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Berkeley Arts Council News
Today, along with just about everything else in the region and around the country, the Berkeley Art Works is closed until the Coronavirus emergency has sufficiently passed so we can reopen without risk to our volunteers, members and constituents.
We will be seeking opportunities within the context of this new environment to continue our goal to "Amplify the Arts" in new ways. We have launched an online gallery for the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and one of the windows in the Art Works has been dedicated to an installation by one of our co-op members, Gary Bergel, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which is the inspiration for our annual Art and Earth exhibit.
Unfortunately, we must confirm that for the time being, all of our classes, workshops, and other gallery activities have also been postponed.
Please watch your email and our web site for information about Berkeley Arts Council activaties as we go forward. In the meantime, please heed "social distancing" and other guidelines to keep yourself safe during these difficult times.
Art and Earth Exhibit Goes Online
April 1, 2020
Earth Day 50th Anniversary
Our Tenth Annual Art and Earth exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.
The current world-wide emergency is a reminder that we must coexist on this planet with many other life forms and that we also must take care to keep the planet habitable for ourselves. Although the gallery is closed for now, Teaching Artist and Arts Council member Gary Bergel has assembled a display for our window that celebrates this 50th Earth Day anniversary. If you happen to be downtown, stop and take a look. You can do so without breaking the "social distancing" rules and we hope you will be inspired in some way by the presentation.
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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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!
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