What’s Going on This Week:
The Ice House is open. Continuous cleaning protocols are in place and there is plenty of room for social distancing. Face masks are required. (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.
Auditions Open Now:
Can you cook? Can you take a selfie? Want to be part of virtual theater? If you answered “yes” then this Ice House Virtual Theater production is for you! “The Great MoCo Baking Show” is the latest virtual project of the Morgan Arts Council’s Ice House Theater project. It’s part Community Theater, part virtual theater, part cooking show and promises to be a whole lot of fun. The final production will be a prerecorded “live” TV show that will be available to view online in early June. Click here for audition details.
At the Ice House:
April 9 – May 30, 2021
Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday
Bringing in the May
Curated by Bibi Hahn
May Day, or Beltane, is the day the fairies end their hibernation beneath the Earth. This show celebrates their return with works in many media that they and other spirits have inspired.
A variety of work in pastel by regional artists.
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
WEEKLY DANCE, FITNESS and MOVEMENT CLASSES returning soon.
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. Visit www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org for more info or call 304-249-8803.