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Arts Notes: Dec. 2, 2012

By Staff reports

B'nai Jacob show/sale

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The B'nai Jacob Ladies Auxiliary Chanukah Gift and Art Show takes place Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at B'nai Jacob Synagogue, 1599 Virginia St. E.

Jewish- and Israeli-made olivewood gifts will be for sale along with jewelry, pottery and artwork by local artists. They include Randy Selbe, Charlotte Pritt, Jennifer McGee and Theresa Young.

Books by local authors will be available.

A potato latke lunch may be purchased beginning at 11 a.m.

Arts social

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Arts Council of Kanawha Valley will hold an arts social, its version of a business-after-hours event from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W.

It will be an evening of giving, shopping, networking and making silly holiday photos. Creators, artists and artisans will help shoppers select unique gifts.

For $5, guests may have their photographs taken in funny poses with holiday props. Refreshments will be available.

Free film workshop

Filmmakers, production personnel and others interested in the film industry may learn the functions and processes of the West Virginia Film Office at a free workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. The event is part of the ongoing Creators Program at West Virginia State University's Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W.

Participants will learn the role of the Film Office and its services; how to find production work in the state; production planning; working with city/county officials, business leaders and property owners to secure locations; and more.

"We're looking to target emerging and established filmmakers, crew personnel, production companies, even high school and college students," said Pam Haynes, director of the West Virginia Film Office. Haynes and other Film Office staff will provide instruction, including an overview of West Virginia's tax credit program.

Fayetteville sculpture

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- The Fayetteville Arts Coalition will celebrate the installation of a new Jeff Fetty sculpture from 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 7 at 103 Keller Ave., above Secret Sandwich Society.

Fetty, of Roane County, was named one of the world's seven premier metal designers for 2012. His work in the road divider at the intersection of Keller Avenue and Court Street is the first outdoor sculpture in Fayetteville.

Fetty will be at the holiday celebration and art show, featuring 15 local artists and music by Ken Kruger.

Across the street from the new sculpture is a recently completed outdoor mural by Charleston artist Rob Cleland.

Tamarack art demos

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- From wooden toys to boutique hats, Tamarack's demonstrating artisans in December offer a wide range of gifts, made in the Mountain State.

The lineup for the December demonstrations is:

Dec. 2: Christine Keller, jewelry; Connie Ridgeway, children's clothes; Frank Ceralvalo, photography.

Dec. 7-9: Jamey Biggs, pottery; Jo Brewer, corn husk dolls; Jo Brewer, dolls; Theresa Currence, hand-painted ornaments.

Dec. 14-16: Andy Sheetz, wooden toys; June Willey, aprons; Frances Boone, dried flowers.

Dec. 21-23: Deborah Davis, quilts; Tatiana Rakhmanina, boutique hats.

Dec. 28-30: Kay Payne, fine art; V.E. Lilly, coin rings.

Tamarack's studio artisans will be working throughout the holidays. Elaine Bliss creates German cloth stars reminiscent of origami. Robert Moore fashions ordinary items into fine art. Paula and Rod Queen make pottery decor and vessels. Glass blowers John DesMeules and Don Hamon bring color and light into holiday giving. Etched-glass artist Doug Coleman makes suncatchers and ornaments with special inscriptions for gift giving.

Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, Interstate 64/77 exit 45, Beckley. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, closes at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.

To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email earle@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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