Mardi Gras Party
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Gras Party

Friday, March 1, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

RSVP 304.637.2355

Advance Tickets, $30, Door Tickets $40 per individual at the door

The event will be held at The Arts Center, in the Great Hall Gallery, from 6 to 9 p.m. The night will feature music, dancing, and more. Catered by a professional volunteers, a gourmet buffet featuring traditional and non-traditional Cajun cuisine, appetizers, and decadent desserts will be served from 6 to 8 p.m.

Proceeds from our Mardi Gras Party will benefit The Arts Center, your local nonprofit, community center, providing you art classes, concerts, events and more throughout the year. Mardi Gras is made possible by our sponsors and volunteers who give their time, money, goods and services. They make it possible to hold this fundraiser, in addition to the many that support TAC wonderful causes. Thank you!

Purchase tickets with a credit card or through Pay Pal. Please RSVP by February 15, 2019

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Youth Art Month, and Earth & Arts Exhibitions
Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Art Month, and Earth & Arts Exhibitions

Youth Art Month Opening Reception

RECEPTION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 8, FROM 4 TO 6 PM

Displays through March 29, 2019

The 2019 Student Art Exhibit takes place March 2019, during Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts. The National Art Education Association recognizes art as a necessity during the developmental years with direct attention to the value of art education. The Arts Center is committed to encouraging arts awareness to our community organizations, and businesses in hopes to increase community understanding and interests in the arts through art education, art exhibits, workshops, and other creative adventures. The Arts Center does just that with our Student Exhibition! This exhibition will open on Friday, March 8, at 4 pm.

The Earth & Arts Solo Exhibition is a group affiliated with ArtsBank, Inc. They will have a solo exhibition in the Maxwell Gallery during the same time frame!

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Poetry & Art Exhibition
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Poetry & Art Exhibition

Celebrate National Poetry Month. Poetry & Art Exhibition, Artwork inspired by poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month and poetry readings.

Schedule

Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 pm, FREE, Opening Reception and poetry readings by students

Friday, April 12, from 5 to 7 pm, FREE, readings from the community

Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 pm, professional poetry readings. Ticket cost TBA

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Community Poetry Readings
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Community Poetry Readings

Celebrate National Poetry Month. Poetry & Art Exhibition, Artwork inspired by poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month and poetry readings.

Schedule

Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 pm, FREE, Opening Reception and poetry readings by students

Friday, April 12, from 5 to 7 pm, FREE, readings from the community

Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 pm, professional poetry readings. Ticket cost TBA

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Professional Poetry Readings
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Professional Poetry Readings

Celebrate National Poetry Month. Poetry & Art Exhibition, Artwork inspired by poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month and poetry readings.

Schedule

Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 pm, FREE, Opening Reception and poetry readings by students

Friday, April 12, from 5 to 7 pm, FREE, readings from the community

Friday, April 26, from 5 to 7 pm, professional poetry readings. Ticket cost TBA

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Bowl Fest Fundraiser
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Bowl Fest Fundraiser

Bowl Fest Fundraiser is Sunday, April 28, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Doors open at Noon

Ticket price TBA

Proceeds will help The Arts Center fulfill it’s mission to support artists, promote the Arts, & Educating the Community. This event raises money for The Arts Center’s Pottery Studio at One Park Street. Local artists and artists members donate hand crafted bowls for this event. Homemade soups, salad and bread are served with your ticket purchase and your choice of one artisan bowl. (One bowl per ticket)

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OPEN HOUSE, potential volunteers and art instructors
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

OPEN HOUSE, potential volunteers and art instructors

Open House

The Arts Center hosts an open house on Sunday, February 3, 2019, for potential volunteers and art instructors. Enjoy some light refreshments and learn about The Arts Center and what these tasks involve.

Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering? The Arts Center is always in need of volunteers. If it fits in your schedule to donate time, let us know. There are many areas that need extra hands. Below are some of the options.  Help with fundraisers, events, classes, concerts and more. Volunteer Page is here

Art Instructors:

The Arts Center is seeking professional instructors to teach art to students of various ages. Instructors who focus on non-traditional practices are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be familiar with contemporary trends in arts education, and previous teaching experience is helpful, but not required. Applicants should be capable to manage a small classroom setting, communicate effectively and enjoy instructing art. 

Requirements: An understanding and appreciation of Art. Ability to work with the desired age level. Bachelors degree preferred, but not required. Some of us have obtained our skills through life long dedication to a medium, even with out professional training. Current Resume on File. Access to internet/email to keep consistent communication. Ability to attend art ed meetings. Primary Responsibilities: Preparing Lessons for art class. Guiding students through projects in class. Incorporating education with the elements of art and principles of design. Building rapport with students, families and co workers. Ability to work independently in the studio classroom. Meet deadlines for proposals. Flexible. Creative!!!

The ARTS Program: The Arts Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers nearly 100 classes, workshops, and lectures annually in the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts for children, teens, and adults at every skill level, from beginner to experienced. The approach is a multidisciplinary and includes classes in pottery, drawing, painting, cooking, fiber arts, traditional crafts as well as private music lessons. With professional and qualified arts instructors students receive classes in a small setting where they create and grow in their environment.


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Davis & Elkins Art Student Exhibition and Alice-Gervais Sabatino Solo Exhibition
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Davis & Elkins Art Student Exhibition and Alice-Gervais Sabatino Solo Exhibition

Opening reception for Davis & Elkins Art Student Exhibition and Alice-Gervais Sabatino Solo Exhibition

Free and open to everyone.

This exhibit will display through March 1, 2019, until 9 pm. D&E Art Students will display their studio artwork from the current college year in the Great Hall Gallery.

Alice-Gervais Sabatino will present a Collection of Works, some of which reflects social commentary.

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Appalachian Ensemble, Brown Bag
Jan
16
12:00 PM12:00

Appalachian Ensemble, Brown Bag

The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, a student performance group led by String Band Director Emily Miller and Dance Director William Roboski, is dedicated to bringing live traditional music and dance to audiences in West Virginia and beyond. Composed entirely of students attending D&E, the group features an acoustic string band (fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin) and a team of dancers with a diverse range of expertise.

The group focuses on the intersections of different American vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old-time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance, body percussion and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. The performances include a variety of regional dance styles, contemporary choreography, and a selection of traditional songs and tunes.

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Closed
Dec
24
to Jan 1

Closed

The Arts Center will be closed during the Holidays and we will see you in the New Year! We reopen on January 2, 2019. Please be safe this season. Warm holiday wishes to everyone!

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West Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

West Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition

West Virginia Watercolor Society Exhibition

OPENING RECEPTION IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018. 5 to 7 pm. This exhibit will hang through January 25, at 4 pm.

Hours for the gallery are Tuesday to Friday, from 10 to 4 pm

Watercolor is a diverse medium in both its application and usage. This show reflects that.  All Members Exhibit for the WVWS and judged by Laurie Goldstein Warren.

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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

West Virginia Wesleyan College's Jazz Ensemble and Afro-Cuban Ensemble

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The WV Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, now in it's fifth decade, is dedicated to studying and performing historically significant works in the American Jazz and Big Band idioms.  The band is comprised of students from all majors and fields of study with about half of the members being non-music majors. As always it is our mission to share the beauty and triumphant spirit of this great African-American art with our students and our audience.  

The Afro-Cuban Ensemble, now in its sixth semester, studies historically significant musicians and works in the Afro-Cuban tradition, more frequently called Salsa.  The group learns the majority of the music by ear, and pieces together arrangements sometimes true to the records and sometimes altering them to fit their needs.  The repertoire covers rhythms including son montuno, bolero, cha cha cha, songo, mambo, afro, and danzon.   

Jazz musician, drummer and educator Kyle Andrews began playing in his hometown of Shepherdstown, WV and has since performed in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York City, and the greater North-Central WV area. He holds a BME from WV Wesleyan and a MM in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He has served as a clinician and adjudicator in and around the state of West Virginia. His articles and reviews have been published in Modern Drummer Magazine. With interests and pursuits in both performance and scholarship, Andrews hopes to help students to not only perform at their highest possible level, but also to think critically about their relationship with music and the world around them.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.

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Holiday Artists Market, Day 2
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artists Market, Day 2

Friday, November 30, 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm

ADMISSION TO THE SALE IS FREE. Support The Arts Center during the holiday season at our annual Holiday Artist Market with handcrafted wares from local artists. Holiday Market features a selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and more! Gifts to suit every style and budget, with the added benefit of proceeds going to support your favorite art center and artists!

Holiday Artist Market is a fundraiser. As a nonprofit organization, the proceeds support The Arts Center's numerous art programs and scholarships for children and adults held throughout the year in addition to providing support to participating artists.

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Holiday Artists Market, Day 1
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artists Market, Day 1

Friday, November 30, 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm

ADMISSION TO THE SALE IS FREE. Support The Arts Center during the holiday season at our annual Holiday Artist Market with handcrafted wares from local artists. Holiday Market features a selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and more! Gifts to suit every style and budget, with the added benefit of proceeds going to support your favorite art center and artists!

Holiday Artist Market is a fundraiser. As a nonprofit organization, the proceeds support The Arts Center's numerous art programs and scholarships for children and adults held throughout the year in addition to providing support to participating artists.

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Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

The Arts Center presents
Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular
Special Guest: Randolph County Humane Society
Friday, October 26, 2018
4:00 to 6:00 pm

Dress up if you dare for a hair raising good time! Games, stories, popcorn, treats, and the monster mash. The Humane Society is bringing their furry friends to join in on the fun. This event is free and family friendly. 

We hope you will consider donations for the animal shelter, such as adult Cat/Dog, Kitten/Puppy wet/dry foods, kitty litter, leashes, cleaning supplies, and office supplies. There will be a box for donations at the entrance The Arts Center's event. 

RCHS staff will be available to meet potential adopters, answer adoption questions and review applications. All pets are already spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated, and microchipped. 

The Arts Center is a non profit, 501c3, and we rely on donations. If you would like to make a donation to this event, in the form of supplies, decorations, pumpkins or more, please contact the Coordinator at 304.637.2355. 

The RCHS, is also a non profit. For more details about their organization please visit their website: https://www.rchswv.org/

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Hamlet, presented by Vintage Theatre Company
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Hamlet, presented by Vintage Theatre Company

Hamlet, presented by Vintage Theatre Company

Saturday, October 20, Showtime at 8:00 pm, Doors at 7:30 pm

Ticket Cost Adults $10.00, Students $5.00

HAMLET - October 11-28, 2018
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy, and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own morality in an imperfect world.

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Exhibit Pre Opens for the Gala
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Exhibit Pre Opens for the Gala

Gala Pre Opens on Friday, August 31, from 10 to 4 pm. 

This exhibit displays from August 31 to September 27, 10 to 4. 

Gala Reception is on Friday, September 14, from 6 to 10 pm. Artist attend the reception at no charge. This reception is part of our Annual Fundraiser. Ticket price will be announced at a later time.

 

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An Evening With...Kurt Deemer
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With...Kurt Deemer

Acclaimed musician and songwriter Kurt Deemer will perform his special variety of gritty power-pop and rock tunes from his album, Gaslight.  Hailed by Indie Rock Cafe magazine as, "...near timeless tracks that highlight Deemer's songwriting skill..."  as well as popular covers of the very best American guitar music.

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An Evening With Carol Sudhalter
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With Carol Sudhalter

International touring and teaching jazz performer Carol Sudhalter will perform an evening of be-bop, jazz, and old favorites on flute and saxophone.

Reserve your seats in advance:

4 Person Table, $70.00 in advance, Seating is cabaret-style.  (sorry, we cannot sell tables the day of the performance)

Side Seating, $15 each, in advance; $20 at the door, (no table for side seating)

Next Concert: Continuing on August 24

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Call to Artists for the Annual Gala Juried Exhibition
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Call to Artists for the Annual Gala Juried Exhibition

CALL TO ARTISTS!!! 
17TH ANNUAL GALA JURIED FINE ARTS EXHIBIT
ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 29, 2018
The Annual Gala Exhibition is a fine arts benefit and exhibition to celebrate years of providing accessible arts programming for artists, and our community. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and provides artists the chance to showcase their art work. The Arts Center is committed to presenting and promoting ‘excellence in arts.’

Exhibit Application Process: online at https://tacannualgala.artcall.org/ 
ArtCall.org is user friendly, easy to navigate and simplifies the entire jury process for both parties. Register first, submit your entries and pay your fees, all in one location. Submit up to four images for the Gala! Please contact the Arts Coordinator if you have any questions about the entry process with artcall.org. Email: dani.artscenter@gmail.com or 304.637.2355.

Eligibility/Requirements: Adults 18 +, open to US residents, original artwork (no reproductions,) family friendly, all mediums accepted. Sorry, no jewelry. 2D artwork must be professionally framed, with a wire hanging device. 3D art, not to exceed 60 lbs.

Delivery and Sales: Hand deliver or ship artwork by August 27, 2018. A 30% courtesy commission will be retained on all artwork sold.

Reception is Friday, September 14, at 6 pm. Awards announced during the reception. Exclusively a ticketed event. Artists receive free entry and half price on one guest ticket.

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An Evening with Vince Lewis
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Vince Lewis

Beginning Friday, June 22, 2018 our series, "An Evening With..." will begin with an intimate evening performance by internationally-acclaimed guitarist Vince Lewis. 

Reserve your seats in advance:

4 Person Table, $70.00 in advance, Seating is cabaret-style.  (sorry, we cannot sell tables the day of the performance)

Side Seating, $15 each, in advance; $20 at the door, (no table for side seating)

Next Concerts: Continuing on July 27, and August 24, these performances will showcase an individual artist each evening backed by a small combo.

 

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