Arts Notes: Nov. 24, 2013
Black Friday ArtWalk
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A special Black Friday ArtWalk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29. More than 20 businesses are participating in the festive evening of culture and commerce. Maps are available at each venue.
The free event is a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm. For additional information, contact Susie Salisbury, Charleston Area Alliance, 304-340-4253.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store will exhibit "Small Works" beginning Dec. 3. The show focuses on small-sized, gift-worthy artwork by represented and invited artists. They are:
Ellie Schaul, Helen Chilton, Stephen Smigocki, Maggie Starcher, Caryl Toth, Harold Edwards, George Snyder, Jennifer Snyder, Katherine Cox, Jan Griffin, Allen Jonas, Caroline Jennings, Nancy Berlin, Susan Poffenbarger, Katherine Kadish, Barbara Marsh Wilson, Diane White, Grace Martin Taylor, Henry Isaacs, Jason Berger, Helma Groot, Jim Gibson, Susan Petryszak, David Stern, Ed Kellogg, Selina Trieff, Steven Barbash, David Riffle, Sue Wood, Chris Dutch & Robin Hammer, Brian Humphreys, Adrian Blackstock and Megan Schultz.
The exhibit also will feature fine crafts, holiday and Hanukkah decor, blown glass, wood, jewelry and ceramics handcrafted by artisans from across the country. The exhibition will continue through Dec. 24.
Brass Bell Pottery
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- Brass Bell Pottery will hold its fourth annual open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 3707 Phillip St., near Lower Falls Beach in St. Albans.
Crafters include hand-thrown pottery by Christy Jo Berry, homemade goat milk-scented soap, twig furniture, handmade baskets and handcrafted jewelry. Call 304-543-4648 for more information.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Lockbridge Pottery of Meadow Bridge will have a show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Beckley Woman's Club, 202 Park Ave. "Friends and house-trained family" are invited to attend.
Customers may bring the page printed from www.lockbridgepottery.com to register for the holiday pottery giveaway.
For information, contact Jeff or Donna Diehl at 304-484-7150 or email@example.com.
Gallery walk at HMOA
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The November Tuesday Tour at Huntington Museum of Art takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 with a gallery walk through the exhibit "Visions of the Prophet: The Visual Art of Kahlil Gibran." Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
The gallery walk will be led by Clay McNearney and Jeff Ruff, professors in Marshall University's department of religious studies. Their remarks will focus on placing Gibran within the realm of the religious world of the time and his specific mysticism.
"Visions of the Prophet" is presented by the Huntington Museum of Art in an exclusive partnership with Telfair Museums, Savannah, Ga., through Feb. 9. The exhibit of works by artist and writer Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) includes drawings, watercolors and paintings.
For more information on events at the HMOA, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.
HMOA holiday open house
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art offers its annual gift to the community with a holiday open house from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring cans of food to benefit the Huntington Area Food Bank and warm clothes for the Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry.
Children's art activities will take place in the Education Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Excerpts from "The Nutcracker" will be presented at 1 p.m. by Huntington Dance Theatre. Cabell Midland Collegium Musicum performs at 2 p.m. Santa Claus arrives at 2:15 p.m. The Wayne Elementary Honor Choir performs at 3 p.m.
The open house features the "Art on a Limb" exhibit of trees with hand-painted palettes and ornaments designed by area artists. The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 5. For more information, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- On Nov. 7, USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Lewis presented Sally Barton, executive director of the Tamarack Foundation, with a Rural Business Enterprise Grant of $36,000 to assist in the continuation of the Foundation's Urban Markets Program.
The program provides direct technical assistance to artisans in expanding their marketing presence on a national scale. "This grant will open doors for artisan-owned small businesses that are leading the way for others in rural West Virginia," Barton said.
For additional information about the Tamarack Artisan Foundation, contact Sherri Walker at 304-926-3770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juried in Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History's 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition opens at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 with a reception at the Dunn Building, 400 W. Stephen St., Martinsburg. The exhibit features 53 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and crafts created by 46 West Virginia artists. Admission is free and open to the public.
The exhibit, co-sponsored by the Berkeley County Council, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 21 in the Dunn Building.
Artists with works in the exhibition include: Linda Conner, Charleston; Jeff Diehl, Meadow Bridge; Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer, Charleston; Joseph Elbert, Leon; Tiera Floyd, Sutton; Todd Griffith, Charleston; Charly Jupiter Hamilton, Charleston; Carolyn Harmon, South Charleston; Sharon Harms, Charleston; Paul Hartmann, Glenville; Brian Humphreys, Belle; Barrie Kaufman, Charleston; Ralph E. Kennedy, Charleston; Staci M. Leech-Cornell, Nitro; Jessica Levine, Lewisburg; Chet Lowther, Charleston; Ric MacDowell, Hamlin; Ronald H. McCracken, Charleston; Jamie R. Miller, South Charleston; Susan Poffenbarger, Charleston; Brian Reed, Ivydale; Jack M. Rife, Charleston; Pat Roberts, Charleston; Megan Schultz, Charleston; Barbara Harris Walker, Charleston; R.S. Yoho, Charleston.
For more information, contact Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator for the division, at 304-558-0220, ext. 128.
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