Quarrier Diner will have for the April ArtWalk Special Music by Mark Scarpelli and Garrett. Dueling pianos in Timothy’s kicking off 6 weeks of Dueling Pianos downstairs. Also featured will be art work by Summers Young.
At Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery for the April ArtWalk:
Collage and mixed media work by Dick Allowatt
Dick Allowatt has worked as a graphic designer for over 30 years. For the past several years he has been creating
mixed media artwork.
Drawn Together: A group drawing exhibit
Peter Massing, Marshall art department, helped bring together a group of 11 artists who all use the practice of
drawing to communicate their ideas in the group show ‘Drawn Together’
New Work From Josh Miller, Lewisburg, WV
Josh Miller is an artist living in Lewisburg, WV. He was born with down syndrome and his work has been a favorite at
FestivAll Charleston for the past several years.
Kelly Bryant will be the featured artist at Tony the Tailor for the April 17th ArtWalk.
Art Emporium will present “I Love Charleston and the Elk: Photographs by Betty Rivard” for the April ArtWalk.
Photographs show the Capitol, the Levee, the skyline, other special places in Charleston, and the Elk River and Sutton Lakeand Dam. Rivard is an award-winninglandscape photographer, an author and editor, and a director of art
fairs forFestivALL. She lives in rural BraxtonCounty and loves to spend time and photograph in Charleston.
Uncork & Create will feature a beginner’s Sushi-Making Class during ArtWalk on Thursday, April 17 from 6 pm – 8 pm. Executive Chef Joe Reckard from the Greenhouse of Teays Valley will take participants step by step thru the creation of their own sushi rolls. A buffet of sushi-making ingredients will be available for guests to customize their creations. This event is eat all you make. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own adult beverages. The cost is $40 a person. To register, please visit our UPCOMING EVENTS at http://www.uncorkandcreate.com/.
You are invited to observe Charleston Ballet dancers and apprentices in class and rehearsals preparing new works for the upcoming performances that include balletic variations and contemporary works. Photographs of Penny Johnson, which display scenic West Virginia, can be viewed at the ballet studio location along with photos from our extensive library of ballets. Learn about our Summer Intensive or inquire about classes for yourself or your child.
Studios are located on the Mezzanine Floor at 100 Capitol Street in the Security Building. For additional information call the Charleston Ballet office at 342-6541.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) is a non-profit, charitable community trust that accepts contributions, creates and administers funds, and makes grants for the benefit of the greater Kanawha Valley’s residents. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and promote philanthropy. First organized in 1962, the Foundation now manages more than 500 separate Funds ranging from ten thousand dollars to seven million dollars. Through its trustee banks and managers, TGKVF invests the principal of each Fund and distributes the income via grants to the community in areas like arts and culture, health and human services, education, land use, and recreation.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is proud to participate in Charleston’s ArtWalk in conjunction with our initiative “A New Charleston.” One of the initiative’s primary goals is to promote entrepreneurship. Through our involvement in the Charleston ArtWalk, we can work toward this goal by helping to support local artisans.
Artists for the April 17th ArtWalk are:
Featured Artist: Deborah Herndon, Photographer
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation features 29 limited edition pieces of Herndon’s work ranging from photographs of French and Spanish architectural details and urban landscape (including “French Kiss Knocker,” finalist in the 67th Allied Artists Juried Competition) to one of Herndon’s more recent pieces, “Orchestra Hall, Violin Blue,” a metallic photography print/raised paint tracing on cardboard overlay. The piece was originally juried for the Annual Re/Vision Project of the Visual Arts Association of Louisville and was used to raise funds for visually impaired children of Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Featured Artist: Jeanne K Cochran
Jeanne K rediscovered painting with watercolors in 2004. With encouragement from her family she had her first show in 2007. Since then she has had successful showings at FestivAll in Charleston, Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery in Beckley, Downtown Art Walks in Charleston, Artist in Residence at Integrated Healing Services in South Charleston, is a member of WV Allied Artists, the Beckley Art Group, and a Tamarack-The Best of WV Artist. You may know and recognize Jeanne K from her day job, DJ on V100 radio.
Featured Artist: Adrienne Galloway, Jewelry Designer
Designer Adrienne Galloway of The Queen of Arts –Curiosities by Adrienne, is known for her polymer clay jewelry often featuring her signature octopus in various themes. She has a BA in Music Business and Masters in Business, both from the University of Charleston and began making jewelry several years ago. In addition to clay she also has designs in mosaics and tile plate. Each piece is original and hand crafted. She displays in Art Emporium, Gallery 11, both in Charleston and The Red Chameleon in St. Albans and also was featured in the Charleston Sunday Gazette-Mail as a participating artist in the East End Bazaar.
Featured Artist: Mary Blake, Jewelry Designer
Topaz, pearls and amethyst are all over Mary Blake’s studio, but so are beetles, dragonflies, owls and seahorses. Mary prefers to be guided by inspiration. She founded Studio Lilybean in 2005 after 18 years of working in jewelry design and beadwork. She now creates from vintage pins and beads. Turning vintage pins into pendants for her beadwork necklaces is Mary’s signature art. She credits her interest to her mother who wore specific pieces only in certain seasons. Although she experimented with a range of artistic expression, Mary found her passion in 1999 when she started working for Beadazzled, a bead store in Evanston, Ill. Her thing was taking ideas out of magazines and making them herself. Mary attended Denison University with a major in English Literature and a minor in studio art. She currently resides in Charleston, WV.
Proceeds from the event are split 50/50, with half of the proceeds going to local artists and the other half to benefit WVCAN. The event will be hosted by Romano & Associates located at 230 Capitol Street, Suite 200, Charleston, WV.
Emily Chittenden-Laird, Executive Director of WVCAN, explains, “This is a great opportunity for local artists to have their work displayed while benefiting the most vulnerable members of our state–child victims of abuse. Child Advocacy Centers served over 2,600 children last year across the state and gave them the opportunity for hope and healing–for a new beginning. We look forward again to this partnership with local artists to share their vision for ‘New Beginnings.’”
This will be the second year for the annual auction at Romano & Associates. WVCAN board member Shawn Romano notes, “The art auction creates a wonderful atmosphere for artists to gain visibility for their work, as well as promote prevention and awareness of child abuse. It will be an evening of inspiration, courage and support.”
Deadlines for submitting artwork is April 11, 2014, at 5pm.
If interested in submitting artwork please see our website for further information, http://wvcan.org/event/art-auction/ or contact Gabby Scrofano at email@example.com.
WV Executive will be hosting Photographer and Digital Artist Mary Almond, owner of The Merry Cat for the April 17th ArtWalk.
For the April 17th ArtWalk Joe Zando of Catering Unlimited and Christina DiFilippo of Real Estate Central present teen artist Cassidy Metzger from Spring Valley High School who will be showcasing her favorite median of charcoal on paper
For the April 17th ArtWalk Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring Allied Artists of WV. Pieces of several artists will include a variety of landscapes, still life and floral paintings ranging from small table pieces to large wall pieces. Prices starting at $25.00.