Watercolor exhibit | This weekend
Artist Angus White, a onetime Shepherdstown resident, will exhibit watercolours of his travels this weekend at The Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown.
The exhibit and art sale is part of a community-wide art sale and yard sale. Visitors may stop by the gallery at 8566 Shepherdstown Pike from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
White has travelled the world, producing watercolours, wood cuts, engravings, wall murals in acrylic and book illustrations in ink, pencil and charcoal.
This weekend’s exhibit will feature watercolors and prints of Angus’ most recent travels starting in 2003 and including the Greek islands of Mykonos and Syros, Italy, Spain, Scotland, England and Japan.
White was born in Carlisle, England and has worked as a commercial and fine artist in Great Britain as well as France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Japan and the United States. He studied and worked in architectural design before completing courses in figure drawing and printmaking techniques at Sir John Cass School of Art in London.
Art gallery | Ongoing
Visit the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative Gallery this month to see Virginia Winston’s watercolor exhibit, “Seeing the Countryside Around Us.”
Winston work, a celebration of nature, may be seen at the gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. For details, go to washingtonstreetartistcooperative.org.
New Voice Play Festival | June 20, 21 and 22
Most of us see one new play and consider ourselves fortunate, but the Old Opera House’s New Voice Play Festival offers theater lovers the chance to see four plays in one sitting.
The 14th annual event is set for June 20, 21 and 22 at the historic theater in downtown Charles Town. Actors will stage a scene from four plays deemed best by a panel of judges and audience members will have the chance to vote for their favorite. To reserve seats, call the Old Opera House box office at 304-725-4420. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for students.
History museum | Tuesdays through
Anyone who wants to know more about local history will enjoy the Jefferson County Museum, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The collection in the ground floor at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town includes thousands of items related to local history, including a 1799 letter penned by President George Washington, the wagon that took abolitionist John Brown to his execution and the uniform belonging to long-lived World War I vet Frank Buckles as well as new exhibits on African-Americans’ work as jockeys in the horseracing industry here, advertising trinkets given out to tout area businesses, and much more.
Admission costs $3 and is free to Charles Town Library patrons. For details, contact curator Jane Rissler (304-725-8628 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Workshops | July
Martinsburg native Adam Jones will be back in his hometown next month to share tips and tools at a pair of workshops being offered through Berkeley Art Works.
Jones, an actor, director and writer who will be visiting family in the area, will lead sessions on the basics of script writing and another on ways to overcome writer’s block.
“These dynamic workshops are geared to writers of all levels,” said Berkeley Art Works president Malinda Shaver. “All you need to bring is your laptop or notepad and your imagination.”
Jones fell in love with the performing arts while a student actor at Martinsburg’s Apollo Civic Theater. He graduated from Bard College with dual degrees in writing and acting and has written several feature film scripts, short films, stage plays and a novella. He’s also acted in dozens of plays and films, including The History Chanel’s “The Hatfields and McCoys.”
The workshops will be held at Berkeley Art Works’ home at 116 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg. Details and online registration may be found at berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/instruction/ or by calling 304-620-7277.
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