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WV Artist on Display: Expressing Imagination Through Fabric!

Get to know Trish Tuckwiller, our September WV Artist on Display. Trish has lived in West Virginia since the age of two and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always had an artistic side and expresses this imagination through the use of fabrics, painting, basketry, pottery, and papermaking. Her specialty is textiles […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: CLEAN & MODERN DESIGN W/ TRAVIS FARLEY

Meet Travis Farley, a native to Greenbrier County and graphic designer specializing in branding, logo, and print design. His business is Travis Farley Design and his goal is to work with local businesses to brainstorm and develop ideas and products to help them grow. He works with start-ups, established businesses, and individuals looking for a […]

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WV Artist on Display: Mixing Colors on the Fly w/ Elyse Gerard

Meet Elyse Gerard, our WV Artist on Display and featured artist on the cover. Elyse began painting at the “Ridgewood School of Art” when she was 10 years old, encouraged by her mother who is a fine painter in her own right, learning the basics of chiaroscuro painting in oils. She attended this school for […]

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WV Artist on Display: Made in West Virginia w/ Brian Pickens

Born and raised in Weston WV, Brian Pickens is the owner of Made in WV, an apparel company out of Morgantown, WV. Brian is an illustrator, graphic designer, and painter specializing in digital illustration. You can find his t-shirt designs on folks in all corners of West Virginia, and he’s shipped hundreds nationally and internationally. […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: YEAR IN REVIEW!

January is a nice time to reflect on the past and this month we are celebrating our West Virginia artists on display from 2016. In the last 12 months, we featured photographers, sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, illustrators, a clay artist, a graphic designer, and a hat maker! We kicked off 2016 with an article titled […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: VISUALLY DOCUMENTING LIFE W/ JENNY HARNISH

Meet Jenny Harnish, a multimedia journalist in Lewisburg, WV. She works as a photographer/videographer for the Register-Herald. While in graduate school in Washington DC, Jenny developed the idea for a website – PrisonStories.org – that would bring together the best short documentaries about people who have spent time in the criminal justice system. Learn more […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: JON RENE GAUJOT (GOJO), THE ALASKAN FISHERMAN/ARTIST

Get to know Jon Rene Gaujot. He goes by the name Gojo and he is an Alaskan Fisherman and American artist of French and Irish decent. His family is from the Durbin/Greenbank areas of Pocahontas County. In the early 1990’s, Gojo started his career as an Alaskan fisherman and rescue salver. He has been in […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY – @OWENSART w/ JP OWENS

Meet JP Owens, an American artist from Scott Depot, West Virginia. He uses a variety of techniques to create bold, colorful and innovative mixed media art works. JP’s influences are Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, Henry Moore, and M.C. Escher. His media includes materials from clocks, automotive materials, scrap metal and reclaimed wood. He works in […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: REPURPOSED FOR ART’S SAKE!

While walking through a grocery store in 2011, Merideth Young had an ah-ha moment, aisle 7, the beverage aisle.  She noticed all the colors and patterns on the cans. She thought to herself, “I wonder what I can make out of that!”  With a BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design, it didn’t take her long […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: SIMPLE INGREDIENTS W/ WILD MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY

Experience the benefits of natural soaps and other products the way it should be… with simple ingredients and made by hand. Phillip and Mary Peelish are two Fayetteville, West Virginia artisans who created Wild Mountain Soap Company. They make soap and other natural products and we met them in October during the annual 3-day Art […]

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Saddle up for June w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!

Saddle up for June w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! - Saddle up this June for the best things to do in Greenbrier County and surrounding areas!  Sigrid House, owner of Mounted Blessing LLC, invites you to her farm for summer horseback riding lessons. Jason Scott with B-Sides and Badlands interviews Black Garlic about their new album. They play at the Wild Bean in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, June 22. Gibbs Kinderman with the Mountain Music Trail celebrates Dwight Diller, who won […]

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