Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

May 2019


Berkeley Arts Council News

 

Berkeley Art Works

May 8 – June 8
In the Abstract

Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “In the Abstract”, a juried art exhibit to showcase the many variations of abstract art. A committee of seven Berkeley Art Works artists selected 28 works by 21 artists. Join us for a reception on Sunday, May 12 from 2-4pm and remember to vote for your “Fan Favorite” ($1 donation per vote), which will be awarded at the close of the exhibit. For a full list of the accepted artists visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/in-the-abstract-exhibit/ 


Berkeley Art Works Berkeley Art Works
May 8 – June 1
Art by Janet Hockman

Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Art Works will present a selection of work in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works by our newest co-op member and art instructor. Janet portrays subjects in different ways, including different media. To her this is much like telling a story from different points of view. Janet will be teaching a new class at the Berkeley Art Works starting June 5 entitled “Painting on Porcelain”.


Berkeley Art Works
Call for Entries: “Young Emerging Artists”
Deadline May 15, 2019

***No Entry Fee *** The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Young Emerging Artists”, a juried exhibit to showcase the creativity of young artists in the Panhandle region. The exhibit is open to students 10th grade through senior year of college, including public and private high school, community college, and home schooled students. The exhibit will be displayed in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Accepted artists are asked to make a donation to support the gallery at the time the work is delivered. Jurying of digital submissions will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists. For details and online entry information please visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/call-for-yme/


Spring Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

Details are posted at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Mixed Media Journaling
Thursdays May 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

4 in 1 class: Trees, Rocks, Textures, Backgrounds
Thursdays May 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Creative Approaches to Painting Landscapes
Thursdays June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Mixed Media Mashup (4th Grade and Up)
Saturdays May 4, 11, 18, 25; 9-10:30am (Four weeks)
Instructor: Jane Ping

Ink and Watercolor Sketching
Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30am-12:30pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Painting on Porcelain
Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Janet Hockman

All About Color
Thursdays June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Continuing Improvement Art Studio
Fridays June 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

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NEW! – Flexible Art Learning and Advancing Studio
No reservation or pre-registration is required. See website for details.
Saturdays, 1-4pm starting June 29th up to Labor Day
Instructor: Robert Howard


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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Regular Hours at the Berkeley Art Works

Located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg (Map)
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-5; Saturday, 11-4.
(or by appointment)

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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works

Continuing through May 4
Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit: The ninth edition of this exhibit features 38 works by 34 artists out of 167 works submitted by 73 artists from 17 states. Join us for a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, April 7 from 2-4 pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth-9/

May 1 – 26
Music to my Eyes- Annual Quilt Show. Experience 2 floors of colorful quilts, all inspired by music. Quilts are handcrafted by our local Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild.  Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Fri-Sun, 11-5;  Free!.  304-258-2300. macicehouse.org; or eddy (at) macicehouse .org

May 3 – 26
Exhibit “Across the Pond”. Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md.  Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm.;  Free admission  301 797-2867.  valleyartassoc.com  or  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

Berkeley Art Works
May 8 – June 8
In the Abstract – The Berkeley Arts Council announces “In the Abstract”, a juried art exhibit to showcase the many variations of abstract art. Join us for a reception on Sunday, May 12 from 2-4pm and remember to vote for your “Fan Favorite” ($1 donation per vote), which will be awarded at the close of the exhibit. For a full list of the accepted artists visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/in-the-abstract-exhibit/

Berkeley Art Works Berkeley Art Works
May 8 – June 1
Art by Janet Hockman.The Berkeley Art Works will present a selection of work in the Back Space at the the Berkeley Art Works by our newest co-op member and art instructor. Janet portrays subjects in differen ways, including different media. To her this is like telling as story from different points of view.

May 31 – July 21
A Pocketful of Posies Art Exhibit. Flowers have long inspired the creative process. This show examines how artists incorporate images of flowers in their work. Curated by Cat Hutton.  Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Thu-Sun, 11-5; Free! 304-258-2300. macicehouse.org; or eddy (at) macicehouse .org

May 31 – July 21
Potomac River Artists Guild Show. This show represents a wide spectrum of art from the artists of the Potomac River Artists Guild. With work including abstracts, landscapes, flowers and animals in watercolor, pastel and acrylic, there is something for every art lover in this eclectic show.   Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Thu-Sun, 11-5;  Free! 304-258-2300. macicehouse.org; or eddy (at) macicehouse .org


Special Events

May 14
Speak Story Series Presents Carolina Quiroga. Carolina Quiroga-Stultz will present ‚”Muertos: The Souls of the Dead,” Latin American tales inherited from Catholicism and Native American traditions related to El Dia de Los Muertos. Her storytelling enchants audiences with her compelling mannerisms and passion. Speak is for adult audiences.  Mature youth allowed at guardian’s discretion.  Reynolds Hall – Shepherd University.  7:30 – 8:30; Speak Story Series $12.00.  Diane Niedzialkowski. www.speakstoryseries.com  or   info (at) speakstoryseries .com

May 26
Annual Quilt Auction. A live auction of yard square quilts (36″ x 36″), handcrafted by the local Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild. All proceeds benefit a local charity.   Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Sun 2 pm;  Free!.  304-258-2300. macicehouse.org; or eddy (at) macicehouse .org


Music and Dance

Music

May 1
Shepherd Community Orchestra, Junior Strings and Youth Chorus Concert. Shepherd Community Orchestra directed by Camilo Pérez-Mejía, Junior String Ensemble directed by Renee Shaw, and Shepherd Youth Chorus directed by Dr. David Gonzol, present their final concert of the season.   Community Music at Shepherd at Frank Center Theater.  Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.;  $5 general admission.  304-876-5248. https://www.shepherd.edu/music/community-program or ssykes (at) shepherd .edu

Berkeley Community Chorus

May 18
2019 Spring Concert. The Berkeley Community Chorus, under the Direction of Dr. Jeffrey Poland The concert includes a wide variety of classical/art, spirituals, folk and Broadway selections, accompanied by David Asbury, Pianist, or performed acapella.  Airborne Church, 172 Creative Place, Martinsburg, WV.  7:30p.m.;  Tickets for the concert will be sold at the door for $10 Adult, $8 Senior, and children 12 & under free of charge.  540-431-8422. www.berkcommchorus.org  or  jpoland47 (at) gmail .com

May 18
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert. The concert will feature two works: Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major and “Facade: An Entertainment,” by 20th Century English Composer William Walton. First performed publicly in 1923, “Facade” combines recitations of Edith Sitwell’s poetry with modernist, jazz-inspired music. The net effect reflects the exuberant, mischievous spirit of the 1920s.   Friends of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown WV.  Saturday 7:30 pm;  Free for Friends of Music members; others $30 (27.50 before May 5.  304-876-5765. www.friendswv.org  or  info (at) friendswv .org

June 17 – June 21
Summer String Camp at ShepherdSpend a week studying with some of the top orchestral performers in the region. Jr. String Camp and Sr. String Camp levels. Faculty: Dr. Scott Hippensteel, Heather Austin-Stone, Teresa Gordon, Camilo Perez-Mejia, Renee Shaw Nutwell. Highlights of the camp include string orchestra rehearsals, chamber music rehearsals, group coaching, masterclasses, and a final concert on Friday for friends and family. Shepherd University Music Department  at  Frank Center, Shepherd University.Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm; Fee varies depending on the camp. 304-876-5248; https://www.shepherd.edu/music/community-program or ssykes (at) shepherd .edu

June 24 – June 28
Summer Jazz Camp at Shepherd UniversityShepherd University Summer Jazz Camp will take place June 24-28 on the campus of Shepherd University in the Frank Center. Students will work with talented Jazz faculty through group coaching, jazz combos, music theory, and masterclasses. The Summer Jazz faculty include Dr. Kurtis Adams, Kevin Pace, Josh Walker, Griffith Kazmierczak, and Jack Kilby. To register, contact Sherry Sykes at ssykes (at) shepherd .edu. Shepherd University Department of Music  at  Frank Center, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm;$300.00 Sr. Jazz Camp and $175 Jr. Jazz Camp. 304-876-5248; https://www.shepherd.edu/music/community-program or ssykes (at) shepherd .edu

Dance

June 8 – 9

“Snow White”. Enjoy the beloved fairy tale Snow White performed by the Inwood Dance Company.  The performance will feature guest artist Paul Branco a free lance artist who has danced with the Orlando Ballet II and the Sarasota Ballet.  Saturday’s performance will also feature an Irish showcase.  Sunday’s performance features a Jazz and Tap showcase “Summer Vacation”. Inwood Dance Company  at  Musselman High School. Friday 7pm Sunday 2pm; $15 adults $10 students. 1-304 229-3209; inwoodperformingarts.com; or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com


Theatre

May 2 – 3
Musical Review 2019. 25 years, 36 shows in 2 hours!  All the musicals Musselman Theatre Program has performed since 1994 in solos, duets and ensemble numbers by the students in this year’s Theatre I-IV classes!  Online Reservations available  Musselman Theatre Inc at Musselman Auditorium. Thursday, May 2nd & Friday, May 3rd  7:00 PM;  Adults: $10; Children & Seniors: $7.  304-229-1900. musselmantheatreinc.com  or  musselmantheatre (at) comcast .net

Berkeley Art Works

May 10 – 19
NOISES OFF! A comedy about putting on a comedy! Lines forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying EVERYWHERE!  The Apollo Civic Theatre at 128 East Martin Street .  May 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8pm. May 12, 19 at 2:30pm;  $14 – $19.  304-263-6766. apollocivictheatre.org  or  act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

May 10 – 25
The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon. Unger and Madison are at it again! Don’t miss this chance to see the iconic Neil Simon classic comedy with a contemporary, feminine twist.   Winchester Little Theatre  at 315 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA.  Thu-Sat curtain 8p; Sun 2p;  Adults $19.75; Seniors (62+) $17.75; Students (K-12 & College) $15.50.  540-662-3331. wltonline.org or wlt (at) wltonline .org

May 19 – 20
Auditions for Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Auditions for six female roles age ranges 19ish to 66ish.   Winchester Little Theatre  at 315 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA.  Sun & Mon 7p,  doors open 6:30p;  540-662-3331. wltonline.org or wlt (at) wltonline .org

May 29
Auditions. Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals will hold auditions for three one-act plays written by Shepherd University Creative Writing alumni.  Large and small roles for all genders.  A diverse cast is highly desirable.  Tech crew, artists, video artists, costume designers are also needed.   Rude Mechanicals  at Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University.  May 29 & 30, 8-10:30; Rude Mechanicals free.  304-876-5208. or  bellzey (at) shepherd .edu


‘specially for Kids

May 4 – June 23
“3 Billy Goats Gruff” Wonderment Theater 412 W King St. Martinsburg WV Sat and Sun 1 pm Doors open 12:40; $6.50 for 2 years and up, Under 2 free.  www.wondermentpuppets.com or Puppetyes (at) yahoo .com


Artist Opportunities

Berkeley Art Works
Call for Entries: “Young Emerging Artists”
Deadline May 15, 2019

***No Entry Fee *** The Berkeley Arts council announces “Young Emerging Artists”, a juried exhibit to showcase the creativity of young artists in the Panhandle region. The exhibit is open to students 10th grade through senior year of college, includiing public and private high school, community college, and home schooled students. The exhibit will be displayed in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Accepted artists are asked to make a donation to support the gallery at the time the work is delivered. Jurying of digital submissions will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists. For details and online entry information please visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/call-for-yme/


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works
Spring Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

Details are posted at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Mixed Media Journaling
Thursdays May 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

4 in 1 class: Trees, Rocks, Textures, Backgrounds
Thursdays May 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Creative Approaches to Painting Landscapes
Thursdays June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Mixed Media Mashup (4th Grade and Up)
Saturdays May 4, 11, 18, 25; 9-10:30am (Four weeks)
Instructor: Jane Ping

Ink and Watercolor Sketching
Tuesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30am-12:30pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Painting on Porcelain
Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Janet Hockman

All About Color
Thursdays June 6, 13, 20, 27; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Continuing Improvement Art Studio
Fridays June 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

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NEW! – Flexible Art Learning and Advancing Studio
No reservation or pre-registration is required. See website for details.
Saturdays, 1-4pm starting June 29th up to Labor Day
Instructor: Robert Howard


May 2 – May 4
“Celebrate Spring with Watercolor” 3-day workshop:hosted by Jaimie Cordero, will include tips for awesome photographs; plein air sketching; color combining in watercolor. Indoors-Outdoors weather permitting. Class size is limited. Supply list provided upon completed registration. All supplies will also be available for purchase on-site at student discounted rates! Hedgesville, WV,9 am to 4 pm;Aquarelle Studios & Galleries, Inc;$195 for 3-day workshop.(786) 303-5293,Register at: https://squareup.com/store/aquarelle-studios-inc or WDJaimieC (at) aol .com

May 4
Art From the Heart: Intuitive Collage. Use your intuitive heart to tell your story in images created by scissors, glue and images from magazines. All materials provided. Instructor: Halima Gay Reilly.   Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Sat 2-4:30 pm;  $35/$30 MAC members.  304-258-2300. macicehouse.org  or  eddy (at) macicehouse .org

May 23
Scott Royston workshop. “Painting Florals workshop” with demonstration and approach to using fresh flowers   Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown,Md.  Thursday noon to 6 pm Refreshments included;  $70 VAA & MFA members, $80 non-members.  304-754-5116. valleyartassoc.com  or  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com


Partners and Supporters
Apollo Civic TheatreTrails n Trees Studio TourBerkeley Community Chorus
National Endowment for the Arts WV Commission on the Arts
Berkeley County Convention and Visitors BureauMain Street Martinsburg


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