2013-08-28 / What's Happening

Show of Women artists mark Ice House re-opening


Janet Wheeler's mixed-media sculpture "Nest XXXII" is a featured piece in the Envision special exhibit of women artists on display at the Ice House. Janet Wheeler's mixed-media sculpture "Nest XXXII" is a featured piece in the Envision special exhibit of women artists on display at the Ice House. After months of major renovations, the Ice House re-opens its special exhibit series with a meet-the-artist reception on Friday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Envision is a multi-media exhibit of women artists curated by Beverly Kipphan with work ranging from large sculptural forms to small intense pieces.

Produced by the Morgan Arts Council, the art exhibit hangs at the Ice House through October 27 with gallery hours Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The new Hall Gallery debuts the same night with an exhibit of portraits by Ryland Swain featuring 28 of the Ice House artists photographed at work.

The art of more than 25 women from eight states and two countries is featured in the main exhibit. There are paintings from Susan Feller, Marilyn Banner, Phyliss Hoffman. Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski and Maxine Taylor in a variety of styles from abstract to impressionistic.

Sculptures range from metal to wood and include work from Lynda Smith-Bugge, Janet Wheeler, Nancy Frankel, Beverly Rima and Tazuko Ichikawa.

Local art shown are the watercolors of Lynn Ferris, glass from Beverly Kipphan and metal from Anne Larsen. Former resident Roberta Morgan is also part of the show.

There are photographs from Peggy Fleming and Margaret Paris, miracle constructions from Elaine Langerman and art quilts by Dominie Nash.

The curated gallery exhibit is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and hotel/motel tax revenues. The Ice House is located on the corner of Independence and Mercer. For more information call 304-258- 2300 or check online.

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