Art Department eyes gift boxes

WEIRTON – The Art Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, met Feb. 24 at Undo’s.

Chair Enid Williams, welcomed members, and Joan Underwood gave the inspiration, reading “Footprints in the Snow.”

Arts and Crafts Chair Sharon Neeley announced the 50th anniversary of the arts and crafts show will be Nov. 1 at the R.J. Bush Center located on Pennsylvania Avenue. Craft applications are available by calling Neeley at (304) 797-1945. Authors are being sought for the Author’s Alley, an area of the festival where authors sell books and meet readers.

Program Chair Underwood introduced JoAnn Dankovchik, who discussed crafting and displayed decorated gift boxes she made.

Diana Durst encouraged members to visit the Summit Art Gallery located at Main Street and Purdy Lane. The gallery is sponsored by the Hancock County Arts Council and Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Durst announced the annual Sheltered Workshop Dance will be held April 22 and added it is a good volunteer project.

Carol Village, Shirlee Baltich and Molly Mossor were named to the Nominating Committee to chose the new slate of officers.

Carol Village gave a history on Raggedy Ann dolls and shared her collection with members during the Artist’s Corner.

The Literary Department meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Undo’s.

The Art Department will meet March 24. March is National Craft Month and members are encourage to wear green or Celtic-theme jewelry.

The Garden Department will hold the calendar luncheon at noon April 5 at Undo’s. Mother-daughter duo Roz and Lynn will perform. Tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Sharon Neeley at (304) 797-1945 or Diana Durst at (304) 723-4469.