Artist Sharon Jones brings her work to Art Emporium
Aug
14
to Sep 14

Artist Sharon Jones brings her work to Art Emporium

A self-taught painter, Sharon Jones is inspired by the world around her.

Sharon says, “I am inspired by the world around me.  I can see a bird on a post or an interaction between two people as I drive down the street – something inconsequential – and I can't wait to get home to paint.  I love all kinds of music.  When I see a musician baring his or her heart and soul playing the guitar or keyboard, my mind starts envisioning how I can communicate on my canvas the intensity of their emotion.”

Show opens:
August 14th-September 14th , 2018
Artwalk:
Thursday August 16th 5pm-8pm

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Mixed Media Works by Sam Summers
Jul
17
to Aug 10

Mixed Media Works by Sam Summers

I have been an artist since I discovered the desire to create as a child. I have primarily been working on wood and stone work to create these dimensional pieces and would say they represent a sense of connection to the world we inhabit. The characters express peaceful solitude within their surroundings.

Each piece is uniquely hand crafted and hand painted using acrlyic, oil, and spray paint. To create texture and more depth I use a pointalist approach with many pieces as they come to life.

Exhibit date: July 17th, through August 10th,
Artwalk Date: Thursday July 19th-5:00pm-8:00pm

 

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Celebrate Charleston
Jun
19
to Jul 13

Celebrate Charleston

As the iconic FestivALL and season of summer combine to create a city of art, we are reminded how vibrant Charleston, West Virginia really is.

Art Emporium is showing new original two dimensional works from local artists that explore their visual perspective of Charleston. From the iconic to whimsical, this is an exhibit that's sure to please!

Exhibition dates June 19th-July 13th, 2018
Opening reception during ArtWalk June 21st, 2018, 5:00pm-8:00pm

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Imagine That! Paintings by Sharon Harms
May
15
to Jun 15

Imagine That! Paintings by Sharon Harms

    At a very early age Sharon knew she wanted to be an artist. Having studied with the influential painter Irving Shapiro in her youth, she began creating her watercolor paintings in 2007.
    Harms’ work reflects an interest in nature, personal observations and her fondest memories. With fluid strokes, unique to watercolor, she attempts to accentuate the highlights, patterns, colors and compositions that are most impressive within a subject to call attention to them.

    Her paintings are done in light-fast watercolor paints on 300lb cold-press watercolor paper. The technique is called transparent Watercolor and no opaque paints are used in their creation. The image is painted from light to dark with overlaying washes of transparent paint until the desired density is achieved.

    There is a story behind every piece of art Sharon Harms creates; her paintings are a unique way for her visually capture and share her thoughts and feelings.

Exhibit date: May 15th, through June 15th, 2018

Artwalk Date: Thursday May 17th-5:00pm-8:00pm

 

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Spring Forward
Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Forward

As the first signs of spring appear, birds begin to sing and blooms start to spring!

The Art Emporium Gallery will host a floral extravaganza showcasing the works of several different artists in a group show titled “Spring Forward” during the month of March and March ArtWalk.
(ArtWalk will be March 15h, 2018-5pm-8pm)

Come join us at Art Emporium as we celebrate Orchids, Poppies and more and “Spring Forward” into Spring!

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VISIONS- Works by Larry Bragg & Jesse Thornton
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

VISIONS- Works by Larry Bragg & Jesse Thornton

Two artists originally from Pt. Pleasant, WV have brought their work to the Capitol city in a show called Visions.  Photographer Jesse Thornton met painter Larry Bragg while doing an exhibit at Gallery 409 in Pt. Pleasant. The two quickly became friends and have collaborated in a few pieces. Larry’s painting is based on Jesse’s photograph from Blackwater. Stop by this Thursday during ArtWalk and check it out!

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Mountain State Muse; Works by JP Owens and Melinda McCallister Owens
Sep
19
to Oct 13

Mountain State Muse; Works by JP Owens and Melinda McCallister Owens

Husband and wife JP Owens and Melinda McCallister Owens have collaborated for an exhibit of their art titled “Mountain State Muse” which will open in September at the Art Emporium in Downtown Charleston.  Both JP and Melinda are Putnam county natives.
 JP is a graduate of West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in printmaking.  His work consists primarily of bold graphic designs created through a series of sketches using mixed media.  The scenes often contain animals and landscapes with an occasional addition of Appalachian folklore.  His intense color combos, aboriginal influenced shapes and alien like rhythmic designs are common throughout his work.  His artistic influence derives from Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Henry Moore.  
Melinda received a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts degree from Marshall University. In the past her art has been predominately realistic.  She loves the gritty realism of the printmaking of Kathe Kollwitz, while also admiring the loose and colorful abstractions of Pablo Picasso.  Her husband JP’s style has further enhanced her appreciation of the abstract style.  Melinda also enjoys photography and uses this medium as a bridge to deconstruct her realistic style.  Using her photographs of recognizable environments she alters them with vivid colors to create vibrant compositions.  
JP and Melinda’s show “Mountain State Muse” will be on display September 19th through October 13th, 2017 with an artist reception during Artwalk Thursday September 21st from 5 to 8pm.  Art Emporium is located at 823 Quarrier Street in Downtown Charleston.  Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 to 6 and Saturdays 10 to 4.  For more information contact Art Emporium at 304-345-2787.

 

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My Adventures In Oil, by Karen Chamblin
Jul
18
to Aug 11

My Adventures In Oil, by Karen Chamblin

Karen Shamblin's paintings will be on display at Art EmporiumJuly 18th. 2017 - August 11th, 2017 and a reception will be held July 20th, 2017 5pm-8pm during ArtWalk

Karen Chamblin specializes in still life, floral, bird and animal subjects in oils.  She is a member of The Oil Painters Of America, The Society of Decorative Painters, Women Artists Of America, West Virginia Arts and Crafts Guild, Miniature Art Society Of Florida and The Parkersburg Art Center.
Karen says of her work "I want to communicate to the viewer the beauty I see around me. My still life paintings are painted from life when possible. The flowers come from my gardens and the animal paintings are from the farms in my area."

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AT A Glance by Tonie Garrett
Jun
12
to Jul 14

AT A Glance by Tonie Garrett

Our June featured artist for Artwalk will be Tonie Garrett. Her technique is to paint and draw all in the same strokes after initially under-painting to assure harmony in her work, creating a painting style that reflects an impressionistic and painterly look. Subjects vary from flora from the garden, to children in her family and grandchildren of special friends. Landscapes are Tonie's newest endeavor and she says painting water is a thrill to her. It's Tonie desire to share her love of nature and color through her paintings and stir the instilled emotions of the viewer! Exhibit dates are June 13 - July 14th, 2017

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New Works by Emily Roles
May
16
to Jun 9

New Works by Emily Roles

Emily Roles is an artist from Charleston, WV who has been represented by the Art Emporium for the past 10 years.  Emily is also a juried member of the Allied Artist of West Virginia, and a member of the WV Chapter of the National League of Pen Women.  Her most recent works include bright abstracts and her whimsical scenery.  Emily works predominately in acrylics and has exhibited throughout the state for more then 30 years.

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Artwalk Reception-Beyond REALISM: New works by Sandra King
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Artwalk Reception-Beyond REALISM: New works by Sandra King

New pastel paintings by Sandra King Sandra's art addresses the longing we all experience to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and return to the quiet solitude of nature. She attempts to showcase the ever changing colors of the seasons, and hopes to recreate an environment that reflects the quiet, relaxing feelings associated with being in tune with nature. Sandra is considered a Modern Realist who produces paintings that are true to the natural landscape in form with intense vibrant color that is often exaggerated, enhanced, and orchestrated with deep feeling. Her paintings are the result of her own personal vision and style.
 

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Charleston Holiday Hop

Be sure and stop by Art Emporium this Saturday!

Stroll, shop and discover at Holiday Hop Open House 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at participating retailers throughout Downtown Charleston.

Stop in downtown boutiques for in-store promotions, trunk shows, demos, hands-on activities and more.

Included in the mix is a diverse mix of unique shops, quaint boutiques, art galleries and antique stores. The Holiday Hop Open House is coordinated by the Charleston Area Alliance. More info: http://charlestonareaalliance.org/events/details/boutique-walk-holiday-open-house-1884

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