Grace Martin Taylor
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A collection of paintings and prints by the late Grace Martin Taylor, of Charleston, some of which haven't been exhibited in West Virginia, will go on exhibit Feb. 7 at The Art Store.
Bob Bridges, assistant professor of art at West Virginia University and curator of the West Virginia University art collection, will talk about Taylor's work at an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bridge Road shop. Bridges recently completed a book on Taylor due for publication later this year.
The works by Taylor were recently housed by Acme Fine Arts in Boston.
After attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and receiving a degree in journalism from WVU in 1929, Taylor served as head of the art department at the Mason College of Music and Fine Arts, in Charleston, which later merged with Morris Harvey College, and later as professor at Morris Harvey, now the University of Charleston.
She studied at the Art Students League of New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art in Provincetown, R.I. Her work is found in numerous private and public collections including the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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, Charleston; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.
Youth Symphony winner
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Violinist Andrew Sivaprakasam is the winner of the West Virginia Youth Symphony's 2012-13 concerto competition.
A senior at George Washington High School, Sivaprakasam has been a member of the Youth Symphony for nine years. He is the son of Michael and Shashi Sivaprakasam, and studies with professional violinist and instructor Ian Jessee.
Ten music students competed on Jan. 26, performing concertos with piano accompaniment in front of three judges selected from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. As the winner, Sivaprakasam will perform solo, playing "Zigeunerweisen" by Pablo de Sarasate, in the Youth Orchestra's spring concert at 3 p.m. May 5 at the Scottish Rite Temple.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Jared Davis, of Ona, and David Buch, of Beckley, have been selected Student Symphonic Fellows in the Andrew and Amy Vaughan Fellowship Program through the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Their selections are the result of auditions and interviews before a community panel on Dec. 8.
As part of their activities, the students will sit on stage alongside symphony musicians in different sections of the orchestra during rehearsals and will meet guest artists during the second half of the symphonic subscription series.