Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

September 2019


Berkeley Arts Council News


Berkeley Arts Council 2009-2019

Ten years ago this month, we announced the formation of the Berkeley Arts Council in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Reaching out to the community and other artists with the aide of the media, we chronicled our plans and activities through a blog. From our first membership meeting in September of 2009 and selection of a board of directors, through a growing list of arts events, exhibits, workshops and classes to this month’s Eastern West Virginia exhibit in our Art Works gallery, we invite you to explore the blog archives on our website:

https://berkeleyartswv.org/2009/09/

If you enjoy being part of a group of folks who relish the arts, as creators or supporters, newbies or patrons, we hope to meet you in the coming months and share the pleasures of your art and ours. Our first exhibit reception and Open House will be Sunday, September 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.


Berkeley Art Works
Seventh Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit
September 4-October 5

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Seventh Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be on display September 4 – October 5, 2019. 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/.

Please join us for a reception and awards presentation at the gallery on Sunday, September 15 from 2-4pm


Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

Continuing: Flexible Art Learning and Advancing Studio
Saturdays August 31, September 21, 28, October 5, 12; 1-4pm.
Instructor: Robert Howard
No reservation or pre-registration is required.  
All art media are welcome. Participants with no experience will be able to learn any technique of choice. Those with some experience will receive coaching to advance skills. See website for details.


Special Location Painting Workshop

* Register By September 3 for Discounted Rate!
   (After September 3 tuition is $165)

Alpine Lake

Plein Air/Painting On Location 2-Day Workshop

Thursday-Friday, September 19 and 20, 2019
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

Workshop Location: Alpine Lake Resort, Terra Alta, WV; www.alpinelake.com

Participants will paint four different beautiful scenes at Alpine Lake Resort, in the mountains of West Virginia while improving their art skills under the direction of instructor. Processes such as choosing the best view for the best layout, redesigning the view, capturing the light, painting efficiently, utilizing limited colors, capturing a mood and expressing oneself will all be objectives. In most cases, the location of each site will have facilities in case of inclement weather. 

* Tuition $135 by September 3; After September 3 $165.

For details and online registration see: https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/#alpine


Fall Art Classes at the Berkeley Art Works
Details are posted at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Introduction to Figure Drawing
Tuesdays September 10, 17, 24, October 1; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Print Making with Gel Plate
Thursdays September 12, 19, 26, October 3; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Workshop
Friday, September 13 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Painting All Types of Waters Workshop
Saturday, September 14 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Painting with Pastels
Thursays September 26, October 3, 10, 17; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker 

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

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


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 Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through September 7
Woodwork by Joe Bourgeois and Paintings by Christine Noad; a selection of work by two Berkeley Arts Council member artists will be on display in the Back Space Gallery June 5-July 6. In the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

September 6 – September 29
Exhibit: Members of Valley Art Association show their work on the theme of “Make Me Laugh”   Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md.  Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm;  301-797-2867.  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com; valleyartassoc.com

September 6 – 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

Berkeley Art Works Berkeley Art Works
September 11 – 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. Join us for a reception on Sunday, September 15 from 2-4pm. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

September 13 – 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

September 13 – 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

September 14 – 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


Special Events

September 8
Reception and Gallery Talk for American Narratives. A gallery talk featuring information about our newly refurbished Smith, Mason, Thiebolt, Fulton galleries and a reception. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.  Sunday, September 8th from 2:30-3:30 PM;  301-739-5727.  info (at) wcmfa .org; http://wcmfa.org/

September 17
Storytelling Evening with Clare Murphy. Clare Murphy will perform UniVerse, a playful exploration of the space where myth meets quantum physics and philosophy – and turtles. Murphy has been telling stories since 2006 on stages all over the world. She is also a storytelling consultant for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.   Speak Story Series at Reynolds Hall; Shepherd University; 109 North King Street; Shepherdstown WV.  Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm;  301-461-7382.  info (at) speakstoryseries .com; www.speakstoryseries.com

September 25
Meeting. Demonstration by Nicole Troup   Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md.  Wednesday 7 pm;  301-797-2867.  valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com; valleyartassoc.com

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

September 4
Auditions for Shepherd Youth Chorus. Auditions for the Shepherd Youth Chorus, students in grades 3-8, will take place on Wednesday, September 4 between 5:30pm-6:30pm. Directed by Dr. David Gonzol, students will rehearse every Wednesday evening from 6:10pm-7:30pm, with a final performance on December 11 on the stage of the Frank Center. Parents should email Sherry Sykes to signup for an audition time at ssykes (at) shepherd.edu.    Shepherd University School of Music at Shepherd University Frank Center.  5:30pm-6:30pm;  304-876-5248.  ssykes (at) shepherd .edu; https://www.shepherd.edu/music/shepherd-chorus/

September 11 – November 13
Adult Piano Classes for Community Members at Shepherd University. Adult Piano Classes for Community members. Three levels of instruction offered, depending on your musical experience. Please email Sherry Sykes for class times and levels, at ssykes (at) shepherd.edu.   Shepherd University Community Music at Shepherd University Frank Center.  Wednesdays 4:15pm-7:45pm;  304-876-5248. ssykes (at) shepherd .edu; https://www.shepherd.edu/music/shepherd-chorus/

September 22
Amadou Kouyate. Enjoy an evening of the 21-string kora and a rhythmic presentation of Djembe and Koutiro drums.His repertoire ranges from traditional songs from the 13th century to original contemporary compositions incorporating blues and jazz riffs. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Sunday from 2:30-3:30 PM;  301-739-5727.  info (at) wcmfa .org; http://wcmfa.org/

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

September 6 – 21
“Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling. Set in the early 1980s, this dramedy is about the bond among a group of Southern women and shares the message that women have an inner strength that is evident during good times as well as bad.  Winchester Little Theatre at 315 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA. Thu-Sat 8:00p; Sun 2:00p; Adults $19.99, Seniors (62+) $17.99, Students K-12 & College) $15.99.  540-662-3331. wltonline.org

Apollo Civic TheatreSeptember 20 –29
“The Wedding Singer.”  The Wedding Singer takes us back to 1985, a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler Movie, come have a totally tubular night at the Apollo!   Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 East Martin Street.  Friday, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2:30;  304-263-6766. apollocivictheatre.org

September-26 – October-06
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;  304-258-2300.  eddy (at) macicehouse .org;  macicehouse.org


‘specially for Kids

September 7-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

September-13 – November-22

Early Childhood Music Classes. Shepherd University Community Music offers Early Childhood Music classes for children, ages 18 months – 5 years. 

9:15 am Musical Discoveries for ages 18 months-3 years, with caregiver.

10:00 am Music for Pre-Schoolers, ages 3 – 5, with caregiver.

10 week session, in the Frank Center, on the campus of Shepherd University. Frauke Higgins, instructor.   Shepherd University School of Music  304-876-5248.  ssykes (at) shepherd .edu; https://www.shepherd.edu/music/shepherd-chorus/


Artist Opportunities


Deadline September 29
Entries accepted for “Materials Hard + Soft” International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, this exhibition shows the international contemporary craft artists who push the boundaries of the following media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, plastic, or any combination, created between 2017-2019. Materials will be on view 2/7-5/9/20 in Denton, TX.   Greater Denton Arts Council at 400 E. Hickory St. Denton Texas 76201. Tuesday- Saturday 11-5, Thursdays until 9 PM; Greater Denton Arts Council $40 covers up to 3 entries. 940-382-2787.  dentonarts.com/mhscall  


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works
Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

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

NEW! – Flexible Art Learning and Advancing Studio

No reservation or pre-registration is required.  All art media are welcome. Participants with no experience will be able to learn any technique of choice. Those with some experience will receive coaching to advance skills. See website for details.
Saturdays August 31, September 21, 28, October 5, 12; 1-4pm.
Instructor: Robert Howard


Plein Air/Painting On Location 2-Day Workshop

* Register By September 3 for Discounted Rate!
   (After September 3 tuition is $165)

Thursday-Friday, September 19 and 20, 2019
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith)

Workshop Location: Alpine Lake Resort, Terra Alta, WV; www.alpinelake.com

Participants will paint four different beautiful scenes at Alpine Lake Resort, in the mountains of West Virginia while improving their art skills under the direction of instructor. Processes such as choosing the best view for the best layout, redesigning the view, capturing the light, painting efficiently, utilizing limited colors, capturing a mood and expressing oneself will all be objectives. In most cases, the location of each site will have facilities in case of inclement weather. For details and online registration see: https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/#alpine


Fall Art Classes at the Berkeley Art Works
Details are posted at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Introduction to Figure Drawing
Tuesdays September 10, 17, 24, October 1; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Print Making with Gel Plate
Thursdays September 12, 19, 26, October 3; 9am-Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Workshop
Friday, September 13 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Painting All Types of Waters Workshop
Saturday, September 14 9:00am-4:00pm (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Painting with Pastels
Thursays September 26, October 3, 10, 17; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker 

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

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 (About Rip)

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

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


September 28 – 29
Lisa Haney teaching polymer clay beads, boxes and bowls. Join Lisa Haney for a two day workshop where you will learn a variety of techniques in polymer clay.  Make a bowl, make beads to string and boxes to put your treasures in. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.  Two Rivers Polymer Clay Guild at Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV. 9 am to 4 pm; Two Rivers Polymer Clay Guild, $185.00.  304-707-6170 or  


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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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.


The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org