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Arts Notes: Dec. 16, 2012

By Staff reports
Holiday ArtWalkCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A special holiday edition of ArtWalk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20 in downtown Charleston.At Art Emporium, Kathy Boland's "People and Parlors: An Afternoon at The Greenbrier" will be featured. She'll discuss techniques and share stories of her experiences while at The Greenbrier. The exhibit will run Dec. 17 through Jan. 30.Gallery Eleven is showcasing all its member artists with one or two paintings in their featured artist area for December.The award-winning jewelry designs of Alexis Bittar will be shown at House of Luxe. Bittar's jewelry is hand-crafted in his own studio in Brooklyn, N.Y. There are three distinct lines within his collection: The Lucite, Elements and Miss Havasham.The Purple Moon will feature vintage holiday decor, mid-century furnishings and accessories, with art by Glen Brogan, Chuck Hamsher and Sharon Stackpole.New works in encaustic, oil, acrylic and works on paper can be seen at Chet Lowther Studio.White Oak Photography is throwing an ugly Christmas sweater party as well as displaying new works by owner Michelle Krompecher.Apply for art fairCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 FestivALL Capitol Street Art Fair taking place June 29 and 30.
The juried fair is dedicated to fine arts and crafts. The early deadline, with reduced fees, is Feb. 1. The final deadline is March 1. For an application packet, visit or contact Betty Rivard at or 304-364-8972.Family moviesCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- After Christmas, three days of children's activities and family movies will be showing at the Culture Center.Movies will be shown Dec. 26-28 in the theater. Each day will feature a different film and they will be shown twice, at noon and 3 p.m. Children's activities relating to the arts, historic preservation and the West Virginia State Museum also will take place each day in the Great Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All events are free.On Dec. 26, the featured film will be "Arthur Christmas" (2011, 97 minutes, rated PG). The 3D, animated feature film reveals how Santa Claus delivers all his presents in one night.
On Dec. 27, the Walt Disney/Pixar animated movie "Brave" (2012, 100 minutes, rated PG) about Merida, the skilled archer and impetuous daughter of royalty who has to undo a deadly curse.On Dec. 28, "Secret of the Wings" (2012, 92 minutes, rated G) will be screened. The computer-animated film by Disney tells the tale of Tinker Bell's adventures into an unknown world.Visitors also can tour the State Museum and view the many exhibits on display in the Culture Center.The Culture Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The State Museum is closed on Monday except for the first Monday of the month, and the State Archive is closed on Sunday. The building will close at noon on Christmas Eve and reopen on Dec. 26. Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, 25305-0300; 304-558-0220 or have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email 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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