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January 2019


February 2019

 Berkeley Arts Council News

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Call for Artists

Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
April 3 – May 4, 2019

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable. The exhibition is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18 in all media. The juror for the 2019 exhibit is Jay Pastore, currently a design consultant to the Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: February 25, 2019 (Midnight) Details at https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth-2019/


Continuing Through February 23
2019 Berkeley Arts Council Members Exhibit:  Come in to the Berkeley Art Works and check out the creativity of our Berkeley Arts Council Members. Fine artists from around the region present everything from paintings to photograpy, quilts and pottery, wood work and more. Come in an vote for your “Fan Favorite” and then join us when we make the award at a closing reception on Saturday, February 23 from 1-4pm. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.


Spring Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

Beginning Drawing Animals and Other Fauna
Thursdays March 7, 14, 21 and 28th; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Lifting Your Art with Dynamic Design and Composition
Fridays March 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting
Wednesdays April 4, 10, 17, 24; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Painting All Types of Animals
Thursdays April 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

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
Fridays May 3, 10, 17, 24; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker


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.


It’s Time for Membership Renewal in the Berkeley Arts Council

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 are a current member, we hope you will continue your support. If you have been a member in the past and have not yet renewed for 2018, we invite you back to participate some of our exciting activities for the next year. 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]. 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) non profit corporation.


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Regular Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-5; Saturday, 11-4.
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Art Exhibits

Through February 21
2019 Faculty Exhibit. Phaze 2 Gallery at Shepherd University will host an exhibition of faculty artwork.  A variety of disciplines and approaches to art making will be on display. Department of Contemporary Art at Phaze 2 Gallery, CCAT, 92 W Campus Dr., Shepherdstown, WV. 1-7pm Monday-Friday; Free. 570-878-2785 https://www.shepherd.edu/art or Eboggess (at) shepherd .edu

Through February 23
2019 Berkeley Arts Council Members Exhibit.  Come in to the Berkeley Art Works and check out the creativity of our Berkeley Arts Council Members. Fine artists from around the region present everything from paintings to photograpy, quilts and pottery, wood work and more. Come in an vote for your “Fan Favorite” and then join us when we make the award at a closing reception on Saturday, February 23 from 1-4pm. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

February 1 – 24
“Recipe for Romance.” Valley Art Association members exhibit on the theme of “Recipe for Romance” At Mansion House, City Park Hagerstown, Md Fri/Sat/11 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm Free. 301-797-2867  valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

February 3 – 24
“Tints and Tones of Purple”. For the month of February, the Fire Hall gallery will feature a show entitled “Tints and Tones of Purple”. It will feature mixed media acrylic paintings by Jenay Grant, photographs by Mary Jo Bennett, and quilted fabric works by Suzanne Ravgiala.  Reception on Saturday February 9 from 12-3.  Washington Street Artist Co-Op at Fire Hall Gallery 108 N. George St. Charles Town, WV Thu/Fri, 12-5 pm; Sat 10-3 pm; Sun 1-4 pm; free. 304-616-1013 https://www.facebook.com/WStreetArtists/ or jenaygrant (at) gmail .com


Special Events

February 10
Speak Fundraiser with Jom May and Adam Booth. Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University’s Appalachian Studies Program, presents a special fundraiser featuring a concert with Emmy Award-winning storyteller Jim May (http://jimmaystoryteller.com) and a discussion with Jim and our own Adam Booth. Please mark your calendars for the chance to get inside the creative process of storytelling, to support Speak, and to enjoy refreshments by Carol Sanders. Adam will also announce the complete 2019 season lineup. Speak Story Series at Shepherdstown Community Club 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM; $35.00 . 301-461-7382 https://www.speakstoryseries.com/ or info (at) speakstoryseries .com 

February 22
Bus Trip: American Craft Show in Baltimore, MD Join us on a bus trip to the American Craft Show at the Baltimore Convention Center! Learn about the process of making, get inspired, and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 650 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor artists from across the country. Depart WCMFA: 9 AM, Depart Baltimore: 6 PM. Visit our website for full details and to register. Wash. Co. Museum of Fine Arts 401 Museum Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM; Wash. Co. Museum of Fine Arts Museum Free, event $55 WCMFA Members, $70 non-members. 301-739-5727 wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa .org

February 23
Annual Apollo Talent Show Come out and see some of the area’s best local talent at the Apollo Civic Theatre’s Annual Talent Show! 7pm;$12 . www.apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

February 24
Fourth Annual “Puzzle Mania” Jigsaw Puzzle Competition. This event is a fun, light-hearted, family-friendly fundraiser for the Friends of Music and their Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. Participants will compete to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Friends of Music at Shepherd University Wellness Center Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm; $25 per person. 304-582-9998 http://www.friendswv.org or heathermmarshall63 (at) gmail .com

February 27
Valley Art Association Meeting. Ziggy Wolodkewitsch will give a talk & demonstration on color as it pertains to painting. Valley Art Association  at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, MdWednesday 7 pm; Free & refreshments. 301-797-2867 valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

February 28
CATF Anthology Book Release. Join the Contemporary American Theater Festival and Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown as they celebrate the book release of “Plays By Women of the Contemporary American Theater Festival.” At Four Seasons Books, 114 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 7-9pm; Free & Open to the Public. info (at) catf .org


Music

February 24
An Afternoon of Opera. Versatile American bass-baritone Kevin Short presents a selection of pieces from a number of operas. Enjoy this opportunity to hear live opera in the Eastern Panhandle! Morgan Arts Council atThe Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Sunday, 2:00 pm; $20/ $18 Morgan Arts Council Members. (304) 258-2300 macicehouse.org or eddy (at) macicehouse .org


Theatre

February 1 – 10
“The Miracle Worker”This classic and well-loved play tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Unable to communicate, Helen is violent and spoiled. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.The Apollo Civic Theatre Feb 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00 pm and Feb 3, 10 at 2:30 pm; $14- $19.304-263-6766 www.apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

February 7
Student Directed One-Acts 2019.Come see the classes of Musselman High School compete on the stage during the Student Directed One-Acts 2019 (SDOA)!  Four Senior Theatre Students direct four class shows to help win the spirit stick! Who will win?  The Freshmen Class comedy?  The Sophomore’s Social Drama?  The Juniors remake of a timeless classic?  Or the Seniors who poke fun at the whole high school theatre experience? Come find out at the SDOA 2019!!!Musselman High SchoolAuditoriumThursday, Feb. 7th  (at)  6:00 PM; $5 per person. 304-229-1900; MusselmanTheatreInc.com or musselmantheatre (at) comcast .net

February 8 – 10
WLT Stagedoor New Scripts Festival.  Dramatic readings of the five competition winners or check the website to pick and choose when you are able to attend! Festival Reception following last reading on Sunday evening.Winchester Little Theatre atRobinson Auditorium at Handley Regional Library .Fri 8p; Sat 2p, 4p & 8p; Sun 2p & 5p; $20 for Full Festival admission including Sunday Reception. 540-662-3331 wltonline.org   or wlt (at) wltonline .org


Specially for Kids

Through March 28
“The Frog Prince”Wonderment Theater412 W King St. Martinsburg WVSat 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

Thursdays
Figure drawing:Professional female & male models will be posing. Valley Art Associationat Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md.
10 am to 1 pm; shared cost. 304-754-5116 Valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com


Classes & Workshops

February 9
Sweet Dreams WorkshopLearn about dream lore and legends across cultures as you make a dream catcher and a dream pillow, filled with herbs, gems or other natural items. Materials are provided, but you may also bring along your own design elements to customize your pieces. Instructor is Cindy Murray. Morgan Arts Councilat The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WVSaturday, 2-4:30 pm; $35/ $30 Morgan Arts Council Members. (304) 258-2300 www.macicehouse.org or eddy (at) macicehouse .org

February 24
Beginner’s Soap Class.In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of Cold Process Soap Making. We will make a batch of soap using olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter, and lye. We‚Äôll add Essential Oils and herbs to make a beautiful natural soap. Each student will take home 6 bars of handmade soap. Students will receive safety tips, recipes, and resources to help the beginning soap-maker. Cost: $90 (approximately 2 hours in length) (Bring a friend and save $15 each off registration) Wild Rose SoapWild Rose Soap Co: ShepherdstownSunday, Feb. 24 at 1pm; Wild Rose Soap$90 . 202-525-6076 www.mywildrosesoap.com or michelle (at) mywildrosesoap .com

Spring Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

​​​​​​​Beginning Drawing Animals and Other Fauna
Thursdays March 7, 14, 21 and 28th; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Lifting Your Art with Dynamic Design and Composition
Fridays March 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting
Wednesdays April 4, 10, 17, 24; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Painting All Types of Animals
Thursdays April 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

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
Fridays May 3, 10, 17, 24; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker


How to Submit an Arts Event

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.

You can contact us by email at
information(at)berkeleyartswv (dot) org or by phone at 304-620-7277.
You can reach us by snail mail at
Berkeley Arts Council, PO Box 984, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

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