Mission Savvy is going to have a fun fundraiser for our animal shelter called “Pops for Pups”. We will be painting balloons and selling them for $2 each. With each balloon purchase you get to pop it and see if you have won something inside. All proceeds go to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association.
Archive for April, 2013
Delfine’s Jewelry this month we will be showcasing their brand new, state-of-the-art engraving machine.
This machine is the finest computerized engraving systems in the world! It allows us to do simple engraving like the inside of a ring or the outside of a bangle bracelet. It also allows us to make cut out name plates and even engraves wine bottles in minutes!
Mike Bowen and Jamey Biggs didn’t know each other was making art surrounding the “Tonka Truck” toys they had spent so much time playing with as kids. It was Mike who saw Jamey’s work at an art show and was shocked at the similarities between his own aesthetics and those of Jamey’s. We are very pleased to bring the two sculptors together for a show at the Annex Gallery. Show will be up through May 1st.
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.
Artist participation at THE GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be by invitation only. Artisans are welcome to call the Foundation to be interviewed prior to showcasing their artwork.
Artists exhibiting at The GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION will not sue, nor hold THE GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION, its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers , responsible for any loss, theft, or damages connected with participation in the exhibition. Attendance signifies agreement to the above.
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: 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.
Art emporium from Charleston is having a solo art exhibition of Homaira Ahmed from April 16, 2013 through May 11. Opening reception will be the night of Art-walk, which will be April 18th, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm. There will be Homaira’s paintings, clay artworks display and available for sell.
Homaira Ahmed : Owner and Artist of Arts & Thoughts Studio, a gallery and art training center in Teays Valley, West Virginia. As an artist and humanitarian Homaira Ahmed promotes her personal, enlightening philosophy of creativity, non-prejudice and equal rights through her paintings and 3-D sculptures. She exposes mostly half of the human faces in her 2-D and 3-D artwork. According to her, “When we see people –we only can see part of them, so we are not allowed to judge People.” Her pottery also carries influences of ancient art, ethnic and South Asian design.
She teaches visual art/design, pottery to adults and children. Homaira obtained B-Arch from University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and BA, majoring Fine Arts, from University of Charleston, West
Virginia. She used to work in architectural companies in Philadelphia and worked on R & D and commercial buildings. She also has training with national and International artists in different institutions. She designed and constructed the art studio in 2010 to offer a creative art community with family and friends in the neighborhood. Homaira loves to work with children and encourages them innovative positive thinking through art. She believes in “creative mind for healthy living” and childhood is the best time to plant the seeds. According to her “I am trying to learn the hidden language by which an artist aspire as a whole in the community and as an individual.”
The Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery features WV Allied Artists. Works featured include artists Anne Jacobs, Steven Holsclaw, Newman Jackson, Sandra King, Judy Pratt, Linda’s Stonestreet. SharonHarms, Regina Swim, Patricia Fox and more. This
multimedia event features drawings, painting, 3D works, and pottery.
The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network, will be holding a silent auction “One with Courage” on April 18, 2013 during Charleston’s ArtWalk from 5-8 PM. It will be hosted by Romano & Associates located at 230 Capitol Street, Suite 200, Charleston, WV. It will be an evening of inspiration, courage and support. Enjoy refreshments and meet some of the artists. For more information visit: wvcan.org
On Thursday, April 18, 2013, Art Walkers are invited to join the Charleston Ballet from 5- 8 p.m. for a drink and a snack for our DANCING AND DRINKS series. View the inside world of ballet dancers at work in class and rehearsal settings for their upcoming performances . Along with watching the dancers, new artwork paintings of up and coming artist, Kim Sunday, will be on display at the studio. Talk to the artist about her thought-provoking pieces. A few works of dance photography by Charleston Photographer, K. D.
Lett and Jurgen Lorenzen are also on display.
Studios are located on the Mezzanine Floor at 100 Capitol Street in the Security Building. For additional information call the Charleston Ballet office at 342-6541.
Tony the Tailor is offering a “Best of England” promotion for the April ArtWalk featuring fabrics from the best mills in England along with a Scotch tasting. We might have the new British Brew Pub on hand with food and beers, they will let me know next week. The featured artist will again be Kelly Bryant.