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Art and Earth Exhibit February 26 Deadline Approaching!

Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Sponsored in Part by

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Deadline for entries is February 19. For the full prospectus and online entry visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth/


Art Instructors Wanted

Berkeley Art Works SignThe Berkeley Arts Council is expanding its program of classes and workshops at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg. If you are interested in teaching a class we want to hear from you. We offer one-day workshops to classes that run 4-6 weeks. We are open to your suggestions as to topics. Please email us at instruction@berkeleyartswv.org. Give us a summary of your teaching experience and the topics you would be interested in teaching.


Upcoming Classes for March and April

March-April Classes (Registration now open)

Taking Control of Your Digital Camera
Sundays March 11, 18, 25, April 1; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: David Rehor

Art Student Continuing improvement Workshop
Thursdays March 15, 22, 28, April 5, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Next Level Watercolor Painting
Saturdays March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Pencil
Thursdays from April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Saturdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction for details, online registration.


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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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through February 24
2018 Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit
Our Members Show their creativity. Members of the Berkeley Arts Council display their work in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Continuing through February 28
Journey: One girl’s view through her lens – Photography of Tina Snyder at the South Jefferson Library. Monday through Thursday 10- 7, Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 1-5, closed Fridays; South Jefferson Public Library,  49 Church Street,  Summit Point , free 304-725-6227; www.sojeffersonlibrary.com or sue.floyd (at) martin.lib.wv.us

Through February 27
Ineffable:  The Art of Early 20th Century Snapshots. On display will be a selection of early, often artistic, snapshots that capture a fleeting expression, a moment of whimsy, a mood or a sense of place. WSAC Firehall Gallery, 108 North George St., Charles Town, WV  Thurs.-Fri. 12-5; Sat. 10-3; Sun. 1-4 Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative (WSAC) None 304-258-4046; washingtonstartists.org or susanparker (at) frontier .com

February 4 – 25
Valley Art Association exhibit “Best Friends”. All members will be exhibiting. Mansion House City Park, Hagerstown, Md Friday/Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm & Sundays 1 to 5 pm All members free 301 797-2867; or www.valleyartassoc.com

Berkeley Art Works
February 28 – March 31
Youth Art Month Exhibit
The Berkeley Art Works will exhibit the best from the Berkeley County High School art programs. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.
Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

March 4 – 25
Spring Break Fine Art Show and Sale. The Potomac River Artists Guild is celebrating 18 years of comradery with a month long show at the Blanche Ames Gallery in Frederick, MD.   Blanch Ames Gallery, Unitarian Church of Frederick, 1880 Elmer Derr Road,Frederick. March 4,11,18,25 9am to 1pm  Opening reception Mar.4 at noon  Potomac River Artists Guild (PRAG) none 301-473-7680; www.potomacriverartistsguild.org or office (at) frederickuu .org

Special Events

February 10
The Potters’ Round Table. Open discussion and presentation on Studio Safety. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served. Meetings are open to the public 1441 West Washington Street, Harpers Ferry/Bolivar, WV. Saturday,10:00 – 12:00 Washington Street Studios; Free 240-586-1126; www.hfclay.com or info (at) hfclay .com

February 11
An Evening with Adam Booth. Join storyteller and Speak Story Series director Adam Booth in an intimate evening with the artist as he shares what happens behind the scenes. Shepherdstown Community Club; 102 East German St.; Shepherdstown WV 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Speak Story Series Minimum donation $25.00; Suggested donation $50.00 ; speakstoryseries.com or info (at) Speakstoryseries .com

February 25
Jigsaw Puzzle Fundraiser for Friends of Music. Teams of four people will race to complete the same 500-piece puzzle. Recruit your own team from friends or family. Shepherd University Wellness Center Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm Friends of Music $25 per person/$100 per four-person team 304-876-5765; www.friendswv.org or info (at) friendswv.org

February 28
Valley Art Association meeting. Mary Anne Burke Mansion House   free 301 797-2867; www.facebook.com/pg/ValleyArtAssociation. Hagerstown.Md or www.valleyartassoc.com

Music and Dance

Music

February 1
Death of the Romantics. Tenor Joseph Regan, mezzo soprano Melanie Regan, and pianist Joseph Satava perform Opera Arias and Art Song selections of the Gilded Age. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall Thursday at 8:00 PM Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 9 – 11
Pirates of Penzance. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera full of delightful songs and humorous twists will entertain the entire family. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 3:00 PM Shepherd University Department of Music $15 general admission; $10 faculty, staff and alumni, seniors, 18 & under 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 16
Melodie Melange‚ Shepherd Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Exciting wind music program featuring the regional premiere of a work by composer Michael Mogensen, and a solo performance by trombonist James Martin. Frank Center Theater Friday at 8:00 PM; pre-concert lecture at 7:15 PM Shepherd University Department of Music $15 general admission; $10 faculty, staff and alumni, seniors, 18 & under 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 17
Shepherd Jazz Festival Concert. Culminating performance of the Shepherd Jazz Festival featuring Shepherd University Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams. Frank Center Theater Saturday at 5:00 PM Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 17
JAZZ at Shepherd! Concert featuring the United States Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble with some of the finest musicians in the world, performing at Frank Center Theater Saturday at 7:30 PM Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 18
Valentine’s Concert: Kuznik Trio, Wine and Chocolate Reception. Join us for an afternoon of romantic music, wine, and chocolate. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts  in part by Mr. & Mrs. Frederick B. Parker and Maryland State Arts Council $25 General admission, $20 Museum Members 3017395727; wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa .org

March 11
Concert by the Blackthorn Trio. Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with good Irish music by the Blackthorn Trio! Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Rd, Hedgesville, WV  3:00-4:30 p.m. Concerts in the Community $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 304-754-5039; www.fwpc.info  or concertsinthecommunity (at) comcast .net

March 6
Berkeley Community Chorus Auditions. Schedule an audition time by phone, email, or facebook.com/berkeleycommunitychorus. Concert dates on May 19-20. Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 E. Burke St., Martinsburg 7:00 PM–9:00PM BCC  540-431-8422; www.berkcommchorus.org or jtpoland (at) frontier .com

Theatre
Apollo Civic TheatreFebruary 2-11
“Last of the Red Hot Lovers”; Apollo Civic Theatre 128 E Martin St Martinsburg, WV Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri/Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm Adults $17, Senior/Military/Student $14, Children $12 304-263-6766;apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

February 2 – 11
Deadly Murder by David Foley. An adult thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat; directed by David Porterfield.  Old Opera House – Charles Town  8:00pm Friday & Saturday; 2:30pm Sunday  Old Opera House Theatre Company  $22 Adults, $15 Students; $19 Seniors 65+; $19 College & Military  304-725-4420; http://www.oldoperahouse.org or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

Continuing through February 17
“Puss n Boots” at Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg. Sat and Sun 1pm. $6 for 2 years and up 304-260-9382; www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Opportunities: Classes, Workshops, Calls for Artists

Berkeley Art Works
February 19 Deadline Approaching!

Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. For the full prospectus and online entry visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth/

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 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists. Details: https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/


Classes and Workshops

Berkeley Art Works

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

March-April Classes (Registration now open)

Taking Control of Your Digital Camera (Age 16 and up)
Sundays March 11, 18, 25, April 1; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: David Rehor

Art Student Continuing improvement Workshop
Thursdays March 15, 22, 28, April 5, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Next Level Watercolor Painting
Saturdays March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Pencil
Thursdays from April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Saturdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

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.net/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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