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.JL,JiJ.' .~ , Out FRoM PAGE B4 for students, teachers, seniors and ac- tive duty military) while tickets for Sunday's performance are $50. Tickets may be purchased at happyretreat.org. Speak Story I Tuesday The Speak Story Series continues with Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, the co- director of the kinetic storytelling the- ater company, Eth-No-Tec, and the winner of the the National Endow- ment for the Arts' prestigious Folk Arts award. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Hall at 109 N. King St. on the Shepherd University campus. Ad- mission is $12 at the door, and Speak season ticket holders get express entry. The event is free to full-time Shepherd students with ID. Speak is part of the university's Appalachian Studies Pro- gram. Art show I Through June "Ascendant: The Art of Jean Kellogg & Donna Edgell" is newly on display at South Jefferson Public Library. The show will continue June, with a free reception with the artists set for 1 to 3 p.m. on June 20. The works may be seen during the library's regular hours - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library is closed Fridays. Kellogg, based in the Shenando- ah Valley, is an artist and writer who is part of an open artists studio group which meets at the library Tuesday af- ternoons. She works in various media and varies her subject matter to create visual narratives that match inspira- tional life experiences. Edgell, who recently retired after more than 30 years as a public school art teacher, relies on themes of nature, mystery and wonder. LEFT: Flutist Angela Collier-Reynolds and cellist Rene Schiffer are set to wow music lovers this weekend as part of the Charles Washington Chamber Music Society's conce~ series. BELOW LEFT: Charles Washington H~II will host the Saturday performance while the one on Sunday will be held at Happy Retreat on Mordlngton Avenue. BELOW: Guitarist Stanl~)y Yetes Is another headliner. :~ Museum I Ongoing The Museum of the Shenandoah Val- ley in Winchester, Va tells the story of art, history and culture in the valley, including counties in Virginia as well as Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The museum, located at 901 Am- herst St is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Admission to the museum is free to those 12 and young- er, $8for seniors and those ages 13 to 18, or $10 for adults. For more infor- mation, go to themsv.org. San Francisco-based artist Robert KlkuchI-YngoJo will deliver the next Speak Story Series performance, set for Tuesday evening on the campus of Shepherd University. KlkuchI-Yngojo, the co-direc- tor Of s kinetic storytelling theater company Eth-Noh-Tec, Is known for witty stories and unique musical Instruments with ties to Ko- rea, Japan, China, Cambodia, Thailand and elsewhere. "BIIIle," this painting by Donna Edgell, ~is Public Library in Summit Point. part of a new art display at South Jefferson Flea FRoM PAGE B4 ,I ) $ t tage items closer.' to home, McClendon is always on the lo0k- out for chairs. "I have a full-fledged vintage chair fetish," she says. "I find antique and vintage chairs so much more interesting and well-made than options found at retailers today. All they need is a little TLC !" Kirschner agrees: She hunts for chairs that have an e e- catching shape but may be covered in worn or ugly fabric. "As a designer, I know I can revive that chair" by refinishing the wood and updating the upholstery, she says. She's open to just about any style; the key, she says, is making sure these second-hand chairs are striking and lan- usual. - If you're not in the market for furniture, try hunting for art and accessories at estate sales or flea markets, says Jaclyn Joslin, an interior designer and founder of the retail store Coveted Home in Kansas City. These items "bring life and character into a room that sometimes cannot be achieved with a new item," Joslin says. She often uses vintage pottery and unique sculptures to add style and color to shelves, mantles and coffee tables. , Interior designer Caitlin Murray, founder and CEO of Black Lacquer Design in Los Angeles, also loves hunting for art. Her favorite finds are abstract portraits of women, and she's had "a ton of luck finding interesting pieces at great prices," she says. "I like to group vintage portraits together as a salon wall, or use just one as a focal point of the room to tie in other colors incorporated throughout the space." :. Smaller art and accessories can also be wonderful flea market finds. Kirschner recently found a small enamel candy dish with a painted scene on it, and bought it for just a few dollars. She found an insignia on the back, searched online, and dis- covered that the piece was part of a series created in Eu- rope decades ago by a family of artisans. She's since hunted for more dishes from the same series, and they've become a treasured collection in her home. If you're not sure what type of accessories you're looking for, consider focusing on one material. "I'm a sucker for anything solid brass," says Murray. "Some of my all-time favorite scores are a midcentury Mas- tercraft coffee table for $40, valued at $4,000, and a vintage, sculptural, 2-foot-tall giraffe for $25." You can also find eye-catching lamps and light fixtures at flea markets, but they might need rewiring. "Ask the dealer if it's been rewired recently. If not, do they know any history or background on it? It's typically easy to have done, but it's an added expense," Kirschner says. If the light hasn't been rewired recently, use that fact to bargain the price down. No matter which items make your personal list for a flea-market hunt, these designers recommend buying vin- tage pieces that delight you. If the price is reasonable, says Kirschner, don't hesitate: "If you want to think about it for an hour, there's a chance it won't be there when you get back."