June 10-12: Paul Adkins, wooden birds
June 24-26: Stephanie Danz, stained glass; Judy Belcher, polymer clay; Tammy Garner, jewelry
New arts studio
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. -- A new performing arts studio, the Academy for Dance & Theatre Arts, will open its doors this summer. Started by Bartolo and Clare Cannizzaro, the facility will offer two dance intensive camps and two theater camps this summer.
Dance camps will be held June 13-17, and theater camps will be held June 20-July 1. Dance intensive camps are age-appropriate weeklong camps (three hours a day) that include ballet, tap, jazz and Broadway-style dance sessions. Theater camps will include many aspects of the preparation for a play to be performed at the end of the week.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will present information about cemeteries and the National Register of Historic Places for the Genealogy Club meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 9 at the Culture Center.
Archaeologist Carolyn Kender and Sara Prior, education and planning coordinator for the preservation office, will focus on programs to help preserve West Virginia's cemeteries. They will explain how their office can help the public determine if a cemetery is historic and if it is eligible to be listed in the National Register. The presentation will include a discussion of the West Virginia Cemetery Survey program and what the public can do to help locate and record information about cemeteries throughout the state.
Also, the Archives and History Library will host its next after-hours lecture from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 7. The session, titled "Archives and History Movie Night: Footage from the Collection," will be presented by Richard Fauss, audiovisual archivist for Archives and History.
Fauss will showcase common types of audiovisual formats used in home and professional productions. He will provide basic advice on the care of 8 mm and 16 mm film and the difficulties that can be encountered with videotape when it gets old and sticky.
Scenes from the 1932 documentary film "Charleston, Beautiful on the Kanawha" will be shown. Fauss also will show home movies of Robert F. Kennedy and footage from the 1968 presidential campaign in West Virginia. Some recently restored 2-inch video footage of singer-songwriter Lionel Cartwright when he was 19 years old and Grant County fiddlers Israel and Tom Welch also can be seen. Many of these selections have not been seen in 30 years.
The sessions are free and open to the public. To register, contact Robert Taylor at 304-558-0230, ext. 163, or Bobby.L.Tay...@wv.gov.
School honors founder
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In keeping with the innovative and creative philosophy of founder Mary McKown, Mountaineer Montessori School's title will soon be spelled out in oversize, wild, colorful carved wood paintings of local artist Charles Jupiter Hamilton.
The letters were unveiled at an open house June 1 at the school, 308 20th St., in honor of McKown, who is stepping down after 35 years at Mountaineer Montessori.
Based on an idea by McKown, Hamilton conducted a workshop with advanced elementary students last fall in which they were asked to draw each letter of "Montessori" as an animal. Hamilton transferred those concepts onto one-of-a-kind works of art that will spell out the school's name. The final installation is expected to take place by the end of June.
Contact Julie Margolis at 304-342-7870.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The "Beautiful Obsolescence" exhibit continues at the Huntington Museum of Art through Aug. 28 and features objects from the museum's permanent collection.
The exhibit features items that were once considered in style but that have fallen out of fashion, such as walking sticks, match safes, tea caddies, oil and kerosene lamps, sugar chests, mourning jewelry, chocolate pots, vinaigrettes, samplers, homespun cloth, rag and hooked rugs, and glass specialty items such as salt cellars, cup plates, celery vases and spooners.
Also, the Huntington Museum of Art will participate in the Blue Star Museums partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Support was provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.
The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. HMA currently has a policy offering free museum admission to active-duty military personnel and their families indefinitely, inspired by participating in Blue Star Museums last year.
Huntington Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington; 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org. Admission $5 per person or $18 for a family of four or more. Admission is free on Tuesdays and to museum members.
Renaissance Art Gallery
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Renaissance Art Gallery will present a one-man show by Ron Haeberle starting at 2 p.m. June 5.
Haeberle began painting as a retirement pastime in 2003, studying watercolor at the Huntington Museum of Art. His work includes landscapes, seascapes, portraits and architectural studies. The landscapes are largely drawn from the natural beauty of West Virginia farms, forests and streams. Additionally, Haeberle single-handedly remodeled the gallery. He did the architectural plan during the winter of 2010.
The show runs through the end of June.
Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or galler...@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.bu...@wvgazette.com 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.