What’s Going on This Week:
The Ice House Gallery re-opens to the public with safety precautions. Continuous cleaning protocols are in place and there is plenty of room for social distancing. Face masks are encouraged while in the building and required while shopping in the gallery. (Face masks are available for a donation.)
For info on what else is happening around Berkeley Springs this week check out Berkeley Springs Community Calendar.
At the Ice House:
Curated by Tricia Strader
May 29 – July 19, 2020
A multi-media exhibit of western art, nature and culture.
Pandemic Radio Theater
Written and Directed by Brice Williams
MAC’s Theater Project brings you “Pandemic Radio Theater”! Tune into this multi-episode mystery featuring our finest actors as they engage you in a fun and fantastic old-time radio show. Join us for the Virtual Release Party on Friday, May 29th at 8:00 p.m.
Our artists have been working through the pandemic and, just like all of us…it’s driving creativity through activities familiar and new:
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.
At the Ice House:
Enjoy a quick look at some of our most recent shows and stay tuned for announcements during our gradual re-opening.
Click for listing of upcoming Ice House Gallery Shows.
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! Learn how to become a partner in the Berkeley Springs Community Matters web portal. Contact Rick Watson, Director of Digital Media Center (DMC) at 304-258-2300. Learn to write, direct, produce and edit TV shows. For ages 15 and up. Check out the DMC’s latest video projects on MAC’s YouTube page!
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
WEEKLY DANCE, FITNESS and MOVEMENT CLASSES
Each week local instructors present fitness, Bellysima Bellydance, Tai Chi and all levels of yoga classes for adults and youth. Ongoing Dance and Fitness Classes…
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 a self-guided tour of artist studios in Morgan County on October 24 & 25, 2020. Visit www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org for more info or call 304-249-8803.