Art Emporium will present West Virginia……Revisited new works by Emily Roles for the august ArtWalk.
Exhibit Dates August 13th through September 14th.
Artist Reception during Artwalk Thursday August 15th, 2013, 5 to 8pm.
Uncork & Create Charleston will be holding a solo show in august for Charleston area Artist Frank Grant from 5 – 8 pm as well as a wine glass painting event which begins at 6 pm.
To register for wine glass painting guests should visit our upcoming events at http://www.uncorkandcreate.com/
For the august Artwalk, Stray Dog Antiques will be featuring a series of limited edition vintage postcards by Artist Max Kunsli. His whimsical illustrations of anthropomorphized cats will be on display as well as new work by Gary Needham, new “accumulation jars” by Gina Puzzuoli, and art by Paint Coyote Studio.
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 Artists for the August ArtWalk are:
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.
Arthur Evans, Painter
Arthur Evans was born in 1946 in Charleston, West Virginia, and moved in 1975 to California. He taught German at the Defense language Institute in Monterey, California, and had only limited contact with painting during those eleven years of teaching. In 1989 he left the language school and began to dedicate himself completely to painting. He attended classes at a private art school in San Francisco for two years and then began to give art instruction in his own studio as well as painting for shows in and around the San Francisco area. In 1998 Arthur moved to Cambria. His works were displayed in Cambria’s finer galleries. Circumstances in 2002 brought Arthur back home. Since then he has been improving upon his Vermeeresque style of painting along with teaching art to local patrons. Arthur has also received and accomplished several commissions for the state. Most recent is the portrait for Supreme Court Justice Thomas McHugh.
Cindy Walton, Painter
Trained as a graphic artist, and working as a copywriter and advertising, Cindy would paint with her friend and teacher Janet Bennett during lunch breaks while working at Stone & Thomas.
In 2011 she began to take lessons with Arthur Evans, a talented and popular oil painter and portrait artist in Charleston. Arthur has been an inspiring teacher and has touched all my paintings. He continues to inspire and encourages one to stretch and grow with the medium.
When not painting, Cindy is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser. She is married to Butch (Paul) Walton, owner of Butch’s Gym. They have an older, lumpy, much loved beagle, Droopy.
Anna “Tookie” Nibert, Painter
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will also feature the work of Anna “Tookie” Nibert. Tookie has a long history of creative endeavors as necessity sparked her creativity in fabric arts and culinary skills early in life. As an adult, Tookie explored a variety of multi-media expressions, both conventional and unconventional, and her eclectic approach to art is evidenced in her use of watercolors, acrylics, and other mixed media. Tookie’s inspiration comes from her world travels, nature and culture, and friends and family. Unrestricted by any particular style or method, Tookie expresses her motivations in each individual piece. Her works are on display in galleries and homes throughout Florida, California, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In Florida she has showcased at the Backus Museum, the Treasure Coast Art Gallery, and the County Commission Building. She was also featured at the River Ridge Lodge in North Carolina and recently donated one of her pieces to WV Health Right’s live auction as well as Art In the Garden, Manna Meal’s fundraiser.
Adrienne Galloway, Jewelry Designer
Designer Adrienne Galloway of The Queen of Arts –Curiosities by Adrienne, is known for her polymer clay jewelry often featuring her signature octopus in various themes. She has a BA in Music Business and Masters in Business, both from the University of Charleston and began making jewelry several years ago. In addition to clay she also has designs in mosaics and tile plate. Each piece is original and hand crafted. She displays in Art Emporium, Gallery 11, both in Charleston and The Red Chameleon in St. Albans and also was featured in the Charleston Sunday Gazette-Mail as a participating artist in the East End Bazaar.
Shelia Sheets, Jewelry Designer
“I live life on the edge in my jewelry,” says Sheila Sheets, a native north-central West Virginian and longtime South Charleston resident. “My daughter always says if I made it, then it’s loud, big, and splashy.” Sheets wore her pieces to work, styling them with her professional wardrobe, when she was a player in the local real estate industry, before retiring after being diagnosed with MS. Now designing and creating her polymer clay jewelry — in styles that evoke beautiful messes and that she gleefully terms “funky” — allows her to carry on with as much engagement as ever but on her own chosen schedule. “On days I feel good,” Sheets says, “ I get to be productive. And it brings me joy.”
Tony the Tailor is open at their new location, 822 Virginia Street. Featured artist Kelly Bryant will be here along with a special guestfor the ArtWalk. Tony the Tailor is having a pre-season sale on all suits, jackets & trousers.
Taylor Books’ Annex Gallery will present Soliloquies: New work by Staci Leech-Cornell for the August ArtWalk.
Staci Leech-Cornell is a mixed media artist utilizing pen and ink, folded paper and gouache to create illustrative, playful works that combine her interests in nature, nostalgia, interior decorating and fashion.