Archive for March, 2013

Tony The Tailor joins ArtWalk

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Tony The Tailor joins ArtWalk for the very first time with their 6th Annual Spring Made in America Trunk Show.

In addition we will be hosting a Small Batch Bourbon tasting that evening and artist Kelly Bryant will be showing her works.

Our trunk show features Allen Edmonds footwear, handcrafted in Wisconsin; Southwick Clothes, hand-tailored in Massachusetts, Custom Shirtmakers, hand-crafted in Tennessee and Oxxford Clothes, hand-made in Chicago. All items will have special pricing during this event.

For more information go to our website.


Vintage Style at The Purple Moon

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

frogsIt has been a long Winter but the folks at The Purple Moon have made the best of it by scouring the countryside for the best of mid-century, industrial and vintage art and home furnishings.

With new inventory including everything from vintage German biology and industrial posters to the most amazing pair of barrister-style department store cabinets and everything in between. And of course, art by our friends Glen Brogan, Sharon Stackpole and many more.

The Purple Moon is located at 906 Quarrier Street.

Stop by during the March ArtWalk – we’ve missed you!


Uncork & Create Hosts Chet Lowther and Ian Bode

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Uncork & Create will be featuring new works by Chet Lowther and Ian Bode.

This new ArtWalk venue is located at 1031 Quarrier Street.


“Off the Pages” at Romano & Associates

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

romanoRomano & Associates is pleased to present “Off the Pages” featuring artwork from two upcoming graphic novels by local authors.

Original paintings by Blake Wheeler, photographs by Balsa Goboyic and Leslie Bragg and illustration by Bill Richardson will be on exhibit during Art Walk.

Author Jason Pell, will be on hand to sell his just released graphic novel, “Season’s End” and author Daniel Boyd will also be there showcasing all things “Chillers”.


Featured Artists at The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

The 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: B-n-C Photos – Bill and Carolyn Hilborn

Bill and Carolyn have always lived, and have frequently traveled, in West Virginia.  This state has countless treasures that many have not had the pleasure of seeing.   They enjoy touring the state in search of those spots, and the moments in time, that etch scenes that you will want to enjoy for ever. They are juried artists at Tamarack, members of the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley, Allied Arts of WV and have displayed their work in two ArtWalks in Charleston, WV.

The work being presented represents scenes in and around Charleston in both color and black and white.

Featured Artist: Katie Cumberledge

Katie’s work consists of an eclectic combination of abstract pieces, vintage portraits, local landmarks, and seascapes. She uses acrylic paint on canvas as her medium and also is open to special requests and can recreate versions of her work for a reasonable price. As a newlywed and college student, she uses her art as a way to pay for school tuition and other expenses. Katie’s goal is to continue to create and see where her art takes her! Every day offers new inspiration and a chance to share beauty with others. Katie’s favorite thing about art is that it speaks to people in different ways. One artist’s scraps are indeed another artist’s treasure!

Featured Artist: Mary Blake

Topaz, pearls and amethyst are all over Mary Blake’s studio, but so are beetles, dragonflies, owls and seahorses. Mary prefers to be guided by inspiration. She founded Studio Lilybean in 2005 after 18 years of working in jewelry design and beadwork. She now creates from vintage pins and beads. Turning vintage pins into pendants for her beadwork necklaces is Mary’s signature art. She credits her interest to her mother who wore specific pieces only in certain seasons. Although she experimented with a range of artistic expression, Mary found her passion in 1999 when she started working for Beadazzled, a bead store in Evanston, Ill. Her thing was taking ideas out of magazines and making them herself. Mary attended Denison University with a major in English Literature and a minor in studio art. She currently resides in Charleston, WV.

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: 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.

Featured Artist: Diana Pittis

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will also feature several Ikebana vases by Diana Pittis. Pittis Pottery is located in Daniels, WV just outside Beckley. Diana works from her studio and showroom located next to her beautiful 105+ year old farm house where she creates custom stoneware items and one of a kind raku pots. Diana received her Degree in Ceramics from The Ecole Des Arts Decoratifs in Geneva, Switzerland in 1976. She was a studio potter for many years in California, and moved to West Virginia in 1993.


Jacob Bucy at Art Emporium for March ArtWalk

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

CascadeOn March 21 Charleston’s Art Emporium will feature In between Dreams, an art show featuring the work of West Virginia artist Jacob Bucy.

Bucy has lived in West Virginia his whole life and from a young age has had a love for art. In particular, while attending Concord College, Bucy developed a love for painting. He has received several awards including the 2012 first place prize at the ArtsLink annual juried art exhibition in New Martinsville, W.Va.

His work is inspired by many things including nature, the universe, and the little things we often take for granted. Bucy cites Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, and Jackson Pollock as his major influences.

Bucy’s work has been all over the state of West Virginia, from Olgebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, to Tamarack in Beckley, and to Art Emporium, to name a few. Bucy currently lives in Paden City, W.Va. with his wife Tammy and son Jackson.

Bucy’s work can be seen online and at “Art work of jacob l bucy” on Facebook.


My approach to art is clearing my mind and going where the subconscious takes me. Many things influence my artwork, from cracks in sidewalks to the world around me. Artists who have influenced my work include Matisse, VanGogh, Munch, de Kooning, Johns, Pollock, Kandinsky and many others.

I have lived in West Virginia my whole life I currently live in Paden City, West Virginia. I work as a deck hand for Consol Energy River Operations.

I have always had a strong interest in art, in high school I began an interest in painting. While attending Concord College my interest in painting continued.

March 19th through April 13th, 2013
Opening Reception held during Artwalk March 21st 5 to 8pm
Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Hours: Tue-Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 to 4, Sun&Mon by appointment


Gallery Eleven Welcomes Randi Selbe

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

030Randi Selbe is the featured artist for March at Gallery Eleven. Randi is a very talented clay artist and we are very proud to have her as a member.


House of Luxe to Feature Jewelry by Alexis Bittar for March ArtWalk

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

House of Luxe will present Alexis Bittar’s new Spring jewelry line for March ArtWalk. Beautiful colors in all three Bittar lines-Lucite, Miss Havasham, and Elements.

Bittar is a recipient of a 2006 CFDA award, the Oscar of the fashion world!

He was most recently noticed when Michelle Obama, a huge fan of his, wore a gorgeous lucite flower pin on her dressat Obama’s last State of the Union Address.