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All-State honors B4 A gripping story B2 B1 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 The Over show - a the Mountain Studio Tour artists gather on North Charles Street last week for a formal portrait. On Thursday, a special event panel discussion with five of the artists - happens at the Charles Town Library. ROBERT SNYDER previewing the November r < the " ' Mounta ans e os By CHRISTINE SNYDER he Over the Moun- Studio Tour won't happen until Novem- ber, but a special event this week will offer insights into how five of the expert makers involved go about their work. A panel discussion on Thursday will feature weaver Diane Myers and woodworker Neil Super- new to the Over the Mountain Studio Tour this year- along with three returning art- ists, Linda Case, who works in poly- mer clay; Tara Bell, who creates with colored pencils; and Rose Mendez, who makes metal jewelry. Liz Gains, the talented paper art- ist who is one of the 24 artists fea- tured at Over the Mountain, is or- ganizing the panel and also will lead a brief demonstration "an easy book structure." Attendees will get to make their own to take home. The panel starts at 6:30 Thursday at the library at 200 E. Washing- ton St. where throughout the year the rotating lobby display high- lights the work of various Over the Mountain Studio Tour artists. It's the first time the Over the Mountain Studio Tour has done a panel discussion, Gains said. There's another special event cam- t t ~ -~~ , $ANT "10 What. Over the Moun Studio Tour preview panel talk with Diane Myers (weaver), NeiI Super (woodworking), Linda Case (polymer clay artis0, Tam Bell (colored pencils) and Rose Mendez (metal jewelry) When: 6:3OThursday Where: Charles Town Library at 200 E.Washington St. What else: Paper artist Liz Gains ing up next month - the Over the play their work in the Charles Town Mountain Studio Tour Summer Library and then they do an art- Preview in Shepherdstown. ist talk," Gains explains. "In June, "Each month I find artists to dis- I always do a preview of the Over the Mountain Studio Tour summer show in the library. This year I kept the idea of having an artist talk. Joy Bridy, a potter and member of Over the Mountain, suggested we do a panel discussion." The summer preview show at the War Memorial Building kicks off with an opening reception for the group show set for 5 to 7 p.m. July 13, with the show continuing July 14 and 15. The Over the Mountain Studio Tour on Nov. 10 and 11 will in- clude 24 artisans at 10 stops. Any- one can meet talented artisans who Iii Related column B 10 LEFT: Liz , Goins (right) organizes rotating exhibitions of works made by Over the Mountain Studio Tour artists for the display cases in the lobby of the Charles Town Library. On Thursday, she's put together a flret-ever panel discussion with five of the studio tour's artlsta. The free event begins at 6:30 the library. work in ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, drawings, prints, paintings and other mediums, take a look in- side theartists' studios, watch live demonstrations, look over hundreds of works for sale, and enjoy snacks and conversation. The self-guided tour is free, with no cost for maps or brochures or to visit any of the stops in Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shepherd- stown. The Over the Mountain Stu- dio Tour is a cooperative venture, completely run by the juried mem- ber artisans. It's always held the second weekend of November. Out&about Our weekly entertainment calendar Art reception I Sunday Joe Yates wrote the show and directs, with music by The Kinks, Blondie, Alex Yates and This weekend brings the free artist recep- Nico Petretta. The cast includes Justine Ar- tion for "Ascendant: The Art of Jean Kellogg nold, Ike Bielobocky, Claudia DiLima, Han- & Donna Edgell" at South Jefferson Public nah French, Daniel Hayes, Zane Homich, Library. Josie Jakupciak, Connor Lawrence; Marian- The reception happens from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun- na Lawrence, Nick Malin, Nico Petretta, An- day at the library in Summit Point. Jean Kel- ton Prohaska, Amelia Shaw, Siacey Shaw, Em, logg, based in the Shenandoah Valley, is an ily Sykes, Alex Yates, Joe Yates and Richard artist and writer who is part of an open artists Yates. studio group which meets at the library Tues- The show debuted last weekend. The three day afternoons. She works in various media final perfoi'mances happen at 8 p.m. on Fri- and varies her subject matter to create visual day, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, narratives that match inspirational life experi- but donations are welcomed (Checks may be ences. Donna Edgell, who recently retired af- made out to St. Agnes Church and are tax- ter more than 30 years as a public school art deductible). To reserve a seat, call 304-876- teacher, relies on themes of nature, mystery 6436 or email and wonder. Through June, anyone can see the works 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. Youth musical I Friday, Saturday and Sunday room at the Washington family estate. The film looks at how the fabric of agrarian, There's still time to see St. Agnes Youth rural communities has been affected by indus- Group's annual musical,"A Face in the Crowd." trial agriculture. The performance featuring music from The The showing, which begins at 7 p.m is part Kinks happens at Reynolds Hall on the Shep- of "Permaculture Nights-In" which organiz- University campus in Shepherdstown. ers say are "for folks affiliated with or living ,~ - ' { " A showing of the documentary "Look & See: A Documentary showing Portrait of Wendell Berry" is planned for later this [ June 28 month at historic Claymont. Wendell Berry is a farmer, writer and activist. Anyone interested in historic Claymont and permaculture is invited to a showing of at or around Claymont to bond, watch a fdm the film "Look & See: Wendeli Berry's Ken- together and chat about the emerging per- tucky" June 28 in the Great Barn's meditation maculture initiative at Claymont." "Look & See" centers on several residents of Henry County, Ky each of whom face dif- ficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their com- munity. For more information, go online to (See OUT Page B12)