Artworks Celebrates Her Own: Bev West and B. Woven
WHEELING — Bev West is one of the newest members of Artworks Around Town, located at Wheeling’s Centre Market. She joined Artworks in October 2019. She has a wonderful array of woven items for sale in the Gallery, all of them unique and all of them very popular. Her business is called B. Woven.
West comes from a family of talented artists and crafters including photographers, painters, jewelry makers, paper crafters, seamstresses and needle artists She fell in love with fiber arts in high school, learning to sew, crochet and knit, then trying sketching and painting, finally moving on to weaving and modern macrame.
She loves to add modern elements to traditional crafts and one of her favorite techniques is combining elements of different crafts to come up with unique pieces. These special touches include adding a weaving element to a macrame piece or adding macrame to jewelry.
She enjoys displaying and selling her works at local craft fairs with her talented sisters.
Her gift for fiber artwork is amazing and we look for new and exciting things from her in the future.
A Christmas gift from her panel would be a welcome, refreshing one.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Friday when closing is 6 p.m.
Artworks Around Town is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization that operates a Gallery and Art Center Workshops are ongoing and sign up sheets are posted at the Gallery. Anyone interested in becoming a member of Artworks, please go to the website for information and an application: artworksaroundtown.com.
Also this month, Artworks will feature the works of skilled watercolor artist, Karen Catlett in the Studio Gallery while in the student section, pieces by members of Artworks will be on display. The other side of the north gallery will display works by members of Artworks Around Town. Look for winter inspired works done by artists including, Sandy Hadsell, Janet Sheehan, Greg Siegwart, Giulio Cappelletti and Larry Travis.
The Gallery offers original paintings, photographs, prints, stained glass, carvings, soaps, woven items, ceramic pieces and unique jewelry items found nowhere else.