Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall opens new exhibit

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LEWISBURG, W.VA. – Carnegie Hall’s three rotating galleries feature new artists for March and April in the Old Stone Room (ground floor), Lobby Gallery (Hamilton Auditorium), and Museum Gallery (adjacent to the Auditorium). 

The Old Stone Room will feature the 30th Annual Creative Youth Juried Art Exhibit. The Creative Youth Art Exhibit is an annual juried art show that features the talent and imagination of Greenbrier County students in grades 4-12.  Children from public, private, and home schools submit their work for this juried art exhibit. The exhibit opened Monday, March 3 with an Awards Ceremony and reception for all participating students and families and will run through the end of the month.

The Fiber Arts Network (FAN) will be featured in the Old Stone Room during the month of April.

Michelle Kelly’s “Dream Art” will be featured in the Lobby Gallery. Michelle Kelly, an Asheville-based artist, has been a lifelong creative. She has been a photographer, sculpture, jewelry designer, potter, writer, and most recently a mixed media painter. Michelle’s most recent project involves partnering with visionaries to turn their desires into tangible works of art. 

Born in 1976 in Las Animas, Colorado, Michelle has spent most of her adult life in the Appalachian Mountains, nurturing and raising her three children. She holds a master’s degree in fine art photography and art therapy. As an educator, she has facilitated numerous workshops and retreats. Over the past twenty years, her art has been showcased in a variety of galleries and solo exhibitions, each piece a testament to her ever-unfolding artistic journey.

The Museum Gallery will house “Spirits” by Richard Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury attended Cleveland Institute of Art and after switching from commercial to fine art, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in drawing and minors In Illustration and ceramics.

Today, back in his native West Virginia, his interests and work continue to develop. Shrewsbury has recently become the director of Holler Gallery in Princeton, W. Va. Here, he showcases other Appalachian artists and offers an exhibition space for the Interpretation of historical and regional concerns.

There will be an opening reception in the Museum Gallery on Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m.

The exhibits are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The exhibits will run through December 29. For more information, please visit carnegiehallwv.org, call (304) 645-7917, or stop by the Hall at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV. 

Carnegie Hall programs are presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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