Life & Leisure

Art & Exhibitions — 3/5/18

PATTY’S ART SPOT: hosts work by local artists, prints and originals by Patty. Patty’s Art Spot is now at a new location: 1836 Listravia Ave., Sabraton, behind McDonald’s. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, closed Sunday and Monday.

“THE SYSTEM IS WORKING”: an exhibition of work by Christian Benefiel, runs through March 8 in the JD Brooks Gallery at Fairmont State University. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

GALLERY 62 WEST: in Grafton hosts “Raw,” featuring art created “outside the boundaries of official culture,” including tattoo art, graffiti art and taxidermy. To schedule a tattoo during the reception, call Holly at 304-376-5066.

THONEY PIETRO: “A Morgantown Visionary,” at the Morgantown History Museum, 175 Kirk St. Info: 304-319-1800.

MORGANTOWN ART ASSOCIATION: February show is artists’ choice, with an emphasis is on red and hearts. The March show will be the annual photography contest, with take-in March 7. Artist of the month is Morgantown resident and watercolor and stained-glass teacher Susan Hall Witt, a self-taught artist who enjoys all forms. Open studio time is available from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays for oil and acrylics artists, cost $5, space to store canvases and supplies provided, some easels available, call Jane at 304-296-0068 or email Watercolor classes with Susan Hall Witt from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays (everyone welcome, all levels) and 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays (OLLI and MAA members only). Eddie Spaghetti will host a Plexiglas cut printing workshop on Saturday, sign up, Laurie Goldstein-Warren will host a workshop April 6-8. Sign-up sheets available for all workshops are at the gallery. The Morgantown Art Association Gallery is in the Mountaineer Mall on the Green Bag Road, Info: 304-291-5900,

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: hosts “Impulse: A Trip Inside” in the McGee Gallery, “Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth: Master Chinese Ceramists” and “Form and Balance: Ceramics from the Collection.” Regular hours: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Docent-led tours are offered from 2-3 p.m. Sundays, no advance reservations needed, walk-ins welcome. Admission is free. Info:

NEW FOLKLIFE EXHIBIT: “Always Here: Native Americans in West Virginia” in The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State Univeristy, with a traditional invocation from Lakota elder Bob Pirner.

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