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Appalachian Gallery to honor Laurie Nugent during Arts Walk

For Saturday’s Morgantown Arts Walk, Appalachian Gallery will hold a memorial for Laurie Nugent, the late business partner of Penelyn Van Orange. There will be light refreshments from Black Bear and a variety of cupcakes served. Vocalist Grace Campbell will also perform.

People who make donations to Animal Friends will received a card or a print. A book of condolence will be available for guests who wish to sign.

Appalachian Gallery also expresses its appreciation to Morgantown and the surrounding areas for 35 years of continuing customer support and community engagement. This is an especially heartfelt sentiment for the COVID support during the past two years.

The gallery display windows are filled with stained glass. Vintage West Virginia glass pieces are featured in both upper and lower floors of the gallery, reflecting Van Orange’s growing interest in the West Virginia glass factories and their specialty products.

Works by perennial customer favorites Tom Milne, Eddie Spaghetti, Rob Riffe and Frank Ceravalo, together with others, are also on view.

New potters include Jeff Greenham, T. Anne Hawkins and Bill Lankford. There is an expanded selection of West Virginia authors, as well as a new crop of puppets and toys.

The Appalachian Gallery is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Sundays are by appointment only. Follow the gallery on Facebook or go to the website: