Arts Notes: March 19, 2017

Charleston Chamber Music Society performance

The Charleston Chamber Music Society opens its 75th concert season with the Delphi Piano Trio (piano, violin, cello) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church United Methodist at the corner of Quarrier and Morris streets. Tickets are $20 at the door. Season tickets may also be purchased at

For more information, contact the society office at 304-344-5389 or N. David Stern, executive director, at 304-543-7375 or

New photography exhibit open at courthouse

Laura Moul’s new photography exhibit, “Journeys,” is on display through April 30 at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Court House in Charleston.

The 58 framed landscape and floral images are on both floors of the center space at the courthouse. This exhibit encompasses images from several continents and many states. Visitors can see the exhibit during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

‘American Figurative Paintings’ exhibit

The Huntington Museum of Art is showcasing paintings from its permanent collection from now through June 11. The exhibit, American Figurative Paintings Presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, features Enoch Wood Perry’s The Potter, Irving Wiles’ On the Porch, Charles Hawthorne’s The Clipper Ship Captain and Childe Hassam’s The Butterfly.

The exhibit also includes contemporary works by artists such as Hung Liu, Alan Feltus and Wade Schuman.

For more information, visit or call 304-529-2701.

‘Celebrating West Virginia Photographers’

The Art Store’s new group exhibit, “Celebrating West Virginia Photographers,” opens April 8 and will be on view through May 6. The opening reception will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 8 with a panel discussion including photographers Doug Chadwick, L. Anna Forbes, Daniel Kaufman, Brittain McJunkin, Scott Smith and David Stern.

The exhibit features work from seven acclaimed West Virginia photographers. The photographs feature a diverse range of subjects as well as complex approaches to the medium of photography.

The Art Store is located at 233 Hale St., in Charleston. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and anytime by appointment.

For further information please call 304-345-1038 or visit theart

West Virginia Comedy Festival coming to Stonewall

Stonewall Resort will host the West Virginia Comedy Festival March 31-April 1. The festival will feature the daughter of comedian and West Virginia native Don Knotts, comedy troupes from Clarksburg and Charleston and regional stand-up comedians.

The event, produced by Clarksburg’s Vintage Theatre Company, features stand-up comedy showcases and live improvisation comedy performances from The Fearless Fools of Clarksburg and The No Pants Players from Charleston. Headline performances will be by Marcus Oglesby & BT on March 31 and Karen Knotts on April 1.

Guests can choose between single-night or two-night comedy packages. The single-night package includes overnight lodging at the resort, two one-night-only tickets good for either Friday or Saturday’s performances, and access to a private cash bar for $159 per couple.

The two-night comedy package includes overnight accommodations for both Friday and Saturday nights, passes for all performances during the weekend, and access to a private cash bar for $299 per couple.

For additional information and reservations, contact the resort at 888-278-8150 or visit the website at

Philippi Art Stroll calling for artists

Philippi’s annual Art Stroll through Main Street is looking for artists and musicians for the April 28 event. All visual artists, musicians and Main Street businesses can become part of the Art Stroll, which draws about 200 strollers to downtown Philippi to celebrate the local arts.

New to the Art Stroll this year is the Plein Air project. The French term refers to the act of painting outdoors. Art Stroll artists will set up their easels on Philippi’s Main Street between sunrise and sunup April 28 and paint Philippi from that perspective.

Those interested in participating should contact either Tammy Stemple at 304-457-3700, ext. 226, or Karen Larry at 304-457-3773 or at Volunteers are also needed.

Buckhannon preparing for Festival Fridays season

Buckhannon is preparing for a new season of music and art for Festival Fridays. The weekly festivals take place at Buckhannon’s Jawbone Park and start again in June. The fee for the 2017 season is $25. A check can be made out to Create BU and sent to Create Buckhannon, P.O. Box 991, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

For questions contact Maria at mariabray@hotmail.comor call 304-997-5110; Brittany Small at or 304-704-5166.

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