Carnegie Hall to open November/December exhibits on First Friday, November 2

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Carnegie Hall’s November/December Art Exhibits are set to open Friday, Nov. 2 in conjunction with Lewisburg’s First Fridays After 5 event.

Carnegie Hall features three galleries, which display the works of regional artists for two-month shows. This month’s exhibits feature works by Richard Pranulis, Laurie Cameron, Doug Chadwick, and Richard Mallory Allnutt.

The Lobby Gallery and the Board Room Gallery will feature works by Richard Pranulis, Laurie Cameron, Doug Chadwick titled “Water.” An opening reception will take place on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Richard Pranulis, along with his wife Vivian, began silk-screening in 1971, designing and printing a calendar for the year 1972. Their enterprise took on a couple of incarnations before becoming Wolf Creek Printery in Alderson.They found a way to make a living through screen-printing t-shirts, posters, note cards and calendars, starting with simple hand stenciled screens. Now the calendar is printed commercially in one day, leaving time for Richard to pursue his interest in photography.

Laurie Cameron began photographing while a soldier in 1957. In 1964, he studied fine photography under Harold Feinstein and took his first images in West Virginia the following year. He continued taking 35 mm black and white photographs in Philadelphia and in West Virginia, where he moved in 1971. He is a member of Allied Artists and of the Pocahontas County Artisan Co-Op.

Douglas B. Chadwick’s work in panoramic photography has established him as one of the state’s premier photographers. He has a longtime association with Goldenseal magazine. Doug uses a giant 1920’s model panoramic camera – a highly crafted, rotating apparatus that is balanced upon tall tripods and houses several feet of ten-inch high film. After a painstaking period of trial and error, he came to master the complicated techniques of the Cirkut Panoramic Camera. Chadwick’s photos have been featured in a number of national periodicals and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” A native of North Carolina, Doug received his education in Oregon, Washington State, and Rome, Italy. He moved to West Virginia in 1970 and began working as a photographer for The Fayette Tribune and The Raleigh Register. He makes his home overlooking the Greenbrier River near Hillsboro.

The Old Stone Room Gallery presents “Home and Away – Images from the travels of photographer Richard Mallory Allnutt.” The opening reception takes place on Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m.

Allnutt is a British-born photographer based in the United States. He focuses primarily on portraiture, but his passions for aviation and the natural world also play a strong role in his repertoire. He has won several significant awards for his work, such as ITVA-DC (still photography) and the prestigious Aviation Week & Space Technology photography competition. His images have graced the covers and pages of many books and magazines such as JazzTimes, Swing Journal, Aircraft Illustrated and Capitol File. Richard Mallory Allnutt has also worked as a set photographer on several motion picture films. His clients include, among others, Dom Perignon Champagne, Moet Hennessy, Nike Communications, Virginia Tech, Concord Records and Telarc. He works primarily in Washington, DC, New York and London.

Carnegie Hall November/December exhibits are on display Nov. 2 through Dec. 21. They are free and open to the public and are open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October.

Carnegie Hall is a nonprofit organization supported by individual contributions, grants, and fundraising efforts such as TOOT and The Carnegie Hall Gala. The Hall is located at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg. For more information please call 304.645.7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.