Out&about

Danske Dandridge film: The public is invited to Saturday’s free showing of Jim Surkamp’s new film on Danske Dandridge, Shepherdstown’s most-beloved poet and historian at the time of her death in 1914.

The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Opera House at 131 W. German St. in Shepherdstown. Besides the 70-minute film, the evening will include music by Terry Tucker. For other details, go online to operahouselive.com.

 

Organ recital: The Arts Academy of Saint James continues at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a recital of Christmas music. Eric Bowman, organist at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town, will share familiar carols along with seasonal music of the masters.

Bowman holds degrees in organ, piano, voice and choral conducting from James Madison University and Shenandoah University.

The free recital happens at Charles Town’s St. James Catholic Church at 49 Crosswinds Drive. For details, call 304-725-5558.

 

New exhibit: See the latest exhibit at Steam at Harpers Ferry through Feb. 2 at the gallery at 180 High St.

The new display, “Winter Themes and Best of Steam 2013,”shows off works by the year’s most popular artists including Eric Holstine’s “Celestial Escape” and “Milton the Mechanical Marvel”; Leigh Anne Cassell’s “Steampunk Dr. Who”; Jason Edwards’s “Captain Tomorrow Gives Chase in His Red Balloon”; and Christopher Loggie’s “Steampunk Nutcracker” as well as popular 3D images and a Steampunk Advent Calendar.

Steam, a contemporary gallery with an American Victorian Steampunk environment, also carries Steampunk-themed limited edition prints, books, comics and more. For details, call Cynthia Gayton (304-885-0094 or Cynthia@steamatharpersferry.com).

 

Art exhibit: A new exhibit showcasing West Virginia-made paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and crafts may be seen from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays at the Dunn Building in Martinsburg.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition features 53 works created by 46 West Virginia artists. The exhibit runs through Feb. 21.

 

Art in the library: The works of Carl Tribble Jr. are on display at the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point through Tuesday.

The exhibition is the 47th in the “Art in the Library” series. The library at 49 Church St. is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 304-725-6227 or go online to sojeffersonlibrary.com.

 

Get in touch: Do you have an Out&About item? Send it to editor@spiritofjefferson.com or put it in the mail: 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.

 

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