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Arts Notes: June 23, 2013

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ArtWalk takes place during FestivALLCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston Area Alliance's ArtWalk, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 27, takes place this month during FestivALL.The Quarrier Diner has recently renovated gallery space, where 17 members of Allied Artists will exhibit up to 10 works during ArtWalk. The exhibit also will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29 and from noon to 6 p.m. June 30.The artists are Sonja Adkins, Brenda Beatty, Jeannie Cochran, Newman Jackson, Sandra King, Sally Loring, Nancy Louise Mottesheard, Judith Pratt, Mary Russell, Thad Settle, Linda Stonestreet, and Martha Jane Williams (all fine art); Christine Daughtery (pottery); and Deborah Herndon, Tom Ogle and Chuck Wyrostok (photography).Stray Dog Antiques will feature the sculptural artwork of Charleston resident Barbara Harris Walker. Her pieces use drafting tools, found objects, leather, glass, wood and bone. Many are functioning rattles. Each form is stitched and beaded meticulously using traditional methods, evoking the meditative and mathematical integrity of ancient art forms.The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will showcase works by Deborah Herndon, Faye Johnson, Betty Rivard, Jurgen Lorenzen and Anna Nibert.ArtWalkers are invited to stop by the Charleston Ballet for a drink and a snack for its "Dancing and Drinks" series. Watch ballet dancers at work in class and rehearsal settings, and view work in the studio by Allied Artists. The studios are on the mezzanine level in the Security Building, 100 Capitol St.Kelly Bryant will be featured at Tony the Taylor, who is also showcasing clothing by Oxxford with a buy-one-get-one-free sale.Thirty years of "Mountain Stage" is the subject of an exhibit at Good News Mountaineer Garage.Hope Village, at First Presbyterian Church, highlights hand-woven baskets from Africa at its boutique shop. All products are "fair trade" certified and all sale proceeds go back to the artisans.
Lynn Payne's paintings will be on view at Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates. Her works, celebrating food, fun and the pleasure of gathering to share both, are in many private collections and public spaces throughout the U.S.Sixty oil paintings by Belmont artist Karen Chamblin will be on exhibit in the "Inspired By the Old Masters" show at the Art Emporium. The paintings, including florals and animals, will be on display and for sale.A "My Heart is in WV" painting event will begin at 6 p.m. at Uncork & Create. Dr. Sketchy's live models will be posing in the windows. The main gallery also will feature the work of various local artists.House of Luxe offers a 30 percent discount on Alexis Bittars' summer collection of jewelry in all three lines: Lucite, Elements and Miss Havisham.Chet Lowther Studio will display new works in encaustic, oil and acrylic.
Capitol Conference Center, 815 Lee St., will host a special Family Fun Night.New items are in at Purple Moon and at Modern by Design in advance of an expansion, and Purple Moon will provide information, including preview photographs, of a huge estate sale it will conduct in July -- a 20,000-square-foot warehouse full of antiques, glass and collectibles.A new state-of-the-art engraving machine will be showcased at Delfine's Jewelry.Masters Law Firm is the title sponsor of ArtWalk.To 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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