Saturday, July 31st @ 5:30 p.m. – Concert in Berkeley Springs State Park – Ryanhood
For info on what else is happening around Berkeley Springs this week check out Berkeley Springs Community Calendar.
At the Ice House:
Main Gallery & Hall of Dreams & Carr-Kelly Galleries
July 30 – September 19, 2021
Annual Delectable Mountains Quilt Show – “Patchwork Garden”
Curated by Abby Chapple
Come and enjoy this festival and sale of over 100 full-sized quilts with a garden theme. The show also includes a boutique of quilted items that will remain open through October 10th. Put the yard squares quilt auction on your calendar: Sunday, September 5th at 2 p.m. in Berkeley Springs State Park. All proceeds go to benefit the Ice House sprinkler system project.
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Monday, 11am – 5 pm.
Click for listing of upcoming Ice House Gallery Shows
MACreate Adult Art Class
August 21, 2021, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Indigo Fabric Dyeing
Jane Frenke, Instructor
Learn to dye fabric with indigo, a plant that creates a beautiful blue color. You will learn to tie and fold fabric to achieve a variety of patterns as you dip and dye. Each student receives two yards of fabric for experimenting. Feel free to bring an all-cotton white t-shirt to explore your new skills! Dress for a mess, this class will be “hands on”. All supplies provided. $35, $30 MAC members. Register online or by calling (304) 258-2300.
Our artists have been working through the pandemic and, just like all of us…it’s driving creativity through activities familiar and new:
Glenn has been busy creating beautiful new metal work in his new side blast, water cooled forge.
Ice House Co-op artist Pam Didawick created colorful images of spring with colored metalwork and mixed media fairy gardens.
Local artist Hiroko Rubin made this beautiful rug and then created a colorful fabric mushroom garden to complement it!
“Being a household that did have the coronavirus in it has definitely put many things in a different light for us. We were quarantined for over a month- I made this bowl and I titled it ‘Grounded’.”
MAC Co-op artist Pat Williams created these floral mosaics and “planted them this spring”.
Area glass artist and previous gallery show curator Maureen Storey is busy creating beautiful glass spring flowers.
Portrait Artist (Graphite)
Local artist Margie Redmond continues to focus on people with her detailed drawings.
Mosaic at home
Claiming “too much time on my hands”, Morgan County artist and school teacher Anna Ruggiero created this beautiful mosaic on her stairs. We think her dog approves and so do we!
Local Artist Kathleen Reagan answered our call by sharing her birds. It’s a time when we’re all focusing on their springtime re-emergence.
Frog Valley Artisans Veronica Wilson, Cheryl Ann Langlais and Mark Schwenk are cultivating their sculpture garden:
“The Radical Love of God”
Local Artist LeeAnn Brannon just completed this painting as a response to this turbulent time we are living in. “I have lately felt circumstances are like that now – out of control, spinning with no clear direction.”
Ice House Co-op artist Allison Young has kept busy painting people’s pets…those who keep us company in our isolation.
Oil on Canvas 20″x24″
Artist Evelyn Garcia has created this imposing piece and notes that “besides my pets, it’s what has been keeping me company.”
Carol & John-Pierre Hsu
“Corona Garden Activity”
Ice House Co-op artists Carol and J-P have been busy outside taking a break from their usual work in creating contemporary anodized aluminum jewelry and mobiles to create beautiful garden art! They’re promising more to follow, so stay tuned.
Ice House Co-op wood artisan Chris Bosley is taking the wood pile further and continues to craft beatiful natural pieces.
Artists Jennifer and Bob Peake created an online course that is being delivered to Morgan County Schools through its “MoCoEduOnline” curriculum access for students as we continue to deliver our Arts Integration program.
Click for listing of upcoming Ice House Gallery Shows.
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.
MAC Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Community Events at the Ice House
Other Community Sponsored Art Events
For more information on this event in Morgan County, please contact the event sponsor directly.
The Berkeley Springs Studio Tour sponsors an annual self-guided tour of artist studios in Morgan County scheduled for October 23 & 24, 2021. Visit www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org for more info or call 304-249-8803.