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A Special FestivALL Event

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The Art Store kicks off it’s warm weather gallery activities with Summer Salon: collections of works by our represented artists. Every few weeks throughout the summer we will feature the works of several artists. It’s a great way to see what’s fresh from the studio - or those last couple of pieces from a series.

 

The first big event will be ArtWalk FestivALL on Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 8 PM. This will be the public’s first chance to see our Summer Salon exhibit and a sneak peek of the illustration plates from Tom Beal’s soon to be released book (tomorrow!).

 

On Friday evening, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM The Art Store will host a special book launch & signing party for 

“Bara Seal & Emily too” written by Tom Beal* and illustrated by Elea Paybins**, both from Charleston. The original art for the book will be on display and the author and illustrator will be available to talk about the illustrations and sign your book.

 

Larry Groce, host of Mountain Stage said “Reading this book takes me back to the time when my children were very young, and you never knew what magic would come with the turn of a page. I knew that Tom was a man of many interests—a rock climber, a first-class horn player and a driving force behind the West Virginia Youth

Symphony. Now I’m delighted to find that he’s the author of this new book.”

 

After Friday the book will be available for sale at Taylor Books on Capitol Street in Charleston.

 

On Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm catch more FestivALL fun and head over to Hale Street to enjoy the Go To Hale event. There will be several food trucks, musical entertainment, the WV Gaming Theater and Race Car, the Good Grand Prix “Anything That Rolls Race” and many other children’s activities to keep everyone entertained. This FestivALL event will be a great addition to Capitol Street Art Fair. 

 

*About the Author

Tom Beal is an individual with diverse interests, ranging from classical music to chemistry.Tom studied music at Southern Methodist University earning a degree in French Horn performance and is currently a member of the

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He is very active in support of the West Virginia Youth Symphony as well as music outreach in the surrounding communities. Additionally, he is the Senior Vice President of the chemical manufacturing company AC&S, Inc. Tom resides in Charleston, WV, where he enjoys hiking and

rock climbing with his family.

 

**About the Illustrator

Eleanor Paybins was born in California but raised in West Virginia and is currently

attending Marshall University with the Presidential Scholarship and the Bart and Doris Andrews Scholarship. She is

majoring in Visual Arts with an emphasis in painting and will also earn a Minor in Japanese language. Eleanor has won the Marshal Juried Art Exposition and the US Congressional Art Competition. In pursuit of expanding her art and

Japanese language skills, Eleanor studied at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, for the spring semester of 2018.

A Special FestivALL Event

Jun 22 – Jun 23, 2018