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Arts Notes: Aug. 25, 2013

By Judy Hamilton
Painting raffle for YWCACHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston artist Jamie Miller has donated her mixed-media painting "Riders on the Storm" to the YWCA Past and Present Gently Used Clothing Shop as a fundraiser for its programs. Miller has won several awards including Merit Awards at the 2007 and 2009 West Virginia Juried Exhibitions, and the 2010 Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition at the Clay Center.Through Sept. 30, the YWCA is selling $2 raffle tickets for a chance to win the painting. Tickets may be purchased at the Past and Present Shop, 1598 Lee St. E., and 2nd Seating, 412 Elizabeth St. Tickets may also be purchased at Miller's shop, Collage, 805 Quarrier St., which features handmade art, jewelry and vintage/altered clothing.The YWCA Alicia McCormick Homes are 10 transitional apartments for battered and homeless women and children who are moving toward completely independent lives. The YWCA Empowerment Homes for Women is a small community of independent-living, handicap-accessible apartments to provide permanent housing for elder abuse victims who become homeless as a result of that abuse and homeless, disabled women.Camera Club exhibitSOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston Camera Club will present a photography exhibit of their work at the Marshall University Graduate School Library. The library is located at the Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, 100 Angus E. Peyton Drive, South Charleston, near the old Union Carbide Tech Center.Twelve photographers will exhibit about 40 photographs throughout the Library, and the images will be on display during the upcoming semester.The club has about 90 members and meets twice a month at the South Charleston Public Library. The first meeting of the new season will be Sept. 3. To learn more, visit
Art at Jackson's MillWESTON, W.Va. -- A three-day juried event to showcase season art created by exceptional artists will take place Oct. 18-20 with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Assembly Hall at Jackson's Mill, near Weston.Entries must be received no later than Sept. 1. For more information, contact Steve Cassle or Karen Lilly at A nonrefundable $20 application fee must accompany all applications along with three photographs of the artist's work on CD or by email.During the event, Jackson's Mill will be holding additional Halloween-related activities -- hayrides, campfire storytelling, pumpkin painting, zombie walks, lantern ghost tours and a dinner -- to promote a memorable experience for visitors.ReStore 'ReDesign'CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Crafters have until Aug. 30 to submit a photo of their recycling and/or remodeling project that contains materials from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Charleston, 301 Piedmont Road. All participants will receive a $10 ReStore gift certificate.Submit one or more photos; photos must not have been previously submitted. Email photos to or tag the Habitat Restore in your photo on Facebook. Photo prints will not be accepted. Please include a brief description of the materials used.
The ReStore marketing committee will choose one grand-prize winner for most creative "ReDesign." The winner will win a two-minute shopping spree in the ReStore. The winner can have whatever they can grab but must agree to let the ReStore videotape the adventure for their YouTube channel. The runner-up will receive a $50 gift certificate.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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