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November 13, 2005

W.Va. artists honored

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Works by six Eastern Panhandle artists were selected to be part of the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2005, a show of art by West Virginia artists and craftspeople.

The show, on display at the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, is presented biennially by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and features painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography and crafts. It will be on display through Jan. 29, 2006.

Eastern Panhandle artists in the exhibit include:

G. Margaret Babb, Hedgesville

Susan Carney, Shepherdstown

Frank Ceravalo, Martinsburg

Sonya Evanisko, Shepherdstown

Roberta Morgan, Great Cacapon

Raymond Yosuico, Berkeley Springs

Collectible pot offered


MONT ALTO, Pa. - The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies at Penn State Mont Alto will be offering the sixth piece in its annual series of Bell family reproductions this fall. The series features one reproduction per year, in a limited edition of 150.

This year's reproduction is an earthenware pitcher created by ceramist Jack Handshaw of Fairfield, Pa. The pitcher is five inches tall and three inches in diameter. The original lead- and iron-glazed piece was made at the Bell Pottery in Waynesboro during the mid 1800s and is stamped John Bell. The Bell Pottery was in operation from 1833 to 1899.

Call the Nicodemus Center at 717-762-4670 or e-mail to reserve a pitcher. The cost is $50 plus tax; $45 plus tax for center members.

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