Archive for July, 2012

This Month at ArtWalk – July 19th

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The storms have blown through, the power (hopefully) is now fully restored and the July ArtWalk is just around the corner! With a new venue, Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates, joining and exciting exhibits and features at all the venues this is one you will not want to miss.

Highlights of the July 19th ArtWalk will be:

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation:Featured artists Deborah Herndon, Amy Brown and Faye Johnson

Romano & Associates, PLLC – BODY: Interior/Exterior works by Heidi Richardson Evans, Megan Dailey, and Gregg Oxley

Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery – Pottery sale with work from students of the studio

Gallery Eleven – Sharon McClanahan – WV Creeks and Hollers at Gallery Eleven

White Oak Photography – Looks at the Summer Road Trip

Good News Mountaineer Garage – Group exhibit by Dick Allowatt, Vernon Howell, Ginger Danz, Terry Quintrell, Todd Short and Barbara Marsh Wilson

House of Luxe – Works by Traci Higginbotham

The Purple Moon- Hosts Allied Artist exhibit

Delfine’s Jewelry – The art of diamond grading

Misson Savvy – “Organic to go”

Art Emporium – presents Daniele Piasecki, One Artist, Many Voices

Plan on joining us on Thursday, July 19th.

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Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates to join ArtWalk as New Venue

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

art_walk_2New_blogArtWalk is pleased to welcome Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates, 231 Capitol Street suite 400 as new venue for the July 19th ArtWalk. A full service accounting firm, Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates is the latest businesses to support the arts in Downtown Charleston.


Allied Artists at The Purple Moon

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

pmlogonewThe Purple Moon is pleased to host members of the West Virginia Allied Artists for a group show during the July 19th Charleston ArtWalk.

In addition to the Allied Artists also featured will be works by other national, regional and local artists and, of course, a plethora of mid-20th Century design.


Daniele Piasecki, One Artist, Many Voices at Art Emporium

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Artist Daniele Piasecki has more than one string to her bow.

Her Show at the Art Emporium, titled “Daniele Piasecki, One Artist, Many Voices” unveils some of her artistic versatility through 45 artworks and three distinct bodies of Art Piasecki says characterize the most prevalent aspects of her personality and Life Work.

Cuddling_In_Bed“In Search of Healing” is a collection of the most serene and enchanting nature scenes one may dream of having in their environment.
For this body of work, Daniele has chosen the elegance and delicateness of satin fabric to print her images mounted as gallery wraps or tapestries.

“ Whimsy Intimate” shows Bathrobes interacting with each other in intimate, whimsical and romantic settings. The B & W photographs are partially color enhanced, predominantly with Blue. “The Color Blue has been omnipresent my whole life and characterizes me to all who know me. While this work has autobiographic ties, it has evolved to express a vision of the world the way I would like it to be: ideal Relationships, rich and fully enjoyed Lives…

“Pure Inspiration” features representations of man’s architectural creations, dynamic juxtapositions of design, textures and light, often delicately incorporating external elements that enrich the scenes with a poetic and magical flavor.

Sometimes the public wonders if all these images were really created by a single artist, though, attentive and discerning viewers quickly understand the connection among the different series beyond their obvious differences: the whole work is indeed about Beauty, Idealism, Love and the Best in Life. “In Search of Healing” is about God’s work with a little bit of man’s help. “Pure Inspiration” is about Man’s work with a little bit of God’s help. “Whimsy Intimate” portrays ideal human interactions in that God/Man created Universe.

The formula “Ideal natural environment + ideal relationships + most beautiful man made works” may all together suggest a longing, an appreciation and a quest for the Best of Life, a Search for Perfection.

“I don’t believe in limiting one’s creative expression. My “being whole” as a person takes more than one Voice to speak out.”

Daniele Piasecki, One Artist, Many Voices opens with an artist reception during the ArtWalk on Thursday, July 19th from 5pm to 8 pm.TakeyourBike&Snowball


The Art of Diamond Grading at Delfine’s Jewelry

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

diamondsDelfine’s Jewelry will be educating on the art of diamond grading. Because diamonds are so valuable, it’s essential to have a universal grading system for comparing their quality.

In the 1940s and ’50s, GIA developed the 4Cs and the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds. Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat are the 4Cs of diamond grading to help select the perfect diamond.


Layers Upon Layers Group Exhibit at Good News Garage

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

gnmglogosmGood New Mountaineer Garage is proud to present Layers Upon Layers and Invitational exhibit featuring work by collage artists Dick Allowatt, Vernon Howell, Ginger Danz, Terry Quintrell, Todd Short and Barbara Marsh Wilson as presented by Tamarack Foundation.

The exhibit showcases artists who specialize in collage, mixed media and impasto painting.


White Oak Photography to Reflect on the Summer Road Trip

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

photo“This is no longer a vacation. It’s a quest, a quest for fun. I’m gonna have fun and you’re gonna have fun…” Clark Griswald National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Please join us under the Oak as we celebrate a great American tradition – the summer road trip. On display will be a collection of images taken from the Great Plains to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside attractions and curiosities, beautiful landscapes, and all manner of summer fun!


Sharon McClanahan – WV Creeks and Hollers at Gallery Eleven

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

001 (2)Gallery Eleven will feature works by Sharon McClanahan in an exhibit entitled West Virginia Creeks and Hollers for the July ArtWalk.

Gallery Eleven is located at 1025 Quarrier Street.


Pottery Students to Sell Work at Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

taylorbookslogoTaylor Books Annex Studio Pottery students will be selling their work on the sidewalk. The proceeds will go towards purchasing a Bailey Pugmill machine that will enable them to recycle clay leftovers. Once the machine is purchased, Annex Studio will offer an outreach program to explain the benefits and make use of the recycled clay. They recently received a Square Meal grant from the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley towards this purchase.


Heidi Richardson Evans, Megan Dailey, and Gregg Oxley at Romano & Associates

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

This month at Romano & Associates, PLLC, 230 Capitol St Ste 200, Charleston, West Virginia:

BODY: Interior/Exterior
works by Heidi Richardson Evans, Megan Dailey, and Gregg Oxley

BODY-postcardUpdatedBODY: Interior/Exterior is an exhibit exploring the human body from the outside- the sensual, visual, and textural form and the inside- via anatomical derived works that illustrate the experience from within the body.

Megan Dailey explores the beauty and shape of the nude in shadowed, subtly composed and lit photographs. She draws on classic nude beauty photography, but pulls away from tradition with odd angles and industrial printing surfaces.

Gregg Oxley’s boxed wall pieces play on the nude form’s lines with a pop art eye while hinting at something deeper with his shadowbox paintings.

Digital artist Heidi Richardson Evans draws exaggerated or imagined anatomical diagrams but adds text and metaphor to transform the bones and organs into emotional documents of the body’s and mind’s feelings.


Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation July ArtWalk Lineup

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

photo626The 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 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: Amy Brown

Ms. Brown has created handbags you will not want to live without! Various cotton fabrics with unique prints that truly sets each one apart. The handbags are of various sizes with multiple styles to choose from. Don’t miss this opportunity to have quality at reasonable prices.

Featured Artist:Faye Johnson

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature 5 jewelry designs by Faye Johnson. Johnson became interested in jewelry creation in 2007 as a result of a design class at Beadlush in Charlotte, NC. Since then Johnson has studied under critically acclaimed designer and metalsmith Dan Haga as well as jewelry maker Kim St. Jean. She has also participated in multiple art shows in the NoDa arts district of Charlotte, NC. Johnson’s jewelry reflects her interest in metalsmithing and stringing; her work uses mixed media including clay, gemstones, and various metals.