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Arts Notes: Nov. 18, 2012

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Black Friday ArtWalkCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A special Black Friday edition of ArtWalk will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 in downtown Charleston.At Art Emporium, an opening reception for "Small Works and Miniatures" by Allied Artists will take place during ArtWalk. The exhibit will run through Dec. 15.Artists with works in the show are Sonja Adkins, Brenda Beatty, Kathy Boland, Sheila Caim, Carolyn Cavendish, Joe Ann Crawford, Judy Douglas, Julie Hamilton, Sharon Harms, Deborah Herndon, Steven Holsclaw, Jo Anne Jacobs, Sandra King, Kevin Lightner, Jane Ann Long, Deborah McHenry, Pat Miller, Judith Pratt, Emily Roles, Debbie Sisson, Trudy Stevens, Connie Stover, Regina Swim, Leah Toler, Jerre Watkins, Helen Williams and Martha Jane Williams.At Taylor Books Annex Gallery, the work of more than 20 artists and artisans will be on display. They include ink bird art of Staci Leech-Cornell, mixed-media sculpture by Jon Salo, painted wood carvings by Charly Hamilton, watercolors by Janet Ripper Chambers, hand-printed letter press designs by Bryan Christopher Baker, mixed media by Chase Henderson, repurposed antique art by Gary Needham, ceramic sculptures by Jamie Lester, pottery by Jason Kiley, ceramic sculpture by Brett Kern, woodcarvings by Lonnie and Twyla Money, pottery by Eric Pardue, handcrafted jewelry by Dan Cook, cut paper design by Megan Schultz, ceramics by Chris Rodgers, monoprints by Yvonne Leonard, wood block and linoleum block prints by Mary Grassel and paintings by Robbie Moore.White Oak Photography will show the paintings and handcrafted artisan jewelry by The Arts Duo. All items will be for sale.Pat Roberts is the featured artist this month at Gallery Eleven. Her exhibit is titled "Rocks, Fields, Streams."The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will show the photographs of Aurelius Jeffrey, K.D. Lett and Jurgen Lorenzen. During the evening, musicians from the West Virginia Youth Symphony will perform.The House of Luxe will display the jewelry designs of Deborah Davis. 'Living the Dream' nominationsCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Martin Luther King Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission is seeking nominees for the "Living the Dream" awards and Service Organization Honor Roll that will be presented during the state's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance Jan. 19. Nominations from the public for the five annual awards are due by Dec. 17.The five awards are for Advocate of Peace, Sharing of Self, Human and Civil Rights, Scholarship and Governor's Living the Dream Award.For more information about the nomination process, visit workshops
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston photographer Thorney Lieberman will offer two parallel series of workshops on digital photography.
One will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays beginning Nov. 25; the second will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Nov. 26.The fee is $150. To register, call 304-342-1842 or email and craft showCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 45th annual Capitol City Art & Craft Show continues from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Charleston Civic Center. Nearly 160 artisans from seven states will offer wares for sale, from traditional to contemporary items, including jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, stone and metal sculpture. Food vendors will offer treats for sale and regional authors will sign books.Admission to the show, sponsored by the Kanawha City Lions Club, is $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12.Poetry Out Loud
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- All high school students are invited to enter the eighth annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest, which begins with local school competitions now through January. Local winners compete in the state championships in March at the Culture Center.Last year, students from 23 state high schools took part in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History competition that encourages students to develop a better understanding and appreciation for poetry.The national program is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. It is a challenging opportunity for high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.Poetry Out Loud takes one to three weeks of classroom time and may be incorporated with existing poetry units. Interested teachers who want to be a part of the official Poetry Out Loud program must register by Dec. 1. For more information and registration, visit and contact coordinator Cicely Bosley at or 304-558-0240.Each state champion will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for the national championship. The state champion's school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state will receive $100 and $200 for his or her school library.Poetry Out Loud will award $50,000 in cash and school stipends at the national finals, including a $20,000 award for the Poetry Out Loud national champion.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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