Doug Van Gundy Solo Exhibition
Apr
5
to Apr 26

Doug Van Gundy Solo Exhibition

Artist’s Statement: I have always been fascinated by how little regard we humans have for the animals that are best adapted to live in our environment: rats, coyotes, cockroaches, and, of course, pigeons. I find it fascinating that the wild creatures who commonly live among us are subject to our scorn, while if they were rare or distant, we might find them fascinating or even beautiful. The fact that they are commonplace doesn’t prevent them being both fascinating and beautiful, particularly pigeons.

Pigeons, with their wonderful variety of patterns and colors — white and gray, brown, black and green — their whirling, tumbling flight and bobbing inquisitive heads have been a source of fascination for me since I was a child. Pigeons are clownish and graceful, childlike and humble.  Whenever I travel, especially to larger cities, I seek them out.

I usually don't have to look far.  The public places where people congregate: parks, museums, public squares, and streets are the natural habitat of this urban bird, and they are nearly fearless.

For the past 15 years, I have been chasing them when I find them, photographing them in the human landscape that is their home as well as ours.

 

Doug Van Gundy

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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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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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Mental Health Awareness Art Show "The Art of Awareness"
May
1
to May 11

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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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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West Virginia Exhibition and WVDCH's The Hatfield & McCoys
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

West Virginia Exhibition and WVDCH's The Hatfield & McCoys

Chet Lowther has a solo exhibition in the Maxwell Gallery

West Virginia Exhibit will display from May 15 through the end of June of 2019

RECEPTION TBA

The West Virginia exhibit opens on May 15 for viewing in the Great Hall Gallery. The Reception will be announced at a later date. This exhibit is a celebration of WV, featuring WV inspired artwork. In addition, The Hatfields & McCoys, WVDCH will be on display at The Arts Center. American Blood Feud. 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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Chet Lowther Solo Exhibition
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Chet Lowther Solo Exhibition

Chet Lowther has a solo exhibition in the Maxwell Gallery

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.

West Virginia Exhibit and the Hatfield and McCoys will display simultaneously in the Great Hall from May 15 through the end of June of 2019

RECEPTION TBA

The West Virginia exhibit opens on May 15 for viewing in the Great Hall Gallery. The Reception will be announced at a later date. This exhibit is a celebration of WV, featuring WV inspired artwork. In addition, The Hatfields & McCoys, WVDCH will be on display at The Arts Center. American Blood Feud. 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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Art Program for the Elkins Park and Rec Summer Camp
Jun
10
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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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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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

18th Annual Gala Exhibition PreOpens

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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Team Arts Center, Run 4 It
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Team Arts Center, 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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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

John Terry Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 2, from 6 to 8 pm. John Terry, photographer, has a Solo Exhibition in the Maxwell Gallery. More details on John Terry and his works will be published soon.

This exhibit will display from October 2 to mid December, 2019.

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

Youth Art Month, and The Arts & Earth Exhibitions Reception

Student Art and The Arts & Earth Program Exhibitions 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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Mardi Gras Party
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Gras Party

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $35 on Friday March 1, 2019. Doors open right before 6:00 pm.

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

RSVP 304.637.2355

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!

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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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