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Arts Notes: Dec. 22, 2013

By Judy Hamilton

FestivALL applications

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The application period is now open for the 2014 FestivALL Capitol Street Art Fair, June 28-29, and the Harvest Gift Boutique, Oct. 25-26. These juried fairs are dedicated to fine art and fine crafts. The early deadline, with reduced fees, is Feb. 15, and the final deadline is March 15.

The application packet is online at www.festivallcharleston.com. Applicants may also call 304-364-8972 or email bettyrivard@yahoo.com to request a print copy of the application.

KIDS workshops

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha Individual Development Solutions will host several activities during the holiday season.

Writing classes will be offered as two-part workshops; the first class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 2 to 3 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 27; the second part will be offered at those same times on Dec. 30. The classes are designed to address creative and structural approaches to academic and personal writing pursuits. Each session contains instructional, explorative and review-based elements that allow for advancement and customization for each participant. The workshops are for students in grades 5-12. The fee is $25 for one class, $45 for both. Space is limited.

Painting workshops will be offered at 4 p.m. Dec. 27, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 28, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 30, and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 31. The two-hour class will explore color using acrylic on prepared canvas. It is a beginner-level workshop open to all ages. The fee is $15. Space is limited.

During the holiday season, KIDS is opening its creative workshop to parents looking for a unique alternative to in-home childcare. An "art sitter" will be available by appointment only at $15 per hour.

Registration is requested for all events. To register, contact Zachery Miller at 304-205-3045. KIDS, 216 Washington St. W., is a comprehensive education-based company. For more information, visit www.wv-kids.com.

Digital photo classes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Professional photographer Laura Moul will lead a series of beginning digital photography classes on Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 4 at the Paintbrush Studio, 303 Pennsylvania Ave. The class is designed for anyone who may have received a new camera for Christmas or anyone wanting to learn to use their digital camera more effectively and efficiently.

The three-session class fee is $75 and includes extensive reference materials. Class size is limited to 10 and pre-registration is required. Moul is offering gift certificates for the class.

To register call 304-743-8281, email lauramoul@aol.com, or visit www.moulphotography.com.

'Small Works'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The "Small Works" exhibit at The Art Store closes Dec. 24. The show focuses on small-size, gift-worthy artwork by represented and invited artists and including fine crafts from North American artisans.

The Art Store will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. 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.

Miniatures award

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Elaine Hahn's "Sunset Glow" won the People's Choice Award at Renaissance Art Gallery's 13th annual National Miniature Exhibition. The oil painting on copper is 2 inches by 4 inches.

Hahn is a resident of Holiday, Fla., and has been a regular participant in the gallery's miniature exhibition.

Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or gallerywv@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email judy.hamilton@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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