Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

March 2019


Berkeley Arts Council News

Deadline in 2 Days
Ninth Annual Art and Earth
Juried Art Exhibit

2019 Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Extended Deadline March 1, 2019
Full prospectus and online entry:

https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth-2019/


Berkeley Art Works
Call for Entries: “In the Abstract”
Deadline April 15, 2019

***No Entry Fee *** The Berkeley Arts council announces “In the Abstract”, a juried exhibit to showcase the many variations of abstract art. Accepted artists are asked to make a donation to support the gallery at the time the work is delivered. Jurying of digital submissions will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists. For details and online entry information please visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/in-the-abstract/


Berkeley Art Works
Through March 30
Youth Art Month Exhibit: The Berkeley Arts Council again is hosting the annual Youth Art Month exhibit featuring artwork from the four Berkeley County High School art programs. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.


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

Oil Painting Open Studio
Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting
Wednesdays April 3, 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

Sketching with Ink
Fridays April 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

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.


Berkeley Arts Bulletin Begins 11th Year

With this installment, the Berkeley Arts Bulletin begins its 11th year of continuous monthly publication. The Bulletin began 10 years ago, even before the arts council was incorporated, on the premise that people who valued the arts needed a way to communicate and share information. We felt that communication was the starting point for collaboration. 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. 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.


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!


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)

Like us on Facebook
Like and follow our Facebook page to get news and events in between the monthly Bulletins. Under “Follow” select “See first”https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyArtsWV.


Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works

Through March 30
Youth Art Month Exhibit: The Berkeley Arts Council again is hosting the annual Youth Art Month exhibit featuring artwork from the four Berkeley County High School art programs. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

March 1 – 31
“Cumberland”: Valley Art Association members exhibit on the theme of “Cumberland” Mansion House City Park, Hagerstown, Md,.Fri/Sat 11 am to 4 pm, Sun 1 to 5 pm.; Free admission. 301-797-2867, valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

March 1 – 31
Youth Art Month: The school children of Morgan County, WV take over the Ice House with the annual display of youth art. Opening reception with youth performances takes place on March 1 at 7 pm. Berkeley Springs, WV, Sat & Sun 11-5; Youth Art Month; Free!.304-258-2300, macicehouse.org or eddy (at) macicehouse .org


Special Events

March 1
Friends of Music Mardi Gras Dinner: All proceeds will benefit FOM concert programs and the grants and scholarships to support music education in local schools. Includes a three-course Cajun style dinner, music and dancing to Dixieland Express of Maryland, which plays true New Orleans style jazz with traditional instrumentation. Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown WV, Friday, 6:00 to 10:00 pm;$90 per person; $45 is tax-deductible. 304-876-5765, Tickets online at www.friendswv.org. Or call or email the Friends office.http://www.friendswv.org or info (at) friendswv .org

March 19
Alton Takiyama-Chung presents Korean Folk Tales: Takiyama-Chung will present “Pineapples and Kimchee”: a program of Korean folk tales and personal stories about the Korean experience in Hawaii, as well as Asian folktales. Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King St., Shepherdstown WV. 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM; Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University Appalachian Studies Program ; $12.00; free for full-time Shepherd University students with ID. 301-461-7382, info (at) speakstoryseries.com or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

March 27
Valley Art Association: Ray Snouffer will demonstrate watercolor and textural perspectives Mansion House City Park, Hagerstown, Md,Wednesday March 27th 2019 7 pm; Free admission & refreshments served. 301 797-2867, valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com


Music and Dance

Music

March 1
Shepherd Wind Ensemble presents World Songs: Shepherd Wind Ensemble presents World Songs, an evening of wind band music celebrating folk songs from around the planet. Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00 pm. Frank Arts Center Theater, Friday 7:30 p.m.;Shepherd University Deartment of Music; $15 General admission; $10 faculty/staff, alumni, seniors, 18 & under. 304-876-5555, www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

March 22
Celebration of Strings: Hammered Dulcimer Showcase Concert:  The concert this year features special guests, Belgian-born multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts and pianist Dave Wiesler, who play inspiring dance music in such bands as Cabaret Sauvignon, Gigmeisters, and Goldcrest . Representing our dulcimer staff will be Dave Neiman, Tina Bergmann and Randy Marchany playing a range of repertoire from Classical to Cuban and from Celtic to Klezmer.  Shepherd University Student Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom, 3-22-2019  8-10pm; Shepherdstown Music and Dance; $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members, $10 students. 304-263-2531, http://smad.us or upperpotomac (at) gmail .com

March 26
Jazz at Shepherd presents Danny Green Trio with strings: A vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements, Danny Green Trio plus Argot String Quartet. Frank Arts Center Theater, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Shepherd University Department of Music; $15 general admission, $10 faculty/staff, alumni, seniors, 18 & under. 304-876-5555, www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

March 30
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert: Entitled “String Fling,” this concert will feature the world premiere of the string version of “Into the Liquid,” a work by J. Kimo Williams. Williams is a nationally recognized composer who now lives in Shepherdstown. The program will also include a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 by another Shepherdstown virtuoso, pianist Scott Beard, and a performance of Mendelssohn’s Sionfonia No. 8 in D. Trinity Episcopal Church, German Street, Shepherdstown, WV, 7:30 pm;Friends of Music; Free for Friends of Music members; others $30. 304-876-5765, or info (at) friendswv .org

March 30
Kinobe: Music of Africa: Kinobe (pronounced chi-no-bay) is a Ugandan singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. “…some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today… soothing African rhythms, understated vocals and powerful world-roots-dance melodies… instruments he customized to develop his unique sound.” St. Peter’s Lutheran Church,  8-10pm; Shepherdstown Music and Dance; $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members, $10 students. (304) 263-2531, http://smad.us or upperpotomac (at) gmail .com

Dance

March 2
March Contra Dance:  Ron Buchananan calls an amazing round of contras and squares to the Boneshakers! Beginners workshop at 7:30, the dance starts at 8pm. No experience necessary, no partner needed.  Potluck snacks at the break.  Wear soft-soled shoes to protect our nice floor!  War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown, WV, 8-11pm; Shepherdstown Music and Dance; $12 adults, $10 students, $8 members, $5 children under12. (304) 263-2531, http://smad.us or updf (at) earthlink .net

March 2 – April 9
Two’s on the Move: A fun dance class geared to meet the needs of ages 2- inexperienced 3s with the support of a guardian. A wonderful introduction to dance for little ones eager to move, plus explore spring concepts! Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC;Details on our website. Eagle Plaza, Hedgesville, Saturday 9:55-10:25AM; $54.00 package for 6 wk session. 304-671-3688, Dancewv .com

March 16
Belly Dance Workshop: Belly Dance Workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern refreshments.  Beginners welcome!  LGBTQ friendly.  Jensuya Belly Dance MAC Ice House, Saturday, March 16, 2019; Jensuya Belly Dance; $50 . 304-258-7647, jensuya.com or jen (at) jensuya .com

March 23
English Country Dance Workshop and Dance: Learn dances from the time of Jane Austen with clear teaching and wonderful live music. All dances will be taught. Potluck snacks at the break. Wear clean soft-soled shoes. Pre-registration is highly recommended.Shepherdstown War Memorial Building, 2-5pm and 8-11pm; Shepherdstown Music and Dance; $15 each or $25 for both afternoon and evening. (304) 263-2531, http://smad.us or upperpotomac (at) gmail .com


Theatre

March 8 – March 23
“Figaro” by Charles Morey: In an hilarious version of a comic masterpiece set in 17th century France, the mischievous Figaro skewers the aristocracy! 315 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA , Thu-Sat 8:00p Sun 2:00p; Winchester Little Theatre ; See website.540-662-3331, wltonline.org or wlt (at) wltonline .org

March 22
CATF Shepherdstown Sneak Peek : The Contemporary American Theater Festival kicks off the 2019 Season by hosting a special event at the Marinoff Theater in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Learn about the bold, new plays and thought-provoking playwrights of CATF’s 29th FREE & Open to the Public . 800.999.CATF, catf.org or info (at) catf .org

March 28 – April 7
A Theatrical Smorgasbord: An evening of 10 minute plays directed by Brice Williams. The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV, Thu-Sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm; Morgan Arts Council; See website for info.. 304-258-2300, macicehouse.org or eddy (at) macicehouse .org


‘specially for Kids

Through March 28
“The Frog Prince” Wonderment Theater 412 W King St. Martinsburg WV Sat 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

March 9
Paint with Willy Wonka: Spend the afternoon painting a candy canvas with Willy Wonka and some of the cast! the Apollo Civic Theatre, Saturday at 2:15 pm; $20.00 . 304-263-6766, https://tix5.centerstageticketing.com/sites/apollocivictheatre/ or  www.apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org


Artist Opportunities

Call for Entries: “In the Abstract”
Deadline April 15, 2019

***No Entry Fee *** The Berkeley Arts council announces “In the Abstract”, a juried exhibit to showcase the many variations of abstract art. Accepted artists are asked to make a donation to support the gallery at the time the work is delivered. Jurying of digital submissions will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists. For details and online entry information please visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/in-the-abstract/


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works
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

Oil Painting Open Studio
Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting
Wednesdays April 3, 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

Sketching with Ink
Fridays April 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

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


March 23
How to Prepare for an Audition: Audition workshop for youth ages 12-18 Winchester Little Theatre , SAT 1:00-4:00p; WLT for Kids;$25.00 . 540-662-3331, wltonline.org or wlt (at) wltonline .org

March 30
The Art of Cheese: Learn the art of presenting attractive cheese displays for your gatherings, as well as how to pair cheeses and wines. Instructor: Regina Aamacha. The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV, Sat 2-4:30 pm; Morgan Arts Council; $35/$30 MAC members.304-258-2300, macicehouse.org or eddy (at) macicehouse .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.

The Berkeley Arts Bulletin is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, Inc.
© 2009-2019 Berkeley Arts Council, Inc. All rights reserved.


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