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becker_warmglowThis spring, artists and nature lovers can learn how to use the creative techniques of “Spritzilism” to capture Nature’s endless design patterns. The painting style, developed by teaching Artist Judith Becker, uses real botanicals as templates–flowers, leaves, even weeds! Becker demonstrates and teaches her method of using sprayed watercolor and a choice of paints, pencils or acrylics to bring out Nature’s endless design patterns.

A certified instructor, Becker will also teach Intermediate Watercolor Painting, Intermediate Watercolor Pencil, and Intermediate Colored Pencil, continuing from basic classes that have been offered previously. New students with experience are welcome for these classes, to be held on Wed. and Friday afternoons beginning May 7.

The Berkeley Art Works studio will also host an Acrylic Painting Playground with instructor Jean Kellogg introducing varied creative techniques on Thursday evenings beginning May 8.

Full descriptions, schedule details and online registration are available at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/instruction/. For more information, email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, and hosts art exhibits, classes and workshops, and a co-op sales gallery. All activities are sponsored by the nonprofit Berkeley Arts Council.

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The artists’ reception for the Berkeley Arts Council’s Fourth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit will be held tomorrow (Saturday) evening, April 12 from 5-7 pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

This year’s exhibit received a record number of entries from 14 states. Juror Lauren Schell Dickens, Assistant Curator for Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Art Museum Selected 36 artworks from 27 artists from 12 states. The exhibit is on display through May 4.

Come downtown to the Art Works and meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments at our reception. If you haven’t yet visited the Berkeley Art Works, now would be a great time to check out fine art and fine craft items by our “Artists at The Works” co-op group AND a wonderful exhibit juried from a wide range of submissions from around the country as well as all over West Virginia.

The Berkeley Art Works, a service of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans.

The Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg presents “Second Friday Poetry Reading: Yours or Another’s” on Friday, April 11from 6:30-8:00pm. Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given.

For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

bawks-160square-for-FBThe Berkeley Art Works, a service of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans.

 

The Dance Works 2014 Festival is in the books. It was a great event with over 100 young women and girls participated in six master class workshops. Saturday night there was a selection of performances.

Click on the image below to see a video slide show of photographs captured by photographer Rip Smith, with an assist from Mary-Jo Bennett.

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Click on this image to view the video slide show of the photographs from the Dance Works 2014 Festival.

Dance Works is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council in association with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Department.

To clarify — on Friday, registration begins as 3:45. Studio directors pick up packets with wristbands for their dancers and hand them out. At 4:30, the intermediate and advanced master classes begin. To allow for later school dismissal times, the beginning class is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 pm. A panel discussion for high school students and parents begins at 6:15, followed by technical rehearsals for the performances from 7:00 on. Performers should have received their tech schedules this week.

Poetry Tonight!

poetry-nightJoin us tonight, March 14 from 6:30-8 pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, for “Second Friday Poetry Readings; Yours or Another’s”.

Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given.

For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

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Lovers of dance will enjoy the opportunity to see performances by a dozen local companies appearing as part of the Dance Works 2014 Festival being held at Musselman High School. Three invited guest artists will also be appearing in the show, which begins at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, March 22.

Performers include dancers from Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, Fragrant Offering Dance Co., Inwood Dance Co. and Inwood Performing Arts, Jefferson High’s Charisma Dance Ensemble, Neshema Dance of Hagerstown, New Hopewell Center for the Performing Arts, Rhythm N Motion and their Turning Pointe Dance Co., the Parks Dept. Turning Pointe Centre for Dance, and Washington High’s Synergy Dance Ensemble.

Enriching the dance experience will be performances by guest artists JoshuaLegg/DanceProjects, KittyClarkMoves, and Tiffanie Carson of Christopher K. Morgan and Artists. A piece by rising Chicago choreographer Eddy Ocampo brings a unique contemporary style to round out the program.

The gala performance is part of a two-day celebration of dance that begins Friday with the first of a series of master classes. The Dance Works planning team is bringing instructors from regional professional companies to give young dancers ages 10 – 18 years the chance to experience varied styles and techniques. Thirteen sessions range from classical and pointe through contemporary, modern and jazz to techniques in partnering. A panel discussion will help young students who plan to continue to pursue a life in dance beyond high school.

The gala performance is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased online through https://www.ticketriver.com/event/10347-dance-works-festival-2014.

The Dance Works activities were planned by a panel of dance directors, and are produced by the Berkeley Arts Council. Support from the MBC Parks and Recreation Department helped make the event possible. For more information about the Berkeley Arts Council visit http://www.berkeleyartswv.org or email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com.]

Dance Works is a collaborative creation by members of the local dance community and the Berkeley Arts Council, a nonprofit, volunteer organization devoted to building a vibrant arts community in Berkeley County.

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