Berkeley Arts Bulletin

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Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

July 2019


Berkeley Arts Council News


Berkeley Art Works
Call for Entries: “Art of the Human Form”
Extended Deadline July 8, 2019

***No Entry Fee *** The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Art of the Human Form,” a juried art exhibit open to all 2-D and 3-D works which depict the many ways the human form can be amazing and beautiful. May include people of all ages engaging in common and even uncommon activities like dance, music, sports and even at rest. Submissions must be suitable for viewing by all audiences including children. The exhibit will be on display from July 17 through August 19. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. https://berkeleyartswv.org/human-form/


Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

NEW! – Flexible Art Learning and Advancing Studio
No reservation or pre-registration is required.  
All art media are welcome. Participants with no experience will be able to learn any technique of choice. Those with some experience will receive coaching to advance skills. 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 Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through July 6
“Young Emerging Artists”, a selection of student work will be on display in the Back Space Gallery June 5-July 6. Work includes paintings and photographs by students in the high school through college age. https://berkeleyartswv.org/

Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through July 13
“Transformations: Women Celebrating New Visions” – Over the past year each of four women artists has accepted the challenge to explore new  themes, concepts, and media, in their art. Our main purpose is to support each other in taking risks and exploring new territory (inner and outer). Join us and meet the artists at a reception Sunday, June 23 from 2-4pm at the gallery at 116 North Queen street in Martinsburg. https://berkeleyartswv.org/

Continuing through 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

July 1 – July 21
Pocketful of Posies Gallery Show. Enjoy viewing, and possibly purchasing, the work of over 20 artists as they present work related to flowers- paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood carving, crochet and much more… 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

July 6 – 28 
Bridge Gallery Summer Exhibit 2019. Landscape paintings by Seth Hill, David Bottini, Tim Clayton and Walt Bartman. at The Bridge Gallery.  Opening Reception July 28, 4:30-7 – Open Wed- Fri 11-5, Sat. 12-6, Sunday 12-5; free.  (304) 876-2300. www.bridgegalleryandframing.com  or  info (at) bridgegalleryandframing .com

Berkeley Art Works
July 17 – August 19
Art of the Human Form – The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Art of the Human Form,” a juried art exhibit to depict the many ways the human form can be amazing and beautiful. The exhibit will be on display from July 17 through August 19. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. https://berkeleyartswv.org/

July 19 – July 21 
Art in July. PRAG is a group of 20 artists primarily from the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia. The show will offer a variety of art styles and mediums from our successful artists, from Old Masters realism to impressionism and abstracts.Opening reception Saturday, July 20, 3 – 5pm.   Potomac River Artists Guild at Shepherdstown Community Club.  Friday 11am – 8pm, Saturday, 9am – 8pm, Sunday, 9am – 3pm. Opening reception Saturday 3 to 5pm;  Free and open to the public.  304-376-8103. www.potomacriverartistsguild.org  or  monicawilkins50 (at) gmail .com


Special Events

July 9
Jefferson County Photo Club Meeting.  The Jefferson County Photo Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 PM, at the Fire Hall Gallery, 108 N. George Street, Charles Town, WV. The Club (https://jcpcwv.com/) is comprised of beginner to experienced photographers. Meetings are open to anyone interested in photography regardless of experience or camera used.  7PM; http://www.jcpcwv.org  or  JCPhotoClub (at) Photographer .net

July 11
Bus Trip to James A. Michener Museum and Mercer Museum. Depart at 7 AM, return by 10 PM. Includes a private tour featuring museum highlights and the Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art Exhibition, private luncheon at the Water Wheel Tavern. Go online for schedule and tickets.    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at 401 Museum Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740.  Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM; Washington County Museum of Fine ArtsFree museum admission. Bus trip – $160 per person.  3017395727.  wcmfa.org or  info (at) wcmfa .org

July 21
Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Historical Interpretation of Harriet Tubman. Relive the tragedies and triumphs of the American Hero, Harriet Ross Tubman, through the mesmerizing historical portrayal by griot Janice Curtis Greene. You will be touched by the tears of little Minty, amazed by Harriet’s resilience and empowerment as Harriet reveals the strength that lies in all of us. 2:30 PM   Museum of Fine Arts, Washington County at 401 Museum Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740.  Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM;  Free.  3017395727.  wcmfa.org or  info (at) wcmfa .org


Music and Dance

July 14
Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus. Join us for the return of the Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus! 2:30 PM   Wash. Co. Museum of Fine Arts at 401 Museum Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740.  Tue-Fri; 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM;  concert $5.  3017395727. wcmfa.org  or  info (at) wcmfa .org


Theatre

June 30 – July 19
The Contemporary American Theater Festival produces the newest plays in America, in the oldest town in West Virginia. Discover the ultimate theater experience in historic Shepherdstown. Named as one of the top theater festivals in the world, CATF shapes the future of American theater. Each summer, the Festival produces six new plays in rotating repertory.  1-800-999-CATF.  https://catf.org/  or  info (at) catf .org

July 3 – 4
CATF Pay What You Can Previews. Tickets for Preview Performances to the 29th Season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival can be secured by donation at the Frank Center and may be be obtained on the day of the performance starting at 5pm. Shows begin at 6pm.

July 3 – 4
CATF Preview Performances . You can now guarantee your tickets for preview performances on July 3 and 4 by purchasing them in advance for $22. Tickets to preview performances must be completed in person or over the phone. Any remaining tickets will be available for pay-what-you-can at the door.  Performances begin at 6pm;  $22 for advanced tickets; pay-what-you-can at the door.

July 5 – July 28
Contemporary American Theater Festival 29th Season. The 2019 season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival includes six new plays: MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT by Deborah Brevoort; SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN by Ellen Fairey; WRECKED by Greg Kalleres; A WELCOME GUEST by Michael Weller; ANTONIO’S SONG by Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez; and CHESTER BAILEY by Joseph Dougherty.    Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University.  Tuesday-Sunday; various start times;
Tickets start at $32.  800.999.CATF.  https://catf.org/  or  info (at) catf .org


‘specially for Kids

July 8 – August 25
Cinderella’s Soc Hop. Join Cinderella as she goes to the Soc Hop. Bring your dancing shoes.   Wonderment Theatre at 412 W.King Street, Martinsburg WV.  Sat and Sun 1 pm Doors open 12:40;  $ 6.50 for 2 years and up. Under 2 free.  304-358-4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com or Puppetyes (at) yahoo .com

July 13 – July 20
Honk, Jr. A musical adaptation of the beloved ugly duckling tale celebrating what makes us special.   WLT for Kids at Winchester Little Theatre, 315 Boscawen St., Winchester, VA .  Sat-Sat (no Mon) 2:30p & 7:00p; WLT for Kids$9.99.  540-662-3331.  wltonline.org  or  wlt (at) wltonline .org

July 18 – July 21

Big Fish the musical.  Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre.  The Apollo Civic Theatre. 7:30 each evening, 2:30 on Sunday;  $14- $17.  304-263-6766.  apollocivictheatre.org  or  act (at) apollocivictheatre .org


Artist Opportunities


Berkeley Art Works
Call for Entries: “Art of the Human Form”
Extended Deadline July 8, 2019

***No Entry Fee *** The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Art of the Human Form“, a juried art exhibit open to all 2-D and 3-D works which depict the many ways the human form can be amazing and beautiful. May include people of all ages engaging in common and even uncommon activities like dance, music, sports and even at rest. Submissions must be suitable for viewing by all audiences including children. https://berkeleyartswv.org/human-form/


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works
Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

NEW! – Flexible Art Learning and Advancing Studio
No reservation or pre-registration is required.  
All art media are welcome. Participants with no experience will be able to learn any technique of choice. Those with some experience will receive coaching to advance skills. See website for details.
Saturdays, 1-4pm starting June 29th up to Labor Day
Instructor: Robert Howard


July 15
Acrylic Glazing Workshop. Learn acrylic glazing techniques   Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown. Monday 10 am to 4 pm; Valley Art Association$50 for VAA and WFAM $60 for non-members.  304 754-5116.  valleyartassoc.comor  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

August 29
Michael Davis Portrait Workshop. A six hour portrait workshop with Michael Davis and live model   Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown Md.  10 am to 4 pm; Valley Art Association$50 for VAA & MFA, $60 for non-members.  304-754-5116.  valleyartassoc.comor  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


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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