July and August Events from the Berkeley Arts Bulletin

July 11 - August 11: Photo18
The Berkeley Arts Council announces Photo18, its fifth annual juried Photography Exhibit. Juror Frank Herrera selected 26 images from 23 artists out of 108 images submitted. In addition to West Virginia, artists from nine other states are represented in the exhibit. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. For a full list of the accepted artists visit berkeleyartswv.org/photo18/.

July 11 - August 4
Watercolor Paintings by Charlie Mortensen
Berkeley Arts Council member Charlie Mortensen will present a selection of watercolor paintngs in the Back Space Gallery at the Berkeley Art Works. He has been making art for more than 50 years. He studied art at the California College of Arts and Crafts and West Virginia University. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He presently lives and works at his home and studio along Opequon Creek in Berkeley County. Join us for a reception on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Upcoming Classes at the Berkeley Art Works
Plans for autumn are already afoot at the Art Works, with new classes and open studio series on the drawing board (pun intended). Details to be announced mid July, but here are some hints:

Got a yearning to be learning acrylics? We know folks have been asking for this one. Bob Howard will be teaching starting September 8, on Saturday mornings. Also, check out his Printmaking workshop for August 4, listed below.

Designed especially for homeschoolers, David Heatwole (new teacher at the Art Works) will be instructing Beginning Oil Painting on Wednesdays, followed by studio sessions for young folk and adults wishing to brush up or move ahead with their skills. We’re glad to be adding this topic to our catalog.

Also, favorite Judith Becker returns in September with popular requests and topics to refresh or build new skills. Current students may send her their wish list.

Meanwhile, here are some quick workshops for summer fun:
Watercolor Fix-it Workshop
Saturday, July 14, 1-4pm (Three hours)
Instructor: Judith Becker
How to Photograph Your Artwork (Two Separate Sessions)
(Special discounted tuition for BAC Members)
Sunday July 15, 10am-1pm (Three Hours)
Saturday July 21, 10am-1pm (Three Hours)
Instructor: Rip Smith
Printmaking Workshop
Saturday, August 4, 10am - 3pm (Four hours plus lunch break)
Instructor: Robert Howard
Painting Various Forms of Waters Workshop
Saturday, August 11, 1-4pm (three Hours)
Instructor: Judith Becker
For descriptions, details and how to register visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Art Exhibits
Continuing through July 29
“LETS EAT”. Valley Art Association member exhibit on the theme of “Lets Eat” at the Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown Fri/Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm Valley Art Association Free 301-797-2867 valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com
July 1 - 28
Awesome Art Girls Club Awesome Art Experience. The Awesome Art Girls Club invites you to experience some of the awesome art energy a group of local young women gather every month to create. Founded in 2010 to offer a space for girls making art together, this is the club’s first exhibit. Washington Street Artist Cooperative, 8 N George St, Charles Town, WV Thu - Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jefferson Arts Council, sponsor. Free 304-724-2090 http://washingtonstartists.org/

July 1 - 29
Bridge Gallery Summer Exhibit. 10th Anniversary Exhibit featuring Plein Air painters Seth Hill, Walt Bartman and Tim Clayton. The Bridge Gallery, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, Reception Dates, Sat, July 7, 6-8 and Sun., July 8, 3-5. Exhibit ends July 29, open Wed - Sunday 11-5 Free. 304-876-2300 Bridgegalleryandframing.com or aartskb (at) msn .com

July 13 - 15
Over The Mountain Studio Tour Summer Show. Preview of the fall show, and sale with all the artists under one roof in downtown Shepherdstown Community Club, Shepherdstown, WV Friday 5-7, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-3 Free 304.725.0567 overthemountainstudiotour.com or info (at) overthemountainstudiotour .com
July 18
Second Glazing Workshop with David Bottini. Second workshop for the use of glazing techniques in acrylics with noted artist David Bottini Mansion House Gallery, Hagerstown City Park Wednesday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Valley Art Association $50 for VAA & WMFA members, $60 non-members 304 754-5116 Elaine Wolfe valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com
July 20 - 22
Potomac River Artists Guild Fine Art Show offers a variety of art in many styles, framed and unframed pieces. The group consists of local award winning painters from around the Eastern Panhandle. Shepherdstown Community Club, German Street Fri. 10am to 8pm, Sat., 9 to 8pm, Sun., 9 to 3 pm Opening Reception Sat., July 21, 3 to 5pm No Admission Fee 304-376-8103; http://www.PotomacRiverArtistsGuild.com or monicawilkins50 (at) gmail .com
July 26 - 29
“Seizing the Moment”: An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, and Turned Wood, by Susan Carney, Isabelle Truchon, and Neil Super. Four days of paintings, prints, and turned wood objects by artists Susan Carney, Isabelle Truchon, and Neil Super in Shepherdstown. Artists Reception Sat. 5-9, with live music and refreshments. War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV Thu/Fri 10-8, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-5; Shepherdstown Community Club free to the public 304.279.0506 or tworiversturnings (at) yahoo .com
July 29
Plein Air Painting & Art Sale. Watch artists demonstrate their craft along the Hagerstown Cultural Trail from 8-12. Paintings will be available for purchase at the WCMFA during the reception from 2-4 PM. Free and open to the public. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM 301-739-5727 wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa .org

Special Events
July 10
Speak Story Series Dovie Thomason has spent a lifetime gathering and weaving the traditional tales she first heard as a child with stories from her own life. Her vocation is to convey these stories to audiences young and old, indigenous and non-indigenous, with respect and responsibility. She adds personal stories to untold histories, resulting in a contemporary narrative of Indigenous North America told with elegance, wit and passion. Reynolds Hall; 109 N.King St; Shepherdstown, WV 25443 7:30-8:30PM Speak Story Series $12.00 301-461-7382 info (at) speakstoryseries.com

Music and Dance
Continuing through August 7
Dance Dimensions Summer Camps. Leap into summer with dance!.We are ENROLLING for SUMMER evening camps. Camps for ages 3 and up including: Princess Tea Party, Jungle Safari, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, and Modern classes. Our staff is composed of dance educators that have a degree in dance and certifications in nationally accredited and specialized programs. Details & online registration available at dancewv.com. Note: Our 2018-2019 dance year registration opens July 1. Dance Studio in Eagle Plaza- Hedgesville. Evening camp hours vary by program. Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC $45-$59 varies by camp 304-671-3688 dancewv.com or emily (at) dancewv .com
July 9 – August 3
Summer Dance 2018. Students age 7 and up have an opportunity to broaden and enrich their dance education in ballet, jazz, pointe, tap, character and conditioning.  Inwood Performing Arts Monday-Friday 9-4pm Inwood Performing Arts $160 and up. 304-229-3209 http://www.inwoodperformingarts.com or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

July 9 - 13
Tari Jo’s Dance Studio Summer Dance Classes: 10-11 a.m. pre-pointe, $85; 11 a.m,-2 p.m. advanced technique $175; 2-2:30 p.m. lunch break; 2:30-4 p.m. intermediate technique, $110; 4-5 p.m. younger dancer ballet/jazz, $85; 5:15-6 p.m. age 3 creative movement, $45. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost varies according to classes taken.304-263-7368; https://www.facebook.com/Tari-Jos-Dance-Studio-Ricks-Karate-109907139028814

July 16 - 20
Irish Step Camp. Workshop focus will be on technique of traditional Ceili dances as well as learning competitive reels and slip jigs. Inwood Performing Arts; Monday-Friday 9:30-2:00 pm $175 304-229-3209 http://www.inwoodperformingarts.com or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com
July 16 - 20
Dancing the Classics. Students age 4-6 will be introduced to the classics including Swan Lake and Coppelia. Students learn vocabulary, music, mime and do related crafts. Inwood Performing Arts Mon.-Fri. 9-11:30am Inwood Dance Company $140 13042293209 http://www.inwoodperformingarts.com or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com
August 6 -11
Week with the Masters. Study with world renowned dance masters in ballet, contemporary, modern and choreography. Inwood Performing Arts Mon.-Sat. 9-4pm Inwood Dance Company $350 304-229-3209 http://www.inwoodperformingarts.com or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

July 19 - 22
Titanic the Musical. This is the factual story of that ship, of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure, but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the Titanic herself. Apollo Civic Theatre Thu-Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun.-2:30pm Apollo’s Youth Summer Theatre Workshop Adults-$17.00; Seniors-$14.00; Youth (17 and under) $12.00. 304-263-6766, apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

July 14 - 21
WLT for Kids presents Shrek The Musical Jr. Shrek leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. 315 West Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA Sat-Sat 2:30 & 7:00p (no Mon) Winchester Little Theatre. $9.99 540-662-3331 http://www.wltonline.org or wlt (at) wltonline .org

‘Specially for Kids
Continuing through August 26
“The 3 Pig Circus”
Wonderment Theater, 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg . Sat and Sun Show time at 1pm Doors open 12:40. $6 2 years and up, under 2 free 304-258-4074; http://www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com
July 24 - 27 10 am - 3 pm Session 2: Grades 6 - 8
3-D Art & Stop Motion Animation. Students will review the Museum’s collection, particularly sculptures, to inspire their creativity and development of 3-D artworks. They will create characters, settings, and props to make a stop motion animation video. Students will have a “movie premiere” of their stop motion films on the last day. $160 for general public, $150 for Museum Members. wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa .org

July 31 – August 3
Summer Camp: Exploring Photorealism. Try your hand at photorealism! Students will enlarge a photo 3x the size with pencils, paints, pastels, and more. This summer camp is for high school students. Limited space. 9 AM - 1 PM Washington County Museum of Fine Arts $80 for general public, $70 for Museum Members $80 for general public 301-739-5727 wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa .org