Archive for August, 2010

New Work by Sharon Lyn Stackpole Opening at The Purple Moon

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

stackpole3West Virgina artist Sharon Lyn Stackpole will be opening a show of new work at The Purple Moon during this month’s ArtWalk which feature the artist’s colorful and quirky assemblages and paintings.

Born in 1969, Sharon is a native West Virginian who studied painting and art history at Fairmont State and West Virginia University. After art school, she worked for some time as a newspaper reporter and columnist in West Virginia, and still maintains a daily blog. She is a strong supporter of arts in education and lobbies for the restoration of art instruction at the primary grade levels in West Virginia.

Stackpole introduces a new style in this show – which she refers to as Intricates – small and very detailed paintings which incorporate her colorful view of life and the world around her.

Assemblages and Intricates opens on Thursday, August 19th, with a reception from 5 to 8p.m.  Live music will be provided by Charleston-based Tofujitsu.


Kathy Boland at Taylor’s Annex Gallery

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

taylorbookslogoJoin Taylor Book’s Annex Gallery for the August edition of Art Walk, and an artist talk and reception with West Virginia artist Kathy Boland. Boland will be displaying and speaking about Greenbrier Redux, an art series featuring images of The Greenbrier.

“This exhibit focuses on Dorothy Draper’s imagination and flare with the interior: cameo medallions, ornate doorways, and plaster swags. My most recent works are of the large parlors: Clock Parlor, Victorian Writing Room, and the Game Room (now a bar).”
-from Kathy Boland

The Art Walk is from 5-8 PM, and the artist talk begins at 5:30 PM.


Senator Byrd Honored in Exhibit at Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

byrd1The Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery’s ArtWalk Exhibit on August 19 will honor the late Senator Robert C. Byrd and will feature art of and by United States Senator Robert C. Byrd.

Few knew of the late Senator’s artistic ability but Steve and Katie White of Charleston are loaning an oil painting done by the Senator to the exhibit t…hat will also feature 24 original political cartoons inked by the late James Dent, a political cartoonist for The Charleston Gazette. Dent’s cartoons spanned Byrd’s career from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Also included in the exhibit will be political cartoons by Brad Diller, Charles Erkmann and H.E. Payne of the Charleston Daily Mail, two drawings by Linda Hedrick of the Lincoln Journal, old campaign posters and political buttons.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame has loaned Byrd’s fiddle for the opening as well as other memorabilia related to the senator’s interest in music. Bobby Taylor, fiddler and friend of Byrd, will play some of the senator’s favorite music.

The Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery is located at 221 Hale Street. The monthly ArtWalk hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Photographs of the Senator’s funeral procession in Charleston will be on display and panoramic photographs by Doug Chadwick of Byrd’s memorial service will be on sale.


Sonja Adkins at Gallery Eleven

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

gallery11logosmSonja Adkins is the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for the month of August and will have a reception during Art Walk on August 19th.  The title of her exhibit is “Clendenin, WV in watercolors”


Signs of Times Past at Stray Dog Antiques

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

SIGNSHOWCOLORsmStray Dog Antiques is pleased to present for the August ArtWalk several new framed lithographs from the Erie Lithograph Company (1890’s-1960’s) in it’s new second floor gallery space. New prints originally commissioned for Hershey’s and Amoco companies from the 40’s and 50’s are featured. In addition to the prints, new furniture, jewelry and other unique collectibles are on the floor.

Also for the ArtWALK in August, Stray Dog Antiques will create an environment on the second floor gallery filled with signs. Signs tell a story. They are a reflection of our culture, whether created by hand on rustic and primitive materials or manufactured digitally. Much can be revealed in the simplicity of a sign about history, culture, and art. They are used to direct attention, boost commerce, or simply for their visual impact. Striking in text and color, signs offer a heartwarming appeal to any setting and are ideal decorations.