Kate Long’s photographic portrait of Barbara Bayes may fool the eye at first blush. Is it a painting? At a glance, the lighting and composition recall something from a Rembrandt portrait.
Tag Archives: Art/Craft
September 5, 2011
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Changes are afoot for Lewisburg-based Jessica Levine, who describes herself as a contemporary Appalachian environmental artist in this ‘Artist at Work’ video profile.
August 30, 2011
WestVirginiaVille News received a reassuring phone message from Charleston, W.Va., sculptor P. Joseph Mullins as the region picks up its lawn chairs and recovers from the earthquake that recently rattled Charleston.
August 29, 2011
Video clips of the Chemical Valley Roller Girls practicing for their first bout in Charleston; Greenbrier County artist Jessica Levine’s multifarious work and Dreama Denver on living with “Gilligan” once he got off that island.
August 21, 2011
In the debut of ‘Artist at Work,’ a new series on new work connected to West Virginia, Thad Settle gives the lotus-inspired back story to a work with some enlightening connections.
August 5, 2011
One fine Spring day in southern West Virginia, Albert Perrone began painting a piece of public artwork in downtown Princeton, W.Va. This one goes out to artists and those who would censor their work.
December 25, 2010
Much esteemed West Virginia artist Paula Clendenin offers up a perfect Christmas day image, especially one for a web magazine. She made this image on her iPad, using the program Brushes.
December 16, 2010
What weighs 198,000 pounds, is 64-feet tall, looks like a wrecked rocket ship and will surely get a reaction from you? Albert Paley’s monumental Charleston sculpture seen from several vantage points.
December 1, 2010
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In this era of shrinking newspapers, you have to wonder about the fate of great newspaper illustrations. Here’s one from the Gazette that proves the art is still alive.
September 1, 2010
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Here’s a different way to map West Virginia, a slightly alternative depiction of the Mountain State. Plus, how to find Richard Nixon secretly hiding in the Mountain State.
May 16, 2010
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Our debut entry in a new WestVirginiaVille meme: ‘Things Created in West Virginia with a Lot of Help From Your Friends.’ In this case, a new woodworking shop near Alderson, christened at the finish with a Mark Blumenstein sculpture.
January 20, 2010
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Albert Perrone, proprietor of Sacred Ground on Mercer Street in Princeton, W.Va., delivers a sweet, simple, but somehow not so simple, flow of imagery and sound.
March 8, 2009
Comments Off on A visit to a trippy House of Art in Bluefield, W.Va.
Gary Bowling’s House of Art in Bluefield, W.Va., is one of the trippiest art havens in all of West Virginia.
October 19, 2007
Comments Off on Pointing a lens at what should not be forgotten
West Virginia native Paul Corbit Brown talks about his photos from hanging out with street orphans of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and why wrangling over words won’t help devastated cultures.