FestivALL Fall

FestivALL Charleston will celebrate FestivALL Fall for its 7th consecutive year. The festival will extend the popular city-wide multi-arts summer

The Art of Wine at the Stifel Fine Arts Center

Wine Events at OI: Art of Wine: 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017. $33/$28 OI members. Register online or call 304-242-7700. Oglebay Institute hosts some of Wheeling’s most popular wine events. The Art of Wine series features wine and food pairings in the elegant, yet intimate, splendor of one of Wheeling’s grand properties. The 100-year-old Edemar Mansion (now known as the Stifel Fine Arts Center) is the former home of one of Wheeling’s most prominent families and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than the just wine… During wine events, you will enjoy four to six wines and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. And learn tips on selecting and serving wines. You can also view the art on display in the gallery. As you explore the historic mansion, you will marvel at the stained glass windows, grand central staircase, marble floors and the majestic fireplace in the formal living room. During warm weather, stroll through the gardens. You can purchase your favorite vintages, too. Most of all, unwind and have fun. Although events begin at 6:30 p.m., you can arrive early to meet the friendly staff. And, at some events, guided tours of the art exhibit are offered at 6 p.m. Oglebay Institute wine events are great places to discover new wines and meet other wine lovers, too. These popular events are also perfect for date nights and evenings out with friends.

Featured Artist: Eric Dye

The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, located at 801 Jefferson Avenue in Moundsville, is pleased to host the work of local artist Eric Dye throughout the month of November. Dye, a native West Virginian, graduated from Concord University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, winning several Best of Show awards in various state and regional exhibitions while a student. Dye served as an artist-in-residence in Harpers Ferry after graduation, followed by an artist-in-residency at his alma mater. While there, he carved a nine-ton Bicentennial statue of the first settlers in Mercer County, West Virginia, which now resides on the Courthouse lawn in Princeton, West Virginia. He also carved a portrait bust of Aristotle in early Greek style. During this time, he was also a resource person to students enrolled in art degree programs at Concord. He also studied painting and sculpture at Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme Connecticut, under Elisabeth Gordon Chandler and Robert Brackman, both artists of international renown, and members of the National Academy of Design. Since arriving in the Ohio Valley, Dye has participated annually in the Paint Historic Wheeling Plein Air event and has also been a contributor in several of the Cross Currents Art Shows held by the Stifel Museum. Dye works in oils, water color, pastels, charcoal and pencil, as well as carving in stone, wood and bone ivory. He has spent the last 15 years teaching graphic arts through the West Virginia Department of Education, while earning a Masters of Education degree in Education. He now offers private and group lessons in his home studio in Moundsville. An opening reception for Dye’s work will be held on Saturday, November 5, at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville from 2-5 p.m. Dye’s work will be on display to the public throughout the entire month of November.

48th West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival

A celebration of West Virginia's Oil and Natural Gas Heritage. Professional Entertainment, Industry Exhibits, Antique Engines, Food, Car Show, and Crafts.