Upcoming Area Events From the Berkeley Arts Council

Art Exhibits

Continuing through March 24
2018 Youth Art Month Exhibit
Youth Art Month is happening now at the Berkeley Art Works, continuing through March 24. Parents and friends can visit during regular gallery hours Wednesday through Saturday. A big thanks goes to our high school art instructors who—as teachers do—went the extra mile to cope with unpredictable schedules and building access challenges to curate, prepare and install this showcase of artistic talent! Celebrate our young artists with us at the reception on Friday, March 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. It’s free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

March 2 - 25
“Selfie”. Member exhibit on the theme of “Selfie” Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown Fri/Sat 11 am to 4 pm, Sun 1 to 5 pm Valley Art Association Free 301-797-2867; http://www.facebook.com/pg/ValleyArtAssociation.Hagerstown.Md

March 4 - 25
Spring Break Fine Art Show and Sale. The Potomac River Artists Guild is celebrating 18 years of comradery with a month long show at the Blanche Ames Gallery in Frederick, MD.  Blanch Ames Gallery, Unitarian Church of Frederick, 1880 Elmer Derr Road,Frederick. March 4,11,18,25 9am to 1pm Opening reception Mar.4 at noon Potomac River Artists Guild (PRAG) none 301-473-7680; http://www.potomacriverartistsguild.org or office (at) frederickuu .org

March 10 – April 8
Spring Drawing Exhibit. Accepting submissions until March 1. This exhibit will represent a variety of drawing techniques. Open to all. Juried Exhibit. Must be ready to display but open to alternative presentations. 8566 Shepherdstown Pike Shepherdstown. Gallery hours: Wed - Fri 11-6, Sat. 12-6, Sun 12-3 The Bridge Gallery free (304) 876-2300; Bridgegalleryandframing.com

April 4-May 5
Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’.150 art works were submitted by 61 artists from 15 states. The Juror is Daniel Fulco, curator for the Washington County Museum of Fine Art in Hagerstown, Maryland. As of this writing the submissions are being reviewed by the Juror. The accepted artists will be announced on or about March 5 on our web site: https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth/ There will be a reception at the gallery on April 6 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

April 6 -29
Sherry Kemp solo show. A collection of Shery Kemp’s work. Mansion House City Park, Hagerstown, MD Fri/Sat 11 am to 4 pm, Sun 1 to 5 pm Valley Art Association Free 301-797-2867; http://www.facebook.com/pg/ValleyArtAssociation.Hagerstown.Md

Special Events

March 20
An evening with Elizabeth Ellis. The Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University Appalachian Studies Program, kicks off its 2018 season with storytelling icon Elizabeth Ellis, Shepherdstown’s first Appalachian Heritage Storyteller - in - Residence. Join us for an evening celebrating Elizabeth’s 40-year career, including archival audio clips, and a concert by the storyteller herself. Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King St., Shepherdstown. 8:00 PM $12 at the door; free to full time Shepherd University students 301-461-7382; https://www.speakstoryseries.com or info (at) Speakstoryseries .com

Music and Dance

March 3
Belly Dance Workshop. Belly dance at this open-level, retreat-style workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern refreshments. Beginners welcome! MAC Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Saturday, noon - 2 pm Jensuya Belly Dance $50 304-258-7647; https://www.facebook.com/JensuyaBellyDance or jen (at) jensuya .com

March 11
Dance Works 2018 Gala Performance. Performances by dance students after days of dance classes from professional dancers. Performances will include a wide variety of styles and genres. A must for any parent who has a child in dance in the quad state area! Musselman High School Sunday, 3:00 PM Adults: $10; Children & Seniors: $7 304-229-1900; musselmantheatreinc.com or danceworkswv (at) gmail .com

March 1
Argot String Quartet Salon Series concert. Program includes Beethoven’s”Quartet Op. 18 n. 4 in C minor”, Dvorak’s “American” Quartet, Foote’s “Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet”, and Piazzolla’s “Four for Tango”. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall, Frank Arts Center Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Shepherd Univeirsity Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

March 2
Musical Showcase for Scholarships Benefit Concert. Featuring The White House Band jazz ensemble, Shepherd University music faculty and students, and alumna soprano Jaely Chamberlain. Followed by a meet-the-artists reception. Frank Arts Center Theater Friday at 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music $100 ($85 tax-deductible) 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music/musicshowcase or music (at) shepherd .edu

March 6
Auditions for Berkeley Community Chorus spring concert. Contact Jeffrey Poland, Music Director, to schedule a 10-minute audition time. Concert dates are May 19-20. Scheduling and more info also at http://www.facebook.com/berkeleycommunitychorus. Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 E. Burke St., Martinsburg. 7-9 PM by appointment Berkeley Community Chorus 540-431-8422; http://www.berkcommchorus.org or jtpoland (at) frontier .com

March 9
Celebration of Strings Concert features special guests, Troy McGillivray and Andrea Beaton from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on piano, fiddle and maybe a little step dance. Representing our dulcimer staff will be Karen Alley, Tina Bergmann and Mick Doherty playing a range of repertoire from Classical to Cuban and from Celtic to Klezmer. Come and be amazed! Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church 8PM-10:30pm Shepherdstown Music and Dance $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members, $10 students 3042632531; http://smad.us or upperpotomac (at) gmail .com

March 11
The Blackthorn Trio in concert. Get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day with Irish music by the Blackthorn Trio! Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Road (Route 901), Hedgesville, WV 25427 03/11/2018 3:00 p.m. Concerts in the Community Adults $5.00 304-754-5039; http://www.fwpc.info or concertsinthecommunity (at) comcast .net

March 22
Atlantic Reed Consort Salon Series Concert. One of the region’s most sought-after chamber music groups, the reed quintet comprised of oboe, clarinet, bassoon, bass clarinet and saxophone, presents their cutting edge sound. W.H. Shipley Recital Hall, Frank Arts Center Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

March 24
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert. The concert will feature Handel’s Overture to “Theodora,” two Handel concertos for organ and orchestra, and Respighi’s Suite for Strings. The soloist will be Maryland organist Marvin Mills. Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friends of Music Free for Friends of Music members; others $25 ($22.50 before March 11) 304-876-5765; http://www.friendswv.org or info (at) friendswv .org

March 24
Jazz at Shepherd! The U.S. Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, The Commodores, perform the very best of big band jazz with some of the finest musicians in the world. Frank Arts Center Theater Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

March 27
Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day concert. Renowned pianist Leon Bates performs A Soldiers Trilogy“ In Four Parts by composer James-Kimo Williams. Meet the artist and composer at a post-concert dessert reception. Frank Arts Center Theater Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Shepherd University Department of Music and United States Veterans Art Program (USVAP) $15 general admission $10 Shepherd faculty, staff and alumni, senior citizens, and ages 18 & under. FREE for active-duty military, veterans, and Shepherd University students. 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu


March 9-10
Youth Theatre presents Madagascar, Jr the Musical; March 9 & 10 7:30 pm, March 10 1:00 pm, March 11 2:30 pm

March 24
The Magic of Wes Isell; 7:30pm

April 13-22
Midsummer Nights Dream; April 13, 14, 20, 21, 2018 @ 8:00pm April 15 & 22, 2018 @ 2:30pm

April 28
Apollo Jazz Orchestra; 8:00pm
More information 304-263-6766; apollocivictheatre.org or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

March 9 - 18
“Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens.” Three cousins attempt to plan the ultimate high school reunion. Everything goes awry, and chaos is side-splittingly achieved in this hilarious Jones-Hope-Wooten farce. Old Opera House - Charles Town Fri/Sat 8:00pm, Sun. 2:30 pm Old Opera House Theatre Company $22.00 Adults; $19.00 Seniors; $15 Students under age 18 (304) 725-4420; http://www.oldoperahouse.org or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

March 23
Shepherdstown Sneak Peek. Celebrate and discover the 2018 Season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival with special guest artists! Marinoff Theater, Shepherd University 7:30-10pm Contemporary American Theater Festival; 304-876-3473 or 800-999-CATF; catf.org or info (at) catf .org

March 9 - 24
A Talent For Murder. A merry murder drama by Chodorov and Panama about an internationally successful mystery novelist whose relatives wouldn’t mind killing her to get their hands on her art collection. This production sponsored by United Bank. 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, VA Thur-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm Winchester Little Theatre 540-662-3331; Wltonline.org or Wlt (at) wltonline .org

‘Specially for Kids

March 3-April 1
“Peter Rabbit” The story of the naughty bunny who gets into trouble in Mr. MacGreger’s garden. $6 for 2 years and up. Under 2 free. Wonderment Puppet theatre; http://www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Classes and Workshops

March 1
Scratchboard Workshop. Hans Guerin, noted artist and teacher will conduct the class. Mansion House in City Park, Hagerstown Thursday 10 am - 5 pm, Valley Art Association; $80 plus $30 for materials. 301 797-2867; or Valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

March 28
Artist David Bottini will do a demonstration of his work Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md Wednesday 7 pm Valley Art Association 301 797-2867; http://www.valleyartassoc.com or cmblitz (at) myactv net

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

Upcoming Classes for March and April

Taking Control of Your Digital Camera
Sundays March 11, 18, 25, April 8 (Skipping Easter Sunday) ; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: David Rehor

Art Student Continuing improvement Workshop
Thursdays March 15, 22, 28, April 5, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Next Level Watercolor Painting
Saturdays March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 2018, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Pencil
Thursdays from April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Visual Journaling
Thursdays April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17; 6-8pm
Instructor: Lori Thompson

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Saturdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Portraiture
Sundays April 15, 22, 29, May 6; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard

The Art of Collage
Tuesdays April 17, 24, May 1, 8; 12noon-3pm
Instructor: Victoria Pendragon

Expressions in Mixed Media
Thursdays April 20, 27, May 5, 11; 1-4pm
Instructor: Robert Howard

Beginning Bookmaking: Basic Book Construction
Wednesdays April 18, 25, May 2, 9; 1-4pm
Instructor: Lori Thompson