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Don’t miss ArtWalk this Thursday

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Thursday, May 16
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk, the showcase of downtown Charleston’s thriving art scene, returns for its May edition this Thursday.

ArtWalk, a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm, is a monthly event that draws hundreds of residents and visitors to downtown Charleston for a festive evening of culture and commerce. The purpose of ArtWalk is to help revitalize downtown and to promote economic development through the arts.

New ArtWalk venues this month include: the Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 16 Leon Sullivan Way, and Timothy’s at the Quarrier Diner located at 1022 Quarrier Street.

Check out what’s in store for this Thursday’s ArtWalk:

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

The oil paintings of Belmont artist Karen Chamblin will be featured in the “Inspired By the Old Masters,” from May 14 – June 16 at the Art Emporium. Chamblin has been an associate member of Oil Painters of America for five years and has been juried as an artisan at Tamarack.

Gallery Eleven
1033 Quarrier Street

Gallery Eleven welcomes two new members for ArtWalk: Joyce Daniels and Arthur Evans. Scott Milam and his son Colin will be playing easy listening music at the gallery.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street, Suite 200

Romano’s will feature West Virginia artist and soldier Todd Harrell. His photography captures the faces of people in a war torn Afghanistan. His passion for the people and his mission has lead him to capture more than 20,000 images, dozens of which will be on display during ArtWalk.

Tony the Tailor
107 Hale Street

Tony the Tailor is featuring artist Kelly Bryant for the May ArtWalk. Tony will also debut Crayon Lacing, which is a West Virginia based company founded by Marc Rigsby and Bennett Rainey. They offer a fresh take on men’s fashion by introducing an assortment of colored shoe laces for men’s dress shoes.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
00 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Shawn Brogan, Katie Cumberledge and Faye Johnson.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

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, “Antique and Modern Porcelain Doll Creations of Becky Turley,” will be exhibited at the ballet studio location.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

“New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943,” which is a collection of photographs by Ben Shahn in 1935 and Marion Post Wolcott in 1938 in Logan and McDowell Counties, will be featured at ArtWalk. The exhibit includes a book-signing by Betty Rivard, the editor of the book.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring calligraphy by Jen Bischof.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Stray Dog Antiques will feature an exhibition entitled “JARS,” that showcases collections of quotidian, weird and amusing objects composed in jars, by Gina Puzzuoli. In addition, artwork by Jake Fertig, Gary Needham, Robert Allender, Paint Coyote Studio, and many others will be on display.

Mission Savvy
202 Hale Street

This month, Mission Savvy will be collecting donations for the animals at Kanawha County Humane Association and will have café specials all evening.

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer will feature photographers Bill and Carolyn Hilborn at this month’s Artwalk.

Annex Gallery
226 Capitol Street

Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served for the opening of a new exhibit featuring the intricately layered monoprints of Karla Hackenmiller, an associate professor of art at Ohio University, Athens.

Hope Village Fair Trade Boutique at First Presbyterian Church
16 Leon Sullivan Way

Hope Village, a boutique shop that brings lovely and unique art from across the globe to our city, will offer fabulous baskets from throughout the African continent as this month’s featured Artwalk item. These one-of-a-kind specimens of functional artwork are woven by local African craftspeople that are committed to providing a beautiful and quality product. Cash and checks will only be accepted.

Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner
1022 Quarrier Street

Timothy’s at the Quarrier Diner will display original scarves made by Anna Pollitt and Lisa Pollitt. They will be selling for $20 for a variety of prints and colors.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will be offering a painting event entitled “Tulips.” It will be led by artist Janet Ripper Chambers, which will begin at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. To register for this event, please visit Uncork & Create’s events calendar at http://www.uncorkandcreate.com/ or call 304-552-3331. Also, the Uncork & Create gallery will feature artists Rebecca Recco and Chet Lowther.

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‘Expect to Win’ theme of special Elevations, Inclusion event on May 29

morganstanley_620x350Expect to Win: 
A Conversation with Carla Harris
Wednesday, May 29
11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

Carla Harris, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, and author of “Expect to Win,” will be the featured speaker of a special luncheon sponsored by Morgan Stanley and presented in partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance Elevations Professional Women’s Network and the Alliance’s “inclusion=innovation” program.

“Expect to Win:  A Conversation with Carla Harris,” will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 a.m-1: 15 p.m., at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences West Virginia.

Harris, one of the most powerful and respected women in business, will share advice, tips and strategies for surviving and thriving in any workplace environment.

Harris has been named to the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by U.S. Banker; “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” by Fortune Magazine; “15 Corporate Women at the Top,” by Ebony; and “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” by Essence magazine.

She received the Women of Power Award from the National Urban League and the Bill and Camille Cosby Award from the Associated Black Charities. Harris earned both her A.B. in economics (magna cum laude) and MBA from Harvard University. She holds numerous honorary degrees and serves on multiple nonprofit and foundation boards.

In her other life, Harris is a singer and has released her third gospel CD, “Unceasing Praise.”  Her second CD, “Joy is Waiting,” was featured on “BET Nightly News,” while her first CD was a bestseller on Amazon.com and was highlighted on the “CBS Evening News” with Dan Rather.

Registration for this special event is free for Alliance members courtesy of Morgan Stanley.  Reservations are very limited and must be made by May 22. There is a maximum of four registrations per company.

Click HERE to register.

The mission of  the 1800-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network, presented by the Alliance and title sponsor DOW, is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success for themselves, their businesses and their community.”

The “inclusion=innovation” initiative was created by the Alliance and title sponsor Ernst & Young to help businesses benefit from the contributions of all segments of our community and build a world-class diverse professional workforce in the Kanawha Valley.

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