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Arts Notes: June 9, 2013

By Staff reports

'Summertime Selections'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store is presenting "Summertime Selections," a special selection of artwork by the gallery's local and national artists, through July 6.

The exhibition will feature abstract and representational paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture. The display will include handmade fine crafts including glass, woven baskets, ceramics and woodwork by artists in North America.

The Art Store, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1013 Bridge Road, Charleston; www.theartstorewv.com or 304-345-1038.

1970s photographs

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Featuring carefully chosen photographs, the Huntington Museum of Art's "Selected Reality: Photographs of the 1970s" exhibit opened June 8 and runs through Oct. 13.

The pieces in the exhibit are from a time when there was great experimentation with photography, and trends and styles that were dominant in sculpture and painting, such as conceptualism, minimalism, abstraction and magic realism, were explored.

During the 1970s, photography was prevalent in galleries and museums. Photographers worked to develop the field through all the various stages, such as conception, composition and processing, to create art in a way it had not previously been done.

HMOA's permanent collection contains more than 90 photographs, which range from early daguerreotype of the 1850s to 21st-century digital images.

Wheeling gallery

WHEELING, W.Va. -- Charleston artist Susan Poffenbarger is one of five state artists showcased in a new show that celebrates the sesquicentennial of West Virginia's statehood.

West Virginia is on display at Artworks Around Town at the Centre Market, 2200 Market St.

Marilyn Phillis, curator of gallery shows at Artworks, created this celebratory show to display the work of West Virginia artists and to remind the public of the rich history of arts in West Virginia. The other artists are Anne H. Foreman, Pat Roberts, Robert Wren Smith, Brian Taylor and Linda J.C. Turner. All the artists are award winners and honored for their individual skill in their chosen media including watercolor, acrylics, oil and mixed-media assemblage.

Slivka painting workshop

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Florida-based acrylic painter Jane Slivka will return to Carnegie Hall for the fourth year to conduct a two-day workshop "Painting Out Loud" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 and 13.

Slivka's workshop is a structured step-by-step approach to painting still lifes, landscapes, Caribbean-themed figures and, if time permits, abstraction. Students will receive one-on-one attention and critique of their work throughout the workshop.

Slivka has a gallery and studio in Mount Dora, Fla., as well as a permanent collection in the Cleveland Clinic.

The two-day workshop costs $150. For more information or to register, call Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917.

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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