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Daily Archive for March 18 2014

Local energy experts needed for e4

E4 Logo Version 3The Charleston Area Alliance is seeking contracted expertise to assist with the second year of the Energy Efficiency in the East End (e4) competition.

e4 is a competition that pits East End blocks against each other to compete for the largest reduction in energy consumed (as a block) through Appalachian Power’s HomeSMART assessments and energy efficiency retrofits.

The goal of e4 is to create momentum and education around being a smart energy consumer thereby creating “a culture of energy conservation.”

The Alliance is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

e4 Energy Coach: A part-time energy efficiency expert who will become the trusted energy efficiency advisor to the East End.

This person will offer 1:1 assistance to East End residents to coach them through understanding HomeSMART energy assessment reports and assist residents in working through energy efficiency retrofits fits.

Click HERE for a full job description.

Applications due April 10 at 5 p.m. to Cullen at Cnaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.org.

e4 Specialists:  e4 specialists are contractors/service providers who have experience in one or more related areas of energy efficiency.

These contractors will become part of a “preferred e4 resource database” who will receive direct referrals from participating e4 residents ready to make energy efficiency retrofits.

Click HERE for the full description and Request for Sponsorship (RFS).

Responses to the RFS are due April 10 at 5 p.m. to Cullen at Cnaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cullen at Cnaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.orgor 304.340.4253.

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Spring into ArtWalk this Thursday

aw.logo.cmykDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, March 20
5-8 p.m.

Downtown ArtWalk kicks off its 12th season this Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

With a new year, brings an updated look for ArtWalk. We have a fresh, new logo and some new locations for 2014.

To learn more, check out  this recent Charleston Gazette story on ArtWalk by clicking HERE.

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.

Check out what’s in store for the March ArtWalk:

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street East  

Tony the Tailor will feature work from Sarah Frydrych, a student at Hurricane High School. Frydrych’s main focus is painting portraiture, but she is interested in a variety of concentrations and mediums.  Frydrych is influenced by the works of the late Andy Warhol and the street artist Banksy.

In addition, Tony the Tailor will feature featuring two of the best hand-made American products available: Oxxford Clothes and Allen Edmonds shoes. Allen Edmonds will be 15 percent of each pair of shoes during this event; with an additional 5 percent off if you purchase multiple pairs. Oxxford Clothes will have on hand several end bolts at 50 percent off and the new spring fabrics will be 25 percent off.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will feature new works by Ian Bode in a show titled, “The Passenger Side of Modern Life.” Bode’s art takes a decontextualized look at many of the things on the surface of our modern culture and how they relate emotionally to the individual or group. Bode will be on hand present for his opening reception during ArtWalk.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Arthur Evans is the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for March. With his outstanding talent, Evans has put together an exhibit that will be a must see.

Uncork & Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork & Create will host “Uncork & Create for a Cause,” during ArtWalk. A local artist will take participants step by step in the creation of their own 16 x 20 inch masterpiece on canvas. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own adult beverages and snacks. The cost is $45 per person and $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to Dollar Energy Fund (DEF). DEF is a non-profit dedicated to providing utility assistance to limited-income West Virginia households.

The Purple Moon
906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon will be featuring vintage art from our collection as well as historic documents from the Pat and Helen Hamilton Collection.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be showcasing artwork by Leah Towler.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Come celebrate the spring equinox with the “Art of Dance: The Dance of Universal Peace,” which will be performed with participatory rhythmic percussion to follow. Handheld percussion instruments will be used, but you can bring your own, although some instruments will be available. As seating is limited, movement is required. Dr. Paula Bickham will facilitate both circles. Eclectic art honoring spring and the human spirit will be on display.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street

Artist Josh Martin and his show “Highbrow Lowbrow,” will be the featured attractions for March ArtWalk.

West Virginia Executive
8 Capitol Street

West Virginia Executive will showcase the work of photographer Tracy Toler at ArtWalk. Toler has been a feature photographer for several local magazines.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature artists Deborah Herndon, Jeanne K Cochran, Adrienne Galloway and Mary Blake.

Christina De Filippo at Zando’s Catering Unlimited 241 Capitol Street

Joe Zando with Catering Unlimited Inc. and Christina Di Filippo with Real Estate Central will feature T.C Torre of Tower Creations. She will offer hand crafted beaded and hand woven, colorful, fun jewelry.

Annex Gallery and Taylor Books
226 Capitol Street

“Drawn Together,” is an exhibit comprised of artwork produced by area and regional artists that have an affinity for drawing. Each artist has an individual approach with his or her art practice that promotes drawing as a primary mode of expression. The conceptual, intellectual, and creative endeavors are key aspects that bring the group together collectively.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet and observe dancers in class and rehearsals preparing new works for upcoming performances that include a variety of balletic variations and contemporary disco pieces.

There will also be West Virginia photographs by Penny Johnson on display. Make sure to check out the Ballet’s three April Fool’s packages that include cash, weekend hotel packages, dinner and restaurant packages, performance tickets and much, much more.

Raffle ticket chances are limited to 400 and are $20 each. You could be the winner of one of these great packages.

Other participating venues include:

Capitol Conference Center

Ivor’s Trunk

Mission Savvy

Stray Dog Antiques

Timothy’s/Quarrier Diner

Visions Day Spa

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