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Berkeley Arts Council News
Continuing through May 11: Third Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
The Third Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit will be held at The Arts Centre gallery, 300 West King Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit, which is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, has the theme "Art and Earth: My Art – My World" and features 40 works of art by 28 artists from 11 states and West Virginia. The opening reception April 20 from 5-7pm. Gallery Hours Fri 2-6pm, Sat 12-6pm, Sun, 12-3pm. http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/juried_exhibit.php or berkeleyartswv(at)gmail.com.
May 18: The Berkeley Community Chorus Salutes The Armed Forces in its second concert, 8 pm at the Westview Baptist Church, 301 S. Louisiana Avenue in Martinsburg. More
Sign Up Now for the New Tom Lynch Watercolor Workshop, August 12-15
The Berkeley Arts Council Announces a new watercolor workshop by nationally known watercolorist and teacher Tom Lynch. Back by popular demand, Tom will teach and demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and will follow up with new material for those who are repeating. The workshop will be Monday August 12 through Thursday August 15. Details and registration information are on berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/TomLynch.php
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Continuing through May 7
Spring Exhibit at The Bridge Gallery with work by two passionate and expressive artists: Isabelle Truchon with a series of new paintings titled "the nature of this”; and Keron Psillas with a selection of her photography. Opening Reception Sat, April 6, 6-8.The Bridge Gallery 8566 Shepherdstown Pike Shepherdstown Open Wed - Sat 11 - 5, Sun 12 - 4; www.bridgegalleryandframing.com or info(at)bridgegalleryandframing.com.
May 1 – June 30
Quilt Exhibit at the South Jefferson Public Library. Display of colorful quilts created by several local quilters, including full sized quilts, wall-hangings, and table toppers. Monday through Thursday 10- 7, Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 1-5. Free 304-279-1903; www.sojeffersonlibrary.com/arts.html or sue.floyd(at)martin.lib.wv.us.
May 11 - June 2
A photography exhibit of images of the interior of the Adam Stephen House photographed by local artist Sterling "Rip" Smith, will be on display in the Triple Brick Museum. Smith, who has produced a number of photographic studies of different subjects in the past few years, will be offering a book of the exhibit which will be available for purchase on that day. Saturday, 10am - 5pm. The Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum are open 2-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays through October. SterlingImages.com. Also www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen/.
Grand Opening of David Heatwole's "Ek-se-bi-sh-ens" Fine Art. Grand Opening of David Heatwole’s "Ek-se-bi-sh-ens" Fine Art Gallery and the first exhibit titled "Energy Beside Itself" 213 N Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401 Sat., 6:30 - 9pm Queen Street Gallery Free 304-283-1902; www.exhibitionsartgallery.com or david.heatwole(at)exhibitionsartgallery.com.
May 11 - June 9
Marian Buckner: “Paintings from the Garden”. An opening reception for Marian Buckner's new paintings of flowers and landscapes will be held Sat. May 11 from 5 - 7 pm at The Bridge Gallery, 8566 Sheperdstown Pike Shepherdstown. Gallery open Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-6 Sun 12-4; free adm. 304-876-2300; www.bridgegalleryandframing.com or info(at)bridgegalleryandframing.com.
Classics at the Apollo featuring the motion picture “Road to Bali.” Doors open at 10:30, show at 11 am. Concessions available. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 East Martin Street Martinsburg, WV Free, donations gladly accepted. 304-263-6766; www.apollo-theatre.org or firstname.lastname@example.org; Tickets online at www.apollo-theatre.org or tickets(at)apollo-theatre .org.
May 25 - 26
17th annual WV Wine and Arts Festival sponsored by The Arts Centre on the grounds of the Boydville estate in the heart of downtown Martinsburg. Sat 11-7; Sun 1-6 pm Features the best of WV vintners, music, food, art, artisans, culinary delights and fun for the kids. Great time and great place for all ages. Enjoy Memorial weekend at the WV Wine and Arts Festival! Boydville, 601 South Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV Adults $20 adults w/military ID$15, Youth 13-20 yrs. $10. 304-253-0224; www.theartcentre.org or mary(at)theartcentre.org.
Saturday, June 1
North Mountain Arts Festival.
The 7th annual event showcases local fine art talents and award winning artisans in a juried festival sponsored by ArtBerkeley Inc and North Mountain Arts. 201 N Mary Street, Hedgesville Saturday 10-5 Free 304-754-5727; northmountainarts.com/ or Kristin@northmountainarts.com
Music and Dance
Berkeley County's High School Symphony Orchestra will play Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, first movement; von Weber's Clarinet Concerto, and excerpts from "The Sound of Music" plus other selections. Martinsburg High School Auditorium 7 pm; $1. 304-263-2916; www.bc-strings.org or evaprice(at)frontier.com.
The Berkeley Community Chorus Salutes The Armed Forces in its second concert, 8 pm at the Westview Baptist Church, 301 S. Louisiana Avenue in Martinsburg. Celebrating Armed Forces Day, the program features Armed Services signature songs; and folksongs from the British Isles. Recognizing the Civil War sesquicentennial, the choir sings Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, and spirituals “The Drinking Gourd” and “No Hidin’ Place”. The choir will perform two of Frost’s poems, “The Road Not Taken” and “Choose Something Like A Star”, set to music by the eminent American composer Randall Thompson. Rounding out the concert are sacred anthems and secular art songs, and a medley of show tunes entitled “Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway.” Founder and musical director Dr. Jeffrey Poland will conduct with accompaniment by Trevor Rowland. $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (60+), Children 12 and under free. Sat. 8 pm. 304-260-0866; www.facebook.com/berkeleycommunitychorus or jtpoland(at)frontier.com.
Memorial Day Concert by Deane Kern at the South Jefferson Public Library. Deane Kern plays classic rock, folk-rock, soul, a little jazz and some reggae. Summit Point, WV Sun. 3 to 5 pm ; Free adm. 304 725 6227; www.sojeffersonlibrary.com/arts.html or sue.floyd(at)martin.lib.wv.us.
June 7 - 9
Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville Spring Recital. features “Abigail's Dream” (a children's ballet by Beverly Spell) followed by a tap, jazz, hip hop & modern suite At the Apollo Civic Theatre, Martinsburg Fri. 6:30 pm, Sat/Sun 4:00 pm. $12 adults/ $5 children at the door. 304-671-3688; dancewv.com or emily(at)dancewv.com.
May 3 - 11
“Hello Dolly” takes us on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker! Book by Michael Stewart, music by Jerry Herman. By arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 East Martin Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 Friday and Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 2:30 PM adults $15 matinee $12 students $7; 304-263-6766; Tickets online at www.apollo-theatre.org or tickets(at)apollo-theatre .org.
May 11 - 12
“RJ McHamlet”. This is the final play of the Musselman Theatre Dept.'s Stage Combat Team, The Royal Rogues. It is a culmination of fight scenes from all the great Shakespeare shows! Musselman High School Auditorium Sat 7 pm; Sun 2 pm. $5 304-229-1900; musselmantheatreinc.com or musselmantheatre(at)comcast.net.
May 17 - 19
“The Foreigner.” This is the independent study project of Mussleman High School Senior Theatre Student Giulianna Marchese. Her directorial project is to direct adults in a community theatre show. Come see this hilarious and comical production! Apollo Civic Theatre Fri/Sat 8 pm; Sun. 2:30 pm 304-229-1900; musselmantheatreinc.com or musselmantheatre(at)comcast.net.
'Specially for Kids
Now through June 2: Peter Rabbit
"Peter Rabbit"- Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W King Street Martinsburg Sat/Sun 12 noon and 2 pm $4.50 2 years and up 304-258-4074; www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets(at)yahoo .com.
Dedication “for the kids, by George”. A festive brunch dedicating the new children's museum. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for kids, over five, and only $1 for kids younger than five. Doors will open at 9:30 am. Tickets include brunch, a preview tour and future admittance to for the kids, by George, Children's Museum.
Tickets can be bought on Ticket Leap, or call (304) 264-9977 for more information. Saturday, 9am-5pm. jimcastleman(at)msn.com.
Summer Theatre Camp Auditions for Disney's Beauty & The Beast. Summer Theatre Camp registration is now open for Disney's Beauty & The Beast! Students ages 8-14 are welcome. Musselman High School Auditorium 9am to 12 noon Musselman Theatre, Inc. & Artistic Endeavors. Camp fee is $350 for 3 weeks 304-229-1900; musselmantheatreinc.com or musselmantheatre(at)comcast.net.
June 17 - 21
The Apollo Civic Theatre 2013 Youth Summer Theatre Workshop: Workshop is for students entering 4th grade to finishing 12th grade. Students learn costuming, stage makeup, set design, acting skills, and more.Participants will perform the musical "Annie" on July 18-21. $200/person. Email ystw(at)apollo-theatre.org or leave a message at 304-263-6766.
June 24 – July 13
Artistic Endeavors Summer Theatre Camp - Students come to MuHS Monday-Friday for 3 weeks to produce “Disney's Beauty & The Beast” which is performed at the end of the camp for the public. Registration is now open! Musselman Theatre, Inc. $350 per student; ages 8-14; family rates & scholarships available 304-229-1900; musselmantheatreinc.com or musselmantheatre(at)comcast.net.
Opportunities: Classes, Workshops, Calls for Artists
Classes and Workshops
Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle
For information about classes call
304-264-9440 or www.heritagecraftcenter.org or email info(at)heritagecraftcenter.org.
Artist Boot Camp: Do you want to start making money by selling your artwork or creative product, but are unsure about where to begin? Have you tried to sell your art, only to spend time, money and energy, with little profit to show for it? If so, then Artist Boot Camp with Becky Sciullo is for you. Build and execute a plan for your art business success using your unique talents and strengths. Appropriate for all visual arts, including but not limited to drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography and fine crafts. Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center Saturday May 4th, 10am - 2pm $49 412-523-7375; www.artisan-advantage.com or artisanadvantage(at)gmail.com.
May 16 - 17
New Cloth Binding Construction Class. Learn a number of cover styles and practice typesetting with moveable brass type to title your bindings. Instructors: Jill Deiss & Dee Evetts. The School For Bookbinding Arts at Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding, Winchester, VA. Thurs/Fri 9 am – 5 pm $265 540-662-2683; www.cattailrun.com/workshops.html or info(at)cattailrun.com.
Figure drawing workshop. A model will be provided for participants to draw. Experienced artists will be present to help and instruct if you need it. Participants will chip in $5 to pay the model and provide all their own drawing supplies. Race Street Artist Co-op; Saturday May 25, 5-7 pm 304-671-0954; www.facebook.com/racestreetartists or racestreetartists(at)gmail.com.
June 3 - 4
Beginning Paper Marbling. Create 25-35 exquisitely marbled sheets in traditional combed & stone patterns. Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John of The School For Bookbinding Arts at Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding, Winchester, VA. Mon-Tues 9 am – 5 pm $275 + $45 materials 540-662-2683; www.cattailrun.com/workshops.html or info(at)cattailrun.com.
June 6 - 7
The Art of Fabric Marbling. Prepare paints, baths and fabrics to create wearable, frameable or quiltable marbled fabrics that are themselves works of art. Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John, The School For Bookbinding Arts at Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding, Winchester Virginia Thurs-Fri 9 am – 5 pm $275 + $50 materials 540-662-2683; www.cattailrun.com/workshops.html or info(at)cattailrun.com.
Album Construction Creation & Craftsmanship. Explore the history of album construction, and create beautiful and functional albums and scrapbooks. Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding, Winchester Virginia Sat The School For Bookbinding Arts 9 am – 5 pm $175 + $30 materials 540-662-2683; www.cattailrun.com/workshops.html or info(at)cattailrun.com.
Now open, the Mud in Your "I" Pottery Studio at North Mountain Arts. Call for info. Beginner classes available. Slab and freeform available upon request. North Mountain Arts, 201 N Mary Street, Hedgesville, WV Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment $20.00 / lesson 304 754 5727; or northmountainarts(at)frontier.com.
Deadline June 1
For the West Virginia Postcard Project. Create a greeting that expresses the images and ideals of Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Drawing, painting, photography, collage, stories, poetry, songs—any sort of artwork or writing is welcome. West Virginia residents and visitors of all ages are invited to participate. During the 2013 West Virginia State Folk Festival, held June 20-23 in Glenville, the postcards will be arranged in a fabulous public display of West Virginia’s thriving creative culture. Later, the postcards will become traveling exhibits that will make their way around the state, appearing at art galleries, libraries, exhibit halls, college campuses, heritage centers, and government buildings. Individuals can participate for a $5 donation. School, church, 4-H, senior citizen, and other groups can participate at a substantial discount. All proceeds from the project support West Virginia State Folk Festival activities, and your donation is tax deductible.
To participate, visit www.wvpostcardproject.blogspot.com
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