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[5 May 2014 | Comments Off | 171 views]
Vandalia Gathering 2014

Celebrate West Virginia’s culture with music, storytelling, and of course, food, at the 38th Vandalia Gathering, happening on May 23 to 25, 2014 at the West Virginia Capitol Complex.
The Vandalia Gathering is an annual event that showcases the best of Appalachian music, using folk instruments like the banjo, dulcimer, fiddle, flat-pick guitar, and the mandolin. In this year’s event, there will be several musical performances throughout the three days, as well as musical contests for different instruments and age groups. There will also be Appalachian Heritage Dancing, art activities, storytelling, …

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[2 May 2014 | Comments Off | 9 views]
Quilt Workshop

Quilters young and old, beginners and intermediate, are invited to join the Quilt Workshop offered by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History on May 9, 2014, 10 am, at the Culture Center of the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, WV.
The workshop will be headed by National Quilting Association (NQA) certified judge Marcel Miller. The first segment of the workshop is a 2-hour session wherein participants will be given practical advice on selecting the best quilting design for their quilts. They will be taught the system of choosing a …

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[30 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 22 views]
9 to 5: The Musical

9 to 5: the Musical opens this Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre. It is presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Other performance days will be May 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. All shows will be at 7:30 pm, except for the May 11 show, which is a matinee at 3:00 pm.
Tickets are available through the Civic Center Little Theatre Box Office, Mondays through Saturdays, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, and one hour prior to performance. Tickets are $20 each.
The musical is …

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[28 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 4 views]

Bollywood Night 2014 is coming this May 17th at the Charleston Civic Center! Now on its fourth year, this fundraising gala presented by The India Center once again promises a multicultural experience for all attendees.
The Charleston Ballet will take the stage to perform, as well as the Charleston Latin Fusion, and of course several Bollywood inspired dances. Sumptuous food from all over the world will also be served, and will surely delight even the most discerning of palates. There will also be a silent auction for one-of-a-kind items.

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[25 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 11 views]
Spring is for trout fishing

Spring is the time for temperatures dropping and flowers blooming. For avid anglers though, it’s the time for trout fishing.
Known as finicky creatures, trouts are at their element during the Springtime in West Virginia. With the temperatures rising, the water is neither too hot nor too cold for the fish. It’s the time when they are starting to get more active, as do their prey. As the insects hatch, as do the trout to partake in a veritable buffet in the waters. Fishermen would see the fish breaking the surface …

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[23 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 12 views]
2014 West Virginia Diversifying Perspectives Art Contest and Exhibition

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services is calling for resident West Virginian artists with disabilities to submit entries for the 2014 West Virginia Diversifying Perspectives Art Contest and Exhibition.
This exhibition aims to promote the creative and diverse talents of people with disabilities. It is open to residents of West Virginia who have a disability and is at least 18 years old. All entries must be two-dimensional (2-D) art, be it a painting, print, drawing, photograph, mixed media, or craft. It must not exceed 4’x4′ in size and 30 lbs …

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[21 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 25 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]

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 | 12 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 | 36 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 …