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Arts Notes: Feb. 26, 2012

'Quilling' for kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Quilling is a centuries-old art form in which thin strips of paper are coiled into beautiful designs. Kanawha County Public Library offers an introduction to the basics of this art form geared toward children ages 6 to 11.

Registration is required; sign up online or by calling one of the following libraries:

Riverside Public Library: 6 p.m. March 8, 304-949-2400.

Cross Lanes Branch Library: 6:30 p.m. March 22, 304-776-5999.

Sissonville Branch Library: 6 p.m. April 10, 304-984-2244.

Main Library: 2 p.m. April 25, 304-343-4646.

St. Albans Branch Library: 6:30 p.m. May 10, 304-722-4244.

Art Fair deadline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The final postmark deadline for applications for the FestivALL Capitol Street Art Fair is Thursday. The Art Fair will take place June 23 and 24. Application packets are on the website www.festivallcharleston.com, or contact Betty Rivard at 304-364-8972 or bettyrivard@yahoo.com.

Allied Artists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Allied Artists of West Virginia will exhibit works by 33 member artists through March 31 at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse.

"Allied Artists of West Virginia provides a creative network for artists throughout West Virginia to which its member artists are juried. The exhibit at the federal courthouse is a wonderful opportunity for West Virginia artists to showcase their talents and is free and open to the public to enjoy," Allied Artists Vice President Jerre Watkins said in a news release.

The artworks in the exhibit include watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, charcoal and collage work by Homaira Ahmed, Pat Anderson, Angelina Ashley, Norma Bartlett, Brenda Beatty, Robert Berchtold, Rebecca Burch, Sheila Caim, Linda Clifford, Judy Douglas, Sharon Harms, Deborah Herndon, Steven Holsclaw, Jo Anne Jacobs, Kathleen Kimble, Jane Long, Deborah McHenry, Nancy Louise Mottesheard, Laura Moul, Justine, Mounts, Tom Ogle, Judith M. Pratt, Martha C. Reynolds, Pat Roberts, Mary Russell, Thad Settle, Deborah Sisson, Linda Stonestreet, Connie Stover, Jerre Watkins, Martha Jane Williams and Karen Wolfe.

New applicants to Allied Artists may submit five original artworks for the next jury session, scheduled for April 24. Contact jjwatk@aol.com or visit www.alliedartistswv.org.

Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse, 300 Virginia St. E.; 304-347-3000. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; visitors will be required to show a current picture identification and to pass through a metal detector. Weapons, cameras, cellphones and liquids are not allowed.

Marshall art faculty

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Two members of the Marshall University Department of Art and Design have been chosen to show their work in an art exhibition in Ohio.

Assistant professors Daniel Kaufmann and Frederick Bartolovic are represented in the Dairy Barn Arts Center's "OH 5" exhibition in Athens, Ohio.

According to the show's website, "OH 5" is a biennial juried art exhibition that includes all art media. It features artists from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Bartolovic said there were about 250 entries submitted to the show, and only 63 pieces were accepted. There were three people on the jury panel.

Bartolovic said he submitted a sculptural wall hanging titled "Divided."

Kaufmann said he presented a series of photographs that document the Superfund sites around West Virginia.

The exhibit runs through March 10.

Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio; 740-592-4981. Visit www.dairybarn.org.

Watercolor class

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans will offer a beginning watercolor class beginning March 1. The class will meet for five weeks. The fee is $60 and includes all materials. Brenda Beatty will teach the class. Pre-registration is required by calling the center or Beatty at 304-727-3015.

Hansford Senior Center, 500 Washington St., St. Albans; director Kathy Barnett, 304-722-4621.

Concord professor

ATHENS, W.Va. -- Lauri Lydy Reidmiller, Concord University's director of art education, will exhibit her artwork at the Parkersburg Art Center's Main Gallery through March 23.

The show, "Japanese Perspectives," showcases her paintings on silk.

"My paintings often demonstrate asymmetrical balance and uniform fields of color. Surface design is emphasized rather than the illusion of depth, which also reinforces the aesthetics of traditional Japanese screen painting," Reidmiller said.

Parkersburg Art Center, Abby Hayhurst, executive director; 725 Market St., Parkersburg, 26101. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission $5 for adult nonmembers, free for members. www.parkersburgartcenter.org. Contact 304-485-3859 or info@parkersburgartcenter.org.

Artisan showcase

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- "The Red Caboose Artisan Showcase" will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. March 1 at the Heritage Station visitors center, 210 11th St.

The reception will feature displays, music, wine and cheese from Bottle & Wedge and demonstrations by local artisans whose work is sold at the Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center. Four Pole Creek will provide music. Door prizes will be offered every half-hour.

Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center, owned and operated by the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau, is at Heritage Station. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 304-525-7333 or visit www.wvvisit.org.

To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.busse@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.


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