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Arts Notes: May 20, 2012

Dance scholarships

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History awarded scholarships to two West Virginia teens to help them hone their dancing skills this summer at schools in Philadelphia and California.

Brigette Madden, 18, of Alum Creek, is the recipient of the Jerry Rose Scholarship of Excellence, sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Madden, who performs with the Charleston Ballet, will attend The Rock School 2012 Summer Ballet Intensive in Philadelphia July 30-Aug. 3.

Braelynn Neely, 14, of Core, received the Friends of West Virginia Culture and History Scholarship. Neely, who performs with Kat and Company Dance Studio in Morgantown, will attend the Dance Masters of America National Convention and Ballet/Jazz Intensives in Anaheim, Calif., June 27-July 7.

The dancers were among more than 400 high school and college students from 41 dance groups across the state who attended the 2012 West Virginia Dance Festival April 27-29 at the West Virginia Culture Center. The festival features nationally acclaimed dance professionals leading workshops, classes and performance situations with a focus on dance as an art form.

Summer camps

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Registration is underway for summer camps at the Huntington Museum of Art. Offerings include elementary art camp, middle school/high school clay camp, nature camp and a West African music and art camp.

Each summer camp runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration per camp per child is $100 for museum members and $120 for nonmembers per week. Camp enrollment must be completed one week prior to camp beginning.

To register, visit www.hmoa.org/education/classes/ or call 304-529-2701, ext. 311. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

'Modern Mexico'

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art will present "Modern Mexico: Works from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University" through Aug. 5.

The exhibit will highlight a selection of 40 prints and paintings, dating from 1900-2000, from the museum's collection. The exhibit is part of Huntington Museum's continued collection-sharing venture with regional and southern museums.

The art of modern Mexico has its beginnings in the satiric black and white prints of José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913); two of his prints are in this show.

His work influenced the "Los Tres Grandes" muralists: José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. All three are represented with lithographs.

Works by members of the Taller de Grafica Popular (People's Graphic Workshop), founded in 1937 in Mexico City, will be on view.

Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Zuniga and Francisco Corzas Chávez are each represented in the show. Prints and paintings by Alejandro Colunga, Francisco Toledo, Ismael Vargas and Jorge López Garcia, all younger Mexican artists, as well as a selection of prints by a number of international artists who were drawn to the Mexican art scene, including Edith Bry, Leonora Carrington and Jean Charlot.

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.

Summer art school

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Artists Bruce and Lillianne Bowersock are offering their first Watercolor Dreams Summer Art School beginning June 4 and running every week through the last Friday in July. The cost for one week is $80 and includes supplies. Classes will be held on the main floor of River Towers, behind Heritage Station.

Classes include:

Ages 3-6: 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday; class limit 6.

Ages 7-11: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; class limit 6.

Ages 12-16: "Stretch and Sketch" -- students walk around Huntington, by the river, etc., to learn to sketch as they get exercise -- 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday; class limit 6 to 8.

Adults (or kids 7-11): 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; class limit 10.

Adults: "Stretch and Sketch," 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; class limit 10.

Call 304-633-6035 or email ldbowersock@gmail.com with "Summer Art School" in the subject line. Payment is due in full on Mondays, cash or check. Registration closes May 28.

Taylor Books

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Taylor Books' Annex Gallery will feature photographs by Roopa Gogineri, with an opening at 7 p.m. May 23 featuring the photos and stories from East Africa.

Roopa is a native of Charleston and resides in Nairobi, Kenya, working as a freelance photojournalist.

Annex Gallery at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St., Charleston. Hours 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contact Dan Carlisle, gallery@taylorbooks.com or 304-342-1461. Visit www.taylorbooks.com.

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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