Upcoming Events from the Berkeley Arts Council

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. Deadline for entries is February 19. For the full prospectus and online entry visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth/

March-April Classes (Registration now open)
Taking Control of Your Digital Camera
Sundays March 11, 18, 25, April 1; 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

Unlocking the Mystery of Color
Saturdays April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker
Please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction for details, online registration.

Art Exhibits
Continuing through 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. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Continuing 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; South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church Street, Summit Point, free 304-725-6227; http://www.sojeffersonlibrary.com or sue.floyd (at) martin.lib.wv.us

Through February 27
Ineffable: The Art of Early 20th Century Snapshots. On display will be a selection of early, often artistic, snapshots that capture a fleeting expression, a moment of whimsy, a mood or a sense of place. WSAC Firehall Gallery, 108 North George St., Charles Town, WV Thurs.-Fri. 12-5; Sat. 10-3; Sun. 1-4 Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative (WSAC) None 304-258-4046; washingtonstartists.org

February 4 - 25
Valley Art Association exhibit “Best Friends”. All members will be exhibiting. Mansion House City Park, Hagerstown, Md Friday/Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm & Sundays 1 to 5 pm All members free 301 797-2867; or http://www.valleyartassoc.com

February 28 - March 31
Youth Art Month Exhibit
The Berkeley Art Works will exhibit the best from the Berkeley County High School art programs. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

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

Special Events
February 10
The Potters’ Round Table. Open discussion and presentation on Studio Safety. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served. 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; http://www.hfclay.com

February 11
An Evening with Adam Booth. Join storyteller and Speak Story Series director Adam Booth in an intimate evening with the artist as he shares what happens behind the scenes. Shepherdstown Community Club; 102 East German St.; Shepherdstown WV 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Speak Story Series Minimum donation $25.00; Suggested donation $ 50.00; speakstoryseries.com or info (at) Speakstoryseries .com

February 25
Jigsaw Puzzle Fundraiser for Friends of Music. Teams of four people will race to complete the same 500-piece puzzle. Recruit your own team from friends or family. Shepherd University Wellness Center Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm Friends of Music $25 per person/$100 per four-person team 304-876-5765; http://www.friendswv.org or info (at) friendswv.org

February 28
Valley Art Association meeting. Mary Anne Burke Mansion House free 301 797-2867; http://www.facebook.com/pg/ValleyArtAssociation. Hagerstown.Md or http://www.valleyartassoc.com


Music
February 9 - 11
Pirates of Penzance. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera full of delightful songs and humorous twists will entertain the entire family. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 3:00 PM Shepherd University Department of Music $15 general admission; $10 faculty, staff and alumni, seniors, 18 & under 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 16
Melodie Melange‚ Shepherd Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Exciting wind music program featuring the regional premiere of a work by composer Michael Mogensen, and a solo performance by trombonist James Martin. Frank Center Theater Friday at 8:00 PM; pre-concert lecture at 7:15 PM Shepherd University Department of Music $15 general admission; $10 faculty, staff and alumni, seniors, 18 & under 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 17
Shepherd Jazz Festival Concert. Culminating performance of the Shepherd Jazz Festival featuring Shepherd University Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams. Frank Center Theater Saturday at 5:00 PM Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 17
JAZZ at Shepherd! Concert featuring the United States Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble with some of the finest musicians in the world, performing at Frank Center Theater Saturday at 7:30 PM Shepherd University Department of Music FREE 304-876-5555; http://www.shepherd.edu/music or music (at) shepherd.edu

February 18
Valentine’s Concert: Kuznik Trio, Wine and Chocolate Reception. Join us for an afternoon of romantic music, wine, and chocolate. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in part by Mr. & Mrs. Frederick B. Parker and Maryland State Arts Council $25 General admission, $20 Museum Members 3017395727; wcmfa.org or info (at) wcmfa.org

March 11
Concert by the Blackthorn Trio. Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with good Irish music by the Blackthorn Trio! Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Rd, Hedgesville, WV 3:00-4:30 p.m. Concerts in the Community $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 304-754-5039; http://www.fwpc.info

March 6
Berkeley Community Chorus Auditions. Schedule an audition time by phone, email, or facebook.com/berkeleycommunitychorus. Concert dates on May 19-20. Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 E. Burke St., Martinsburg 7:00 PM—9:00 PM BCC 540-431-8422; http://www.berkcommchorus.org

Theatre
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; apollocivictheatre.org

February 2 - 11
Deadly Murder by David Foley. An adult thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat; directed by David Porterfield. Old Opera House - Charles Town 8:00pm Friday & Saturday; 2:30pm Sunday Old Opera House Theatre Company $22 Adults, $15 Students; $19 Seniors 65+; $19 College & Military 304-725-4420; http://www.oldoperahouse.org

‘Specially for Kids
Continuing through February 17
“Puss n Boots” at Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg. Sat and Sun 1 pm. $6 for 2 years and up 304-260-9382; http://www.wondermentpuppets.com.