Arts Notes: July 27, 2014

Photo courtesy of COOPER GALLERY
Artist Lynn Boggess is best known for nature paintings, like this one, that will be on display during an artist reception and exhibit at Cooper Gallery in Lewisburg.
Photo courtesy of BLENKO GLASS
“Midnight Illusion” is one of two limited-edition pieces that will be sold to a handful of customers at the Blenko Glass Co.’s seventh annual Festival of Glass.
Photo courtesy of BLENKO GLASS
“Hoopy Loopy” is a limited-edition piece that will be sold at Blenko’s Festival of Glass on Saturday. Each piece is numbered and limited to 25.

Festival of glass

MILTON, W.Va. — Blenko Glass Co. will present its seventh annual Festival of Glass on Friday and Saturday, featuring a variety of classes for both children and adults, signing events with company Vice President Andy Blenko, guided factory tours, glassblowing demonstrations, live radio remotes, glass giveaways and two limited-edition pieces — “Midnight Illusion” and “Hoopy Loopy” — that will go on sale on Saturday at 8 a.m. Each piece is numbered and limited to 25 pieces available of each.

Blenko Glass is at 9 Bill Blenko Drive, Milton. For more information on this event, call 304-743-9081 or 877-425-3656, or visit

Artist reception

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Cooper Gallery will host an opening reception for a new exhibit by nature artist Lynn Boggess from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Boggess, who often camps out for several days to complete a piece, works onsite in the field, sometimes on canvases so large he has to work from a modified scaffold. The exhibit runs Aug. 1–31.

Cooper Gallery is at 122 E. Washington St., Lewisburg. For more information, call the gallery at 304-645-6439, or visit

Film production

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Film Office will host a two-day, hands-on workforce training seminar Aug. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry.

Training will be provided by Los Angeles-based company Production Assistant Training Seminar, which offers skills training for entry-level production assistants in the film industry.

Current West Virginia residents who complete the training will be eligible to become listed in the Film Office’s online crew and vendor directory. Normally to become listed a worker must have one professional credit for a certain skill set.

To attend, participants who are not members of the Film Office crew and vendor directory will pay $35 before Aug. 5, and $45 afterward. Current members pay $25. High school senior and current college students can take the workshop for $15. To register for the seminar or for more information, contact Lisa Wells at or call 304-957-9366.

Summer Fun Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Clay Center and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra are hosting an afternoon of free family entertainment at Summer Fun Day, today from noon to 5 p.m. The annual event includes free museum gallery, film and planetarium show admission, live entertainment and hands-on activities.

Guests can explore art and science in the Avampato Discovery Museum, watch a film or planetarium show and take part in a variety of interactive activities, including testing their musical talents with an instrument petting zoo provided by the WVSO and Gorby’s Music Inc.

Performances will be given throughout the day by singer-songwriter Todd Burge, magician John Slicer and drummer Mark Davis with keyboard player Deron Sodaro.

For more information on this and other Clay Center activities, visit or call 304-561-3570.

Lewisburg concert

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — In conjunction with the Lewisburg Literary Festival, Carnegie Hall will present a special Ivy Terrace Concert with a performance by Trio Grand on Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Trio Grand is a versatile group of talented area musicians that has a varied repertoire covering rock, jazz, pop, Americana, The Great American Songbook, comedic impressions and perhaps even a little ’Nawlins creole thrown in for extra flavor.

For more information on Carnegie Hall programs, call 304-645-7917 or visit

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