Wildlife art wanted
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- There is still time for West Virginia artists whose work features wildlife to submit entries for a juried art exhibition at the Culture Center.
The deadline for "West Virginia Wildlife" is June 13. Eligible entries include works created in the past two years in the areas of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts/wall hanging.
The exhibition is the third of four in the "Inspired: A West Virginia Series of Juried Exhibitions" presented by the West Virginia Department of Culture and History. The exhibition will open Aug. 8 in the Commissioner's Gallery of the West Virginia State Museum.
The division will present $1,000 for the Best in Show, which is a purchase award. Second place ($500) and third place ($250) awards also will be given.
For more information about the show, call Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at 304-558-0220, ext. 128.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University College of Fine Arts student G.W. Lanham has been chosen as one of the "Best of West Virginia" in Tamarack's upcoming juried exhibition of artwork.
Lanham is an art major at Marshall, with an emphasis in ceramics. "I like to make functional things that are inspired by nature," he said. "I like to see my work in people's hands."
The "Best of West Virginia" exhibition, at Tamarack, in Beckley, will open with a reception at 3 p.m. June 19 and run through Aug. 13. Joe Dew will provide music.
Some of Lanham's pottery is available for purchase at the Red Caboose, in the Convention and Visitors Bureau at Heritage Station near Harris Riverfront Park and Pullman Square.
The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 304-525-7333 or visit www.wvvisit.org.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, is off exit 45 of Interstate 77, Beckley. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Contact: www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Tamarack will celebrate its 15th year with West Virginia artists and artisans through demonstrations, performances, music, food and more June 17-20. Throughout the four-day event, there will be artist demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by Charlie Brown (wood); V.E. Lilly (jewelry); Zendik Arts (eco beads). Also visit the Ah Ha Butterfly Ranch, a live butterfly farm at Tamarack.
The schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Food tasting by Uncle Bunks.
10 a.m. to noon: Hoppy Kercheval will broadcast live on MetroNews' "Talkline."
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: John and Donna Wyatt will stroll Tamarack playing Appalachian music.
Noon to 1 p.m.: Theatre West Virginia actors will perform selections of their live outdoor dramas.
Food tasting by Red Roof Farms.
2 to 3 p.m.: Actor, musician and storyteller Mick Souter presents "Celebrate West Virginia" with a musical history lesson.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Brandon Green Trio will stroll Tamarack playing Appalachian music.
1 p.m.: Observe a re-enactment of West Virginia's statehood by President Abraham Lincoln, complete with birthday cake.
Other June artist demonstrations include:
June 10-11: Ronnie Hamrick, wood carving; Allen Hamrick, blacksmith