Archive for June, 2010


Kerry Bingaman at Good News Garage Gallery

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

gnmglogosmPhotographer Kerry Bingaman’s way of looking at random objects and events in her life will be the catalyst for ordinary becoming extraordinary at the Mountaineer Good News Garage Gallery. The exhibit will feature large scale photographs of this exploration.

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Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is brought to you by the participating galleries and studios.  Support Charleston’s locally owned businesses and regional artists!

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Joe Bolyard Opening at The Purple Moon

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

bolyard1For this month’s ArtWalk The Purple Moon will be celebrating their 5th Anniversary in Downtown Charleston! This special evening will feature the opening of works by artist Joe Bolyard.

Joe Bolyard is a West Virginia artist who moved back to Charleston in 1998.  Joe works in acrylics, mixed media, ink and also produces pieces with metals, such as pewter, brass and aluminum.  Joe’s work varies from small gallery pieces to large commission pieces for peoples’ homes and offices.   Joe’s work usually explores depths of colour and texture, with styles ranging from the abstract to ethereal and even spiritual.  Joe’s work can be found within Offices and private collections in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Germany and Ireland. 

Other artists currently on display at The Purple Moon include Diana Martens, Robert Martens, Kerry Beary, Sharon Lyn Stackpole, Steve Thompson, Lesia Angel, Hank Keeling, Curtis Jere and the usual plethora of vintage, mid-century treasures. Live music will be provided by Tofujitsu.

The Purple Moon is located at 906 Quarrier Street.

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Art Emporium Features Children’s Art Show

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

kidsart1Art Emporium is featuring a Children’s Art Show with works from Kanawha County elementary school art students. On display are works by K-5 students from Anne Bailey, Kanawha City, Belle, Alum Creek, Montrose, Weimer, Kenna, Alban, Ruthlawn, Andrews Heights, Malden, Richmond, Pratt, Point Harmony, Mary Ingles, Sharon Dawes, and Dunbar Intermediate. This exhibit is part of Festivall’s Children’s Art Fair and features everything from sculpture and collage to printmaking and painting.

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Helen Williams “Flowers, Breeze and Butterflies” at Gallery Eleven

Thursday, June 24th, 2010
From My Backyard by Helen Williams

From My Backyard by Helen Williams

Gallery Eleven will be featuring Helen Williams in her first solo exhibition “Flowers, Breeze and Butterflies”. Like the title indicates, it is all about Helen’s love of the natural beauty of her native state of West Virginia where she spent her childhood chasing butterflies and collecting wild flowers along the Elk River.

The show will last through the Month of June with a reception during the June Art walk on Thursday the 24th 5pm-8 pm.

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