When residents of western Virginia remained loyal to the United States during the Civil War, they were among a small minority of white people living in slave states who refused to join the Confederacy. Sheehan-Dean will discuss their motivation and provide reasons why some people stayed loyal to the United States. He'll also discuss the strategic importance of securing the territory of western Virginia.
Sheehan-Dean has a doctorate from the University of Virginia. He is the author of "Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia" (2007) and the Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War (2008). He teaches courses on 19th-century U.S. history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Southern History.
For more information, contact Bryan Ward, assistant director of Archives and History, at 304-558-0230 or bryan.e.w...@wv.gov.
Carnegie Hall show
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The deadline for the 29th annual Season of Colors Juried Art Exhibition for state and regional artists at Carnegie Hall is July 6. This year's theme is "Reflection."
Artists age 18 and older are eligible. Notification of accepted works will be made the week of Aug. 5. Works selected will reflect the theme, and will be judged on the basis of originality, technical quality and thematic depth. Cash awards totaling $1,000 will be given to four artists as well as a purchase award.
An awards reception is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Carnegie Hall. The exhibit will close Oct. 26. For more information or to obtain an entry form, call 304-645-7917.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Painted Palette Art Studio, 824 10th St., Huntington, is offering a three-day classical painting workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. June 20-22.
The workshop will cover drawing the subject on the canvas, grisaille painting, layering, dead palette, glazing, scumbling and completing with a full palette.
The fee is $75. To register, call Patricia Reed at 304-416-2081.