What's going on this weekend:
Thursday July 30 –Gallery open 1pm – 5pm – Portal / Threshold featured in MAC Special Exhibit Gallery plus Capturing the Light – watercolors by Lynn Ferris and My Back Yard Birds – photography by Doug Ritenburg in the Carr-Kelly Gallery and Hall of Dreams.
Friday July 31 – Gallery open 11am – 5pm
Gallery Opening Reception – meet the artists at 7:30pm
Saturday August 1 – Gallery open 11am – 5pm
Yoga at 9am by Joyce Morningstar
Concert in the Park at 5:30pm in Berkeley Springs State Park – featuring Mathew Tembo and the Afro Routes. Rain location – the Ice House
Sunday August 2 – Gallery open 11am – 5pm
Monday August 3 – Gallery open 1pm – 5pm
All events listed here are held at the Ice House unless otherwise noted.
Fundraiser Concert to benefit the Morgan Arts Council:
A Special Afternoon of Music
Featuring Rachel Blaustein, Soprano with Pat Springer, Accompanist
Sunday, August 23 at 3pm
In this benefit concert for the Morgan Arts Council, Rachel performs arias from classical opera repertoire including La Boheme, along with a medley of Strauss tunes and music from the theater including Gershwin songs and well-known popular show tunes.
Admission $20 Adults, $15 Students
Tickets available at the door. Box office opens at 2:30pm
Reserve seats by calling 304-258-2300
Rachel Blaustein Benefit Concert information
Summer Digital Media Intensive:
Media Intensive – ages 12 & up including adults – July 20 – 24
Learn to create original short films! Participants learn all aspects of digital storytelling, from script writing to storyboarding, shooting and editing. Selected films will be presented at the Morgan County Fair. Led by Brice Williams and Margi Griffiths.
Camp Scholarships available, apply by July 20.
Digital Storytelling Media Intensive detailed information
Digital Storytelling Media Intensive Registration Form
Digital Storytelling Media Intensive Scholarship Application
School of the Arts at the Ice House:
Corks and Creations art classes for adults:
Quench Your Creative Thirst!
July 18: Natural Impressions: Introduction to East Asian Brush Painting (Sumi-e) with Richard Kaufman; 4-6:30pm – $40/$35 MAC members
August 15: The Art of Image Transfer with Natasha Fields; 4-6:30pm – $40/$35 MAC members
Call 304-258-2300 to enroll – space fills quickly. Summer Classes 2015
Mark your calendar for upcoming Fall Corks and Creations Classes! Details coming soon…
September 12 – Indigo Fabric Dyeing with Jane Frenke
September 19 – Watercolors with Lynn Ferris
October 3 – Beaded Bracelets with Pat Williams
November 21 – Clay creations with Lynn Lavin
Digital Media Center for Community Engagement:
Orientation: Digital Media Center for Community Engagement
Would you like to learn how to make your own documentary or TV show? Tell your story and the stories of our community! The next FREE orientation session is Tuesday, August 4, September 1 or October 6 from 6-7:30pm in the Digital Media Center (DMC), Classroom 2. Learn about the new certification program in videography and media. Learn to write, direct, produce and edit TV shows. For ages 15 and up.
More information on the DMC Orientation
Check out the DMC's latest video projects here at MAC's YouTube page!
Unlock your inner Ken Burns or Steven Spielberg! Learn how to turn your iPad or iPhone into an HD digital filmaking powerhouse! Learn the basics of video production using iMovie on your iPad or iPhone. Saturday, October 17 from 1 – 5pm. $25/$20 MAC member. Bring your own iPad or iPhone. For ages 15 and up.
Call 304-258-2300 to enroll. iOS Filmmaking with Jack Kelly information
Concerts in the Park:
Summer Concerts in the Park – 2015
The Morgan Arts Council is proud to announce the 28th season of the Summer Concerts in the Park series. Mark you calendar for each Saturday starting July 11 through August 22 at 5:30pm for a variety of music from Old-timey blues and rock to jazz and Afro-pop. Admission is free! Concerts are held in Berkeley Springs State Park, rain location is the Ice House.
2015 Summer Concert Calendar – Full schedule of performances
2015 Summer Concert Sponsors and Advertisers
Current Gallery Exhibits:
July 31 through September 20, 2015
Portal / Threshold
A variety of artists – metal forger, mixed media artists, painter and sculptors – show transition from one physical, metaphysical or other realm to another. Curated by Luc Fielder. Opening reception is Friday, July 31 at 7:30pm.
Upcoming Gallery Exhibits:
September 25 through November 8, 2015
Freedom of Expression
Featuring 15 to 18 2-D visual and 3-D artists who have taken their work one step beyond the traditional definition of their discipline. The show displays unique and innovative pieces of artwork that combine different techniques, materials and media to stimulate the imagination. Daniele Piasecki curates this unique exhibition.
Call for Volunteers:
MC After 3 – Call for MAC Volunteers!
You have talent! You like working with kids! You love MAC and want to help Get More Art Out There! Share your art, talent, interests at the Warm Springs Middle School MC After 3 – afterschool enrichment program and help MAC earn money for youth programming! Volunteer an hour or two of your time to support our kids. Summer hours available too! Call 304-258-2300 for more information. More info about MC After 3
Community Events at the Ice House
WEEKLY DANCE, FITNESS and MOVEMENT CLASSES
Each week local instructors present ZUMBA, fitness, Bellysima Bellydance, Tai Chi and all levels of yoga classes for adults and youth. Ongoing Dance and Fitness Classes…
ICE HOUSE ARTIST'S CO-OP Retail Shop
Over 30 local and regional juried artists showcasing and selling their work at the Ice House Co-op Gallery. Visit Monday and Thursday from 1 – 5pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm through December. 304-867-3073. www.icehousecoop.com
Other Community Sponsored Art Events
For more information on these events in Morgan County, please contact the event sponsor directly.
The Berkeley Springs Studio Tour sponsors a self-guided tour of artist studios in Morgan County Memorial Day weekend (May 23 & 24) and two weeks after Columbus Day (October 24 & 25). Visit www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org for more info or call 304-258-7234.
7/23/15 Portal Threshold Gallery Opening…
6/22/15 Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates Youth Theater production…
6/17/15 United States Air Force Heritage of America Band on June 27
5/22/15 Glass Gallery Show Opening May 29…
5/21/15 Learn Digital Storytelling in Summer Media Intensive…
5/14/15 Summer Art Classes for Adults…
4/15/15 Engage Berkley Springs announces a new mural panel workshop…
4/08/15 Anything Goes Quilt Show Opening…
3/14/15 MAC'nCheese Fund-taster and Contests in April 2015
3/4/15 John Devine and Steve Hickman Ice House Concert
3/4/15 Engage Berkeley Springs: Matisse Mixed Media Collage Murals with Patty Ray Avalon
2/26/15 Youth Art Show Opening…
1/2/15 Plan B: Alternate Media Gallery Show Opening…
12/12/14 MAC 2014 Annual Appeal: Art Erupted ! artphoto14
12/10/14 Morgan County Introduces New Digital Media Program….