in Paradise," a love story set in 1977 West Virginia, will sign books Feb. 9 from 1 from 2:30 p.m. at Taylor Books. The North Carolina writer's novel has a rating of 4.5 (out of 5) on Amazon.com.
At 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Miles Dean, former West Virginia finance commissioner, will have a book signing and poetry reading from "Furrows on Parchment" and "Musings After Midnight." Refreshments will follow the readings. For additional information, call 304-342-1461.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Laura Moul, a certified professional photographer, will teach a three-session beginning digital photography class at Paintbrush Studio, 303 Pennsylvania Ave. The class is for individuals with SLR cameras or point-and-shoot cameras. The class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26 and March 5.
The classes are designed to help individuals learn how to use the settings on their camera and provides basic photography instruction. File management and photo editing also will be covered.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited to allow more hands-on instruction. For more information, call 304-743-8281, email lauram...@aol.com, or visit www.moulphotography.com. The fee is $75 for the three sessions and includes extensive reference materials.
Capitol Street Art Fair
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The FestivALL Charleston 2014 Capitol Street Art Fair is now open for applications from artists to display and sell work during the fair. The fair will take place June 28 and 29.
The postmark deadline is Feb. 15 to receive an early-application fee reduction. The final deadline for applications is March 15. For additional information, including fees, visit www.festivallcharleston.com or contact Betty Rivard at 304-364-8972 or bettyriv...@yahoo.com.
Student art exhibit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Art-for-ALL is a student art exhibition for children in grades pre-K through 6 in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties.
Children are encouraged to submit one piece of work for jurying in one of the following categories: 2-D, including painting, drawing, photography, collage, mixed media, printing and graphic arts; 3-D, including sculpture, pottery, woodcrafts, glass, jewelry, textiles, mixed media and constructions with recycled materials; or video, with a maximum of five minutes per video.
Work may be submitted directly by children and their families or in conjunction with a teacher. All children in the designated grades and counties are eligible to submit work. The deadline for submitting work is April 1. Electronic images of the work and contact information may be emailed to Artfor...@festivALLcharleston.com.
Jurying will be completed and notifications to applicants will be sent out by May 1. Work that is submitted will be displayed in a slide show on the websites for FestivALL and the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences. Work that is accepted for exhibition will be collected at central points within each county.
The exhibition will take place during FestivALL, June 20-29, in the lobby of the Clay Center. A public reception and awards ceremony will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. June 28 at the Clay Center. Sponsors include FestivALL, the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, the Elliot Family Foundation and the Central West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional information, visit www.festivallcharleston.com or contact Betty Rivard at 304-364-8972 or bettyriv...@yahoo.com.
Library events for teens
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County Public Library has several upcoming events and activities for teens.
The library will accept and display entries on the Teen Facebook page throughout February. The winner will be determined based on Likes and will be announced March 6 on Facebook and the library's Web page. The winner will have their bookface immortalized on a READ poster.
'The Sessions' screenings
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- "The Sessions," a film about a paralyzed man who hires a sex surrogate, will be screened with narrative description for the blind at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium at the Huntington Museum of Art. The film is rated R and features Helen Hunt in an Oscar-nominated performance. Admission is free.
The screening's narrative description, for individuals who are blind or visually impaired and for anyone who is interested in learning more about narrative description, is presented by the Huntington Museum of Art, the Marshall Artists Series and The James H. and Alice Teubert Charitable Trust as part of the Marshall Artists Series Spring Film Festival.