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Arts Notes: Oct. 16, 2016

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“Spring Trees Imagined” by Ellie Schual is one of the pieces currently on display in an exhibit at The Art Store. The exhibit will be on view until Nov. 19.
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This photograph by Clayton Spangler is currently on display in an exhibit at Art Emporium. An opening reception will be held during ArtWalk Thursday.

Photography workshop

A digital photography workshop hosted by photographer Thorney Lieberman will be held in two parts with two, two-hour sessions.

The workshop begins today with a session from 3 to 5 p.m. The second session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30. The cost for both sessions is $150. Beginners and high school students are welcome.

Topics to be covered include how to get the most out of your digital camera, shooting portraits, panoramas and more.

For more information, visit, email or call 304-342-1842.

‘Barefoot in the Park’ auditions

The Actors Guild in downtown Parkersburg will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of Neil Simon’s classic comedy, “Barefoot in the Park.”

Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. today and Monday in the Actors Guild Rehearsal Hall, located at 724 Market St., Parkersburg. Please enter via the black door on Market Street and follow the stairs up to the top floor.

For more detailed audition information, visit the Actors Guild website at

ArtWalk returns

ArtWalk will be held throughout downtown Charleston from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The walking tour is free and includes a number of events to explore.

Events include:

The Art Store, located at 223 Hale St., presents “Exploration,” a solo exhibit by artist Ellie Schaul. The exhibit showcases new oils, watercolors and function art by Schaul.

A special preview will be held during ArtWalk. The exhibit will officially open Saturday with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring a talk by Schaul at 6:30 p.m. Schaul will also give a talk at 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

The exhibition continues through Nov. 19. For more information, call 304-345-1038 or visit www.theartstorewv,com.

Art Emporium opens a new exhibit titled “Altered State” by photographer Clayton Spangler. The show features Spangler’s photographs through the state.

The exhibit opened Tuesday and will be up through Nov. 20. The opening reception will be held during ArtWalk on Thursday. Art Emporium is located at 823 Quarrier St. For more information and a list of participating locations, visit

Seth Pitt’s solo show, “Creatures of the Heart, Someworld and Small Tales,” will open Thursday during ArtWalk. A collection of Pitt’s drawings, illustrations, and small tales will be on display. Pitt lives and works as an artist in Thomas, West Virginia.

One-woman show in SC

West Virginia artist Sonja Adkins will have a one-woman show at the South Charleston Marshall University Library campus. She will have an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 304-548-7037.

ArtSpring looking for director

ArtSpring, the foremost organization in Tucker County, West Virginia devoted to nurturing and promoting the arts, has announced plans to search for an executive director.

Bruce Wilson, current ArtSpring Co-Executive Director, said the all-volunteer organization’s annual Memorial Day weekend festival “has grown to the point that it requires a paid director to oversee the year-round executive functions as well as all the festival preparations and follow up.”

The new ArtSpring executive director will be a part-time contractual position. Interested persons can find a complete position description and instructions for application at

For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted as soon as possible, or by Friday for full consideration.

New exhibit in Martinsburg

Berkeley Arts Council opened the Fourth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit now on display at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, located at 116 North Queen St. in Martinsburg.

The exhibition will be on view through Nov. 5. A complete list of the artists in the show can be found at

‘God of Carnage’

“God of Carnage” opened recently at Arts Resources for the Tri-State in Huntington. The show is directed by Gene Anthony and stars Amy Carlson, Mike Murdock, Joanna Murdock and James Holley as two married couples who meet in the aftermath of their sons getting into a fight.

Remaining performance dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All shows start at 8 p.m. at 900 Eighth St. in Huntington. For dinner reservations, call 304-733-2787.

‘Golden Horseshoe’ musical

“Golden Horseshoe,” a musical celebrating West Virginia’s history and heritage, will open its second season at West Virginia State University. The musical about West Virginia history, told through the vivid imagination of an eighth-grade boy, will be performed at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at WVSU.

The show will then be performed at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Huntington at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center at Marshall University.

The show’s final stop in Southern West Virginia will be at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Southern WV Community and Technical College in Logan.

For more information or to book a ticket, visit

Open casting call

Producers of “Crick in the Holler,” a Columbia University graduate thesis film and Alfred P. Sloan Grant Recipient, written and directed by Ursula Kay Ellis, will conduct two casting calls for its upcoming film shoot in mid-December.

The calls are seeking male and female actors ages 20 to 50s of all ethnicities for supporting and featured background roles. The first open call will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Summersville Public Library, located at 6201 West Webster Road, Summersville.

The second open call will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lewis Theatre, located at 865 Court St. North in Lewisburg.

For more information, contact, with subject line “WV Casting.” Learn more about the film at

FestivALL Fall Harvest Art Fair

FestivALL Fall will host the fourth annual Harvest Art Fair at the Woman’s Club of Charleston Saturday and Oct. 23. The space will be filled with more than 35 juried artists from across the state.

An extension of FestivALL’s Capitol Street Art Fair, the Harvest Art Fair, in its fourth year, features many of the same artists that appear regularly in the Capitol Art Fair.

Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23.

For a complete list of FestivALL Fall activities, visit

‘The Wizard of Oz’ ballet

The Charleston Ballet opens its 2016-2017 season with “The Wizard of Oz.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center as part of FestivALL Fall.

Advance tickets for adults are $25 and students/seniors are $20. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets will be $5 more at the door. For ticket information visit

WVSO visits Morgantown

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will begin its Morgantown concert series with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Audience members will get to experience the conducting of musical director candidate Keitaro Harada.

The concert will be held at the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Tickets cost $25 per person. Students and faculty at WVU are free. And there’s a $10 discount for people with a West Virginia driver’s license.

For more information, visit or call 304-293-SHOW.

WVSO for FestivALL Fall

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clay Center as part of FestiVall Fall. The symphony will be directed by conducting candidate Keitaro Harada.

The symphony will perform Oct. 23 in Parkersburg. For more details visit

Gallery hosts workshop

The Gallery at 409, located in Point Pleasant, presents an artist workshop by Sue Grim Langert. The workshop will teach attendees how to apply, mix, blend and pop color on canvas. It will teach an Impressionist style of painting.

The workshop costs $100 and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 304-675-6950 or email

HMA opens new exhibit

The James H. and Alice Teubert Charitable Trust presents “Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists” at the Huntington Museum of Art. A free opening reception for this exhibit takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23.

The exhibit assembles more than 100 works by a dozen photographers from around the world. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 8, 2017.

For more information, visit

Author to speak at UC

The West Virginia Humanities Council announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed will present the annual McCreight Lecture in the Humanities on Oct. 27 at the University of Charleston.

Annette Gordon-Reed, a National Humanities Medal recipient, is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, a professor of history at Harvard University and formerly the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford.

The McCreight Lecture is a program of the West Virginia Humanities Council and also serves as a kick-off event for the West Virginia Book Festival that will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Charleston Civic Center.

For more information, contact the Humanities Council at 304-346-8500 or visit

Artwork pricing lecture

The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts will host Carolyn Edlund in the sixth session of its expert online speaker series. Edlund works for the Arts Business Institute based in Rotonda West, Florida. She will cover “How to Price Your Work Profitably” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 27.

All speaker series events are available for free due to a grant from the Benedum Foundation, and all events are being held online to ensure the information is available to as many people as possible.

Each event will include a presentation and an opportunity to ask the speaker questions. All registrants will be provided with a recording of the presentation after it concludes.

For information and to sign up, visit

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