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Gallery Exhibition | Surf and Turf
Gallery Events | April 13, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Gallery Exhibition | Surf and Turf
April 13 - June 9, 2019
Usually “surf and turf” refers to a meal consisting of a meat and seafood. For this exhibition, we are simply using the phase to playfully allude to the area where land and sea meet. Whether it’s a beach, an island, or a rocky cliff, these places hold a special meaning for many. They are homes to specific landmarks like lighthouses and piers.
Join us at the opening reception on April 13, 2019 from 5 PM - 7 PM.
This three hour course teaching simple ways to add decoration to beautiful glass ornaments and suncatchers using wire and beaded overlays. Fun class for beginner and advanced hobbyists alike!
April 20th | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Amanda's Glass Art
Cost: $55 plus tax and processing Fee
• Glass bases will be precut and ground into various shapes to choose from during class.
• Three hours will allow more than one project to be created.
Some of the shapes and patterns provided are: a variety of flowers, fish, bird, leaf, and heart.
• Teaches how to apply wire and bead overlays to a leaded glass base, clean, and string a glass project so it is ready to be hung on a tree or in a window.
• All supplies are included in the class fee. However, you can provide your own glass and designs along with bringing your own tools to be used during the course if you prefer.
• The supplies provided are for in studio use only. Supplies are available for purchase if you would like to take them home for personal use.
We invite you to join Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia this Easter for a brunch featuring the Mountain State's finest cuisine.
Sunday, April 21 2019 | First seating at 11:30 a.m.
Other seatings available are 12:00 p.m, 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tamarack's Grand Ballroom
$19* Children 4-11
Children 3 and under are free and will still need a ticket
*plus tax and processing fee
- Please list your party's reservation name in the Survey Box when purchasing tickets to ensure parties are sat together. -
- Seasonal Fruit Display with Chantilly Cream
- Caramel Pecan French Toast Casserole with Warm Maple Syrup
- Eggs Benedict and Omelet Action Station
- Smoked Bacon
- Country Sausage Links
- Grilled Vegetable Display with Ranch Dressing
- Spring Pea Salad
- Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese, Strawberries & Pecans With Assorted Dressings
- Classic Caesar Salad
- Pineapple Slaw
- Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs
- Mustard Glazed Ham Carving Station
- Braised Brisket
- BBQ Chicken
- Citrus Salmon
- Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Pancetta
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
- Assorted Breads
- Greenbrier Peaches with Whip Cream
- Chocolate Mousse Pie
- Peach Cobbler
- Assorted Brownies & Cookies
- Pecan Pie with Whip Cream
- Peach Cobbler
- Greenbrier Peaches with Whip Cream
Film Screening | Chavela
Tickets | $10 for single tickets, $15 for two tickets, $5 for students with I.D
On Screen/In Person Program
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia is proud to co-host this year's Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation's On Screen/In Person Program. The program tours six of the best new independent American films and their filmmakers through the region for public film screenings and live Q&A Opportunities.
On Screen/In Person is a program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
A thought-provoking look at the life of Costa Rican singer Chavela Vargas, CHAVELA weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, perform, and dream to her own unique beat. Centered around exclusive, never-before-seen interview footage of Vargas shot in 1991 and guided by the artist’s voice, CHAVELAexplores the myths and tales others have told about her and those she spread about herself.
For a few magical months, I found myself living and loving just south of Mexico City in the warm winter of 1992. My girlfriends played me Chavela’s songs on record players and told me tales of her womanizing, her irresistible allure, her deep voice, her audacity. She moved all who met her. I had to meet her. Before cell phones put a camera in everyone’s pocket, I carried a video camera in my backpack everywhere I went. I begged my friends to help me create a face-to-face moment with Chavela. I wanted to ask her some questions in my broken Spanish, make her laugh her gorgeous laugh, feel her magnetism, hear her raspy tones, and squirm at the power of her promise. I asked her if I could videotape our conversation. She agreed and she did not disappoint. It is no wonder she is called The Rough Voice of Tenderness. I became obsessed with her ability to draw people in. I was fascinated by her lightness and ease, her masculinity. And with her song. But I came home and put those master tapes away. A decade later, I clamored to be among her fans smiling ,with eyes closed, dreaming when she performed at Carnegie Hall. Then, among friends who treasured her, I mourned when she passed away three years ago at the age of 93. Finally, last spring, I decided to unearth my archival footage to see what I had captured all those years ago and there in her full glory was Chavela – relaxed, confident, and poetic in her raw honesty. It was a veritable gold mine of footage. For me, Chavela’s life is not a cautionary tale, but rather, a rich subterranean dimension of our own living. She is not a role model, but a muse. Not only an elder, but a frame for our contemporary desires. My friend Daresha and I had always wanted to make a film together, so I showed her a small section of what I’d shot. She was mesmerized. Before she even knew who Chavela was, and all that she had accomplished, Daresha fell in love with her too and committed to help me produce and direct the film. It was a seamless, easy, even joyful and natural transition. We want to share our passion and discovery with others. Chavela is emerging from our collaborative revelation, investigation, desperation to hold onto the familiar yet inimitable magic of Chavela. The importance of this work lies in its ability to strike a powerful chord in all who see it, to make viewers recall their places of deepest passion and yearning, and to feel that love is a productive, if abstract, land in which to live. - Catherine Gund (Director/Producer)
In 1993 while working as an Associate Producer on ITVS’ multi-genre four part series, Positive: Life with HIV, I met this smart, funny, sexy beast commonly known as Catherine Gund and immediately recognized her as kindred. She felt like family from the very start. Political, passionate, and deeply in love with life and human beings with all our fabulousness and flaws, she knew the power of media to change hearts and minds and was actively wielding it as a catalyst for change. I deeply admired her activist spirit and her belief in possibilities. Flash forward twenty-odd years later, through multiple milestones including births, deaths, break-ups, a marriage (and divorce), and more projects than we can count, Cat and I have sometimes drifted but never disconnected - always circling back to pick up right where we last laughed. I have watched in admiration as she founded her production company, Aubin Pictures, to build a body of interesting, challenging and enlightening films, all while raising a family of four bright, bold, and beautiful people. A whirling dervish in perpetual, graceful motion it’s hard not to be mesmerized and moved by Cat’s dance of life. So, imagine my excitement when she invited me to join the dance with these simple words, “We should make a movie together.” I didn’t even know I’d wanted to do it until she said it, but once spoken, the words became a mantra. “We definitely should make a movie together!” And off we went in search of a subject that would burn bright enough that we’d be willing to tend the fire for however long it took to get the job done. When she first told me about the footage she’d just digitized that had been in storage for over 20 years, she tried to explain who Chavela was by singing like her. I was not convinced. We laughed and decided to sit down and screen it together – and that moment changed the course of our joint history. As soon as I saw Chavela, I was intrigued. She wasn’t even singing, just sitting around talking to some friends but I had that visceral, gut reaction where you just know. Even though I still didn’t know any of the details of Chavela’s powerful story, I recognized her too, as kindred. And I knew hers was a story worthy of my time, energy, fire, desire, and oh, so much love. - Daresha Kyi (Director/Producer).
Live at Lunch | Debbie Bowling
Music | April 26, 2019
Enjoy live music by West Virginia Pianist, Debbie Bowling in our Food Court from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Live at Lunch | Maggie and Tim Mainland
Music | April 27, 2019
Enjoy live music by West Virginia Musicians, Tim and Maggie Mainland in our Food Court from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The morning begins with an hour long, all levels yoga session. Following our session, we will enjoy a healthy brunch perfectly paired with a Mimosa Bar. Leave your worries at the door, get your body in motion, enjoy a delicious brunch and mimosas at Tamarack.
Ticket includes yoga, brunch and mimosas. This event will take place outside on our Conference Center Terrace. Yoga led by Sarah Abrams. Attendees will need bring their own mats.
First Sundays at Tamarack | Mother Jones by Karen Vuranch
Theatre | May 5, 2019
Join us on the first Sunday of every month at 2 PM for a free performance in the Theatre.
Performer: Karen Vuranch - Mother Jones, Historic Storytelling
Mother’s Day Brunch
Culinary Arts | May 12, 2019
Treat all the special ladies in your life to brunch at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia this Mother's Day for a brunch featuring the Mountain State's finest cuisine.
May 12 | Tamarack Conference Center
Communal Seating | First seating at 11:30 am.
Other times are 12:00, 12:30, and 1:00 pm.
Tickets: Adults $35 / Children 4 - 11 $17 / Children 3 and under free
(plus tax and processing fee)
Live at Lunch | Roy Maddox
Music | May 24, 2019
Enjoy live music by West Virginia Guitarist, Roy Maddox in our Food Court from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Appalachian Music Festival
Music | June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019
This year’s Appalachian Music Festival features unique events with some of the best musicians and performing artists in West Virginia.
June 7 - 9, 2019
Details to come!
Live at Lunch| The Wegmann Brothers
Music | June 28, 2019
Enjoy live music by West Virginia Guitarist Duo, The Wegmann Brothers in our Food Court from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM