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Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

October 2019


Berkeley Arts Council News


Berkeley Arts Council 2009-2019

October, 2009 saw the fully formed Berkeley Arts Council Board of Directors begin to develop plans. The stated goals of the Berkeley Arts Council are to champion the arts in Berkeley County, to support practicing artists and local art organizations, to encourage economic development through the arts, and to facilitate the growth of our community into a regional arts destination. We invite you to follow along with our progress and explore the blog archives on our website: https://berkeleyartswv.org/2009/10/


Berkeley Art Works
Craft in the Eastern Panhandle
October 9 – November 9

The Berkeley Arts Council will present “Craft in the Eastern Panhandle” exhibit, October 9 through November 9 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. A reception for “Craft in the Eastern Panhandle” will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Berkeley Art Works.  On Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 – 4:00pm, participate in a discussion about craft and creativity with artists participating in the show.

In conjunction with American Craft Week, which is held each year in early October, this exhibit is a month-long celebration of contemporary fine craft and highlights the work of ten artists living and working in and around the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  These artists are master craftspeople working in a variety of media including basketry, clay, metal, textiles, and wood.  Their work represents the high quality of craft being created in our region

Additional craft-related activities going on in the community during October include activities at the Martinsburg Public Library the Berkeley Pottery.


Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

Beginning Colored Pencil
Fridays October 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Perspective and Basic Drawing
Tuesdays October 8, 15, 22, 29; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Mixed Media Journaling
Wednesdays October 9, 16, 23, 30; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Thursdays October 24, 31, November 7, 14; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Photographic Composition and Creative Vision
Saturday October 19; 12:30-4:30pm, Saturday November 2; 1:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Rip Smith

How to Photograph Your Art
Saturday October 26; 12:30-4:30pm (Four hours)
Instructor: Rip Smith

Next Level All About Color
Fridays November 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Saturdays November 8, 16, 23, December 7; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Using the Color Wheel
Thursday, November 21 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker


Berkeley Art Works
Artist Opportunities

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, has openings for one 2-dimensional and one 3-dimensional artist in the Berkeley Art Works co-op gallery. At this time we will consider all media including 2-D painting, photography, mixed media, as well as 3-D work in glass, pottery, wood, or jewelry. We will also consider fabric wall hangings up to about 40-inches on a side. For more information, please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/ or email berkeleyartswv (at) gmail.com.


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
Seventh Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit
Continuing through October 5
The Seventh Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit, will be displayed through next Saturday in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. 26 works  from 24 regional artists were selected by Juror Judith Becker from 58 submitted works. A full list of accepted artists is on the web at https://berkeleyartswv.org/2019/08/21/ewv-works/.

Berkeley Art Works Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through October 12
Ineffable: The Art of Early 20th Century Snapshots; a selection of vintage photographs that capture a fleeting expression, a moment of whimsy, a mood or a sense of place. Among the millions of photos created as portraits and mementos when photography became more widely available in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a few are something more: intriguing, evocative, artistic. Curated by Sue Parker.

Continuing through November 3
Photographs by Copper Range and Wood Art by John Robson. Photography by Copper Range of birds, raptors and other wildlife. Wood art by John Robson includes tables, sculpture, mirrors framed in custom designed frames. Galley Place Wardensville Arts Foundation at Gallery Place 140 West Main St Wardensville, WV.  Friday-Saturday 10AM-5PM Sunday 11AM-4PM;  304-874-4409.  galleryplace2017 (at) frontier .com

Continuing through November 3
TRAsh ART- Redefining Recycling. Curated by Joe Crow Heller, this show includes the work of a number of artists working in various mediums while transforming recycled materials into imaginative works of art. Opening reception on September 14 at 7:30 pm.   Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Thu-Sun 11 am-5 pm;  304-258-2300.  eddy (at) macicehouse .org; macicehouse.org

Continuing through November 3
“I cannot see myself from where I am seeing.” Jake Ricci fills two floors of the Ice House with his imaginative creations- paintings in acrylic and oil, Japanese lamps and much more!   Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Thu-Sun 11 am-5 pm;  304-258-2300.  eddy (at) macicehouse .org; macicehouse.org

Continuing through October 13
Temahoa Love and Mandy Staffa Sept. Exhibit. Shepherdstown area artist Temahoa Love returns from Spain for a show of new block prints. Shepherdstown painter Mandy Staffa also on display with new landscapes. The Bridge Gallery at 8566 Shepherdstown Pike.  Wed- Sat 11-5, Sunday 12-3;  304-876-2300.  info (at) bridgegalleryandframing .com; bridgegalleryandframing.com

October 1 – November 22
Omar Williams – Through the Viewfinder. Omar Williams, recently juried into the Berkeley Arts Council’s Emerging Artists and Human Form exhibits, is exhibiting a suite of 20 digital photographs in the T41 Art Space at the Blue Ridge CTC Tech Center, 5550 Winchester Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25405.  Viewing is possible during the Tech Center’s weekday hours of operation, M-F, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM.  5550 Winchester Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25405.  M-F 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Free .  703-901-3331 orgbergel (at) blueridgectc .edu

October 4 – 27
VAA members exhibit art on the theme of “Abstract Art”   Valley Arts Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md.  Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm;  Free.  301-797-2867.  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com; valleyartassoc.com

October 4 – 6
Art for Nature: Kinnett – Bergel – Loonsk. BAW Crit Group artists Doug Kinnett and Gary Bergel are showing paintings and photography, and Susan Loonsk will be exhibiting mixed media works at the Evolve Shepherdstown gallery.  They are mounting their “Art for Nature” exhibit in conjunction with the American Conservation Film Festival presenting 39 films Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13.   Evolve Shepherdstown at 106 W German St, Shepherdstown .  Friday Reception 4-7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM;  Free – Open to the Publlc.  304-870-4504  orevolveshepherdstown (at) gmail .com

October 7 – November 2
Zac Benson: Installation and Sculpture. Phaze 2 Gallery at Shepherd University hosts a powerful installation and sculpture exhibition by internationally exhibiting artist Zac Benson.  Reception for Benson’s show on October 7 at 4PM. free and open to the public.  92 W Campus Drive, Shepherdstown, WV.  1-6PM Monday-Thursday, 1-5PM Friday;  Free. https://www.shepherd.edu/art/phaze-2-gallery  orEBoggess (at) shepherd .edu

Berkeley Art Works Berkeley Art Works
October 16 – November 16
Ice Abstracts: Photographs by Kirsten Lee in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.


Special Events & Announcements

October 1
Learn to Juggle! Capture the joy of juggling! It’s fun and challenging. An evening of delight for the entire family.   Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Tue 7-8:30 pm; Free. 304-258-2300.  eddy (at) macicehouse .org; macicehouse.org

October 8
Tim Tingle – Choctaw Storyteller. Tim Tingle, is an Oklahoma Choctaw and an award-winning author. Tingle‘s great-great grandfather  survived the Trail of Tears as a ten year-old, and his grandmother attended rigorous Indian boarding schools in the early 1900’s. In 1992, Tingle retraced the Trail of Tears to Mississippi and began recording stories of tribal elders.    Speak Story Series at Reynolds Hall; 109 North King Street; Shepherdstown  WV.  Tuesday, October 8; 7:30-8:30; Speak Story Series$12.00.  301-461-7382.  info (at) speakstoryseries .com; www.speakstoryseries.com

Deadline October 18
Grant opportunities for music teachers. The Friends of Music are offering grants to support music education at Berkeley and Jefferson county schools. Music teachers at those schools may apply by completing the grant request forms provided on the Friends’ website at http://www.friendswv.org. The deadline for submitting grant requests is October 18. For more info contact info (at) friendswv.org or 304-8976-5765  Friends of Music at Jefferson and Berkeley County Schools.  Every day, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm;  none.  304-876-5765.  www.friendswv.org  orinfo (at) friendswv .org

October 19 – 20
Berkeley Springs Studio Tour. A free, fun, self-guided tour of more than a dozen nationally and regionally known artists in their studios in and around Berkeley Springs. You’ll see contemporary and traditional art and fine crafts, as artists demonstrate and describe their processes. Maps available at the Ice House Art Center, various locations around town or downloadable from the website.   Berkeley Springs Studio Tour at Berkeley Springs and around Morgan County.  Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm;  Free.  304-249-8803.  Berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org  orberkeleyspringsstudiotour (at) gmail .com

October 23
Valley Art Association Monthly meeting. Katriel Srebnik, who earned 31 national awards, will demonstrate his approach of concepts etc to impressionist oil paintings of people  Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md.  Wednesday 7 pm;  Free & Refreshments served.  301-797-2867.  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com; valleyartassoc.com

October 26
Berkeley Springs Book Festival. Books by authors from all over the region, covering a wide range of topics. Meet the authors!  Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Sat 11-4; Free!.  304-258-2300.  eddy (at) macicehouse .org; macicehouse.org

Trails n Trees Studio TourNovember 2 – 3
Trails and Trees Studio Tour. Join us for the 9th Annual Trails and Trees Studio Tour! The Free, Self-Guided Tour includes 18 artisans at 11 studios. Meet the makers, learn about the artwork, and purchase a handmade treasure! Download a brochure and map at http://www.trailsandtrees.org/locations. Visit Creativity Where It Lives!   Trails and Trees Studio Tour at Berkeley County, WV.  Sat and Sun 10-5; trailsandtreesinfo (at) gmail .com; www.trailsandtrees.org


Music and Dance

Music

October 5
Two Rivers String Quartet Concert featuring the Friends’ resident small ensemble, the Two Rivers String Quartet, and including three works: “Fratres,” by Arvo Pärt; the Quartet No. 3 in A minor by Charles Gounod; and the Quartet No. 14 in G major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Friends of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown, WV.  Sat, 7:30-9:30 pm; Free for Friends of Music members; others $25.  304-876-5765.  www.friendswv.org  orinfo (at) friendswv .org

October 6
French Canadian and Irish Music with Sopie, Fiachra and Andre! This group of “musiciens sans frontières refuse to let the Atlantic sunder their love of their own and one another’s Irish and Québecois musical traditions”. With Irish uilleann piper Fiachra O’Regan, Québec fiddler/singer Sophie Lavoie, and guitarist André Marchand. Shepherdstown Music and Dance at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.  4 pm;  Advance tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors and $15 members and $10 students. At the door: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $20 members and $10 children/students.  304-263-2531.  http://smad.us  orupdf (at) earthlink .net

Dance

December 12 – 13
K-12 Nutcracker Field Trip. Registration open now. Students will be educated in Russian dance history, music and art; proper theatre etiquette; as well as see a live performance of The Nutcracker. These performances help introduce students to career opportunities in the arts through the many guest artists who participate. Teachers and staff are free. Inwood Dance Company at Musselman High School. Thursday 10am Friday 10am;  1-304-229-3209.  www.inwoodperformingarts.com


Theatre

Through October 6
Treasure Island. A new take on an old classic. Tom and Beth Brooks direct this new interpretation of Treasure Island. Great entertainment, suitable for the whole family.   Morgan Arts Council (MAC) at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Thu-Sat 7:30 pm; Sun 2:00 pm; Morgan Arts Council (MAC)$10/$8 (MAC members)/$5 (children).  304-258-2300.  eddy (at) macicehouse .org; macicehouse.org

October 11 – 20
Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.  Old Opera House Theatre Company at Old Opera House – Charles Town .  8:00pm Fri & Sat; 2:30pm Sundays;  $22 Adult; $19 Senior/Military/College; $15 Student.  304-725-4420.  www.oldoperahouse.org   orooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

October 18 – 19
The Rude Mechanicals. Performed by members of the Musselman High School’s Theatre II, III & IV classes, this cutting of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream focuses on everyday workmen (rude mechanicals) trying to become vaudevillian actors of the 1920s. Hilarity ensues when their rehearsal is interrupted by magical dolls and gangsters, including Puck, the number one henchman or the vile gangster, Oberon. Musselman Theatre Inc at Musselman High School.  Friday, Oct. 18  (at)  7:00 PM & Saturday, Oct. 19  (at) 7:00 PM;  $10 for Adults; $7 for Children & Seniors.  musselmantheatreinc.com  ormusselmantheatre (at) comcast .net

November 8 – 23
Theft by Eric Chappell. One part whodunnit, one part who’s who, an altogether witty comedy-thriller, packed with one-liners, daring reversals and comments on marriage, money and crime.   Winchester Little Theatre  at 315 W. Boscawen St. Winchester, VA 22601.  Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; Winchester Little Theatre Please see website for ticket information.  540-662-3331.  wltonline.org


‘specially for Kids

Continuing through October 27
Rabbit Saves The Day. 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. Puppetyes (at) yahoo .com; www.wondermentpuppets.com/


Artist Opportunities


Berkeley Art Works
The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, has openings for one 2-dimensional and one 3-dimensional artist in the Berkeley Art Works co-op gallery. At this time we will consider all media including 2-D painting, photography, mixed media, as well as 3-D work in glass, pottery, wood, or jewelry. We will also consider fabric wall hangings up to about 40-inches on a side. For more information, please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/ or email berkeleyartswv (at) gmail.com.


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works
Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

Beginning Colored Pencil
Fridays October 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Perspective and Basic Drawing
Tuesdays October 8, 15, 22, 29; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Mixed Media Journaling
Wednesdays October 9, 16, 23, 30; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Thursdays October 24, 31, November 7, 14; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Photographic Composition and Creative Vision
Saturday October 19; 12:30-4:30pm, Saturday November 2; 1:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Rip Smith

How to Photograph Your Art
Saturday October 26; 12:30-4:30pm (Four hours)
Instructor: Rip Smith

Next Level All About Color
Fridays November 1, 8, 15, 22; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Saturdays November 8, 16, 23, December 7; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Using the Color Wheel
Thursday, November 21 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker


October 7
Gold leaf painting. Learning how to apply gold leaf Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City  Park, Hagerstown, Md.  Monday 9:30 to 4:30pm; Valley Art Association $80 for VAA & MFA members & $90 for non-members.  304 754-5116.  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com; valleyartassoc.com

October 14 – November 4
Acrylic Painting with David Bottini. Experience glazing techniques in acrylics   Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagersown, Md.  Mondays 6 pm to 8 pm;  VAA & MFA members $70, non-members $75.  304-754-5116.  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com; valleyartassoc.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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