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[21 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 24 views]
Deborah Herndon’s art

Charleston native Deborah Herndon is amongst the 26 artists chosen to display for the Fourth Annual “Art & Earth” Exhibit of the Berkley Arts Council.
Her work, “Tree Looking Up, Corsica,” was chosen by a national jury among 134 other artists from all around the United States. The exhibit is already ongoing at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery in Martinsburg, and will close on May 4.
Three of Deborah’s artwork is also featured at the “Memento Mori (Words and Images)” exhibit at the Beckley Art Group in Beckley, WV until May 11. …

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[18 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 12 views]
Art-for-ALL

The deadline for submission of entries for the Art-for-ALL student art exhibition has been extended to May 1, 2014 to encourage more students from all around the region to enter. The organizers have already received a good number of entries, but most of them only represent two counties.
The exhibition is open to young artists in Grade pre-K through sixth grade, and residing in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam counties. Interested artists can submit works in various forms: painting, drawing, photography, collage, mixed-media, printing and graphic arts, sculpture, …

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[16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 9 views]
Laura Moul photography workshop

Do you feel like you’re not making the most out of your camera? Want to learn how to take better pictures? Learn the secrets of great photographers from landscape photographer Laura Moul on April 27, 2014 at the Renaissance Art Gallery.
Known throughout West Virginia for her great love for the natural beauty of the state, Laura is a professional photographer, and has a permanent display of her art at the Renaissance Art Gallery.
In the photography workshop, Laura will share basic photography tips including travel photography ideas, discuss camera check-ups, …

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[14 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 35 views]
Downtown ArtWalk in Charleston

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk resumes it 12th season starting on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5 pm to 8 pm in Charleston, WV.
ArtWalk is a do-it-yourself walking tour of Charleston’s thriving art scene. Many of the city’s art-centric establishments participate in the program, and hold special events, in anticipation of the ArtWalkers.
Many of the establishments are located in the area of Quarrier Street: from Kanawha Boulevard, up Capitol Street, all the way to Lee Street. The Downtown Charleston Map is available for download.
Shops, galleries, and organizations participating in ArtWalk includes the …

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[11 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 10 views]
Wine Tasting with Andy MacQueen

Interested to know more about wine? Want to learn to distinguish flavors between different wines or learn which is best paired with particular food? On Sunday, April 13, 2014, take a chance pick the brains of wine connoisseur Andy MacQueen at The Wine Shop in Charleston, WV.
This wine tasting will feature lesser known varietals of wine — perfect if you’re on the look out for a new bottle (or two) to try. Tickets for the event costs $10 per person, and will go on sale noon on Sunday. Wine tasting …

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[9 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 12 views]
Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks

The Kanawha State Forest Foundation Presents the 2014 Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflowers Walk, to be held on Saturday, the 26th of April 2014 at the Kanawha State Forest from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
The day starts at 8:30 am, where participants must register for the walk at the swimming pool. There will be a variety of walks, including wildflowers, medicinal/edible plants, trees, beginning and advanced birding, photography, and others. Interested participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and binoculars, specially those interested in photography and birding.
There will be door prizes, …

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[7 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 6 views]
Sue Browning Wildflower Hike 2014

The 31st Annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike is happening on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Chief Logan State Park. This is a free event and is open to everyone aged 4 years and up.
Registration starts at 9am at the Museum in the Park in the park grounds, and participants can have a continental breakfast. Hikes will begin between 9:30 am and 10:00 am. Registration forms are available online, and at the park office and the museum.
Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and comfortably with layers that they can remove …

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[4 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 13 views]
Another Fist Full of Bullets

The murder mystery troupe, Murder and Merriment, will be performing at the Hawks Nest Restaurant inside the Hawks Nest State Park on April 12, 2014.
“Another Fist Full of Bullets” is an interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presentation about The Frisco Kid who robbed the Union Pacific Railroad. Tickets costs $40 per person, and includes a Western themed meal, and of course, front row seats to the ensuing performance.
Diners will receive clue booklets, which details the information about the mystery, and provide a dossier on each of the suspects. They will …

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[2 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 3 views]
Beech Fork State Park Spring Clean-Up

Everybody’s invited for a Spring Clean-Up this Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Beech Fork State Park, from 8 am to 5 pm.
Participant of the clean up will be provided lunch by the park, and interested families can also camp for free in the park grounds from Friday, April 4 to 5. All participants, whether camping or just helping out, must pre-register. For details, call the Beech Fork State Park at (304) 528-5794.
This is the 6th year of this clean up, with previous clean up removing over 50 tons of …

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[31 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | 52 views]
Ballroom with a Twist

If you love Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and American Idol, you’ll love Ballroom with a Twist! On April 3, watch your favorite finalists and pros as they dance on stage of the Maier Foundation Performance Hall in The Clay Center in Charleston, WV.
Professional dancers and tv show finalists comes together in this singing and dancing extravaganza that’s touring around the country. Be entertained and watch in awe at the spectacular dancing of Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus, the gyrations and twists of Legacy, Randi …