Carnegie Hall’s April/May/June Exhibits open Friday, Apr. 1. Carnegie Hall features three rotating galleries, which display the works of regional artists. The April/May/June Exhibits feature works by artists Misty Walkup (Old Stone Room), Eddie Maier (Lobby Gallery), and Nima Shahab Shahmir (Museum Gallery).
The Museum Gallery features art by Nima Shahab Shahmir, an Iranian-American photographer focusing on fields of art such as Digital Media Collaging, Graphic Design, and Videography. He picked up his first camera when he was 11 years old, and it helped him to constantly look around and find unique ways to capture scenes, patterns, and faces.
In 2012, he received first and third places in photojournalism during Marshall University’s S.C.O.R.E.S competition. In 2014, he participated in photography exhibitions at Carnegie Hall and City Hall of Lewisburg during the Lewisburg Literary Festival. In July 2017, his photography/digital media works were on display at Greenbrier Valley Visitor Center titled “Create and Explore.” He is a member of Tamarack Foundation Creative Network.
Misty Walkup is featured in the Old Stone Room. Walkup is a working artist and illustrator and a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County. She has loved drawing and painting since childhood. Although she paints in a variety of media, she prefers oils and acrylics. She is a self-taught artist and has worked her entire artistic career honing and developing her own painting style. She recently became a member of the Greenbrier Artists.
She has had several solo exhibits and has illustrated several books. She recently published a collection of 22 of her wildlife prints in book form, “The Wildlife Art of Misty Murray-Walkup,” which was recently selected for addition to the United States Library of Congress. Exhibiting her art across the United States, she has won numerous awards for her work.
The Lobby Gallery will showcase artist of Eddie “Spaghetti” Maier. Maier uses his creative talents to share Mother Nature’s bountiful gifts of beauty. While he predominately works as a printmaker, he is also adept in other mediums including pottery, batik, mural painting, and just about anything art related. Maier also loves to share his talents by teaching and holding art workshops.
The exhibits are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and run through June 24. For more information, please visit carnegiehallwv.org, call 304-645-7917, or stop by the Hall at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg.