Archive for March, 2012


Glen Brogan, Sharon Stackpole and Chase Henderson at The Purple Moon

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Glen Brogan

Glen Brogan

The Purple Moon kicks off the 2012 ArtWalk Season with works from three wonderful West Virginia artsts.

Glen Brogan grew up in Charleston, WV, went to Piedmont Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High, Capital High School and Marshall University.  Glen is a lover cartoons, animation, and comics. Name an obscure cartoon and Ihe’ll probably come up with an even more obscure fact about it. This love and knowledge of these mediums are certainly evident in his work.  Glen thinks humor and creativity are the two greatest virtues on earth and tries to surround himself with people who exhibit both.

Chase Henderson

Chase Henderson

Chase Henderson grew up on a mountain near Charleston, WV. Lacking human contact he was forced to create his own world and talk about himself in the third person for entertainment. He went to Marshall University to study computers and writing, but mostly computers. Burdened with this knowledge he moved back to Charleston where he lives with his wife and peddles his dark arts of system administration. Sometimes when the moon is full you can hear him howling at his laptop battery in local cafes. After chasing all the monsters out of the NYC subway, Chase was named director of the Charleston branch of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School which holds monthly events througohut the Valley.

Sharon Stackpole is back to The Purple Moon with some great new work. 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.

Sharon Stackpole

Sharon Stackpole

In addition, The Purple Moon will feature art by William D. Goebel, Felix Krasyk, Hank Keeling, Chuck Hamsher and the usual plethora of fabulous, vintage 20th Century Design!

 

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Slung, Flung & Hung: mixed media works by Robert Tribbie at Art Emporium

Monday, March 5th, 2012

cataclysmThe Art Emporium will feature Slung, Flung & Hung mixed media works of art by Robert Tribbie wth an Artist Reception during the March 15th ArtWalk from 5 to 8pm.

“The Paint is my tool.

I use it, work it, manipulate it, even caress it to achieve the forms, textures, spires and visual diversity necessary to create an individual work. With extensive diversity I fashion works for your visual and subconscious pleasure. I do not create sub-surfaces with anything and paint over it. The color may be up to two inches thick (sometimes more) but its solid color, not a painted over mosaic. I don’t paint two of anything; though sometimes I‘ll do a series, I don’t do identical. I enjoy creating my own frames as well.

As it turns out I discovered that of all the things that can be performed with the hands, I relish using implements to apply means of color; to present a visual experience not yet experienced. I say implements because if the brushes, trowels, knives, drill bits, rotary blenders, and saw blades (to mention a few) that I use during my applications were my tools, what would the paint (color) be – just paint?

I’m an artist that primarily uses oils on canvas but I do not constrain myself to that sole endeavor. I venture through any available realm of applying various types of colors to various backgrounds. From acrylics, waxes, inks, mixed media, even crayons and back to oils. I also use a wide variety of backgrounds to achieve what I’m looking for in a particular work; natural wood panels, various primed surfaces, glass, mirrors and back to canvas in various shapes and sizes. Romance Novel

I paint in my own style I call multiformity. It’s not a picture of “this” or something that looks like “that”; but more something in the range of what, where, when and how was this done with paint.

I paint.

From My Imagination; For Your Imagination.

– Robert R. Tribbie

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Youth Art Month Celebrated at Chet Lowther Studio

Monday, March 5th, 2012

fingerpaintThe Chet Lowther Studio kicks off the 2012 Charleston ArtWalk season by showcasing works by some of the most creative, imaginative artists of our time: children. In celebration of Youth Art Month, Lowther will feature works by selected elementary and high school students. Joining him in curating this exhibit is Rebecca Burch, a fellow artist and art educator who will be on hand to answer questions about the importance of art in our schools.

Youth Art Month is an annual observance created in 1961 to emphasize the value of art education for all children. As art teachers, Mr. Lowther and Ms. Burch know first-hand the significance of public support for quality school art programs. So, please join them in honoring their students at the March Art Walk and be sure to bring the kids!

“Art connects all subjects — history, math, science, literature, and music all have a place in the art classroom. Students who study art are really learning about so much more than just drawing and painting– they are learning about the world around them, and their place within it.”- Rebecca Burch

“What she said.” – Chet Lowther

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Art and Make-Overs at Visions for March ArtWalk!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

visionslogoFor the March 15th ArtWalk Visions will be presenting roses by Keith W Johnson, stained glass by Bob Rosier of First Glass, photographs by Dawn Combs and Chad Miller, and hand-blown glass by Hinkle Glass, and hand-made scarves by Tia of Tia’s Treasures this month.

Also for the March ArtWalk recieve a complimentary make-over from make up artist Ted Brightwell.

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Fashion Jewelry Featured at House of Luxe

Monday, March 5th, 2012

IMG_0169House of Luxe will be debuting several new lines of Spring/Summer jewelry for the March ArtWalk

Colorful mix and match bracelets by “Aid Through Trade”.—-Each piece is made with care by Nepali women who cherish being in their artisan group. Your purchase provides them with much needed income and status. Exclusive designs by Aid Through Trade ensure fair pay, benefits, dignity, and a healthy workplace.

Exquisite resin and crystal rings and earrings by “Angelique de Paris” in all the latest bright colors for Spring and Summer-white, blue, sea green, pop pink, chocolate, black, coral, red, and lavender. Angelique is a true parisian delight in the flesh. Her fun, bubbly and bright personality is reflected in her colorful, sparkling and beautiful designs.

“Deborah Grivas Designs” feature lots of big crystal necklaces and pendants with lightweight aluminum, leather or suede cords. Many colors to choose from with lots of earrings to mix and match.

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New Paintings by Tracy Stuckey at Annex Gallery

Monday, March 5th, 2012

TSThe Annex Gallery at Taylor Books will feature New Painting by Tracy Stuckey during the March 15th ArtWalk.

Tracy lives and works in Morgantown, WV. He was born in Indiana, received his BFA from Florida State University and his MFA from University of New Mexico. He is a part time lecturer in the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University and an adjunct professor in the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University. In 2011 he received a Proffessional Development Grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

“The American West, with its brief but romanticized “wild” history has become a dominant characteristic of our collective American psyche. The word “Western” is a category used to describe films, literature, music, art, and fashion. Each of these mediums is devoted to this embellished and romanticized place and time. In my paintings I try to explore the difference between the facts and the fiction, often piecing the two aspects together in the same canvas in order to draw attention to the artificial reality. I combine the past with the present in order to explore how the romanticized imagery and iconic characters are used to sell an idea and stir our imaginations. I use the cowboy and cowgirl and other stereotypical Western themes coupled with pop cultural depictions of the region to reflect my own interpretations of the contemporary West. I am interested in historian Michael Johnson’s phrase, the “Ralphlaurenization” of the iconic West and its characters.”

-Tracy Stuckey

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Joeann Crawford and Stefani Andrews at Studio 1031

Monday, March 5th, 2012

BirthStudio 1031 will be featuring the work of Joeann Crawford and Stefani Andrews for the March Artwalk. Joeann has been concentrating on a body of work that reflects on flora and fauna in watercolors. Stefani has been working on a series called Bio Logic which explores repeated shapes in nature in oil paints and silver leaf on a large scale.Joanne

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Three New Artists Join Gallery Eleven

Monday, March 5th, 2012

119Downtown Charleston’s art coopertive, Gallery Eleven, begins the 2012 ArtWalk season by welcoming three new artists – Tony Papa, Danielle Milam and Mary Lou Wiegand.

The March 15th ArtWalk will feature works by Tony Papa. Danielle Milam, and Mary Lou Wiegand will be featured in the future.

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