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Arts Notes: Jan. 19, 2014

By Judy Hamilton

Uncork & Create

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Uncork & Create, 1031 Quarrier St., is offering a "paint your own pet" class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Want-to-be artists will create a one-of-a-kind 16- by 20-inch painting of their favorite animal companion. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided for the $65 per person class. Participants are encouraged to bring your own adult beverages and snacks.

Seating is very limited. To register, visit "upcoming events" at www.uncorkandcreate.com. Once registered, email a high-resolution image of your pet to uncorkandcreate@yahoo.com. Note your name, place of residence and the date of the event. An artist will pre-sketch the pet on a canvas for the event.

For more information, email uncorkandcreate@yahoo.com or call 304-552-3331.

African-American museum

ANSTED, W.Va. -- The African American Heritage Family Tree Museum is searching for photographs, documents and artifacts related to onetime Fayette County resident Carter G. Woodson.

Dr. Woodson was a railroad worker at Thurmond, a coal miner at Nuttallburg and a schoolteacher in Winona from 1892 to 1900. The museum will use the photographs, documents and artifacts to create a 2014 traveling exhibit. Photos and documents will be copied and returned.

Woodson graduated from high school in West Virginia and went on to earn a doctorate from Harvard University. He became known as the "Father of Black History." He established Negro History Week in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976.

For more information about the project or to make a donation, contact Norman Jordan at 304-658-5526 or email normanjordan@msn.com. For more information about the museum, visit www.aaheritagefamilytreemuseum.org.

HMOA exhibit closing

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A closing reception for "The Art of Teaching Art: Marshall University Visual Art Faculty Show" will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Huntington Museum of Art. Admission is free.

The exhibit is presented by the HMOA and the visual arts faculty at the Marshall University College of Arts and Media (formerly the College of Fine Arts). The exhibit concludes Feb. 2; it includes sculpture, drawing, prints, paintings, textiles and video/animation.

The Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington, is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed to the public on Mondays. Admission is free on Tuesdays and on other days is $5 per person and free to children younger than 18; free to veterans and their immediate families; and free to active-duty military personnel and their immediate families. Membership begins at $25 and benefits include free admission. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.

Ballroom dancing

ROANOKE, W.Va. -- Dance the weekend away Jan. 24-26 with your favorite partner during Stonewall Resort's Ballroom Dancing Weekend. Instructors from WV Dance Inc. will teach you how to step, turn and spin your way to bliss.

For $349 per couple, the package includes: Friday and Saturday night accommodations; breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings in Stillwaters Restaurant; attendance at two ballroom dances; and access to multiple salsa and waltz workshops by WV Dance Inc.

The rate is for double occupancy only; resort fee and tax are not included. The indoor/outdoor pool and hot tubs will be closed for renovation through Feb. 10. The fitness center, steam room and sauna will remain open during this time.

Stonewall Resort is at 940 Resort Drive, Roanoke. For reservations, call 888-278-8150 or visit www.stonewallresort.com.

To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email judy.hamilton@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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