Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

August 2021


Berkeley Arts Council News


Berkeley Art Works
DEADLINE EXTENDED!
9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit


Deadline: Midnight Sunday, August 1, 2021.
The deadline has been extended for the 9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV from September 2 to October 9, 2021. 

The exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 who reside in one of the eight counties that comprise the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia:  Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. 

The theme for the exhibit is open.  Works in any medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions are welcome. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last 3 years and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works.

The entry fee for one or two works is $25. Additional works may be submitted for a fee of $10 for each additional work, up to a total of four works.  Awards for Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention will be given; the projected prize fund for the exhibit is $350.  The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday, August 1, 2021.  For more information, visit https://wp.me/pDwaf-1BV


AUGUST  6th  5-9 pm  – – – Come Explore M”Art”insburg!
It’s a FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
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Beginning August 6th, DAG (Downtown Art Gang) of which Berkeley Arts Council is a member, will be hosting an evening of Art Events through out the downtown art establishments.  Stores and galleries will be open from 5-9 pm.  Entertainment and light refreshments will be offered at all stops.  Look for sandwich boards and balloons at participating locations.  The first Art Walk will feature 8 stops.  Later months will have additional stores joining the celebration.  See you there and pass the word.

This is the first of our First Friday events.  Additional Art Walks will occur in Sept and Oct.  Check Facebook and Instagram for more information and updates.


Berkeley Art Works

Call for Artists:  Watercolor Expressions National Juried Exhibit

Shadowplay
 Shadowplay by Lynn Ferris
Deadline for entries:  Monday, August 30, 2021.  The Berkeley Arts Council announces Watercolor Expressions, a national juried exhibit.  The entry fee for one or two works is $35.  Additional works may be submitted for a fee of $10 for each additional work, up to a total of four works.  The exhibit is open to all artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18, working in any watercolor medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions.  Mixed media where watercolor is the primary medium is welcome.  The theme for the exhibit is open.

The juror is Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, TWSA.  Awards for Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention will be given; the projected prize fund for the exhibit is $1,000.  Work must be original, completed within the last 3 years, and must not have been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works.  Show dates:  October 13 to November 13, 2021 in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.  For more information, visit https://wp.me/pDwaf-1Eb


Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through August 7
Retirement Idyl: 
Artwork by Mary Jo Sims and John Turner

An exhibit of paintings, drawings, collage, prints and mixed media artwork by two of our Berkeley Arts Council members is on display at the Berkeley Art Works through August 7th.  The exhibit displays several of their individual works, as well as collaborative pieces.  From the collection of works, one can see influences, inspiration and harmony in their artistic styles and interests. Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. 


Berkeley Art Works

Coming in August:
Boys & Girls Club Photography Exhibit

Coming to the Berkeley Art Works August 11 through 28 is the work of the Boys & Girls Club of Martinsburg’s Photography Club.  Thirty pieces by 10 participants in the club will be on display during business hours, Wednesday through Friday 11-5pm and Saturday 11-4pm.


Art Classes

Would You Like to Teach for the Berkeley Arts Council?

We’re expanding our Arts Instruction program and looking for qualified individuals to teach classes, events and workshops beginning in September.  Ideas and class proposals for all age groups, abilities, interests, and skill levels in all arts, including visual, music, performing, literary arts and more are welcome!  Instructors are paid.  Programs may be taught via Zoom, potentially in-person, or by a hybrid method.  Interested?  Call us during business hours at 304-620-7277 and ask for Judith Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm, or send us an e-mail at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com with the subject line:  “Instructor”.


Join Us!

We hope you find the information in our arts bulletin interesting and helpful. The Berkeley Arts Bulletin seeks to publicize arts events throughout the reason. While activity in the past year has been limited for obvious reasons, the Arts Council is working to adapt our services and activities and we continue to look forward to a return to an active arts community in the Eastern Panhandle and the surrounding communities. If you live in the Panhandle and value this service, please consider joining the Berkeley Arts Council or renewing if you are not currently a member. Your support will help ensure that we will be able to continue to “Amplify the Arts” for arts organizations, individual artists, and the art-loving public throughout the region. Please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/join-us/


We we have posted special online galleries of work by our Berkeley Art Works artists. Click on this image to view the artwork or visit the web site at https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works-galleries/


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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!


Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
Wednesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm

For the safety of our volunteers who sit the gallery, and our visitors, sanitization procedures are in place and the gallery has been arranged for safety and proper social distancing.

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Art Exhibits Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through August 7
Retirement Idyl: Artwork by Mary Jo Sims and John Turner
An exhibit of paintings, drawings, collage, prints and mixed media artwork by two of our Berkeley Arts Council members is on display at the Berkeley Art Works through August 7th.  The exhibit displays several of their individual works, as well as collaborative pieces.  From the collection of works, one can see influences, inspiration and harmony in their artistic styles and interests. Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. 

August 7 – September 26
“Relentless” is a display of textile art and essays by award-winning writer and Craftivist Carol Williams. “I compare my art to political cartoons, using fabric and buttons rather than pen and paper.  Several of my pieces relate to my 7 years in the US Army, but other topics I cover are the environment, race and political thought.” Her columns from the Martinsburg Journal are also included. 129 East German Street, Shepherdstown, WV. Sat/Sun 11-5PM free to the public. 304-582-1467 anothercarolwilliams.com or anothercarolwilliams (at) gmail .com


Special Events

October 2
Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival. Celebrate fall and the arts at our 6th annual Fall Event! Sat. Oct. 2nd at Sam Michael’s Park: 235 Sam Michael Lane Harpers Ferry, WV. Free admission. 60+ local artists with handmade gifts. Live music. Food trucks. Children’s play area. Wild Rose Soap Co. at Sam Michael’s Park. Sat. Oct. 2nd, 11am to 5pm;.free. 202-525-6076. https://www.facebook.com/events/882151349034531 or wvblueridgefestival (at) gmail .com


Music

August 18 – 22
Appalachian Chamber Music Festival Event Series. Locations and admission as listed for each event.  Tickets and more information at appalachianchamber.org or email to appalachianchamber (at) gmail .com

The Appalachian Chamber Music Festival melds world-class chamber music performances, collaboration and outreach, with the rich and inspiring history, nature and culture of Harpers Ferry, Charles Town, Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

August 18 — Pre-Festival Taster Concert. St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town. 8:15-8:45 pm Free.

August 19  — Festival Preview. Join us for our first full-length concert of the festival in an afternoon matinee performance in the heart of historic Shepherdstown, WV. This performance will feature all of our festival artists and features highlights of our opening night concert, “New Beginnings. ” War Memorial, Shepherdstown. 2 pm $12.50-$23.50.

August 20 – Folk Inspirations: This hour-long evening performance will feature chamber works inspired by folk music and thread the string of connection from folk routes in Bluegrass and Appalachia music as it ties into other folk traditions from around the world. Featuring music by Greig, Domenic Salerni, folk transcriptions from the Danish String Quartet, and more. Ticket for post-concert reception at the Barn. St. Peter’s Chapel, Harpers Ferry. 7 pm Free.

August 21 -Coffee Concert:  Duo Delights Join us in the unique and intimate setting of the old Shepherdstown Train Station for a coffee hour concert, featuring masterworks of the repertoire as well as music inspired by history, nature and culture. 11am $12.50-$23.50.

August 21 – “Forging New Trails” Join us for an evening of powerful, deeply meaningful chamber works, which tether us to the past, while forging a new path of hope and optimism. Just across the street from the courthouse where John Brown was tried, this performance features the world premiere of work based on John Brown  composed by Ailbhe McDonagh. Also included are works by Beethoven, Phillip Glass, Mark David Boden and more. Charles Washington Hall, Charles Town. 7:00 PM $29.

August 22 – Mass at St. Peters, Goldberg Variations. Musicians from Appalachian Chamber Music Festival perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations.St. Peter’s Chapel,  Harpers Ferry., 9:30-10:30 am.

August 22 – Festivale Finale: An outdoor celebration of John Brown’s story and the history, nature and culture of the area.  Pre-concert event included in ticket price.  Family friendly, picnic outdoor event with an indoor rain venue. Favorites as well as music inspired by WV, Appalachia, Bluegrass and American by Ailbhe McDonagh, Domenic Salerni, and Steven Snowden. Happy Retreat, Charles Town, WV., Pre-concert 2 pm, Concert 3 pm; Tickets $12.75,  Under 16-Free.


Dance

August 9 – 13
Week with the Masters. Inwood Dance Company Intermediate/Advanced workshop with guest artists Eddy Ocampo, formerly with Gus Giordano Jazz Chicago; and Armando Luna, formerly with Atlanta Ballet.  Daily classes in Ballet, Pointe, and Contemporary. 2297 Henshaw Road, Inwood WV. Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30. $300.  1-304-229-3209; www.inwoodperformingarts.com; info (at) inwoodperformingarts .com


Theatre

August 5 – 8
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Old Opera House Theatre – Charles Town, WV. 7:30pm Thurs, Fri, Sat & 2:30pm Sunday   $22 Adult; $19 Senior 65+; $15 Youth under 18. 304-725-4420; www.oldoperahouse.org or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

August 13 – 15
“Romeo and Juliet” The Roving Peregrine Theatre Company present Shakespeare’s classic at the Apollo Civic Theatre Fri./Sat at 8:00pm and Sun. at 2:30pm. $9. 304-263-6766 therovingperegrine (at) gmail .com

October 10 – 17
WLT for Kids presents “The Big Snore” by Jack Neary. A fun adaptation of sleeping beauty that includes an anchorman and roving reporter! 315 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA 22601. Sat-Sat. 2:30p and 7:00 p $9.99. 540-662-3331 winchesterlittletheatre.org or wlt (at) winchesterlittletheatre .org


‘Specially for Kids

Through August 29
“The 3 Pigs Circus” Join the 3 Pigs and Howling Wolf for this Hog Wild circus show. 412 W King Street, Martinsburg WV. Sat and Sun, 1pm doors open 12:40 Call for weekday show $7.50 for 2 years and up. 304-258-4074 www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

August 29 
Bilingual performance of “Peter and the Wolf” sponsored by The Friends of Music. Free outdoor concert for the whole family: a performance of Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale for children, Peter and the Wolf. Narration will be bilingual, in English and Spanish. Narrators will be Tony M, of Martinsburg’s Tony M Music, and Yvette Levi, of Berkeley Springs. Music by the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. The Amphitheater at Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, Harpers Ferry, WV. Sunday. 5:00 pm. Gates open at 4:00 pm Free. 304-876-5765. www.friendswv.org or info (at) friendswv .org


Classes & Workshops


Would You Like to Teach for the Berkeley Arts Council?

We’re expanding our Arts Instruction program and looking for qualified individuals to teach classes, events and workshops beginning in September.  Ideas and class proposals for all age groups, abilities, interests, and skill levels in all arts, including visual, music, performing, literary arts and more are welcome!  Instructors are paid.  Programs may be taught via Zoom, potentially in-person, or by a hybrid method.  Interested?  Call us during business hours at 304-620-7277 and ask for Judith Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm, or send us an e-mail at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com with the subject line:  “Instructor”.

August 21
Beginner’s Soap Making Class. Learn to make natural cold process soap from scratch. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of Cold Process Soap Making using olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter, and lye. Add Essential Oils and herbs to make a beautiful natural soap. Each student will take home 6 bars of handmade soap. Shepherdstown. Sat. 2-4pm. $90. 202-525-6076 www.mywildrosesoap.com or mywildrosesoap (at) gmail .com


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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