Archive for September, 2013


Purple Moon Expands and Presents “Patriotism to Modernism: art and more from a West Virginia family”

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The Purple Moon and Modern by Design are now under one roof in a newly remodeled and expanded space! Join us on Thursday, September 19th from 5 to 8 pm for the official opening of this exciting expansion of West Virginia’s only Mid-century design gallery.

As a special feature and in coordination with the Family of Pat & Helen Hamilton, The Purple Moon is pleased to present Patriotism to Modernism: art and more from a West Virginia family.

While deeply involved in politics, business and community affairs the Hamilton’s filled their Oak Hill, WV home with art, mementos, photographs and historical items which reflected their love of country, West Virginia and the modernist aesthetic of the mid-20th Century.

See the article in The Charleston Gazette on this amazing show here.

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New Works by Chet Lowther

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Chet Lowther Studio will be showing new works in encaustic, acrylic, oil, and works on paper.

For more information visit http://www.chetlowther.com

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Stray Dog Antique Features for September ArtWalk

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Join us at Stray Dog Antiques for Artwalk to browse our ongoing series of odd collections. This month we’ll be featuring displays of Vintage Mesh Whiting Davis Purses, Illustrated Cigarette Cards, Zebra Figurines, Retro Red Mid-century Metal Furniture and more, plus art by Gary Needham and Paint Coyote Studio.

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Tony the Tailor Unveils New Store

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

September’s ArtWalk is also the Grand Opening of West Virginia’s Finest Men’s Store!

Join us for our ribbon cutting at 822 Virginia Street East beginning at 6:00PM and a Small Batch Bourbon tasting in addition to great deals on Allen Edmonds footwear.

Special pricing on all off-the-rack and custom suits, jackets & trousers and savings on all sportswear!

Enter drawings for a Custom Jacket, St. Croix Sweater, a pair of Allen Edmonds Shoes, a pair of Johnston & Murphy Shoes and a pair of Agave Jeans. Meet representatives from Allen Edmonds, Oxxford Clothes, Measure Up Shirts, S. Cohen, and Incotex this evening.

The guest artist is Tom Hindman with his fabulous photography!

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September at the Charleston Ballet

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

On Thursday, September 19, Art Walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet from 5- 8 p.m. for a drink and a snack. Observe dancers in class and rehearsals preparing new works for the upcoming performances that include JANIS AND JOE SUITE , a ballet to music of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker. There are also many photographs on display at the ballet studio location.389

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.

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Laura Antrin Caskey Brings a “Secret Garden” to Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery is happy to announce the opening of “Secret Garden”, new photographs by photojournalist Laura Antrin Caskey during the ArtWalk on September 19th. Caskey describes her new work as a response to years of reporting in war zones, witnessing the destruction of human lives in the natural world. In Secret Garden, Caskey’s classic photojournalist style yields to a different point of view: Abstract, graphic and close.

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Five Artists Showcased at The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation in September

Tuesday, September 10th, 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 Artists for September ArtWalk:

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.

Jeanne K Cochran, Watercolor
Jeanne K rediscovered painting with watercolors in 2004. With encouragement from her family she had her first show in 2007. Since then she has had successful showings at FestivAll in Charleston, Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery in Beckley, Downtown Art Walks in Charleston, Artist in Residence at Integrated Healing Services in South Charleston, is a member of WV Allied Artists, the Beckley Art Group, and a Tamarack-The Best of WV Artist. You may know and recognize Jeanne K from her day job, DJ on V100 radio.

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.

Joining Tookie will also be members of the Charleston Art Group, ‘a little group with big ideas’.

Mkyal Baisden, Clay Creatons
Taking a passion for Masques and sculpture to the next level, Masques by Mykal is an artist’s dream come true. These unique masques and sculptures feature materials of clay, feathers, plaster of paris, paper mache and plastic. Mykal has also displayed at the East End Bazaar and has a shop through Etsy.com

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.

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Renewed Hope: Works by Traci Higginbotham at Art Emporium

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

photoArt Emporium presents Renewed Hope: works by Traci Higginbotham
September 18th through October 12th.

Artists reception September 19th, 2013 5 to 8 pm during ArtWalk.

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Photographs by John Sibold at Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates will feature photographs by local artist John Sibold, owner of Commercial Photography Services of WV for the September ArtWalk.

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Kathy Boland Examines “The Road Home” at Gallery Eleven

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Kathy Boland brings the featured exhibit to Gallery Eleven for the September ArtWalk with “The Road Home” with all the emotions of returning of that place we call “Home”.

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