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Arts Notes: May 19, 2013

By Staff reports

Tamarack openings

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- For the Aug. 29 jury session, Tamarack has opportunities for products in the following categories:

Dried flowers/wheat weaving; pottery; knitted items; adult apparel (dresses, shirts, jackets, tops, vests, etc.); decorative painting on wood and/or metal; leather purses; jewelry (original, unique designs with handmade components); candles (carved, seasonal, soy); stained glass; hand-blown glass; framed and/or matted calligraphy; handmade toys; and colorful metal sculptures.

Tamarack also has opportunities for fine art and fine craft in various media in the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery.

Every item sold at Tamarack is approved through a review process wherein a product is critiqued by a panel of master craftsmen and artists for quality, consistency, appropriateness and marketability.

Artists who want to submit their work for review, should send photos (prints or on disk), artisan history and complete contact information to Robin Watson, Artisan Services Coordinator, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801, or email information and photos to rwatson@tamarackwv.com.

Screening and jury fees are $20; jury session is $30.

For more information, call Jeff Faulkner, creative coordinator, at 304-256-6843, ext. 154; or visit www.tamarackwv.com.

Ceramics artist

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Robert Briscoe is the Walter Gropius Master Artist for May at the Huntington Museum of Art.

Briscoe will speak about his work in ceramics at 7 p.m. May 23. Admission is free. An exhibit of works by Briscoe is on view through June 30. He will present a three-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24-26. Call 304-529-2701 for workshop fee information.

Briscoe has worked as a studio potter since 1967. He was a founding member of the Upper St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, in Minnesota, an annual destination for collectors nationwide. He has received awards, including a McKnight Artist Fellowship (2001 and 2007) and a grant from the Jerome Foundation (1987). His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, The Art of Contemporary Pottery and in public collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Celebrate Rosies

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A celebration of Rosie the Riveter will take place May 22 at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.

A documentary film about the West Virginia Rosie the Riveters will be shown from 2:30 to 4 p.m., followed by a session featuring women who worked in factories during World War II. The first Blenko glass art depicting the working Rosies will be unveiled.

A dinner with Rosies will take place at 6 p.m. for $26 a person. Call 304-525-1001 for more information.

Hansford Center art classes

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The Hansford Center, 500 Washington St., St. Albans, hosts three art classes beginning this week: "Introduction to Illustration," 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays; "Still Life/Figure Drawing," 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; and "Basic Drawing," 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Each class runs five weeks.

The instructor is Michael McAteer, a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. He'll have free open-studio sessions from 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Fees are $60 per class. For information or to register, call McAteer at 304-760-8482 or email wvdrawingclass@gmail.com.

Teen art show/sale

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The FestivALL Teen Art Show & Sale, showcasing art from high and middle school students, will be on exhibit June 20-24 in Center Court at Charleston Town Center Mall as a part of the 2013 FestivALL Charleston.

The competition is open to students who live and attend school in Kanawha County. Entries will be judged and prizes awarded. Student artists will be given the opportunity to sell their work.

Entry forms are available at Guest Services on Level One of the mall. Submit art and forms to the attention of Olivia Smolder, mall management office, Level Three (Food Court). The submission deadline is 5 p.m. June 18. Contact Smolder at 304-345-9526 or OliviaSmolder@forestcity.net with any questions about the event or contact John Gillispie, 304-529-2701, ext. 307.

Levi Stone photographs

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Huntington Museum of Art will feature 80 photographs by Levi Holley Stone in a new exhibit titled "The Herald-Dispatch Presents: Looking Back: Huntington Through the Lens of Levi Holley Stone."

The exhibit will be on view May 25 through Aug. 18. Emmy Award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker John Witek will lead a walk through the exhibit at 7:15 p.m. June 25. Admission is free. A reception follows.

Witek stumbled upon Stone's work when he purchased more than 1,000 negatives by Stone at a local flea market. He didn't know he had discovered a cache of unique images taken by a self-taught photographer with great vision.

"Before photography was considered an art, Stone was creating masterworks with a $20 vest pocket Kodak," Witek said. "If you ever wondered what Huntington was really like in the good old days, you'll see for yourself in these stunning pictures."

Many of Stone's images portray people and places encountered in Huntington from as early as 1912 and into the 1940s. These include shots of crowds during parades, luncheonettes, pool halls, vaudeville entertainers, movie theaters and more.

To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email earle@wvgazette.com 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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