Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

October 2021


Berkeley Arts Council News


Berkeley Art Works
Open through October 9
9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

The 9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit is on display until October 9 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.  In the gallery are 21 works in drawing, painting, photography, fibers, glass, mixed media, and assemblage by artists from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.  The gallery is open every Wednesday – Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm. https://berkeleyartswv.org/accepted-artists-eastern-wv-juried-exhibit/

Opening October 13
Watercolor Expressions
Shadowplay

            Shadowplay by Lynn Ferris
The Watercolor Expressions National Juried Exhibit opens October 13 and runs until November 20 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg.  Thirty-two paintings by 23 artists from across the United States will be on display.  The list of accepted artists and artwork is posted on our Web site, https://wp.me/pDwaf-1Gi.


Berkeley Art Works

September  3rd  5-9 pm
First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk – On Friday, October 1, Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, will be open until 8pm for the First Friday Art Walk with demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments.  Meet our co-op artists and see the Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit.  Other galleries and art organizations will also be participating.  Bring the family to downtown Martinsburg for a great way to spend a Friday evening.

The Downtown Art Gang is a group of art businesses and organizations that have banded together to bring arts-related events to downtown Martinsburg.

All of the Walk locations are within easy walking distance. What better way to spend a Friday evening?


Art Classes: Back to (Art) School

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering art classes in-person at the Berkeley Art Works and via Zoom.  The fall session begins September 7!  Are you looking for something new to do this fall?  Are you looking to broaden your techniques, learn a new medium, or work in another dimension?  Classes are offered in a variety of media and will appeal to a range of ages and experiences.  For more details, materials lists, schedules, class prices, and to register, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.  Pre-registration is required for all classes.  In-person classes will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.  Please note:  Space is very limited for in-person classes.  All in-person class participants will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks while at the Berkeley Art Works.  Classes will be set up for distancing.  Direct questions via e-mail to instruction@berkeleyartswv.org, or call 304-620-7277 during business hours Wednesday through Friday, 11am – 5pm and Saturday, 11am – 4pm.

October Classes:
For details and registration information please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/

Printmaking with Mixed Media
Via Zoom
Saturdays October 16, 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27; 9:00-11:00AM (6 weeks)
Instructor: Jane Ping

Becoming a Color Pro
(You can select either the in-person class or the Zoom class)
In Person at the Berkeley Art Works
Wednesdays October 20, 27, November 3,10; 3:00-5:00PM (Four Weeks)
Via Zoom
Wednesdays October 20, 27, November 3,10; 6:30–8:30PM (Four Weeks)
Instructor:  Judith Becker


Would You Like to Teach for the Berkeley Arts Council?

We’re expanding our Arts Instruction program and looking for qualified individuals to teach classes, events and workshops beginning in September.  Ideas and class proposals for all age groups, abilities, interests, and skill levels in all arts, including visual, music, performing, literary arts and more are welcome!  Instructors are paid.  Programs may be taught via Zoom, potentially in-person, or by a hybrid method.  Interested?  Call us during business hours at 304-620-7277 and ask for Judith Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm, or send us an e-mail at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com with the subject line:  “Instructor”.


Join Us!

We hope you find the information in our arts bulletin interesting and helpful. The Berkeley Arts Bulletin seeks to publicize arts events throughout the reason. While activity in the past year has been limited for obvious reasons, the Arts Council is working to adapt our services and activities and we continue to look forward to a return to an active arts community in the Eastern Panhandle and the surrounding communities. If you live in the Panhandle and value this service, please consider joining the Berkeley Arts Council or renewing if you are not currently a member. Your support will help ensure that we will be able to continue to “Amplify the Arts” for arts organizations, individual artists, and the art-loving public throughout the region. Please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/join-us/



We we have posted special online galleries of work by our Berkeley Art Works artists. Click on this image to view the artwork or visit the web site at https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works-galleries/


Do you shop on Amazon?

Of course, we encourage you to support local businesses whenever you can, but if you shop on Amazon.com, register as a supporter of the Berkeley Arts Council and Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Berkeley Arts Council. Just go to smile.amazon.com. If you are not already signed up, register to support the Berkeley Arts Council. If you are already signed up, you can shop as usual and your purchases will automatically be assigned to benefit the Berkeley Arts Council. Every little bit helps. Thanks!

 


Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
Wednesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm

For the safety of our volunteers who sit the gallery, and our visitors, sanitization procedures are in place and the gallery has been arranged for safety and proper social distancing.

 

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Arts Around the Region


Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through October 9
The 9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit is on display until October 9 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.  In the gallery are 21 works in drawing, painting, photography, fibers, glass, mixed media, and assemblage by artists from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.  The gallery is open every Wednesday – Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm. https://berkeleyartswv.org/accepted-artists-eastern-wv-juried-exhibit/

Berkeley Art Works
Opening October 13
The Watercolor Expressions National Juried Exhibit opens October 13 and runs until November 20 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg.  Thirty-two paintings by 23 artists from across the United States will be on display.  The list of accepted artists and artwork is posted on our Web site, https://wp.me/pDwaf-1Gi.

October 16 – November 14
Fran Skiles Exhibit at The Bridge Fine Art Gallery. New Abstract Paintings by Shepherdstown artist Fran Skiles, Reception Sat., Oct.16 from 5-7:30. Open Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat.12-6, Sun 12-3 Free. 304-876-2300 www.bridgegalleryandframing.com or aartskb (at) msn. com


Special Events


October 2 
Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival. Celebrate fall and the arts at our 6th annual Fall Event! Sat. Oct. 2nd at Sam Michael’s Park: 235 Sam Michael Lane Harpers Ferry, WV. Free admission. 60+ local artists with handmade gifts. Live music. Food trucks. Children’s play area. Wild Rose Soap Co. at Sam Michael’s Park. Sat. Oct. 2nd, 11am to 5pm;.free. 202-525-6076. https://www.facebook.com/events/882151349034531 or wvblueridgefestival (at) gmail .com

October 23 -24 
Berkeley Springs Studio Tour. A free, fun, self-guided tour that’s open to all. While touring the scenic area around Berkeley Springs you can visit 15 nationally and regionally know artists at 10 studios. You’ll see contemporary and traditional art and fine crafts as artists demonstrate and describe the processes they use to create their unique works. Maps will be available at the Ice House and various locations around town. Sat. and Sun. 10-5 free. 304-249-8803; BSSTOUR.org

Trails n Trees Studio Tour
November 6 – 7
Trails and Trees Studio Tour. Join us for the 10th Annual Trails and Trees Studio Tour! The free, self-guided artisan tour in Berkeley County, WV includes 16 artisans at 10 studios with artwork all handmade in West Virginia! Meet the makers, learn about the artwork, and purchase a handmade treasure!  Visit Creativity Where It Lives! Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 5:00 Free.  www.trailsandtrees.org or trailsandtreesinfo (at) gmail  .com


Music


October 7
Shepherd Salon Series “Revival — Rearrange — Reconsider.” Shepherd University School of Music Shepherd saxophone professor Jeremy Koch and Molly Orlando reanimate works for saxophone and piano, in works by by Somei Satoh, César Franck, Libby Larsen and Antonio Pasculli. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Frank Arts Center Theater. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Free. 304-876-5555 https://www.shepherd.edu/music/calendar-of-concerts; music (at) shepherd .edu

October 8
Andrew Sords, violin. West Virginia Music Teachers Association presents American violinist Andrew Sords, accompanied by South African pianist Dr. Johan Botes. Concert dedicated to the late Dr. Scott Beard, longtime member of WVMTA. Frank Arts Center Theater. Friday at 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission. 304-876-5555 https://www.shepherd.edu/music/calendar-of-concerts; music (at) shepherd .edu

October 9
Friends of Music concert. This will be the first concert of the Friends of Music’s 2021-2022 season. It will feature the Friends’ resident small ensemble, the Two Rivers String Quartet, playing two works that illustrate the evolution and development of the string quartet form: Mozart’s String Quartet No. 3 in G major, and Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in G major. Trinity Episcopal Church, German Street, Shepherdstown, WV. Saturday, October 9; 7:30-900 pm Free to Friends of Music members; others $30. 304-876-5765 www.friendswv.org, info (at) friendswv .org

October 22
Fall Choral Concert Shepherd University Chamber Singers, Camerata Soprano/Alto Choir, and Ramblers gospel/pop Choir present works by Heinrich Schütz, Robert Schumann, Ro Ogura, Amy Beach, Abbie Betinis, William Byrd, Gerald Finzi, Sarah Quartel, Emilio Grenet, Christopher Harris, and more. Frank Arts Center Theater. Friday at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission, $10 seniors and age 18 and under. 304-876-5555 https://www.shepherd.edu/music/calendar-of-concerts; music (at) shepherd .edu

October 29
Jazz at Shepherd: Shepherd University Jazz Ensembles present a fabulous fall concert of varied repertory. Frank Arts Center Theater. Friday at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission, $10 seniors and age 18 and under. 304-876-5555 https://www.shepherd.edu/music/calendar-of-concerts; music (at) shepherd .edu


Dance


December 17 – 19
The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky’s classic will feature over 75 member cast including guest artist, Matthew Helms, principal Boulder Ballet. Don’t miss the beloved holiday classic sponsored in part by the Marion Park Lewis Foundation. Shepherd University. Friday 7pm, Saturday 5pm Sunday 2pm $30 and up. 1-304-229-3209 www.inwoodperformingarts.com; info (at) inwoodperformingarts .com


Theatre


October 15 – 24
Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced” A classic Agatha Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple is on hand to provide the final solution in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain! Old Opera House Theatre – Charles Town . 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, 2:30pm Sundays $22 Adult; $19 Senior, Military, College; $15 Youth under age 18. 304-725-4420; www.oldoperahouse.org, ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org


‘Specially for Kids


Through October 31
“Puss In Boots” at Wonderment Theatre .412 W. King Street, Martinsburg WV. Saturday -Sunday Doors open 12:45 show time 1pm $7.50 for 2years and up. Under 2 free. 304-258-4074 www.wondermentpuppets.com; Puppetyes (at) yahoo .com


Classes & Workshops


October 23
Spooky Story Writing for future authors at WCMFA Do you know a young person that loves to make up creative stories and appreciates Halloween? Be on the lookout for a special Halloween workshop in October. Aspiring spooky writers will work with an author/writer to use the museum’s collection to write a creative, scary story! Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Saturday, 10am-11am $25 member, $30 non member. 301-739-5727 https://wcmfa.org/art-classes/, educator (at) wcmfa .org

October 27 – November 10
Skull Drawing Study at WCMFA. Why is it important to understand the bone structure of the skull when drawing a portrait? The visible appearance of the human face depends upon the shape of the bones that push on the muscles and skin to dictate the shapes of the face. For this reason it is essential to understand the bony masses of the skull and how they relate to the likeness. Virtual class. Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10; 6:30-8:30 $30 member, $40 non member. 301-739-5727; https://wcmfa.org/art-classes/skull-study/, educator (at) wcmfa .org

November 12 – December 5
David Bottini: Acrylic Glazed Landscape at WCMFA. Working from direct observation of landscape to develop an acrylic painting on canvas using a layered, glazing method. Students will work from direct observation, quick sketches and photos, then begin with a basic under-painting, and then building the depth illusion and light effects using layers of glazing (semi-transparent and almost opaque layers of paint). Hybrid class: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and Zoom. Fridays: Virtual, 11/12;  In Person, 11/19;  Virtual 12/5. $125 +supplies (list provided at registration). Kellie Mele; https://wcmfa.org/art-classes/, educator (at) wcmfa.org


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


How to Submit an Arts Event

Each participant in The Berkeley Arts Bulletin helps spread the news about the wealth of arts events in Berkeley County and the surrounding region. By combining forces each organization becomes stronger. Here’s what you need to do:

Submit details about your arts event by using the online form at www.berkeleyartswv.org/bab/
The page includes instructions.

Deadline: the 20th of the month prior to the event. You may submit events up to two months in advance.

The editors reserve the right to condense information to allow listing the maximum number of events.

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The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. 


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