The PopCulteer
April 20, 2012

It’s time for another ArtWalk photo essay. We had near-perfect weather yesterday evening, and a wonderful turnout for all the galleries. On the right you see Robert Royce, K.D. Lett and Jesse Tidquist preparing for an evening that melded art and dance at The Charleston Ballet.

Other cool openings last night included Ian Bode’s “The Passenger” arriving at Romano Associates, Allied Artists at The Purple Moon, Emily Roles and Sue Chase’s “Friends Among the Hills” at Art Emporium and White Oak Photography and Deborah Herndon at The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.

Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery featured art from students at Mountaineer Montessori School at last night’s ArtWalk.The fourth, fifth and six grade art students at Mountaineer Montessori School have spent the last two months creating woodblock prints, drawings, mosaics, paintings and sculpture depicting the tragic deaths of miners at the historic Hawks Nest Tunnel. Despite the sick jokes that popped into my head

A genius promotion for 'Picasso"

about this being “children’s depictions of death,” this was actually a very powerful exhibit, and it showed off some some amazing young talent.

There were also some “Wild and Crazy” folks accompanying Einstein around ArtWalk last night promoting the “Picasso at the Lapine Agile” scavanger hunt, which was shining the spotlight on Charleston Stage Company’s upcoming production of the Steve Martin play. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” opens May 10 at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater.

Enough with the words. Here are the pictures…

Visions Day Spa

Ted Brightwell applies makeup while in the background, Greg Osley discusses his shadowbox art

A closer look at Oxley's work

Rainbow pitcher and tumbler set by Rob Hinkle

Art art among the hair art

Greater Kanwha Valley Foundation

Work by Whaite Oak Photography’s Michelle Krompecher…

…as well as work by Deborah Herndon.

Mountaineer Montessori School Students at Good News Mountaineer Garage

The Passenger stops at Romano Associates

Ian Bode's Passenger wishes Naomi Bays, of the arts Council of the Kanawha Valley, a happy brthday

Robert Villamagna  & Jon Salo at Taylor Book’s Annex Gallery

Charleston Ballet featuring K.D. Lett

Rob and Jesse arrive

K.D. Let himself, setting up for the evening

“Friends Among the Hills” – Emily Roles & Sue Chase at Art Emporium

Allied Artists and more at The Purple Moon

Cool work by Sharon Lyn StackpoleMore cool work by SharonThere's loads of cool Atomic Age and Industrial furnishings at The Purple Moon in addition to the art

More cool work by Sharon

There's loads of cool Atomic Age and Industrial furnishings at The Purple Moon in addition to the art

Funky Coolness at Collage

Ian Bode's Passenger sure gets around

With that, we wrap up this month’s ArtWalk photo essay. We would also like to announce that we are taking a week off from RFC. Your PopCulteer has been battling a cold/allergy attack and a huge magazine assignment, so it just seemed prudent to delay this Week’s show. Our special look at the work of Liquid Canvas will now be episode 158.  Check PopCult regularly for more details and our other regular features.