Tag Archives: Art/Craft

Art of the Day: Still Life in Hallway

September 16, 2011

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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.

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Artist at Work: A Profile of Jessica Levine

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.

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Mortar Man is A-OK. No Structural Damage Reported

August 30, 2011

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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.

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From Roller Girls to Life with Gilligan after the Island

August 29, 2011

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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.

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Artist at Work: The Lotus and the Chair

August 21, 2011

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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.

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Why Art Can’t Hurt You: A Video Tutorial

August 5, 2011

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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.

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An Artful Holiday Image from WestVirginiaVille

December 25, 2010

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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.

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9 Ways of Looking at “Hallelujah”

December 16, 2010

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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.

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Giving thanks that great newspaper illustrations live on

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.

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Mapping West Virginia, one finger at a time

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.

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Building stuff with a lot of help from your friends

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.

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“Aye Notice,” a short film by Albert Perrone

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.

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A visit to a trippy House of Art in Bluefield, W.Va.

March 8, 2009

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Gary Bowling’s House of Art in Bluefield, W.Va., is one of the trippiest art havens in all of West Virginia.

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Pointing a lens at what should not be forgotten

October 19, 2007

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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.

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