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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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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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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CALL TO ARTISTS, JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY
May
29
to May 30

CALL TO ARTISTS, JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY

Open to professional and amateur photographers. All styles of photography are accepted. All images must be submitted electronically to the Arts Coordinator via email by midnight, May 29, 2018. In person entries are accepted via thumb drive. You may submit 3 images intended to exhibit. Artwork should have been completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited in the Great Hall Gallery. Please include your form with entries. Payment is due when entries are submitted. Images must be clear and labeled accordingly. No video or 3D works. Work entered may not have been previously exhibited in the Gallery.
Requirements: All recent artworks must be family friendly. All artworks should be listed as NFS or the price for sale. There is a 30% courtesy commission on all sold artworks. This % supports the exhibit and associated expenses. All artwork must be PROFESSIONALLY Framed, with a wire hanging device on the back. Sign a condition and liabilities agreement upon drop off of work.
Eligibility: 18 and up, original works only, family friendly, no nudity
Application Fee: $30 Members; $45 Non Members, submit application with images and payment
Email Entries as jpg, png, to: dani.artscenter@gmail.com, Arts Coordinator for Exhibits

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