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April 13: Creativity Unleashed!

Friday, April 13, 5 – 8 pm
It is going to be Spring!  We strongly believe that Winter will be over and that Nature and Humans will once more be springing forth with creativity. Our expanded art instruction offerings are listed below, but to learn more about each class we invite you to “Creativity Unleashed” on Friday, April 13, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Art Works Gallery. Learn about the new techniques and methods that will be taught, and meet the instructors—Bob Howard, Judith Becker, Lori Thompson, and Victoria Pendragon.

The evening will include our new Critique Boutique – a free class offering an opportunity to have a critique of your best work. You may bring one or two pieces for a relaxed, gentle review by one or more of our instructors. Hopefully you’ll go away with a new view of your work, some pointers on aspects such as composition, color use, focal point, and the critique process. One-on-one reviews also available.

There’ll be some light refreshments, and the Art and Earth Exhibit will be on view in the gallery. No advance registration is required. Come when you can; leave at your leisure.

Our Art Instruction program is Expanding

Registration is open. We have three new teaching artists, and Judith Becker continues her popular offerings. For descriptions, details and how to register visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Beginning Watercolor Pencil
Thursdays from April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Visual Journaling
Thursdays April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17; 6-8pm
Instructor: Lori Thompson

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Saturdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Portraiture
Sundays April 15, 22, 29, May 6; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard

The Art of Collage
Tuesdays April 17, 24, May 1, 8; 12noon-3pm
Instructor: Victoria Pendragon

Expressions in Mixed Media
Thursdays April 20, 27, May 5, 11; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard

Beginning Bookmaking: Basic Book Construction
Wednesdays April 18, 25, May 2, 9; 1-4pm
Instructor: Lori Thompson

Portraiture: Moving On
Sundays May 13, 20, (Skip May 27) June 3, 10; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard


Berkeley Art Works
April 4-May 5
Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Sponsored in Part by

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried
Art Exhibit
to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’.150 art works were submitted by 61 artists from 15 states. The Juror is Daniel Fulco, curator for the Washington County Museum of Fine Art in Hagerstown, Maryland. As of this writing the submissions are being reviewed by the Juror. The accepted artists will be announced on or about March 5 on our web site: https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth/ There will be a receptionm at the gallery on April 6 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.


Call for Entries: Photo18 Juried Photography Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces its 2018 Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display July 11 – August 11, 2018. The theme for the exhibit is open. The exhibit is open nationally to all photographers without restriction to technique. Projected awards fund $500. Other prizes depending on entries. Entries must have been created by the artist within the past three years and have not been exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works gallery. The Juror for the exhibit is Frank Herrera. For the full prospectus and online entries, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/photo18.


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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 nine years ago.

Your support for our efforts starts with your membership. If you have
been a member in the past and have not yet renewed for 2018, we hope you
will continue your support. If you are new to the area or have never been
a member, you 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,

You can join or renew on our website [berkeleyartswv.org/join-us].
You may download our membership
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or simply come in to the Art Works to pick up a form
and make your payment. The Berkeley Arts Council is a certified 501(c)(3)
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Art Exhibits

Continuing through April 8
Spring Drawing Exhibit. This exhibit represents a variety of drawing techniques. 8566 Shepherdstown Pike Shepherdstown. Gallery hours: Wed – Fri 11-6, Sat. 12-6, Sun 12-3 The Bridge Gallery free (304) 876-2300; Bridgegalleryandframing.com

Berkeley Art Works
April 4-May 5
Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Sponsored in Part by

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried
Art Exhibit
to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’.150 art works were submitted by 61 artists from 15 states. The Juror is Daniel Fulco, curator for the Washington County Museum of Fine Art in Hagerstown, Maryland. As of this writing the submissions are being reviewed by the Juror. The accepted artists will be announced on or about March 5 on our web site: https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth/ There will be a receptionm at the gallery on April 6 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

April 6  -29
Sherry Kemp Solo Show. A collection of Shery Kemp’s work. Valley Art Association, Mansion House City Park, Hagerstown, MD Fri/Sat 11 am to 4 pm, Sun 1 to 5 pm Valley Art Association Free 301-797-2867; http://www.facebook.com/pg/ValleyArtAssociation.Hagerstown.Md

Berkeley Art Works
May 9 – June 2
The Art Legacy of Martinsburg and Berkeley County exhibit in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery will focus on the various kinds of art and artists who are part of the history of the area.  Notable artists, both past and contemporary, and various forms of art, including painting, illustration, sculpture, and architecture, make up this rich tapestry of the visual arts which has its roots in the region.  Images of some of the works and a narrative about the art and artists will be on view. 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Special Events

April 10
Mokoto presents “RAGUKO:  Comical Tales from Japan” by Motoko, the recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2017 Circle of Excellence Award. Performing professionally since 1993, her repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen stories, mime vignettes and personal tales from her childhood in Osaka. Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University, 109 N. King St, Shepherdstown WV Tuesday; 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Speak Story Series $12.00 general admission; free for Shepherd University Students $12.00 general admission;https://www.speakstoryseries.com or info (at) Speakstoryseries .com

April 25
Valley Art Association Monthly meeting. Speaker will be Sarah Popper from Howards Art Store in Hagerstown. Mansion House at City Park, Hagerstown, Md. Wednesday ,7 pm. Free. 301 797-2867; valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

April 28
Historic 80th Anniversary celebration for the Valley Art Association. Unveiling of painting “John the Baptist” by John Henry Heyser at 1 pm plus reception. Mansion House in City Park, Hagerstown, Md. Saturday, opening at 11 am. 301 797-2867: valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

Music and Dance

Music

May 19
Berkeley Community Chorus 6th Annual Spring Concert.
Saturday, May 19; 7:30pm; Musselman High SchoolMay 20
Concerts in the Community
Sunday, May 20; 3:00pm; Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Road, Hedgesville, WV. www.berkcommchorus.org or jtpoland (at) frontier .com

Theatre
Apollo Civic Theatre April 13-22
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Experience the magic of William Shakespeare’s comedy. Escape into the woods with young Athenians, when their quest for love takes a complicated and comedic turn, as fairies play tricks on them. Apollo Civic Theatre 128 East Martin Street Martinsburg WV Fri/Sat 8:30 pm Sun. 2:30 $17 204-263-6766; apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org Tickets available online.April 21
Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration! See A Midsummer Night’s Dream then celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday with birthday cake and a post-show discussion with the cast. Curtain at 8:30. Apollo Civic Theatre 128 East Martin Street, Martinsburg WV Apollo Civic Theatre $17 304-263-6766; apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

April 28
Apollo Jazz Orchestra; 8:00pm
More information 304-263-6766; apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

April 13-15
Disney’s ALADDIN Jr. A fun time for the entire family!  Come see the adventures of Aladdin and his friends! Musselman High School Theatre. Fri. 7 PM; Sat. 7 PM; Sun. 2 PM. Adults: $10; Children, Seniors & Groups of 12 or more: $7 Adults: $10; Children, Seniors & Groups of 12 or more: $7. 304-229-1900; musselmantheatreinc.com or musselmantheatre (at) comcast .net

April 27 to May 6
“Cabaret” The musical is set in the dark, heady, tumultuous activity of 1920s Berlin, just before the rise of the Third Reich. Old Opera House in Charles Town 8 pm Fri/Sat.; 2:30pm Sun. 7:30pm Thurs. Old Opera House Theatre Company $22 Adult , $19 Senior, $15 Student (304) 725-4420; www.oldoperahouse.org or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

Coming in April
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff; Wonderment Puppet theatre; For more information, call 304-258-7074 or email 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 one three-dimensional
artist. Details: https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/

March 8 to April 9
Submissions for Fall Solos 2018 Open Call. Each year, Arlington Arts Center (AAC) accepts proposals from artists for solo exhibitions to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals are accepted through an open call and selected by a jury of curators, artists, and arts professionals. The resulting program presents a suite of cutting-edge exhibitions which include artwork in a variety of media. https://form.jotform.com/80235161360143 24/7 Arlington Arts Center (703) 248-6800; www.arlingtonartscenter.org or exhibitions (at) arlingtonartscenter .org

Call for June 2-3 event
Call for Artisans, North Mountain Arts Festival. 06-02 and 06-03-2018. Set in the orchards of Orr’s Farm Market, 692 Orr Drive, Martinsburg WV Event is Saturday 9am-5pm /Sunday 10am-4pm; Free. 304-754-6643; www.NorthMountainArtsFestival.com or NorthMountainArtsFestival (at) gmail .com


Classes and Workshops

Berkeley Art Works

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

Upcoming Classes for April – May

Beginning Watercolor Pencil
Thursdays from April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Visual Journaling
Thursdays April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17; 6-8pm
Instructor: Lori Thompson

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Saturdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Portraiture
Sundays April 15, 22, 29, May 6; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard

The Art of Collage
Tuesdays April 17, 24, May 1, 8; 12noon-3pm
Instructor: Victoria Pendragon

Expressions in Mixed Media
Thursdays April 20, 27, May 5, 11; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard

Beginning Bookmaking: Basic Book Construction
Wednesdays April 18, 25, May 2, 9; 1-4pm
Instructor: Lori Thompson

Portraiture: Moving On
Sundays May 13, 20, (Skip May 27) June 3, 10; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard

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

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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