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Arts Notes: Sept. 1, 2013

By Judy Hamilton

The Art Store

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store opens the exhibition "DutchHammer + Kadish" Sept. 7 with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. followed by a reception ending at 7:30 p.m.

West Virginia artists Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer, collectively known as DutchHammer, have spent the past 24 years producing freestanding and wall sculptures as well as unique custom furniture.

Dutch's background includes a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Hammer received a BA from the Memphis Academy of Arts. They use their individual specializations in stained glass and painting, respectively, to construct objects of wood, glass, paint, mosaic and metal characterized by bursts of color, shape and whimsy.

Ohio painter and printmaker Katherine Kadish has been exhibiting in solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad since 1973. Kadish holds a bachelor's in painting and design from Carnegie Mellon University and master's in art history from the University of Chicago. She is known for her soft botanical images in vivid hues.

"DutchHammer + Kadish" will be on display through Oct. 4. For more information, contact Adrian Blackstock at 304-345-1038 or www.theartstorewv.com.

Art around Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. -- From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6, The North Gallery at the Artwork Gallery, 2200 Market St., Centre Market, Wheeling, will present works by Ohio painters Kathryn "Kit" Edwards Dailey and Judy Anderson. The artists are known for their colorful and whimsical images. The public is invited to meet the artists and to enjoy light refreshments.

The Artwork Gallery will also feature plein-air paintings from this year's Paint Historic Wheeling and the past seven Paint Oglebay events. The term "plein air" means to paint outside in the open air. For additional information about Artworks First Friday shows, contact Judy Minder at 304-233-0780.

Carnegie Hall

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- On display Sept. 2 through Oct. 26 in the Museum Gallery at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg is Sandra King's "Windows in Time" exhibit in water media and pastel. The artist will hold a free reception open to the general public from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

King resides on a 50-acre farm in Clay County and is inspired by the constantly changing seasonal color, brilliant night skies and dramatic sunsets in the surrounding hills. The paintings are described as capturing the timeless landscape to the outer reaches of the universe.

She is a retired art teacher from Clay County High School and continues to teach private classes in her studio. She is president of Allied Artists of West Virginia.

The galleries at Carnegie Hall are open and free to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. To find out more about the exhibit, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.

Digital photo workshops

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Photographer Thorney Lieberman is offering digital photography workshops from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 15 and 22. He will teach how to get the most out of your camera, introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, shooting in raw format and using Adobe Lightroom, lighting for portraits, shooting panorama, tips and tricks to getting much better photos.

The classes will take place in his studio at 1514 Virginia St. E. The fee is $150 for the three sessions. For further information, contact Lieberman at 304-342-1842, thorney5@suddenlink.net or www.thorneylieberman.com.

WVU Art Museum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- WVU will have a groundbreaking ceremony for the Art Museum at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Museum Education Center, Evansdale Campus. All are welcome to attend. Free parking will be available. At 5:30 p.m. an "Art Up Close!" program featuring Cindy Persinger will be featured.

For additional information, email FriendsOfTheMuseum@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-2141, ext. 2.

Birke Art Gallery

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Amanda Burnham will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Birke Art Gallery at Marshall University. The show runs through Oct. 11.

The exhibit will feature large-scale wall drawings. Burnham earned a BFA in painting and printmaking from Harvard University and an MFA in visual and environmental studies from Yale University. She has exhibited her work in venues nationally and internationally.

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

Miniatures exhibition

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Renaissance Art Gallery will host the 13th annual National Miniature Exhibition in November. The show is open to all artists 18 and older.

The show prospectus is available at the gallery or for download at www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance. The miniatures show accepts all fine-art media, including encaustic, except photography.

The gallery is planning workshops in September for anyone interested in working small or working with encaustics. Sept. 7 will be a day for working small with demonstrations for Art Trading Cards. For more information, contact Sue Tschantz at 304-552-2006. The gallery is planning an encaustic workshop for Sept. 29. For more information, contact Fern Christian at 304-453-3187.

Renaissance Art Gallery is at 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington.

'Streams of Light'

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- The Gallery at 409 presents "Streams of Light," an exhibition by Sue Grim-Langert, through Sept. 30. The artist is known for her paintings of land and seascapes, vineyards, flower fields and floral still lifes, which are presented in classical impressionism using oil and acrylic media.

The Gallery at 409, located in the historic Lowe Hotel, 409 Main St., Point Pleasant, is dedicated to bringing fine art to the community and facilitating creativity in youth and adults. For additional information, email info@gallery409.org or call 740-339-0520.

Docent open house

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art invites anyone interested in volunteering to be a docent to an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

A docent is someone who volunteers time to lead schoolchildren and museum visitors on guided tours. No prior experience or background in art is required. The museum states that if you like art of any kind, enjoy sharing your knowledge, and can spend 90 minutes a week getting free instruction about art, this could be the program for you. Docents work with HMOA's education department and receive training on HMOA exhibits on Monday mornings.

For more information, call Cindy Dearborn at 304-529-2701; or send an email to cdearborn@hmoa.org.

Historic preservation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Preservationists, architects, engineers, consultants and real-estate professionals are invited to a two-day training workshop on how to combine historic preservation standards with environmentally friendly designs.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design training workshop, set for Sept. 9 and 10, at the West Virginia Culture Center, is sponsored by the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office, in conjunction with the U.S. National Park Service.

The workshop will focus on general sustainability in the context of preservation and will include training and preparation for anyone interested in taking the LEED Green Associate exam. The workshop is free for representatives of certified local governments, $100 for other participants.

Attendance is limited; registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is Sept. 4. For more information, contact Pam Brooks, grants coordinator for the historic preservation office, at 304-558-0240, ext. 720, or email pam.a.brooks@wv.gov.

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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