As a way to promote local artists and to utilize its new gallery space, Pocahontas County Arts Council is hosting two showcases at the Durbin Art Gallery in October.
PCAC’s Cynthia Gurreri said the showcases are the council’s way of bringing artists and galleries throughout the county together into one space.
“I’m doing the handmade jewelry showcase and then the following week, I’m going to do a folk art showcase,” she said. “I’m sending information out through the co-ops and the individuals I know. It’s free to them and we’re just going to see how it goes with the weekends I chose.”
The showcases will be open October 11 and October 17.
Gurreri chose jewelry and folk art as the first showcases because they are fairly common art forms here in the county.
“I thought that having jewelry as a show would be a really good thing and it would also give the people from the various co-ops and galleries and independents a chance to come into our space, use it and get a feel for it, and hopefully, it will help all of us,” she said. “I thought a folk art show would be another thing that would enhance the space.”
The gallery is open to ideas for other shows and Gurreri is interested in hosting individual art shows. Currently, a series of watercolors by Arbovale artist Dorothy Sutton is on display at the gallery.
The gallery also houses the Durbin visitor’s center. It is open Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on the showcases, contact Gurreri at the Little Yellow House in Dunmore at 304-456-4600.