Archive for June, 2012

New Venues and ArtWalk Restaurant of the Month!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

adelphiaThe June ArtWalk welcomes two new venues, one returning venue (at a new location) and announces the ArtWalk Restaurant of the Month!

The new venues are Ivor’s Trunk located at 819 Lee Street East and the Sky Lounge at 26 Capitol Street. Also, returning to ArtWalk after moving to their new location is White Oak Photography at 807 Quarrier Street.

A new feature for ArtWalk is our “Restauraunt of the Month” – the perfect place to go after an evening downtown for ArtWalk to grab a bite and maybe a libation!

Adelphia, located at 218 Capitol Street, has joined as the restaurant of the month for the June ArtWalk. They will feature $5.00 martini’s from 7:30 pm – ?. We hope to see you there for the post-ArtWalk party!

Welcome to our new ArtWalk partners!


The Purple Moon Celebrates Seven Years

Monday, June 11th, 2012

tofujitsuThe Purple Moon, Charleston’s modern art and mid-century design gallery, celebrates their Seventh Anniversary in downtown Charleston during the June ArtWalk with the return of musical guest Tofujitsu, the unveiling of a recently discovered and rare original painting by Nat White used by Union Carbide in a 1950’s advertising campaign and much, much more!

Also featured is art by Sharon Stackpole, Glen Brogan, Chase Henderson and a plethora of recently found artifacts from the 20th Century!

Don’t miss the fun!


This Month At Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Monday, June 11th, 2012

photo626The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF), located at 1600 Huntington Square (16th floor of Huntington Bank Building at900 Lee Street, East), 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 recent 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.

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: James Ferguson, Painter

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature the work of Jamie Ferguson, a painter and native of Charleston, West Virginia. In his seventh year of painting, Ferguson attempts to blur the lines between different mediums as a reflection of the confusion that results from the information overload the world experiences from all of our modern mass media. Ferguson’s work addresses the arbitrary nature of the form of media, and how information can be communicated in any number of ways. “Sometimes,” he says, “ I am just trying to make something that looks cool. Ideally, I do both at the same time.”

Featured Artist: John Inghram, Musician, Songwriter, Producer

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature the music of John Inghram, a bassist from Charleston, West Virginia.

Featured Artist: Rick Perdue, Musician, Songwriter, Producer

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature the music of Rick Perdue – Genre: Jazz, Progressive and Rock (guitar and vocals) located in Charleston, West Virginia.


Grand Opening of White Oak Photography’s New Studio

Monday, June 11th, 2012

OBX flyer Final-1Please join White Oak Photography to celebrate ArtWalk and FestivALL with a Grand Opening in their new location at 807 Quarrier Street.

Features will include an Open House from 11-6pm with a champagne reception from 6-8pm. Guests will enjoy a new “Summer” themed collection of works in our beautiful and cozy downtown studio.

There will be fantastic door prizes with a special grand prize drawing during the reception.

Don’t miss all the fun, we hope to see you there!!!


From Here to There at Romano and Associates Law Office

Monday, June 11th, 2012

art-romanoThe Art Store has selected 14 works to be displayed in From Here to There at Romano and Associates Law Office from June 14 to July 13, 2012.

From Here to There features a captivating assortment of new and recent paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture by several of our represented artists including Helen Chilton, Susan Petryszak, Maggie Starcher, Harold Edwards, Katherine Cox, David Stern, Diane White, Ellie Schaul, Grace Martin Taylor, Caryl Toth, Barbara Marsh Wilson, Susan Poffenbarger, Jan Griffin, and Dutch & Hammer.


Traci Higginbotham at House of Luxe

Monday, June 11th, 2012

traci1House of Luxe will be debuting colorful new works by Traci L. Higginbotham during the June ArtWalk. Traci’s new acrylic paintings on paper will be on display in the window at 817 Quarrier St. from June 18th – July 14th.


Gallery Eleven to Remember Phyllis Larrimer

Monday, June 11th, 2012

gallery11logosmGallery Eleven is featuring Phyllis Larrimerfor the June ArtWalk . We wish to pay tribute to her this month. Phyllis recently passed away. She is a recent past president of Gallery Eleven and long time member of the gallery. She will be greatly missed by all of us, and is a great loss to the community.


Clayton Spangler Brings a Tale of Two Cities to Art Emporium

Monday, June 11th, 2012

church“A Tale of Two Cities” will be on display at Art Emporium June 18th – July 14th. Artist’s reception will be held during ArtWalk Thursday, June 21st from 5:00-8:00pm.

“A Tale of Two Cities”

For several years, award-winning photographer Clayton Spangler has been creating artwork of the iconic streetscapes of Charleston, WV. After visiting the southern city of Charleston, SC, he chose to incorporate it into his portfolio, and “A Tale of Two Cities” was born.

Clayton saw that the two Charleston’s are so different- yet at their core; so much alike- both very much a story of our past and how we live today. Each city has a history in being pivotal for their respective regions as shipping and commerce centers – but it’s in the architecture and streetscapes that one finds the things that truly define each city.

Clayton’s works start out as a photograph, and are then “painted” using various computer programs that sample brushes and paint textures from every discipline. After the work is completed onscreen, it is then transferred to archival canvas material thru a giclée printing process to create a digital canvas painting. “A Tale of Two Cities” signature canvas gallery wraps will be exhibited at the Art Emporium
June 18 – July 14, 2012.


Morganite Glimmers at Delfine’s Jewelry

Monday, June 11th, 2012

MorganiteDelfine’s Jewelry will be displaying a collection of Morganite Jewelry for the June 21st Artwalk.

Also referred to as Pink Emerald, Morganite is from the Beryl family of colored stones, as are Emeralds and Aquamarines. It was named after J.P. Morgan, it’s biggest collector. Morganite is much rarer and less well known than the other Beryl stones such as Aquamarine. Color hues range from a light pink to a rich peach/pink.

Morganite is mined in Southern California, South America and Africa. All Morganite jewelry displayed is made in America.