Carnegie Hall’s November/December Exhibits continue with three galleries featuring the works of regional artists.The Museum Gallery (adjacent to the Hamilton Auditorium) will house a collaborative exhibit of work by Dennis Ott and Sean O’Connell.
Dennis Ott started woodturning as part of the new partnership between Carnegie Hall and the WV Woodturners Assoc. in spring 2022 and has used this new artistic medium as another way to express his love of nature and the connection to the greater world around us.
Dennis has been a teaching artist at Carnegie Hall since 2005. He has taught workshops such as Marshmallow Catapults and The Aerodynamics of Flight for Carnegie Classrooms and Classes & Workshops Home School Series. His Kids’ College classes have included Mandolin, Violin, Banjo, Drama, Tie Dye, and Pinewood Derby.
Owner/Instructor of Olde Music Workshop since 2015, he also teaches traditional music for stringed instruments and has won numerous awards for banjo playing and fiddle at Vandalia Festival in Charleston and the Hammons Family Fiddle & Banjo Contest in Pocahontas County.
Sean O’Connell manages the Carnegie Hall Pottery Studio and originally with a private studio at Lee Street Studios. He is a ceramic artist who creates objects of beauty, function, integrity, and spirit. Using a unique vocabulary of impressed and incised markings on raw clay, he composes distinctive expressive statements. Sean is an observer of life. His range of influences include African and Pre-Columbian cultures as well as contemporary ceramic artists.
The exhibits are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and run through Dec. 29. For more information, please visit carnegiehallwv.org, call 304-645-7917, or stop by the Hall at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg.
Carnegie Hall programs are presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.