Berkeley Arts Council in the News

We’ve received some good coverage in the Journal in the past week. Monday featured an article by Mary Stortstrom about the Crit Group Exhibit. Then in today’s Weekender, we got a nice story about our Art Works Teachers’ exhibit and our class program.

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Berkeley Art Works Teachers’ Exhibit On Display

The Berkeley Arts Council presents and exhibit by Teaching Artists Jean Kellogg and Judith Becker, which will show their work in the media they will be teaching starting in September. The exhibit is in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through August 23.

Judith Becker demonstrates color pencil techniques to a group of budding artists as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.
Judith Becker demonstrates color pencil techniques to a group of budding artists as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.

For those who have thought about taking an art class or trying a new painting medium but didn’t know what was involved, Here is a chance to find out about it free. Get a taste of acrylic, watercolor, and oil painting and more with free one hour mini-lessons being offered in August.

Jean Kellogg demonstrates basic acrylic painting as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.
Jean Kellogg demonstrates basic acrylic painting as part of the Berkeley Art Works “Mini-Lesson” series.

The full schedule of Fall classes and mini-lessons is available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Art Works To Host Open House and Exhibit Reception

The Berkeley Art Works at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg will host an open house on Saturday, July 25 from 1-4pm followed by a reception from 4-6pm for the exhibiting artists in the “Crit Group Works” Exhibit.

Featured demonstrations during the open house will include woodworker Joe Bourgeios, pottery artist Hilda Eiber, and Teaching Artist and painter Jean Kellogg. The event is free and open to the public and offers the chance to meet some of the artists whose work is displayed in the Art Works gallery.

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The “Crit Group Works” exhiibit is an exhibit of fine art oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, mixed media , digital photography and ceramics by artists who comprise a critique group founded in 2007 and meets twice each month in the studio-home of Doug and Karen Kinnett near Shepherdstown, WV. The exhibiting artists from the group are Gary Bergel, Judy Bradshaw, Rebecca Grace Jones, Stan Jones, Doug Kinnett, Fran Skiles, Craig Winkel, and Joy Bridy.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

 

Berkeley Arts Council Offers Free “Mini-Lessons”

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If you have ever thought about taking an art class or trying a different medium but didn’t really know what was involved, now is your chance to see for yourself what is involved – for free!

The Berkeley Arts Council’s instructors will be offering free mini-lessons in the art styles that they will be teaching in the fall. Come and see a demonstration of watercolor painting, color pencils, pastels and more.

Here is the schedule:

Colored Pencil – July 11, 2pm; August 14, 1pm
Oil Painting – July 14, 1pm; August 6, 6pm
Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media – July 14, 6pm; August 6, 1pm
Pastels – July 17, 1pm; August 8, 1pm
Watercolor Painting – July 18, 1pm; August 8, 3pm
Mixed Media on Watercolor or Acrylic Base – July 18, 3pm; August 15, 1pm
Acrylic Painting – August 1, 1pm
Drawing – August 15, 3pm

Walk-ins welcome.

The full schedule of fall classes and “Mini-lessons” is on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.