ArtWalking in April
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Through the years, the free monthly ArtWalk in venues around downtown Charleston has grown and spread to the point that its website, www.charlestonartwalk.com, now lists 16 venues, including new this month, the Capitol Conference Center, 815 Lee St., which has photos by Steve Payne.
The ArtWalk runs 5 to 8 p.m. today and features a new show of work at Gallery Eleven, 1025 Quarrier St., by Linda Charles Stone, whose artist statement notes: "My goal is to communicate my feelings, my love of color and of life experiences to others through my painted images."
ArtWalk also features works in unconventional venues like a show of pieces by Stephen Martin at the hole-in-the-wall but jam-packed Convenience Store (172 Summers St.)
Other highlights include "Tonka Truck," a ceramic exhibit by Mike Bowen and Jamey Biggs at Taylor Books (226 Capitol St.); a scotch whiskey tasting and artwork by Kelly Bryant at Tony the Tailor (107 Hale St.) and "Dancing and Drinks" at the Charleston Ballet (100 Capitol St.), which offers visitors snacks while they take in ballet rehearsals and dance photography by K. D. Lett and Jurgen Lorenzen.