The Arts Council of Preston County Spreading the Arts


Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Class

pysankySaturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Art Studio at the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg.
The name Pysanky derives from the verb pysalty which means "to write". Take a four hour class at the Art Studio in the Szilagyi Center and learn the art of writing on eggs with a kistka and bees wax. Colorful designs will be created using a wax-resist (batik) method and vivid non-edible dyes. Instruction will be provided by Bernice Schwarzenberg who has been creating pysanky for many years. Refreshments will be provided. $20 per person. Contact Janet Szilagyi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions or to register.

Fall Pottery Classes

photo2Pottery classes are being offered at the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg this fall. Hand-building classes begin on Sunday, September 9, with a slab-built cup. Other projects this fall will include a candlestick, a votive, and a Christmas ornament. There will also be an 8-week wheel-throwing pottery class for beginners. Check out the Calendar for dates and details. Contact instructor Susan Ramey of Ridgetop Pottery with questions and to register for classes. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Artists Join Friends of the Cheat Event

foc5On Saturday, August 25, three artists participated in the Friends of the Cheat's Summer Send-Off Concert. Susan Ramey, Gail Anderson, and Rob Riffe set up their artwork under the pavillion at the Friends of the Cheat Festival Grounds near Albright, West Virginia. Festival-goers were treated to four different musical acts, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and the event raised money for Friends of the Cheat. Arts Preston artists also participate in the Art Market at Cheat Fest which is held the first Saturday in May.

Kingwood Street Fair

Donna Lohr standing with pinwheels

On Friday evening, June 18, Price Street in Kingwood (part of Kingwood’s downtown historic district) was closed to vehicle traffic for a Street Fair sponsored by Main Street Kingwood.


Festival of the Arts in Rowlesburg

ACPC booth with artists Shelia Brown, Dave Cerbone, Rob Riffe, Rick Bisgyer and Gail Anderson

The ACPC had a tent at the Festival of the Arts in Rowlesburg and also displayed information about the ACPC.

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