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Arts Notes: June 30, 2013

By Staff reports

Mark Cline exhibit

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- A reception for Lewisburg artist Mark Cline will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. July 5 at the Cooper Gallery in Lewisburg. An exhibit of Cline's new work will run July 1-31 in the main gallery.

Cline is an art teacher in the Greenbrier County public school system. His landscape oil paintings are gestural and colorful, reminiscent of the impressionists' style and handling of color. At the free reception, Cline will play and sing some of his favorite songs.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

State Museum hours changing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is changing the hours of public hours of operation for the West Virginia State Museum and Culture Center, effective July 1.

The State Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The Culture Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday to serve Archives Library patrons, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Drawing classes

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The Hansford Senior Center will offer a series of four drawing classes starting July 1 and 5.

The beginner-to-intermediate drawing class will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on four consecutive Mondays. The beginner drawing class will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on four consecutive Fridays. The fee is $60, to be paid in full at the first class session.

A free open drawing studio session will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays.

For information about the classes, contact the Hansford Center at 304-722-4621. Or you may contact the instructor, Michael McAteer, at 304-760-8482 or wvdrawingclass@gmail.com. The center is at 500 Washington St., St. Albans.

'Summertime Selection'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store's "Summertime Selections," featuring a colorful group of abstract and representational paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists, is on display through July 6.

Artists represented are Susan Petrysak, Helen Chilton, Ellie Schaul, Jan Griffin, Henry Isaacs, Katherine Cox, Maggie Starcher, Steven Barbash, Caryl Toth, Selina Trieff, Nancy Berlin, Diane White, Kit White, Harold Edwards, David Riffle, Katherine Kadish, Mary Boxley Bullington, George Snyder, Barbara Marsh Wilson, Susan Poffenbarger, Ann Glover, Abner Jonas, David Stern, Allen Jonas, Daniel Meyer, Tommy White, Snyder-Meyer, Jim Gibson, Grace Martin Taylor, Helma Groot, Stephen Smigocki and June Kilgore.

The Art Store is also showing North American handmade fine crafts including glass, woven baskets, ceramics and woodwork.

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.

Tamarack juried winners

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- "From Hope to Shalom," a photograph by Paul Corbit Brown, of Fayette County, was awarded best of show in the Sixth Annual Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition, which opened June 16 at Tamarack.

Not only did Brown win the top award of $1,500, his work sold before the show opened, according to gallery manager Zack Hartsog.

Winners of the seven monetary awards included work in wood, sculpture, glass, pottery and fine art.

Other winners were: Andrew Thorne, second place; Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer, Kanawha County, third place; Charles Ott, Lincoln County, award of merit; Michael Cope, Greenbrier County, and Dick Allowatt and Randy Selbe, both of Kanawha County, awards of merit.

Archives library talk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Author and teacher Joseph A. Comm will present a free book talk and slide show about "Rock Springs Park" at 6 p.m. July 2 in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center.

The amusement park operated from 1897 to 1970 in Chester, Hancock County. In its heyday, the playground captivated up to 20,000 visitors daily with attractions including the World's Greatest Scenic Railway, the Cyclone rollercoaster and a hand-carved 1927 Dentzel carousel.

Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to register for the lecture by contacting Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.

Rhododendron winners

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Larry Weese took best of show at the 48th Rhododendron Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival June 9 on the Capitol grounds.

Other winners were: Jennifer Workman, Landmark Award; Agnes Strickland, fine art; Jodi Zickefoose, Sarah Christenson Memorial Award; and Dina Reynolds, 2013 Rhododendron Achievement Award.

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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