Carnegie Hall’s April/May/June Exhibits open Friday, April 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.
Nima Shahab Shahmir is an Iranian-American photographer focusing on fields of art such as Digital Media Collaging, Graphic Design, and Videography.
In 2012, he received 1st and 3rd 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.
Walkup is a working artist and illustrator and a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County. She has loved drawing and painting since childhood.
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.
Walkup 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.
Eddie “Spaghetti” Maier. Maier uses his creative talents to share Mother Nature’s bountiful gifts of beauty.
The Lobby Gallery will showcase artist 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. – 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, WV.
Carnegie Hall programs are presented with financial assistance through a grant from 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.
Photo Cutline: (l-r) Art by Misty Walkup, Nima Shahab Shahmir, and Eddie Maier
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