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Daily Archive for March 13 2012

Celebrate 10 years of Downtown ArtWalk this Thursday

Downtown ArtWalk
Thursday, March 15
5-8 p.m.

The Downtown Charleston ArtWalk will be celebrating 10 years as the Capitol City’s premiere art event in 2012. This year promises to be even bigger, better and more exciting than before. Check what’s in store for the March 15 kickoff of ArtWalk.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon kicks off the 2012 ArtWalk Season with works from three wonderful West Virginia artists: Glen Brogan, Sharon Stackpole and Chase Henderson. Brogan grew up in Charleston and is a lover of cartoons, animation, and comics. This love and knowledge of these mediums are certainly evident in his work. Stackpole is back to The Purple Moon with some great new work. After art school, Stackpole worked for some time as a newspaper reporter and columnist in West Virginia and still maintains a daily blog. She is a strong supporter of arts in education and lobbies for the restoration of art instruction at the primary grade levels in West Virginia.

Henderson went to Marshall University to study computers and writing, but mostly computers. Burdened with this knowledge he moved back to Charleston where he lives with his wife and peddles his dark arts of system administration. After chasing all the monsters out of the NYC subway, Henderson was named director of the Charleston branch of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, which holds monthly events througohut the Valley

In addition, The Purple Moon will feature art by William D. Goebel, Felix Krasyk, Hank Keeling, Chuck Hamsher and the usual plethora of fabulous, vintage 20th Century Design!

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

The Art Emporium will feature “Slung, Flung & Hung,” mixed media works of art by Robert Tribbie with an Artist Reception during ArtWalk.

Chet Lowther Studio
223 Hale Street

The Chet Lowther Studio kicks off the 2012 Charleston ArtWalk season by showcasing works by some of the most creative, imaginative artists of our time: children. In celebration of Youth Art Month, Lowther will feature works by selected elementary and high school students. Joining him in curating this exhibit is Rebecca Burch, a fellow artist and art educator who will be on hand to answer questions about the importance of art in our schools.

Youth Art Month is an annual observance created in 1961 to emphasize the value of art education for all children. As art teachers, Lowther and Burch know first-hand the significance of public support for quality school art programs. So, please join them in honoring their students at the March ArtWalk and be sure to bring the kids!

Gallery Eleven
1033 Quarrier Street

Downtown Charleston’s art coopertive, Gallery Eleven, begins the 2012 ArtWalk season by welcoming three new artists – Tony Papa, Danielle Milam and Mary Lou Wiegand.

Studio 1031
1031 Quarrier Street

Studio 1031 will be featuring the work of Joeann Crawford and Stefani Andrews. Crawford has been concentrating on a body of work that reflects on flora and fauna in watercolors. Andrews has been working on a series called “Bio Logic,” which explores repeated shapes in nature in oil paints and silver leaf on a large scale.

Taylor Books
226 Capitol Street

The Annex Gallery at Taylor Books will feature new paintings by Tracy Stuckey.

Born in Indiana, Stuckey lives and works in Morgantown. He is a part time lecturer in the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University and an adjunct professor in the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University. In 2011 he received a Professional Development Grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will debut several new lines of Spring/Summer jewelry for ArtWalk, including colorful mix and match bracelets by “Aid Through Trade.” Each piece is made with care by Nepali women who cherish being in their artisan group. Your purchase provides them with much needed income and status. Exclusive designs by Aid Through Trade ensure fair pay, benefits, dignity, and a healthy workplace.

Exquisite resin and crystal rings and earrings by “Angelique de Paris,” in all the latest bright colors for Spring and Summer-white, blue, sea green, pop pink, chocolate, black, coral, red, and lavender. Angelique is a true Parisian delight in the flesh. Her fun, bubbly and bright personality is reflected in her colorful, sparkling and beautiful designs.

Vision’s Day Spa
238 Capitol Street

For the March 15th ArtWalk Visions will be presenting roses by Keith W Johnson, stained glass by Bob Rosier of First Glass, photographs by Dawn Combs and Chad Miller, and hand-blown glass by Hinkle Glass, and hand-made scarves by Tia of Tia’s Treasures this month.Also for the March ArtWalk, people can receive a complimentary make-over from make-up artist Ted Brightwell.

 Romano and Associates
230 Capitol Street, Suite 200

Romano and Associates will be featuring the “Colors of the Rainbow Show,” exhibit. Rainbow Pride of West Virginia, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides social and educational resources for West Virginia’s LGBT community and our friends & allies. Rainbow Pride is made up of a 9-member Board of Directors and several subsidiary committees.The winter art show was envisioned as part of Rainbow Pride’s continued commitment to outreach and expression of the GLBT community of West Virginia and our allies.

The Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Watch an “inside” studio rehearsal for “PLAY BALL!” and meet six of the male guest artists from Ballet Fleming in Philadelphia that will be here for this upcoming performance. This clever work combines baseball with ballet and pits the men’s team against the women. Meet “Chuck”, the mascot for the West Virginia Power baseball team and find out about the opening of baseball season.


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