Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Council News

Berkeley Art Works
October 4 – November 11, 2017

Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit
The Berkeley Arts Council presents the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition features art in all media by artists who reside in one of the eight counties that compose what is known as the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. The juror, Geraldine Kiefer, Professor of Art History and Art at Shenendoah selected 31 works from 21 artists representing the aAstern Panhandle Region. There will be a reception and awards presentation at the gallery on Friday, October 6 from 5-7pm. For a full list of accepted artists visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/ewv-juried-exhibit/.


Berkeley Arts Council Upcoming October and Novembe Classes

Continuing Art Studio for Intermediate and Advanced Artists
Thursdays October 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Improving Your Drawing Skills
Saturdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Colored Pencil
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 20;  1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor
Saturdays, November 18, December 2, 9, 16; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction for details, online registration.

The Berkeley Arts Council Needs You!

If you are receiving this Bulletin, we know you value what the Arts Council can bring to the community. As we become more involved in community-wide planning, we need to further build on the foundation that was started eight years ago. If you live in our area and can bring new energy and new ideas to help shape the future of the Berkeley Arts Council and the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County, we have a role for you. Are you interested in organizing exhibits? Can you write? We have a role for you. Or is there another role you think can make a contribution. We would like to hear from you. Please reply back by email and let us know your interests. (berkeleyartswv@gmail.com).

Calling Regional Artists and Artisans
Calling artists and artisans who are interested in joining the "Artists at The Works" co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works. The co-op space in the gallery currently has open space for two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists. Details Here

Arts Participation Survey
We want to connect with more residents of Berkeley County (and our region) so we can direct the Arts Council’s resources and energy to programs and projects that are meaningful to people. We want to hear from you whether you are an artist, or non-artist. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3H7D3YQ

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Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-5; Saturday, 11-4;
(or by appointment)
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Closed


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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works
October
4 – November 11, 2017

The Berkeley Arts Council presents the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition features art in all media by artists who reside in one of the eight counties that compose what is known as the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. The juror, Geraldine Kiefer, Professor of Art History and Art at Shenendoah selected 31 works from 21 artists representing the aAstern Panhandle Region. There will be a reception and awards presentation at the gallery on Friday, October 6 from 5-7pm. For a full list of accepted artists visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/ewv-juried-exhibit/.

October 7
Fine Art Show and Sale at Charles Town’s Historic Gibson-Todd House. Potomac River Artists Guild (PRAG) will hold an art show, wine/cheese reception, and tour of the Gibson-Todd House, an 1891 Victorian, on the site where John Brown was hanged. 515 South Samuel Street, Charles Town, WV Sat. 10 am – 4 pm, free. 304-671-1669; www.potomacriverartistsguild.org or susanparker (at) frontier .com

Berkeley Art Works
October 11 – November 11
Paintings by Gary Bergel; The Berkeley Art Works will present a selection of new paintings by artist Gary Bergel. Gary is a member of the Berkeley Art Works artist co-op group who has expanded his art horizonto include acrylic painting along with his fine art photography. In the Back Space gallery at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Berkeley Art Works
November 15 – December 24
Save the Dates for our Eigth Annual Holiday Art and Craft Market at the Berkeley Art Works. This year will be our biggest and best ever with a great selection of creative gifts from more than 20 local and regional fine artists and artisans. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.

Special Events

October 10
Speak Story Series Presents Janice M. Del Negro. Janice M. Del Negro, PhD, is a storyteller who excavates and decorates the bones of traditional folk and fairy tales as an invitation to others to do the same; her focus is reimagining traditional folktales to make them emotionally resonant for contemporary listeners. Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King St., Shepherdstown. Tue. 7:30 PM $12.00; free to full-time Shepherd University students; www.speakstoryseries.com or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

October 21 and 22
Berkeley Springs Studio Tour. A self-guided tour of the studios of 12 nationally and regionally known artists in and around the scenic Berkeley Springs area. Sat. and Sun. 10 am-5 pm; free. 304-249-8803; berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org

November 4 and 5
Trails and Trees Studio Tour of Berkeley County. Roam Berkeley County and visit 13 artists at nine studios. Take a peek at "Creativity Where it Lives", purchase artwork and meet the artists. Map Online. Sat/Sun 10 am -5 pm; free. 304-596-3639; www.trailsandtrees.org or info (at) trailsandtrees .org

Music and Dance

Music

October 27
Elisabeth von Trapp in Concert. Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp whose story inspired the Sound of Music.  Concerts in the Community, presented at Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Rd, Hedgesville, WV  Fri. 7 pm. $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12. 304-754-5039; www.fwpc.info or concertsinthecommunity (at) comcast .net

October 27
Friends of Music Rye-Whiskey-Tasting Fundraiser. Will feature high-quality rye whiskeys offered straight and in cocktails, with a hearty deli-sandwich buffet. Everyone welcome. Attire business casual. Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown. Fri, 6-8:30 pm. Friends of Music $100 per person 304-876-5765; www.friendswv .org or info (at) friendswv .org

Dance

October 14
Belly Dance Workshop. Belly dance at this open-level, retreat-style workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern refreshments.  Beginners welcome! MAC Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m. Jensuya Belly Dance $50 304-258-7647; https://www.facebook.com/JensuyaBellyDance/ or raqs (at) tarabraqs .com

December 7 and 8
Plan ahead for your classes: Nutcracker K-12 Performances. Part 1 features a seminar at your school on dance history, music and theater ettiquette. Part 2 features a 60 minute performance of The Nutcracker. Musselman High School Thursday 9:30 and 11:00am, Friday 9:30 and 11:00 am Inwood Dance Company $5.00.  304-229-3209; www.inwoodperformingarts.com or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

Theatre

Apollo Civic TheatreContinuing through October 1
"Chicago". The Apollo presents the musical "Chicago" live on stage. Fri/Sat 8pm; Sundays 2:30. Rated PG-13. Apollo Civic Theatre Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30 Apollo Civic Theatre.304-263-6766; apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

October 13 – 22
“The 1940s Radio Hour” captures the spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and we sang songs like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". Old Opera House – Charles Town  8 pm Fri/Sat; 2:30 pm Sun. $22 Adults, $15 Students; $19 Seniors 65+; $19 College & Military. 304-725-4420; www.oldoperahouse.org or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

October 28 – 29
Theatre II & III Class Shows in the NEW Musselman Studio Theatre. 2 classes, 2 shows, one night of laughter and tears. Sat. 7 PM and Sun. 2 PM; $10.Musselman Theatre, Inc 304-229-1900; MusselmanTheatreInc.com or musselmantheatre (at) comcast .net

Continuing through October 29
The Hokie Pokie Magic Show. SPECIAL EVENT; harvest party Oct 21-22  Call for reservation.412 W. King Street, Martinsburg WV Sat and Sun Show time 1 pm Doors open 12:40 Wonderment Puppet Theater $6 for 2 years and up. Under 2 free 304-260-9382; www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Opportunities: Classes, Workshops, Calls for Artists

Berkeley Art Works
Open Call for Artists and Artisans
Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the "Artists at The Works" co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works. The co-op space in the gallery currently has open space for two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists. Details: https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/


Classes and Workshops

Berkeley Art Works

For details and online registration, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

October – November

(Registration now open)

Continuing Art Studio for Intermediate and Advanced Artists
Thursdays October 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Improving Your Drawing Skills
Saturdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Colored Pencil
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 20;  1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor
Saturdays, November 18, December 2, 9, 16; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Our Arts Partners and Supporters
City National Bank
Apollo Civic Theatre
Trails and Trees Studio Tour
West Virginia Commission on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
   

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