Berkeley Arts Bulletin
November 2016

Events

Art Exhibits

Special Events

Music and Dance

Theatre

'Specially for Kids

Opportunities: Classes, Workshops, Calls for Artists

How to submit an event to the Bulletin

Partners

Apollo Civic Theatre


Trails and Trees Studio Tour
trailsandtrees.org



West Virginia Commission on the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts


Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation


Corporate
Sponsors




 

Berkeley Arts Council News

Opening November 9
Our Seventh Annual

Holiday Art and Craft Market

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg
Wed-Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, Sat 11-4

For the seventh year, the Berkeley Arts Council presents the work of some of the finest artists and artisans in the region with affordable creative gifts for your Holiday shopping.

We really need your input!

We want to connect with more residents of Berkeley County (and our region) so we can direct the Arts Council's resources and energy to programs and projects that are meaningful to people. We want to hear from you whether you are an artist, or non-artist.

Along the way, we'll be sharing what we learn with community organizations who help make arts available and accessible throughout the area. Some or our current partners will be helping to get this survey distributed so we can get lots of input.

We also invite you to forward this email to others you know, perhaps to organizations you belong to. We need to hear from folks who aren't on our regular contact lists so we get a wide perspective.

So here it is: our SurveyMonkey debut. It's not long and its mostly multiple choice. You can do this!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3H7D3YQ


Berkeley Arts Council November Classes

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting
Thursdays, 1-4pm; November 10, 17, December 1, 8 (Four Weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Fridays 1 - 4 pm; November 11, 18, December 2, 9 (Four Weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

Realistic Rendering! One Day Workshop
Saturday 10am - 2pm November 12 (Four Hours)
Instructor: Jean Kellogg

For details and online registration please visit artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Open Call for Artists and Artisans

Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the "Artists at The Works" co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works. The co-op space in the gallery currently has one open space each for a two-dimensional artist and a three-dimensional artist. Details Here

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Regular Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-8; Saturday, 11-4; (or by appointment) Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Closed

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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works

Continuing through November 5
Eastern WV Juried Exhibit; The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fourth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibition will be on display October 5 - November 5, 2016. Reception Friday, October 14 from 5-7pm

Berkeley Art Works

Continuing through November 5
Judith Becker Originals; Berkeley Arts Council Teaching Artist will offer a selection of original watercolor, color pencil, and mixed media works for display in the Back Space gallery in the Berkeley Art Works. This will be a unique opportunity to see the range of work by this talented artist and teacher and to acquire her original artwork much of which has not been offered previously in Martinsburg.

Continuing through November 15
Bridge Gallery Abstract Exhibit featuring local artists Fran Skiles, Don Black and others.  Opening Reception Sat, 5-7:30.  The Bridge Gallery, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike Shepherdstown, WV. Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 12-6 SUn 12-4; free 304-876-2300; www.bridgegalleryandframing.com or aartskb (at) msn .com

November 4-30
The Photographers of Fluent
 at the Fire Hall Gallery (downtown Charles Town inside the Visitor's Center, 109 N. George St). Opening Reception Fri, Nov 11, 6–8 pm. Exhibit runs Nov 4–Nov 30. Sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Council.

November 11 - 13
Potomac River Artists Guild Holiday Art Show. Original as well as prints available at reasonable prices. Do your Christmas Shopping here!  Reception Saturday 3-5pm Shepherdstown Community Center at German and King Streets.  Fri  10 am to 8 pm, Sat 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday 9-3 Potomac River Artists Guild (PRAG) Free 240-818-3851; potomacriverartistsguild.org or cawilks44 (at) gmail .com

Special Events

Trails and Trees Studio Tour

November 5 – 6
Trails and Trees Studio Tour. A weekend tour in Berkeley County, featuring talented artists working in glass, paint, wood, iron, ceramics, & more. Watch for signs! Sat/Sun  10 am - 5 pm Trails and Trees Studio Tour Free 304-271-8872; trailsandtrees.org or info (at) trailsandtrees .org

The Trails and Trees Studio Tour is an opportunity to leisurely roam the scenic back roads of historic Berkeley County WV and visit the studios of the talented artisans that call it home. The Tour is free and you travel at your own pace from studio to studio to get that behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and a chance to chat with the artists and learn about their special talents and skills. Each studio provides refreshments and also has a door prize drawing for a specially selected item!

November 12 -13
Over the Mountain Studio Tour. Visit the Over the Mountain Studio Tour, 25 artists at 10 stops, all located in Jefferson County, WV.  Please visit our website for tour map Sat/Sun, 10am - 5pm free ; 304-725-056 www.studiotourwv.org or info (at) studiotourwv .org

November 15
Speak Story Series Presents Storyteller Oba William King. Oba ignites audiences with his blend of drumming, poetry, theater, & storytelling. Show  topics: visiting Benin, HIV/AIDS prevention, & slave trade. Shepherdstown Community Club 102 E. German Street Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Tuesday November 15 7:30 - 9:00 Speak Story Series $10 reserved, $12 at the door, $8 Students with ID 304-886-9481; www.speakwv.org or info (at) speakwv .org

December 2
Annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Craft Show. luminaries at  6pm,  lighting of characters at 7pm Party at Mansion House  Hagerstown City Park and Mansion House Art Gallery Friday December 2, 2016 6-8pm Hagerstown Parks and Recreation and the Valley Art Association Free 240-818-3851; www.valleyartassoc.com or cawilks44 (at) gmail.com

Music and Dance

Music

November 5
Masterworks Chorale Gloria and Magnificat. Masterworks Chorale presents Baroque favorites, the Vivaldi Gloria and Bach Magnificat, featuring full orchestra and soloists Rob Tudor and Melanie Regan. Frank Center Theater Saturday 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music $15 general admission; $10 for faculty, staff, alumni, seniors, 18 & under 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

November 6
Concert: Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band. "Mainstream Bluegrass At Its Best (Bluegrass Unlimited) - with a music video in national rotation and past tour dates with Loretta Lynn, and others.   Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, Route 901, Hedgesville November 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Concerts in the Community Adults: $5.00; Students K-12 $3.00; Age 4 and younger: free  304-754-5039; www.fwpc.info  or concertsinthecommunity (at) comcast.net

November 10
Shepherd Jazz Ensembles. An exciting night of jazz, displaying a wide range of styles. Frank Center Theater Thursday 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music $10 general admission; $5 for faculty, staff, alumni, seniors, 18 & under 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

November 15
Wind Symphony. Enjoy an evening of wind band classics led by student conductors. Come get a glimpse of the conductors of tomorrow!  Frank Center Theater Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music $10 general admission; $5 for faculty, staff, alumni, seniors, 18 & under 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

November 16
Magical Music of Cape Breton with Cassie and Maggie MacDonald. Enjoy a rare evening of lively Cape Breton fiddle, piano, song, and stepdance with sisters, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald.  Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church 8PM Shepherdstown Music & Dance $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members, $10 students (304) 263-2531; smad.us or updf (at) earthlink .net

November 17
Fall Opera Scenes. An intimate afternoon performance of excerpts from well-known operas.  W. H. Shipley Recital Hall Thursday 2:30 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music FREE and open to the public. 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

November 19
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert. All-Mozart concert featuring Symphony No. 39 and overtures and arias from various operas. Soloist will be DC-based Soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot.  Trinity Episcopal Church, Church and German Streets, Shepherdstown. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Friends of Music $25 ($22.50 before Nov. 6); free for Friends of Music Members 304-876-5765; http://www.friendswv.org or info (at) friendswv.org

November 28
Composition Recital. Come hear a distinguished list of young composers as they present their vision of tomorrow’s music.  McCoy Rehearsal Hall Monday 7:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music FREE and open to the public. 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

November 29
Small Ensembles Recital. Mixed student chamber ensembles will present works by various composers. McCoy Rehearsal Hall Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music FREE and open to the public. 304-876-5555; www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd .edu

Dance

Continuing through November 29
Super Hero Boys Class.  Super Heroes age 5-8 brave enough to save the human world. A fun way to explore creativity, flexibility and build self confidence through movement; Tuesday 4:30-5:30 Inwood Performing Arts Company $61 monthly 304-229-3209; www.inwoodperformingarts.com  or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

November 5
Belly Dance Workshop. Open level, retreat-style belly dance workshop with live drumming & refreshments. LGBTQ friendly, for adults & teens.  Beginners welcome. MAC Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Jensuya Belly Dance $50  304-258-7647; www.facebook.com/JensuyaBellyDance or raqs (at) tarabraqs .com

December 15 -16
Nutcracker K-12 Performances. included is a 45 seminar on dance history and theatre ettiquette at your school and a 70 minute live performance feature professional guest artists   Musselman High School 9:30 am and 11 am Inwood Dance Company $5.00  304-229-3209; www.inwoodperformingarts.com  or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

Theatre

Apollo Civic Theatre

November 18-20
Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens; November 18 at 7:30November 19 at 1:00 and 7:30,November 20 at 2:30. Online price adults $10 student/child $5, at door adults $12 student/child $7; 304-263-6766; apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

Upcoming Holiday Shows:

December 1-11
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley; Old Opera House; www.oldoperahouse.org or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

December 9-17
The Best Christmas Pagent Ever!; Apollo Civic Theatre; apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

'Specially for Kids

November 12 – December 25
The NUTTY NUTCRACKER. Come join us at our holiday show. It's the nuttiest Nutcracker you'll ever see. Lots of fun when King Rat tries to steal a wish from the Nutcracker.  412 W King Street;  Sat and Sun at 1pm Doors open 20 mins before show $6. for 2 years and up 304-258-4074; www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Opportunities: Classes, Workshops, Calls for Artists

Berkeley Art Works
Open Call for Artists and Artisans

Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the "Artists at The Works" co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works.
The co-op space in the gallery currently has one open space each for a two-dimensional artist and a three-dimensional artist. Details Here

Classes and Workshops

If you have not already done so, please take our Art Instruction Survey and let us know of your interest in art classes.

Berkeley Art Works

For details and online registration, visit artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Classes For November

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting
Thursdays, 1-4pm; November 10, 17, December 1, 8
(Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Fridays 1 - 4 pm; November 11, 18, December 2, 9
(Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Realistic Rendering! One Day Workshop
Saturday 10am - 2pm November 12 (Four Hours)
Instructor: Jean Kellogg

How to Submit an Arts Event

Each participant in The Berkeley Arts Bulletin helps spread the news about the wealth of arts events in Berkeley County and the surrounding region. By combining forces each organization becomes stronger. Here’s what you need to do:

Submit details about your arts event by using the online form at www.berkeleyartswv.org/bab/
The page includes instructions.

Deadline: the 20th of the month prior to the event. You may submit events up to two months in advance. 

The editors reserve the right to condense information to allow listing the maximum number of events.

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