Berkeley Arts Bulletin: Upcoming Events

New Berkeley Arts Council Children’s Classes
‘Specially for Kids! Parents have been asking us for children’s art activities and instruction. We reserved the space, now we have an outstanding partner and instructor to bring the program to life. Joe Santoro, of Wonderment Puppet Theater and an art instructor in the county, will offer our first kids’ class on January 20 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Joe will lead kids into a series of four creative activities based on paperfolding techniques (basic origami). After decorating with patterns and colors, the creations become the basis for storytelling and fun! Registration at this link: This should be popular, so sign up quickly. It’s just two weeks away!

Paperfolding and Storytelling (ages 6-10)
Saturdays January 20, 27, February 3, 10; 10:30-12noon (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Joe Santoro
Using basic paperfolding tips and tricks, students will decorate their creations and use them as the basis for storytelling activities. Lots of individual creativity with a different project each week.

Learn about that new camera you got for Christmas!
Taking Control of Your Digital Camera (Age 16 and up)
Saturdays January 20, 27, February 3, 10; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: David Rehor
Producing better photographic images through creative “manual” control of a digital camera. Students are required to have some experience with the basic functions of their particular digital camera.
Please visit for details, online registration.

Call for Artists
And, if you join or renew and pay your dues by January 14, 2018 you are eligible to display one or two pieces of work in the annual membership exhibit:
2018 Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council for 2018 are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 17 through February 24, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday, January 19 from 5-7pm.
The exhibit is not juried. Artists members may join or renew online or at the gallery when the artwork is delivered for the exhibit. There is no entry fee other than membership dues. For details visit

Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. For the full prospectus and online entry visit

Art Exhibits
January 17 - February 24
2018 Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit
Our Members Show their creativity. Members of the Berkeley Arts Council display their work in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Reception Friday, January 19, 5-7pm.

Through February 28
Journey: One girl’s view through her lens - Photography of Tina Snyder at the South Jefferson Library. Monday through Thursday 10- 7, Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 1-5, closed Fridays Reception is 1/28/18, from 2-4 pm. South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church Street, Summit Point , free 304-725-6227; or sue.floyd (at)

January 5 -28
“Promises, Promises” Valley Art Association/Mansion House all-member exhibit, Promises and other creative things. Mansion House Art Gallery, Hagerstown MD. Fri & Sat, 11am-4pm; Sun 1-5pm; free 301-797-2867; or donnamasonart (at)

Special Events
January 13
The Potters’ Round Table. The Potters’ Round Table is a discussion group for Potters, Ceramic Artists and anyone interested in clay. Meetings are open to the public. 1441 West Washington Street, Harpers Ferry/Bolivar, WV. Saturday,10:00 - 12:00 Washington Street Studios; Free 240-586-1126; or dennis_stark (at)

January 11
Pianist Jason Solounias‚ Shepherd Salon Series Concert. Award-winning pianist Jason Solounias performs works by Villa-Lobos, Schumann, Debussy, and Stravinsky. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. W.H. Shipley Recital Hall Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; or music (at)

January 13
Two Rivers String Quartet Concert. The concert willl feature two works: Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13. Trinity Episcopal Church, West German Street, Shepherdstown. Saturday 7:30-9:30 pm Friends of Music. Free for Friends of Music members; others $20; 304-876-5765; or info (at)

January 14
14th Annual Honor Band Concert, directed by Dr. Scott Hippensteel and guest conductor Michael Mogensen, and the Honor Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Kurtis Adams. Frank Center Theater Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music $5 general admission 304-876-5555; or music (at)

January 12 - 21
“Good People”. An insightful comedy of class and culture, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Broadway hit is darkly funny and surprisingly touching. Some mature language. Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, VA Thu-Sat 8p; Sun 2p Winchester Little Theatre Adult $19.75; Senior $17.75; Student $15.50 540-662-3331; or wlt (at) wltonline .org

February 2-11
“Last of the Red Hot Lovers”; Apollo Civic Theatre 128 E Martin St Martinsburg, WV Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri/Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm Adults $17, Senior/Military/Student $14, Children $12 304-263-6766; or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

‘Specially for Kids
January 13 – February 17
“Puss n Boots” at Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg. Sat and Sun 1pm. $6 for 2 years and up 304-260-9382; or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com