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Arts Notes: Jan. 6, 2013

By Staff reports

Gallery Eleven entries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gallery Eleven is accepting entries through Jan. 8 for its "Crazy Eights" exhibit. All works must be a maximum size of 8 inches by 8 inches and will be for sale for $88. Entry fee is $5. There is no jurying.

The exhibit is up Jan. 12 through Feb. 23.

Gallery Eleven, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1035 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV, 25301; www.galleryeleven.com or 304-342-0083.

Socialist Party history

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Labor historian Fred Barkey will present "The Socialist Party in West Virginia" at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Archives and History library at the Culture Center. The program is free.

The West Virginia Socialist Party was established in Wheeling in 1901. By 1912, more than 15,000 West Virginians voted for Socialist presidential candidate Eugene Debs.

Socialists were prominent in several craft trades, including glass- and cigar-making, and proved popular with coal miners in the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike of 1912-13.

For his doctoral research, Barkey examined the rise of the Socialist Party in West Virginia through its decline during World War I. Barkey received a doctorate in history from the University of Pittsburgh. He is professor emeritus at West Virginia Graduate College and also taught history at the University of Charleston and the Institute for Labor Studies at West Virginia University.

Barkey is the author of "Cinder Heads in the Hills: The Belgian Window Glass Workers of West Virginia" (1988) and "Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920" (2012).

For this presentation, the library will close at 5 p.m., and reopen at 5:45 p.m. At advance registration is not required but is encouraged. To register in advance, contact Bryan Ward, assistant director of archives and history, by email at bryan.e.ward@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 723.

Dance festival sign-up

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dance company/school directors in West Virginia have until Jan. 7 to enroll their students in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's State Dance Festival April 19-21.

Company/school directors have until Monday to submit applications; scholarship and dancers' applications are due by Jan. 18. Adjudications are scheduled for Feb. 15-17.

The West Virginia State Dance Festival showcases the talents of West Virginia dancers and offers classes by nationally acclaimed dance instructors.

Student applications will be accepted only from directors affiliated with full-time dance establishments in West Virginia.

For more information, contact Pat Cowdery, events coordinator, at 304-558-0220 or by email at Pat.M.Cowdery@wv.gov.

Big-screen opera

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. -- The high-definition encore of the opera "Un ballo in maschera" ("The Masked Ball"), by Verdi, will be shown from 6:30 to 10:15 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Cinemark Theatres in the Huntington Mall.

"Les Troyens" ("The Trojans"), by Berlioz, will be shown from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Jan. 23, also at Cinemark.

Tickets to these rebroadcast performances are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $14 for children. Call Cinemark at 304-763-6488 about complementary passes.

Performances by the Metropolitan Opera also are streamed live as they are being performed in Lincoln Center in New York City to theaters across the United States and 42 other countries. Call Cinemark at 304-733-3984 for information.

Art gallery classes

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- During January, the Renaissance Art Gallery will have general gallery hours from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays only. The gallery will be open for studio hours as usual and all classes will be held.

Classes include fine art painting for adults, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays with Fern Christian (phone 304-453-3187); fine art and drawing for adults and home-schooled students, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays with Susan Tschantz (304-552-2006); fine art paring for adults 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays with Christian; and watercolor for adult and high school students from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays with Pati Payne (740-533-1516 or email pati.payne@yahoo.com).

Interested parties should contact the teachers by phone, or email the gallery at gallerywv@yahoo.com.

The Renaissance Art Gallery, Suite 20, 900 Eighth St., Huntington, WV 25701.

New at Carnegie Hall

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The galleries at Carnegie Hall will showcase a new collection from regional artists. "Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek" will be on exhibit through March 8 in the Museum Galleries.

Images created by 90 artists represent many of the species that perished when pollution and low water levels set off an algae bloom in the creek.

A photographic exhibit created with current cellphone technology, "Phoneography: Beyond the Talk," will hang in the Auditorium Gallery. The Old Stone Room will present textiles created by members of the Fiber Arts Network as well as pieces from private collections.

A free opening reception for all three exhibits will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Old Stone Room. Many of the works are for sale. The purchase of artwork benefits the artist and Carnegie Hall.

The galleries at Carnegie Hall are open and free to the public, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; phone 304-645-7917; www.carnegiehallwv.org.

Pipe organ CD

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- A new CD with David Hegarty performing on the Harrah Symphonic Organ at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church and introducing Nahri Ahn is for sale at Hurricane Floral, 2757 Main St., Hurricane. Selections include music from "2001: A Space Odyssey," "The Artist," "The Phantom of the Opera," The King's Speech" and "The Syncopated Clock." The CD was produced from a live concert in April 2012 and costs $10. For more information, call 304-562-6481.

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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