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WV Artist on Display: Back to Earth Concepts w/ Black Cat & Blossom

After graduating with a BS in International Studies from Queens University of Charlotte, Jennifer Sprouse’s worldly interests took a deviated turn to focus on herbalism and remedies from around the globe. As a dabbler in the arts and a nature enthusiast, she eventually found a way to combine her multitude of interests to start a […]

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WV Artist on Display: For Warriors & The Bold

Meet Tenley Shewmake, a fiber artist in Lewisburg. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, Tenley is a founding member of the first President of Artworks gallery in W-S, a successful co-op gallery for more than 30 years. She creates clothing and everyday carry such as handbags and purses. She has a line of upcycled boro […]

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WV Artist on Display: Fresh and Fashionable.

Born and raised in Hot Springs, Virginia, Vanity Nicole Deaner is a crochet artist and the creator of Small Paw Apparel. Polishing her craft since the age of 12, she creates beautiful crocheted scarves, hats, and tops for men and women. To date, she has designed 5 pieces. Her customer base is comprised of mainly […]

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WV Artist on Display: Mountain Artworks

Get to know Michael Goose Sizemore, creator behind Mountain Artworks Studio in Athens, WV. Michael founded his studio in 1996 upon returning home to the mountain state after living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 6 years. He has a fascination with the Anasazi pictographs and petroglyths of the American Southwest which are […]

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On the Cover/WV Artist on Display: Splashes of Color w/ Merideth Young!

Merideth Young has lived in many places. In 1995, she earned her BFA in Metalsmithing at Maine College of Art. In 2012 she planted her roots in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. On her life journey, she picked up many talents from wood turning to mural paintings. We featured this artist back in the […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: RECYCLED SILVERWARE ART!

Get to know Marco and Suzie Floyd with Recycled Silverware Art.  This husband/wife duo  recycles old silverware into bracelets, rings, coat racks, and so much more. For 30 years, Marco was a machinist and worked hands on with metals. He tells us it’s something he has always enjoyed. His wife, Suzie, is the talker and […]

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WV ARTIST ON DISPLAY: STAYING ON TREND W/ AUTUMN SCENTS!

Get to know Regina Booth. She and her husband, Robert, make handmade soaps and lotions. They created a business out of their passion and it’s called The Honey Orchard, which is based out of Monroe County. Regina tells us they make all our items in small batches using the finest ingredients to ensure the highest […]

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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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Celebrate 35 years of Carnegie Hall with Hashtag Lewisburg this August!

Celebrate 35 years of Carnegie Hall with Hashtag Lewisburg this August! - Celebrate 35 years of Carnegie Hall with Hashtag Lewisburg this August! The 2018-2019 Mainstage Season marks Carnegie Hall’s 35th year of presenting world-class arts programming in historic Lewisburg, WV. From September to May, the Hall will feature an array of genres from symphonic music to comedic theater and Americana to jazz. This season is an […]

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