Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

April 2020

Berkeley Arts Council News

Today, along with just about everything else in the region and around the country, the Berkeley Art Works is closed until the Coronavirus emergency has sufficiently passed so we can reopen without risk to our volunteers, members and constituents.

We will be seeking opportunities within the context of this new environment to continue our goal to "Amplify the Arts" in new ways. We have launched an online gallery for the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and one of the windows in the Art Works has been dedicated to an installation by one of our co-op members, Gary Bergel, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which is the inspiration for our annual Art and Earth exhibit.

Unfortunately, we must confirm that for the time being, all of our classes, workshops, and other gallery activities have also been postponed.

Please watch your email and our web site for information about Berkeley Arts Council activaties as we go forward. In the meantime, please heed "social distancing" and other guidelines to keep yourself safe during these difficult times.

Berkeley Art Works

Art and Earth Exhibit Goes Online

Tenth Annual Art and Earth ExhibitApril 1, 2020
Today the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit was to open in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery. Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the Art Works is closed at least through the end of April. So that the efforts of all involved are not wasted, we have posted images of the accepted artworks on an online gallery on our web site.

Earth Day 50th Anniversary

Earth Day 50th AnniversaryOur Tenth Annual Art and Earth exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

The current world-wide emergency is a reminder that we must coexist on this planet with many other life forms and that we also must take care to keep the planet habitable for ourselves. Although the gallery is closed for now, Teaching Artist and Arts Council member Gary Bergel has assembled a display for our window that celebrates this 50th Earth Day anniversary. If you happen to be downtown, stop and take a look. You can do so without breaking the "social distancing" rules and we hope you will be inspired in some way by the presentation.

Eastern West Virginia Artists Census

The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) is conducting a census of artists in the Eastern West Virginia Region. BAC seeks responses from artists and artisans, who work in any discipline, in the eight eastern counties: Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. BAC seeks to develop data on artists and artisans working in all disciplines that can be compiled to support arts advocacy by BAC and other organizations. Go to the survey.

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