Marvelous March Happenings at Artworks

ARTWORKS around town will be” hopping” the month of March

A varied array of artists will bring their work to the Gallery with a festive reception on March 1, 2024.  The traditional First Friday Hop takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

James Luke, Jonathan Walsh and Bellaire High School art students will have work in both guest galleries at Artworks.  Aaron Anslow joins us to demonstrate his clay skills on a wheel, Saturday March 2nd from 10:30-1 in the north Gallery.  This event is free and all are welcome.  James Luke will cover the walls with images of outer space.  His show, titled “Celestial Captures, A Journey Through Astrophotography by James Luke”, promises to be even more spectacular than his last exhibit.   Ceramist Jonathan Walsh represents Oglebay Institute’s Ceramics Takeover with his pieces of clay art.  Bellaire High School students who attended workshops led by Aaron Anslow will have their clay pieces on display as well.

James Luke got his first telescope when he was 11 years old.  It was to be followed by upgrading to an Orion 10-inch dobsonian telescope and web camera in 2012.  He has participated in  many presentations and talks on astrophotography and has had some of his best pieces published.

Jonathan Walsh has been a teacher for 20 years, the last 12 instructing students in ceramics at Parkersburg High School.  His work has been accepted into 14 regional juried shows, 2 national juried shows, community, two person, and individual shows as well and winning awards in a few of them.

Bellaire High School art students, under the direction of instructor, Megan Ritchea, will be exhibiting their efforts in clay work.  Aaron Anslow spent weeks at the school as artist in residence, instructing the students in pottery wheel skills, hand building drills, texture carving and glazing techniques. Anslow is a well known artist who currently teaches ceramics and sculpture at West Liberty University and owns and operates Earthsmith Studio in Bethany, West Virginia.  He has shown work internationally in China, nationally in the Strictly Functional juried Exhibition and in Clay Times Magazine.

ARTWORKS around town is a non profit fine art  and education center dedicated to serving the people of the area.  Open six days a week from 10 a.m until 5:30 p.m., the Gallery is located in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market.  Artworks sponsors workshops, some ongoing and some by demand. Visit the desk or go online to see opportunities, updates and to apply for membership in the Gallery:

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