Out&about

African music,drums | Tonight

Children of Uganda – which earlier this week wowed students from Jefferson High, Wildwood Middle and elsewhere – takes the stage tonight in Shepherdstown.

The 8 p.m. performance at the Frank Theater at Shepherd University is the group’s official kickoff for the 2014 Tour of Light.

Admission costs $15 or $10 for faculty, staff and seniors while children 18 and younger pay $5 and Shepherd students get in free with a Rambler ID and seating is by general admission.

Tickets may be secured through the theater’s box office. For other information, go to Childrenofuganda.org.

 

One-woman art show | Through Jan. 29

Shepherdstown artist Rebecca Grace Jones’ “Artplay at 60 – Using the Daily News as Inspiration” art exhibit continues at the AHA Fire Hall Gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town through Jan. 29.

The free show may be seen during the gallery’s regular hours from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

To know more, call the gallery at 304-724-2090.

 

New art exhibit | Through February

Work by Suzanne Ravgiala will be in the spotlight this month and next at Summit Point’s South Jefferson Public Library.

Part of the Art in the Library series, the exhibit may be viewed during the library’s regular hours, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The library is located at 49 Church St.

Ravgiala describes her art this way: “My talents include gold leafing, faux finishes, wall murals, stenciling, antique reproduction signage, woodworking, decorative furniture painting, fabric art and songwriting.”

 

String band and lecture | Saturday

Students of the Civil War can hear period music along with a lecture on progressive legislation from the era at a special event at Hancock Performing Arts Center in Hancock, Md.

The free event is open to anyone and will feature the Hancock Civil War String Band and Tim Rowland, author of “Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War” and a longtime humor columnist for the Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, Md.

The show, sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council, starts at 7 p.m. at 126 W. High St. in Hancock.

For details, contact Sinclair Hamilton (301-678-5719 or sinclairhamilton@verizon.net).

 

Photo exhibition | Through Feb. 23

“Vision of the Ages” – a rare exhibit of modern photography made with historic processes curated by award-winning Martinsburg photographer Rip Smith – will remain on view at the Ice House Gallery in Berkeley Springs during the gallery’s regular hours (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends) through Feb. 23.

Smith said photographs in the exhibit are examples of wet-plate collodian tintypes, bromoil prints, cyanotypes, Van Dykes, silver gelatin and more.

The Ice House is located at Independence and Mercer streets downtown. For details, call 304-258-2300 or go to macicehouse.org.

 

Harpers Ferry exhibit | Through Feb. 2

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

The display 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.

Learn more about Steam by contacting owner Cynthia Gayton (304-885-0094 or Cynthia@steamatharpersferry.com).

 

Art exhibit | Through Feb. 21

An 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.

 

Free film | Jan. 31


The 1987 Oscar winner, “Babette’s Feast,” comes to the big screen as the Shepherdstown Film Society begins its 2014 season.

The free 7 p.m. screening happens in Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University.

An opening night reception at the War Memorial Building in downtown Shepherdstown begins at 5:30 p.m. It’s also free.

For a look at the society’s 2014 season and other details, go online to shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.

 

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