Arts Notes: May 5, 2013
Carnegie Hall exhibits
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The galleries at Carnegie Hall will showcase a new collection works by regional artists through June 29.
Artwork created by members of Greenbrier Artists will be displayed in the Old Stone Room, and works in Museum Galleries will reflect "Wild and Wonderful West Virginia" in celebration of the state's 150th birthday.
Charleston artist Ian Bode will present his paintings and pen and ink drawings in the Lobby Gallery of the hall. According to Bode, "The Passenger, the simple figure you will see in nearly every piece of my work, is a resident of the town of Chuckburgh, which is a nod to Charleston, W.Va., where I grew up and now reside. I aim to use a 'less is more' style which allow the surrounding background in each picture to convey the intended thought or feeling."
The Carnegie Hall galleries are open and free to the public 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Many of the works are for sale. Call 304-645-7917; visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Carnegie Hall's exhibits are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
May artisans at Tamarack
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- The May schedule for artisan demonstrations at Tamarack are as follows:
May 5: Conne McColley, mixed metal jewelry; Ginger Danz, fine art
May 10-12: Marty Schaerer, agate jewelry; V.E. Lilly, coin rings
May 17-19; Christine Keller, mixed metal jewelry; Wendy Clark, weaving
May 24-26: Barbara Miles, hardanger embroidery; Kay Payne, fine art; Pam Gatens, tie-dyed apparel
May 31: Allen and Ronnie Hambrick, metal and musical instruments
Film on Gov. Marland
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Television producer Russ Barbour will present "Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland" at 6 p.m. May 7 in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Barbour will tell the story of making the film for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, which was selected best documentary feature at the 2009 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival. Marland was West Virginia's governor from 1953 to 1957.
Barbour and audiovisual archivist Richard Fauss of the Archives and History Library will discuss discoveries made along the way and share excerpts from a rarely seen archival film unearthed during the production of the film.
Advance registration is encouraged but not required. Email Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov or call 304-558-0230, ext. 163. Those emailing should include their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session.
Haunted state pen
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Author and columnist Sherri Brake will present "The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary" at 6 p.m. May 9 in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Built in 1866, the penitentiary in Moundsville was home to thousands of inmates who helped secure the institution's rank as one of the most violent prisons in America. With in its walls, the 998 murders and suicides, 86 hangings and nine electrocutions provided a recipe for possible ghostly activity, says Brake.
The West Virginia Penitentiary closed in 1995, but day tours and overnight ghost-hunts continue to bring in visitors.
Brake's presentation will use historical and current photographs sprinkled with spooky paranormal images captured by paranormal investigators. She is the author of four books on haunted history.
Advance registration is encouraged, but not required, by emailing Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov or calling 304-558-0230, ext. 163. Those emailing should include their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Painted Palette Fine Art Studio, 824 10th St., Huntington, is offering introduction and intermediate classes in oil and acrylic painting from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays.
Intermediate and advanced classes in classical oil painting techniques will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact Painted Palette at 304-416-2081.
Schaul show closes Friday
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ellie Schaul's "New Work" continues at The Art Store through May 10. Schaul's work uses a combination of color, texture and unusual perspectives in depicting deceptively familiar interior subjects, allowing viewers to discover a sense of place.
The Art Store, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1013 Bridge Road, Charleston; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.
Red Caboose open house
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center and Gift Shop will present "Pictures Perfect and Color More" from 1 to 4 p.m. May 9 at Heritage Station.
This event will feature local artists and photographers of The Red Caboose displaying their works of art. Wine and cheese will be provided by Bottle & Wedge from 3 to 4 p.m. and River and Rail Bakery will provide cookies.
Featured photographers and artists include Michael Rosenberg, Dr. Maury Mufson, Linda Clifford, Laura Moul, Libby Verner, Lilliane Bowersock, Debra Richardson and Laura Shanholtzer.
The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center is owned and operated by the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Call 304-525-7333, or visit www.wvvisit.org.
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