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September 2018


Berkeley Arts Council News

Berkeley Art Works
September 5 – October 6
Congratulations to the accepted artists in the Sixth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit. Juror Gary Bergel selected 31 works out of more than 60 submitted. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, September 9 from 2-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works. A full list of accepted artists is at https://berkeleyartswv.org/ewv-artists/ Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Berkeley Art Works
September 5 – October 6
“Forever Life”: Woodwork by Joe Bourgeois and Photography by Earl Mills showcasing our natural surroundings. They participate in an elemental life, intertwining and interacting with one another according to the dictates of their life. In  the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.


Fall Classes at the Berkeley Art Works

Continuing Improvement Art Studio
Wednesdays September 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Pastels

Fridays September 7, 14, 22, 28; 1-4pm (Four weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

NEW!
Beginning Acrylic Painting
Saturdays September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13; 9:30am to 12:30pm (Six Weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

NEW!
Art Journals: Creating Visual Diaries
Saturdays September 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Lori Thompson

Beginning Color Pencil Painting
Wednesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31; 1-4pm (Four weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Fridays October 12, 19, 26, November 2; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

For descriptions, details and how to register visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction


New! 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.


Join 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 have been a member in the past and have not yet renewed for 2018, we hope you will continue your support. 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]. You may download our membership form 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.
(or by appointment)

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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works
Closing September 1
Boys and Girls Club Annual Photography Competition
For the sixth year, the Berkeley Art Works presents the best of the Boys and Girls Club annual photography competition. The long-running program, headed by Pat Murphy, regularly brings home regional and national awards. 16 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri, 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Berkeley Art Works
Closing September 1
Paintings by David Heatwole
The Berkeley Art Works presents a variety of drawings and oil paintings by David F. Heatwole, a 11th generation artisan and resident of Martinsburg.  The work on display includes energetic still-life drawings, traditional paintings, work with a symbolic messages, and almost surreal landscapes. David is also our newest Teaching Artist. See below for new class listings. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri, 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Berkeley Art Works
September 5 – October 6
Congratulations to the accepted artists in the Sixth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit. Juror Gary Bergel selected 31 works out of more than 60 submitted. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, September 9 from 2-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works. A full list of accepted artists is at https://berkeleyartswv.org/ewv-artists/ Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Berkeley Art Works
September 5 – October 6
“Forever Life”: Woodwork by Joe Bourgeois and Photography by Earl Mills showcasing our natural surroundings. They participate in an elemental life, intertwining and interacting with one another according to the dictates of their life. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

September 7 – 30
Exhibit  “Old School”. A Valley Art Association all member show on theme of “Old School” Mansion House Gallery City Park, Hagerstown Friday/Saturday 11 am to 4 pm & Sunday 1 to 5 pm Free301 797-2867 valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

October 6  – 30
Explorations & Transformations: The Art of Lisa Ashton. Mixed materials art work from Lisa Ashton including  innovative framed and sculptural bead work, fantasy and historical costumes, and textile and quilt art from more than 30 years of working in various media. WSAC Fire Hall Gallery, 108 N. George Street, Charles Town, WV  25414 Thurs/Fri 12-5, Sat 10-3, Sun 1-5, Opening Reception 10/6/2018 from 5 to 8 pm Washington Street Artists Cooperative; Free(304) 724-2090 http://washingtonstartists.org/


Special Events

September 11
Speak Story Series: Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. He was most attracted to the stories of his own family and places of origin. Davis begin retelling the stories he heard and then adding his own new stories to them until he was repeatedly asked to “tell it again, on purpose.” Davis is the recipient of both the Circle of Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Storytelling Network. Reynolds Hall; 109 N. King St.; Shepherdstown 7:30 PM Speak Story Series $12.00; Free for full time Shepherd University Students www.speakstoryseries.com or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

September 26

Meeting & Program. The speaker will be Daniel Fulco, Curator of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.  Valley Art Association at the Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown Wednesday 7 pm Free 301 797-2867 valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail.com


Music and Dance

Music

September 12 – November 28
Beginner String Class. New class offered at BC Adult and Community Education: Sign up through their website under Berkeley County Schools. Learn to play easy songs on a violin, viola, cello. For age 7 to 77! Learn to read music! Orchard View Intermediate Wed 6 to 7:30 pm BC Adult and Community Education $45. 304-268-2195 Berkeley County Schools or delgalloviolin (at) gmail .com

September 16
Steel Pan Jam. Come and enjoy the uniquely beautiful sound of the steel drum! Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Road (Rt. 901), Hedgesville 3:00 p.m. Concerts in the Community Adults $5, Students $3 Adults $5, Students $3304-754-5039 www.fwpc.info or concertsinthecommunity (at) comcast .net

September 16
William Feasley, Classical Guitarist: Perry-Brandenburg Recital. 2:30-3:30 PM. Call now to reserve your spot.  Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM $10 GA, Free for Museum Members  301-739-5727 wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa .org

September 25
Berkeley Community Chorus Auditions for season 7 may be scheduled at 10-minute intervals using any of the contact info provided.  More info about the chorus and auditions also found on the website and Facebook.  Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 E. Burke St., Martinsburg WV 7:00-9:00 PM Call 540-431-8422; www.berkcommchorus.org or Facebook/berkeleycommunitychorus or jtpoland (at) frontier .com

September 27
Irish Music Concert with Bua. Enjoy the high energy, traditional Irish music of Bua, played with precision and intensity rarely heard on this side of the Atlantic. The band features Irish step dance master and sean-nós singer Brian Ó hAirt, uilleann piper and flutist Sean Gavin, Devon Shepherd on fiddle, and Brian Miller on guitar and bouzouki.   Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington Street, Shepherdstown, WV  25443 8pm-10pm Shepherdstown Music and Dance $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members, $10 students,  $2 more at the door. 304-263-2531 http://smad.us or updf (at) earthlink .net
Dance

September 1
Shepherdstown Contra Dance. Enjoy the magic of contra dance with all dances taught by Janine Smith and music by West Virginia’s favorite old time band, Critton Hollow String Band.  All dances are taught, no partner necessary. Beginners workshop at 7:30 pm.  Potluck snacks at the break. War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown. 8pm-11pm Shepherdstown Music and Dance $12 adults, $8 members, $5 for dancing kids under 12 $12 adults, $8 members, $5 for dancing kids under 1-230-426-32531 http://smad.us or updf (at) earthlink .net

September 1 – December 22
Integrated Dance Class for students with special needs! We have expanded our program to offer classes to children ages 7-14 with special needs and individual learning differences. Our certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance teachers will offer a hip hop dance program that utilizes sensory processing, kinesiology, and behavioral analysis as a foundation to build customizable classes for the students. Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC 3790 Hedgesville Road Suite C & D Hedgesville Saturdays 10:30-11:15 AM Prices available; please call. 304-671-3688; dancewv.com or emily (at) dancewv .com

September 29
Belly Dance Workshop. Belly dance at this open-level, retreat-style workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern refreshments.  Beginners welcome! MAC Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Saturday, September 29, 2018, noon – 2 pm Jensuya Belly Dance $50. 304-258-7647 jensuya.com or jen (at) jensuya .com


Theatre

September 7 – 16
Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors”. The Old Opera House opens it’s 2018-19 Season with Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce – Charles Town 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays; 2:30pm Sundays. Old Opera House Theatre Company $22 Adult, $19 Senior, $15 Youth 304-725-4420 www.oldoperahouse.org

September 7 – 22
Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer. Ah, the games that are played when ego and revenge are foremost in a man’s mind. But who will win in this particular cat and mouse game? Sleuth is a classic thriller with intricate plot twists! 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, VA  Thu-Sat 8p, Sun 2p Winchester Little Theatre Adults $19.75, Seniors(62+) $17.75, Students $15.50 540-662-3331 www.wltonline.org or wlt (at) wltonline .org

Apollo Civic Theatre September 14 – 23
“Nunsense”  Apollo Civic Theatre: 128 E. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV Friday & Saturday at 8pm / Sunday at 2:30pm Apollo Civic Theatre  304-263-6766 gapollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

September 18 – October 9
Fall Scene Study. Explore acting with facilitator Amy Urbanski. Call to register. 315 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA Tuesday’s 7-10p Winchester Little Theatre  $80 $80303-550-3131 wltonline.org or wlt (at) wltonline .org


‘Specially for Kids

September 8 -October 28
“The Elves and the Shoemaker.” Classic tale as told in a funny new twist. You’ll get a KICK out of it! 412 -W King Street, Martinsburg WV Sat and Sun 1 pm doors open 12:40 Wonderment Puppet Theater $6. for 2 years and up. Under 2 free $6. for 2 years and up. Under 2 free. 1-304-260-9382 www.wondermentpuppets.com or puppetyes (at) yahoo .com

September 8
“Big Nate” Book Reading. Jeff Ridgeway of the Washington County Free Library will be reading a selection of Big Nate novels featured in “BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels.” 10 am Washington County Museum of Fine Arts museum hours Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM Free 301-739-5727 wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa .org


Artist Opportunities

Berkeley Art Works
Open Call for Artists and Artisans
Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the “Artists at The Works” co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works. The co-op space in the gallery currently has open space for one two-dimensional artist and one three-dimensional artist. Details: https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works

For details and online registration, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Continuing Improvement Art Studio
Wednesdays September 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Pastels
Fridays September 7, 14, 22, 28; 1-4pm (Four weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Saturdays September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13; 9:30am to 12:30pm (Six Weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Art Journals: Creating Visual Diaries
Saturdays September 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Lori Thompson

Beginning Color Pencil Painting
Wednesdays October 10, 17, 24, 31; 1-4pm (Four weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Fridays October 12, 19, 26, November 2; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker


September 8
Appalachian Pastel League presents: Donna Godlove. After a short meeting, a workshop in old/new Composition methods from award winning artist. Very hands on.  Any medium welcome.  Bring art supplies of your choice, drawing paper, pencil, sheet of tracing paper. Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland Md Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 12-4PM Appalachian Pastel League Free for members, or $24


Our Arts Partners and Supporters

City National Bank
Apollo Civic Theatre
Trails and Trees Studio Tour
West Virginia Commission on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

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/
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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.
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Berkeley Arts Council, PO Box 984, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

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