John Terry Solo Exhibition
Oct
2
to Dec 19

John Terry Solo Exhibition

John Terry, photographer, has a Solo Exhibition in the Maxwell Gallery.

Opening Reception is Wednesday, October 2, from 6 to 8 pm. This exhibit will display from October 2 to mid December, 2019.

John Terry is a student of photography who, despite having taught visual art and photography at the high school level for over thirty years, believes there is always something new to learn and explore.

 John studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and, what is today, Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ., where he graduated with honors in art education. He has been a painter, printmaker, cartoonist and needlefelter, but photography has always been a favorite medium.

His photographs range from people, to wildlife, to scenics to, what John calls, “drive by shooting”. He hopes that his exhibit will foster a visual conversation between the viewer and the photos shot on six continents.

Dates John Terry’s solo exhibit is open during the week of MSFF

Wednesday, 6 pm to 8 pm

Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm

Friday, 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm (closed during the parade)

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 William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE Show is now scheduled for SATURDAY, October 19, 2019

Tickets will be sold at the door, $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students. The Arts Center accepts credit, check and cash (exact change.) Processing fee on credit.

Doors at 6:45 PM, curtain at 7:30 PM

Political intrigue, conspiracy, and social turmoil runs rife in Rome in one of Shakespeare's most daring and intense plays. Join us as the Vintage Theatre Company's Rustic Mechanicals present this thrilling dramatic work.

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Evening Performance features Ruby Hornsby
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Evening Performance features Ruby Hornsby

Doors at 6:45 PM, curtain at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students. Tickets are sold at the door. The Arts Center accepts credit, check and cash (exact change.) Processing fee on credit.

Ruby was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. At age 3, she began classical training on the violin which continued into college at West Virginia University. In her adult years, she branched out from classical violin, and began a lifelong adventure as a musical performer in multiple bands spanning from rock-n-roll to honky-tonk. In the studio, she’s recorded on cello, mandolin, bass, and piano, but typically performs live with violin, guitar, viola, and ukulele.

As a soloist, Ruby draws upon a lifetime of experience as a songwriter and live performer, creating a unique collaboration of musical styles including elements of her Appalachian roots, classical training, rock, blues, country, and old-time music to forge her own original genre she’s coined “Mountain Soul.”

Ruby’s musical techniques and smooth, soulful vocals leave audiences everywhere mesmerized.

More about Ruby: https://www.facebook.com/rubyhornsbymusic/

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Holiday Artists Market, Day 1
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artists Market, Day 1

Friday, December 6, 2019, from 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 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, but most importantly the artists!

This is a fundraiser and as a nonprofit organization, the proceeds support The Arts Center's numerous art programs.

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Holiday Artists Market, Day 2
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artists Market, Day 2

Friday, December 6, 2019, from 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 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, but most importantly the artists!

This is a fundraiser and as a nonprofit organization, the proceeds support The Arts Center's numerous art programs.

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Fall Festival Juried Exhibition
Oct
2
to Oct 5

Fall Festival Juried Exhibition

http://www.randolpharts.org/call-to-artists

Opening Reception for The Arts Center’s Fall Festival Exhibition, coinciding with the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival. Wednesday, October 2, from 6 to 8 pm. John Terry, photographer, has a Solo Exhibition in the Maxwell Gallery. Displays from October 2 to December 19, 2019.

There will be artwork for sale on the walls, and pottery ornaments. Proceeds support the artist and The Arts Center! This exhibit is open to artists and students residing in the State of West Virginia, both amateur and professionals accepted. Prize awards will be announced during the reception.

Sponsors: Jodie Parrack State Farm, West Virginia Watercolor Society, Seneca Trail Artist Guild, Davis Trust Bank, and Talbott Frame Shop. Thank you for helping make this exhibit possible.

Dates exhibit is open during the week of MSFF:

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6 pm to 8 pm

Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 am to 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 4, 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 am to 5 pm (closed during the parade)

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Call To Artists, Fall Juried Exhibition
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Call To Artists, Fall Juried Exhibition

Forms can be downloaded from the above link

Photo credit to Susan Johnston, Artist and Juror

2019 Juried Fall Exhibition

Truly a favorite for many artists in WV. The Juried Fall Exhibit, taking place the week of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival, features artwork from residents and students throughout West Virginia. Exhibit displays from October 2 to December 19. Awards will be announced at the reception on opening night, Wednesday, October 2, from 6 to 8 pm.

Awards: Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Honorable Mention (2), STAG (2), Davis Trust Purchase Prize, WVWS Award, Talbott Frame Shop Certificate, Queens Choice, Maid of Honors

JUROR FOR THE FALL JURIED EXHIBITION IS SUSAN JOHNSTON.

Johnston has been active in the arts throughout her adult life. Earning her arts education degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, she then taught art in public schools, worked as an illustrator and feature artist in HousePlant Magazine from 1992 to 1994, served as an adjunct faculty member in painting, conducted watercolor workshops, and volunteered in various towns to help bring more arts programming to communities. She currently serves as a member of the Garrett County Arts Council board of directors.

The artist is a past state president of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, for which her emphasis was providing grass-roots opportunities for artists to learn, as well as exhibit works in their own communities.

Her paintings have been accepted in regional and national shows, at which she has garnered numerous awards. In addition to having her art on display at The Gallery Shop in Oakland, her work is included in public and private collections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri, Delaware and West Virginia. She has presented solo shows at numerous colleges as well.

ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULTS:

*Open to all WV residents, 18+, both Amateurs and Professionals

*All mediums accepted, no jewelry

2D: must be professionally framed, with a wire hanging device. Plexiglass is preferred for entries exceeding 36 in

3D: must not exceed 40 lbs, safe from dangerous edges

*Limit FOUR (4) entries per adult

*Entry Fees: Members $35 and Non Members $45. MUST be a member of The Arts Center in order to receive the entry member rate!

DROP OFF DATES FOR ADULTS AND STUDENTS:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 FROM 9 TO NOON

OR DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS, SEPT 24 TO SEPT 27, 10 TO 4

Student Fall Art Show

Requirements/Eligibility:

*Must be currently enrolled in a WV primary or secondary school

*Medium: All 2D/3D mediums accepted, no jewelry

*Label the back, lower left side of the work with name, title, instructor, and school

Entries: 2 entries per student

*2D: must be mounted on foam board (no frames) Foam Board does not bend or sway.

*3D: should be free standing

Fee: $5 per student, Cash, Check, Credit (processing fees applied on credit)

Entry fees support the exhibit display. Ribbons Only.

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Art Center Sliders, Run 4 It
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Art Center Sliders, Run 4 It

Registration will open on April 1, 2019 for the 13th annual RUN FOR IT, a 2k walk and 5k race hosted by the Tucker Community Foundation.

This year’s race will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the town of Davis during the Leaf Peepers Festival. The 2k course is 1.2 miles around town, walk only and the 5k is 3.1 miles and winds through the town. The 5k is USATF sanctioned and the course is for walkers and competitive runners.

The registration cost is $10 with half of the entry fee supporting a charity of the participant’s choice. Individuals or teams can register online, raceroster.com/22458, or download an entry form or event packet at www.tuckerfoundation.net/run

Teams must register before August 31. Racers can pre-register up to Sept. 24 or onsite (Davis Volunteer Fire Department) Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 and join a team.

The Tucker Community Foundation challenges participants to raise team support for the community causes and charities of their choice during a six-month campaign and then run or walk for that cause In September.

More than 200 cash awards are given to the teams raising the most awareness and support along with demonstrating the best effort or having the best T-shirt.

Half of entry fees, 100 percent of team sponsor donations, and 100 percent of race day awards are distributed to the cause represented.

Since its inception, RUN FOR IT has generated more than $1.75 million for participating organizations throughout the region. Last year more than 1,400 racers of all ages and abilities lined up to walk, run or roll (wheelchair or stroller).

Race sponsors are recognized throughout the six-month campaign and all contributions are tax deductible. To learn more about RUN FOR IT visit, http://www.tuckerfoundation.net/run/ or call 304-259-5008 or email kelly@tuckerfoundation.net

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Legendary Classical Guitarists Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry del Casale in Concert
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Legendary Classical Guitarists Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry del Casale in Concert


Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry del Casale

Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry del Casale


Two of the world’s finest classical and jazz guitarists take the floor Saturday, September 21, 2019, for a once-in-a-lifetime performance for our area. Brazilian guitar maestro Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Latin Grammy-nominated duo partner Larry del Casale will perform for one evening in Elkins at The Arts Center in an intimate, cabaret-style concert showcasing their decades of award-winning guitar craftsmanship. Tickets are $90.00 for a table, $25.00 for individual tickets. Seating limited, so make sure to reserve your place now for this rare and incredible show.

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"The Old West," 18th Annual Gala Fundraiser,
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

"The Old West," 18th Annual Gala Fundraiser,

The Arts Center presents the 18th Annual Gala

The Annual Gala is a fine arts benefit and exhibition to celebrate years of providing accessible arts programming for artists, and our community. The annual exhibition coincides as 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.’

The Arts Center hosts our biggest fundraiser of the year. Silent Auction! 50/50 Raffle, live music, dinner, dessert, dancing, art exhibit opening, and good company! 

Door Price is $65. Advance Price is $60. Cash, Check or Credit Card. Please use exact cash, change is limited. A processing fee is applied to all credit card purchases.

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18th Annual Gala Exhibition Pre-Opens
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

18th Annual Gala Exhibition Pre-Opens

Exhibition Pre Opens on Friday, August 23, from 10 to 4 pm. 

This exhibit displays from August 23 to September 27, 10 to 4. 

Gala Reception is on Friday, September 13, from 6 to 10 pm. This reception is part of our Annual Fundraiser. Ticket price will be announced at a later time. 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.’

 

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Joan Crawford Art Exhibition
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Joan Crawford Art Exhibition

Opening Reception is Friday, July 12, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm

Exhibit displays from July 12 to mid August of 2019

Joan Crawford creates magical worlds with jigsaw cut, painted doors, sculpture and mixed media. People are still talking about her amazing last local show which was in 2013. Don't miss the chance to see this amazing body of work.

Crawford was born and raised in Hubbard, Ohio, and “Ravens Ring Island” in West Virginia has been her home for many years. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and an master’s degree from WVU. She has taught art at Davis & Elkins College and at Slippery Rock University. Crawford was also employed as a set and costume designer at Julliard in New York City.

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Jul
12
to Aug 16

Joan Crawford Art Exhibition

Exhibit displays from July 12 to mid August of 2019.

Joan Crawford creates magical worlds with jigsaw cut, painted doors, sculpture and mixed media. People are still talking about her amazing last local show which was in 2013. Don't miss the chance to see this amazing body of work.

Crawford was born and raised in Hubbard, Ohio, and “Ravens Ring Island” in West Virginia has been her home for many years. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and an master’s degree from WVU. She has taught art at Davis & Elkins College and at Slippery Rock University. Crawford was also employed as a set and costume designer at Julliard in New York City.

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Art Program for the Elkins Park and Rec Summer Camp
Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Art Program for the Elkins Park and Rec Summer Camp

Elkins City Park Summer Camp attends an art class weekly at The Arts Center. Although, this particular program is only open to those registered for the EPRC Summer camp, we do feel its important for people to know this is happening. Art Instructors teach weekly lessons in various mediums such as watercolors, acrylic, pottery and mixed media. If you are interested in the EPRC Summer camp you must register your child with EPRC in June 2019. To register call 304.636.3960. The Arts Center is not able to register you for this.

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Call to Artists, 18th Annual Gala
Jun
10
to Jul 21

Call to Artists, 18th Annual Gala

https://tacgala.artcall.org/
Please use this link to submit entries for the 18th Annual Gala Juried Arts Exhibition. Use the same email/password for artcall as used in previous years.
Accepting entries from June 1 through July 21, 2019.

All details, requirements, eligibility and guidelines are available on the artcall.org website link.

Prize Awards:

Best of Show, $500

First, $300

Second, $200

Third, $100

3D Prize, $100

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West Virginia Celebration Exhibition
May
30
to Jul 5

West Virginia Celebration Exhibition

The West Virginia Celebration Exhibition

Upcoming West Virginia Celebration Exhibition featuring WV inspired art. Designed to highlight our state's beauty, our West Virginia Celebration is poised to be one of our best attended exhibits, and will be visited by educators, artists, exhibit jurors, and cultural dignitaries from all over the state and beyond.

All mediums accepted. Painting, photography, wood work, glass, pottery, sculpture, fabric, and more...this exhibit has no limits. This exhibit will display May 30 to July 5.

RECEPTION JUNE 20, WEST VIRGINIA DAY, 6 to 8 pm

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Chet Lowther Solo Exhibition
May
30
to Jul 5

Chet Lowther Solo Exhibition

RECEPTION ON JUNE 20, WV DAY, FROM 6 TO 8 PM

Chet Lowther is a visual artist and musician based in Charleston, WV. Originally born in Ireland, WV, he moved to Charleston in 2001 and has lived here ever since.

After receiving his degree in Art Education from Fairmont University, he taught (and continues to teach) art lessons for years. About ten years ago, however, he began to focus on creating his own pieces and opened up his studio and gallery on Hale Street in downtown Charleston.

Working with acrylic, oils, and encaustic mediums (painting using melted beeswax), Chet has created a gorgeous collection of colorful landscapes and other works, showing West Virginia in full, vibrant color.

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Hatfields & McCoys, Amercian Blood Feud
May
30
to Jul 5

Hatfields & McCoys, Amercian Blood Feud

THE HATFIELDS & MCCOYS: AMERICAN BLOOD FEUD TRAVELING EXHIBIT

This exhibit features the Hatfield and McCoy feud in southern West Virginia and Kentucky in the late 1800s. There have been numerous pop culture references, even a television series. The feud has been a piece of history and culture for a long time.

When the media caught wind of the Hatfield and McCoy feud, negative stereotypes were developed for West Virginians and Appalachians.

Developed by the West Virginia Humanities Council and illustrated by West Virginia University graphic design students with financial support from ZMM Architects and Engineers, this traveling exhibit relates the history of the events that have become synonymous with the word feud.

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Reception on June 20, WV Day, from 6 to 8 pm


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Rainbow Factory, Private Group
May
10
8:00 AM08:00

Rainbow Factory, Private Group

The Rainbow Factory is an arts related event collaborating with the BOE in Randolph County. Although this group is not a public event, it is important to know this event happens. Children from Randolph County schools attend an “Arts Day” at The Arts Center. Rainbow Factory artists and volunteers are here instructing art to children. The Arts Center provides art materials for this group and of course the space!

This years art projects relate to animals and the projects lined up are amazing!

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Mental Health Awareness Art Show "The Art of Awareness"
May
1
to May 10

Mental Health Awareness Art Show "The Art of Awareness"

"The Art of Awareness"

May is mental health month and this art exhibit will be bringing awareness to youth mental health. Students at Elkins Middle School submitted art work that will be displayed anonymously. Artwork showcased will be depicting what mental health means to the students. An informational table will also be set up with free mental health related handouts. Some stats: 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness. 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Youth Health Services, Kali Elza

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May of 2019, Youth Health Services has collaborated with Elkins Middle School and The Arts Center to put on a small art show. This show will display for 2 weeks only from May 1 to May 10. The Arts Center will be open during normal gallery hours Tuesday to Friday, from 10 to 4 pm. If the “Open” flag is not displayed on our front sign, please enter through the back side of the building, which faces City Park.

https://www.youth-health.org/bh-mental-health/

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History: Mental Health Awareness Month was started in the United States in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization (then known as the National Association for Mental Health). Each year in mid-March Mental Health America releases a toolkit of materials to guide preparation for outreach activities during Mental Health Awareness Month. During the month of May, Mental Health America, its affiliates, and other organizations interested in mental health conduct a number of activities which are based on a different theme each year.

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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

$20 per person, pay at door!

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 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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Professional Poetry Readings
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

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, opens at 6:30 pm, FREE, Opening Reception and poetry readings by students

Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9 pm, FREE, readings from the community

Friday, April 26, from 7 to 9 pm, professional poetry readings. Ticket cost TBA

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Community Poetry Readings
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Community Poetry Readings

Celebrate National Poetry Month. Poetry & Art Exhibition, Artwork inspired by poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month and poetry readings. Doug Van Gundy has a photography exhibit in the Maxwell Gallery!

Schedule

Friday, April 5, opens at 6:30 pm, FREE, Opening Reception and poetry readings by students

Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9 pm, FREE, readings from the community

Friday, April 26, from 7 to 9 pm, professional poetry readings. Ticket cost TBA

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Poetry & Art Exhibition
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

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, opens at 6:30 pm, FREE, Opening Reception and poetry readings by students

Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9 pm, FREE, readings from the community

Friday, April 26, from 7 to 9 pm, professional poetry readings. Ticket cost TBA

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