Saturday, January 29, from 10AM - 4PM, the Ice House in Berkeley Springs, WV, will be home to the 21st Annual Spa Feast. Admission to the event is only $2 which includes access to all talks, lectures, movement activities (Yoga, T'ai Chi, etc.), and vendor displays. In addition, there will be spa and health services offered by many vendors for only $1 per minute! Outside of the Spa Feast many local businesses will also be running shopping and dining schedules, so this is a great day to not only be pampered, but to explore Berkeley Springs. See below for details as well as a list of Spa Feast Participants.
I am very pleased to announce that Pretty in the Panhandle has just recruited local college student, Meghann Ambrose, to be the very first Pretty Intern! Be sure to keep an eye out for Meghann's posts--I believe that Meghann will be a huge asset to the website, and I look forward to working with her over the next few months! So now, please keep reading and take a moment to Meet Meghan:
Meghann Ambrose is currently a rising junior at Shepherd University pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in print journalism. Her goal is to one day work in the field of public relations. She comes from the small town of Berkeley Springs, WV, with the ambition to one day make it to New York City. Reading and writing are not only hobbies but passions of Meghann’s. Whenever she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book, you will find her browsing through a New York Times in her backyard hammock or cozying up to an Audrey Hepburn film with a cup of hot tea.
Drop by the gallery any time between 11AM and 8PM to help light up Cezanne's birthday cake by contributing $1 and placing a candle on the cake--a slice of cake is, of course, included with the donation. That evening from 5-8PM the celebration will continue with a reception and silent auction at the gallery. As always, shopping is encouraged, and 15% of Saturday's sales will be donated to AHA!
What better way to celebrate Cezanne than with cake, culture, and good company? See below for further details on AHA! and the artist himself.
Gallery Raises Funds for Local Arts Group
With Birthday Party for Painter Paul Cezanne
CHARLES TOWN, WV, January 10, 2011 -- Washington Street Gallery & Gift is marking the birthday of French painter Paul Cezanne with a celebration Saturday, January 22. The event is a fundraiser for the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County (AHA!).
"This all-day event is a wonderful opportunity to support the arts right here in your own backyard," says gallery owner Susan Ford Pritchard. "Paul Cezanne was born 172 years ago, and just for fun, anyone can come in that day and add a candle to his birthday cake by making a one dollar donation to AHA! And, have a piece of cake while you're there. We even provide candles." The gallery also is donating 15 percent of the day's sales to AHA!" From 5-8 pm, the event will also include a silent auction of pieces donated by the artists, artisans and authors at Washington Street gallery.
This event is designed to increase awareness of local arts and of the Arts & Humanities Alliance, to build membership in AHA! (annual cost is $25), and to feature the work of the gallery's 17 painters. They include Mary Kay Anderson, Joanna Athey, Pat Barnes, Bruce Chandler, Pat Donohoe, Hilda Eiber, Cathy Ingersoll, Jewell Hellems, Joan Keith, Doug Kinnett, Daniel Masi, Sandra McIver, Susan Parker, Patricia Perry, Jon Schuhart, Trish Stefanik and Mikkey Tarantino. Their work —done in oils, watercolor, acrylics, pastels and mixed media—includes landscapes, abstracts, wildlife, portraits, still-lifes and more.
Born in France in 1839, Cezanne was a Post-Impressionist painter well-known for his still-life and landscape paintings. He has inspired artists for generations, including many of those at the gallery.
The mission of AHA is to preserve the rich history and culture of Jefferson County, to encourage creative opportunity for all its citizens, to facilitate communication between those involved in the arts and humanities and the community at large, and to assist cultural groups and individuals in educational and developmental efforts.
Washington Street Gallery & Gift is the only all-local gallery in the Eastern Panhandle and features the work of 50 artists, artisans and authors from Jefferson and Berkeley County. It is located at 235 W. Washington Street in an historic building in downtown Charles Town, WVa. The gallery is open from 11 am to 8 pm on January 22. Website: WStreetGallery.com; phone number: 304.724.2090.
For the second year running, Piccadilly Posh Pin-ups of Shepherdstown, WV, will offer petite pin-up photo sessions just in time for Valentine's Day. January 29th and 30th they will be shooting on location at a historic estate in Charles Town, WV, and let's just say if a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, you won't have to worry about buying Valentine's cards for quite some time ;)
pick out your favorite underpinnings, and Posh Pin-ups will take care of the rest. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy wine and chocolate-covered strawberries while hair and makeup artists work their magic. Once you're all dolled up, Posh Pin-ups will accessorize you with all the essential pin-up props such as vintage furs and Louis Vuitton luggage. Before you know it, you will look like you walked straight off the pages of Vanity Fair.
If you're not familiar with the work of Posh Pin-ups, be sure to check out the slideshow after the break. I am sure you'll be quite impressed, and just think--that could be you...
If you think that tutu's and tap shoes are just for the kiddos, you, my friend, are mistaken. Dancing is a great form of exercise for people of all ages, not to mention fun! Footwork Fitness offers classes in everything from ballet to CRAVE (a Cardio-Rave dance fusion), and they're just for adults--no worrying about Little Polly Pointe Shoes making you feel inadequate here.
Stop by the Open House tomorrow (January 7) between 6 and 8PM to meet the instructors, catch some dance performances, have some refreshments, and perhaps even take home a door prize!
Footwork Fitness is located on the 2nd floor of the Cameo Business Center at 630 Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg, WV. If you have any questions, or for more information be sure to check out their website: http://www.footworkfitness.com/