Loop briefs

August 16, 2007

Business classes offered to artists

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan Arts Council will hold business classes for artists monthly for six months beginning in September.

Six different topics essential for working artists will be presented, one per month. All classes will be in the Ice House in downtown Berkeley Springs. Classes are held from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first afternoon, continued the next day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Individuals may take one or more classes. Registration for a limited number of seats in each class is available.

The first class is "A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship and Profitable Pricing for Artists and Artisans," scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, and Friday, Sept. 21.

Classes are open to West Virginia artists or emerging artists. Call 304-258-2300 or go to

Heurich prints to be displayed in Florida

Three prints created by Christian Heurich of Heurich Photography in Smithsburg have recently been accepted into the General Collection of the 116th International Exhibition of Professional Photography. Heurich's work will be on display at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center Jan. 6 through Jan. 8. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention of more than 8,000 professional photographers and several photographic associations.


Heurich's entries will be shown alongside approximately 4,000 other photographic works.

Artwork sought for show and sale

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - ArtBerkeley is asking its members or artists who join the group to participate in a member art show and sale from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the lobby of Shenandoah Hotel. The cost to participate is $15 for ArtBerkeley members and $25 for nonmembers, which includes dues through June 2008. A 20 percent commission will be due to ArtBerkeley on all sales.

The deadline for registration is Monday, Aug. 20. Setup is 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 25. Tables will be provided to display art; there will be limited hanging space.

Information and registration forms are available from Bonnie Rockie at 304-262-8557 or by going to

Movie seeks extras

Maryland-based filmmaker Gary Ugarek will start shooting his second film this fall in Hagerstown. A major portion of the film, tentatively titled "The Escape," will be shot at Hagers-town 10 Cineplex.

The film's director invites area residents to apply to be members of the film's cast of undead extras. To be considered for a zombie extra, e-mail a photo of yourself and contact information to Shooting will begin in late September or early October. Zombie extras are unpaid, but all cast members will be fed.

For more information, call Ugarek at 240-372-0512.

Quizzed by Jefferson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thomas Jefferson re-enactors will quiz Jefferson Memorial visitors about their knowledge of the nation's presidents from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, as part of a news conference to introduce the new Thomas Jefferson $1 coin.

The Thomas Jefferson $1 coin, the third coin of the Presidential $1 coin series, heads into general circulation nationwide Thursday, Aug. 16.

The news conference, featuring U.S. Mint Director Edmund C. Moy, is open to the public. Those who visit the Jefferson Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 15, can earn Thomas Jefferson $1 coins during a coin exchange. Those who correctly answer questions posed by re-enactors will receive a new Jefferson $1 coin free.

Others may exchange their bills for $25 rolls of Jefferson $1 coins or participate in a dollar bill-for-presidential-$1-coin exchange.

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