Arts Notes: Aug. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy of THE GALLERY AT 409
Irene (Duff) Roush has commissioned and sold paintings in multiple mediums.
Students from the Trillium School for Performing Arts.
Photo courtesy of ADALAND MANSION
Playwright Karen Vuranch has a rich background as storyteller, actress and writer.

Digital photo classes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A series of three digital photography classes for beginners will be taught by photographer Laura Moul on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 13 at Paintbrush Studio, 303 Pennsylvania Ave.

The fee is $75 for the hands-on series, including reference materials. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. For more information, visit or call Moul at 304-743-8281.

Trillium open house

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Trillium School for Performing Arts will hold its annual open house at the Lewis Theatre Aug. 5 from 4 to 6:15 p.m. Current and new students are invited to meet instructors and have a chance to talk with school director Carli Mareneck.

New classes will begin Sept. 8 and run through spring 2015 in seven-week sessions. Class schedule, registration forms and scholarship applications are available at or in the Trillium office, 115 N. Court St., Lewisburg. For more information, visit the website or call 304-645-3003.

Artist exhibit

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Gallery at 409 presents the work of Irene (Duff) Roush in an exhibit to run through September. Roush was born in Mount Alto and has been creating art in multiple mediums for more than 50 years.

The Gallery at 409 is a nonprofit center for the arts facilitating creativity for all with a focus on youth outreach.

The gallery is at 409 Main St., Point Pleasant. For more information, visit, email or call 304-675-2530 (leave a message).

Mystery dinner theater

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Karen Vuranch, one of Adaland Mansion’s favorite West Virginia playwrights, returns to the mansion for her murder mystery dinner theater on the side yard pavilion Aug. 8 and 9 beginning at 6 p.m.

“Reunited for Murder” includes a dinner buffet. Organizers say audiences should “brace themselves for a fast ride through a short play,” and an introduction to a wide variety of somewhat wacky and suspicious characters. Reservations for adults are $40, $20 for children, and may be made by calling 304-457-2415 or 304-457-1587. For more information about Adaland Mansion, visit

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