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Arts Notes: March 18, 2012

ReArt: Monoprints

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Habitat for Humanity ReStore will present "March ReArt: Monoprints" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Naomi Bays, local artist and chairwoman of the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley, will lead participants age 12 and older in making monoprints. No press is needed to make these one-of-a-kind prints using simple household items. This technique can be stand-alone artwork or it can be combined with collage or scrapbooking.

ReArt workshops are free. To register, contact Will Taylor at 304-941-3281 or wtaylor@stepbystepwv.org.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 815 Court St., 304-720-8733.

Ceramics artists

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art presents "Sources and Influences: Contemporary Clay Artists, Mentors and Students" through May 20.

The exhibit explores the connections, tangible and intangible, between mentors and students within the current studio ceramics community in the United States, beginning with a single, representative work by each of the 22 clay artists who have participated in the Walter Gropius Master Artist Workshop Series. In keeping with the theme, each of the artists has selected two additional ceramists to display work alongside their own: an artist they consider their mentor, and another that they have mentored.

Ceramics artist Kathleen Kneafsey has been artist-in-residence for the past 10 years. She will lead a guided tour of the exhibit during the March Tuesday Tour, 7 p.m. March 27. A reception follows, and admission is free.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 2 p.m. April 22 with Warren MacKenzie giving his Walter Gropius Master Artist public presentation.

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.

MU artist goes national

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Jason Kiley, a Marshall University art and design graduate student, will have work displayed in three different exhibitions at the 2012 conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts March 28-31 in Seattle.

Kiley, in his second year of graduate studies with an emphasis on ceramics and sculpture, will have work in the council's National Student Juried Exhibition, where he was among the 39 chosen from 500 entries. His work also will be seen in "Cups and Coffee," a juried international cup show, and Informal Exchange Implied, an exhibition at the Center for the Ceramic Arts.

"Thousands of ceramic artists attend each year to see presentations, exhibitions and each other," Kiley said. This is the first year his work will be on display at the conference. In addition to being a graduate student, Kiley also is Marshall's ceramics studio technician.

'Kindred Spirits'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- "Kindred Spirits," an invitational exhibition in which Art Store artists were asked to invite another artist whose work they respect or admire, will run through April 20.

The show has works by 20 Art Store artists including Katherine Cox, Diana Frazier, Katherine Kadish, Susan Petryszak, Jan Griffin, Helen Chilton, Dutch & Hammer, Maggie Starcher, David Stern, George Snyder, Ellie Schaul, Nancy Berlin, Mary Boxley Bullington, Caryl Toth, Barbara Marsh Wilson, Helma Groot, Mark Soppeland, Gretchen Haien, Susan Poffenbarger and Harold Edwards.

Their "Kindred Spirit" artists include Eva Cox, Ray Dolin, Don Kelley, Bethany Petryszak, Julie Hamilton, Molly Erlandson, Dave Litz, Adrian Blackstock, Karen Sponaugle, Larry Leach, Ginni Fresina, Pamela Nelson, Anne Bernard, Emma Booth, Jerre Watkins, Stephanie Rond, Melissa Stallard, Randall Teasley, Helen Jordan and John Terry.

The Art Store, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1013 Bridge Road; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.

Youth art show

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Watercolor Dreams Gallery will host a "Kidz Art Exhibition" April 1. Each of the 10 students will have four of their own favorite paintings they have created in class framed and hung in the main gallery.

A reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. April 1 with light refreshments.

Watercolor Dreams Gallery, 210 11th St., The Shops at Heritage Station, Shop 11, Huntington. Contact Bruce or Lillianne Bowersock, 304-743-6035 or 304-633-6035. Visit watercolordreamsgallery.com or bowersocksartgallery.com.

Renaissance Art Gallery

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Renaissance Art Gallery will sponsor "Gallery Gather Day" from 1 to 4 p.m. today. All artists of the gallery will be available.

Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or gallerywv@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://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.

Square Meal event

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fourth Square Meal event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. March 27 at Timothy's, inside the Quarrier Diner, 1022 Quarrier St.

Square Meal is a mini grant opportunity for artists in music, dance, visual arts, theater, literature and film, arts organizations and other creative projects, presented by the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley. A group of people come together to share a basic meal at an affordable price. All or part of the income from that meal is given as a grant to support a creative project. The grants are awarded at the discretion of the audience.

Reservations for the meal are $16 ($10 to the grant, $5 to the food, $1 to ACKV) until March 25. Late reservations and at the door pricing will be $21 ($10 grant, $5 food, $6 ACKV). Reservations are limited to 50. Tickets can be purchased online at http://artskv.org/support-ackv (PayPal fees apply) or mailed to ACKV 229 Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301.

The presenters for this event will be Po' Folks Cabaret, Kanawha Players, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School and Bad Reception.

Almost $1,700 has been awarded to three creative projects with an average award of $557. Those projects are Charleston Cinematheque, Liberty World Percussion Ensemble and a theatrical production of "Battered but not Broken."

Visit www.artskv.org or contact Naomi Bays, naomi@artskv.org or 304-807-2787.

To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.busse@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.


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