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ArtVoiceWV Gallery Show

Here are some images from last night’s gallery opening. The show runs until July 15 at the Ice House Artists Co-op in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Ice House Gallery Show

Tonight the Ice House Gallery in Berkeley Springs opens a new art show. Titled ArtVoiceWV, the show features 25 West Virginia artist who have been profiles in our ArtVoiceWV series. 3C5DE864-7A34-45D3-A1E2-18638C3C4A47 Curated by Marla Carr, the artists include Dick Allowatt, Michael Teel, Leona Mackey, Miyuki Acai Cook, Hannah Lenhart, Rosalie Haizlett, seth, Jane Frenke, Lynn Lavin, Lynn Ferris, Diane Petersen, Mark Schwenk, Glenn Horr, Rhonda Smith, Susan Carney, Acadia Kandora, Richard Kaufman, Massimo Righini, Neil Super, Carol & Jean-Pierre Hsu, Pam & Ren Parziale, Peter Wood, Tim Wohleber, Kim Potter, and Ginger Danz.

The show runs until July 15, 2018.

2018 Telly Award Winner

We have received a 2018 Telly Award for our mini-documentary about collage/assemblage artist Dick Allowatt. This year’s announcement “caps a year-long initiative by the Telly Awards to rebuild the honors for the multi-screen era. Throughout 2017-2018 the Tellys refashioned their categories to honor the type of work being made by leading producers, including branded content, social video and animation, as well as working with industry experts to identify important industry categories where technology was playing an impactful role in the ways stories are now being told: Virtual Reality, Interactive and 360 Video.”

Acadia Kandora

Acadia Kandora was born in New Jersey but didn’t grow up there. Instead she moved nine times during her childhood. That continuing “change of place” instilled in her an experimental drive to continue to create art that pushes traditional processes. Her path through art has been filled with twists and turns, taking her from design to sculpture to printmaking.

As a graduate student at Shepherd University, Acadia has distilled the three mediums into one stunning process. Learn more about Acadia at https://acadiakandora.com

Music was composed by Bruce Bruce Maginnis and licensed through OmniMusic.com.

ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Inc, a 501(c)(3) devoted to telling the stories of West Virginia’s creative artists. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David Graves and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

Miyuki Akai Cook

Miyuki Akai Cook was born and raised in Japan.  She enjoyed making things with her hands, such as drawing, painting, and paper cutting. She told us that she wanted to skip high school and go directly to college to pursue a desire fro interior design.

But while at Seian Woman’s college in Kyoto Miyuki was introduced to  fiber arts and enthralled her but stilled earned her degree in Interior Design.

When Miyuki was 25 she returned to the US and re-discovered an interest in textile while she was studying at University of North Texas.  In 2006 she received MFA in Fiber/ Artisianry from University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth. She has been passionate for education and currently teaching at Marshall University. Learn more about Miyuki at miyukiakaicook.com.

Music was composed by Lyonel Bauchet and licensed through OmniMusic.com.

ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Inc, a 501(c)(3) devoted to telling the stories of West Virginia’s creative artists. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David Graves and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

AJ Loftis

AJ Loftis was born in Charleston WV but was raised in Teays Valley, WV. She attended Marshall University in Huntington originally for graphic design but studied other art forms before focusing on fibers. In 2016, AJ was nominated for the first Tamarack Foundation’s Emerging Artists Fellowship program. AJ plans to express herself through her creativity in whatever form it may take.

Music was composed by Chuck Lovejoy and licensed through OmniMusic.com.
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Inc, a 501(c)(3) devoted to telling the stories of West Virginia’s creative artists. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David Graves and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

Andrea Siles Loayza

Andrea Siles Loayza loves the ocean and the sharks who inhabit it. For her living near the ocean (or on it) would be her ideal home. Andrea’s paintings are known for their line work and wonderful flowing curves.

As a high school senior she was chosen to represent West Virginia in the 6th annual Doodle for Google Competition with her creative interpretation of her observations of undersea life. Torn between a desire to be a marine biologist or an artist, Andrea simply combined the two passions through art. In 2017, Andrea graduated with a degree in art from Shepherd University. She is now planning to pursue an Master’s in illustration.
Music was composed by Steven Gutheinz (http://www.stevengutheinz.com) and licensed through Musicbed.com.
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Inc, a 501(c)(3) devoted to telling the stories of West Virginia’s creative artists. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David Graves and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

Ginger Danz

Art was not presented as an actual option for making a living, said Ginger Danz.Originally from Indiana, Ginger moved to Boise ID after graduate school where she met her husband. In 1998 they moved to Charleston WV.

She worked as a professional counselor for about 18 years. During this time she created art as an escape but also incorporated it into her counseling work with adolescents. In 2010, her creative energy and drive won out and she decided to become a full time artist. We are happy that she did. Learn more about Ginger at Ginger Danz Fine Art (https://gingerdanz.com)
Music was composed by Eric Kinney and licensed through Musicbed.com (https://www.musicbed.com )
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Inc, a 501(c)(3) devoted to telling the stories of West Virginia’s creative artists. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David Graves and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

Sherri Rowan

Since 1980, Sherri Rowan, a WV native and a Tamarack artist, has been creating nature-inspired Fine Art, using various media in both Realism and Abstract Expressionism. Today she likes to “paint with a torch.”

Her present body of work is Encaustic, an ancient, archival technique. To control viscosity and make paints that are ultra rich in hue, Sherri creates her own paints, using beeswax, tree resin, oil paint, & earth pigments. “Ever since I was a child,” she says, “color has had a very emotional attachment for me. I get lost, only to find myself, in the creative process as I paint. I wish for others to be as moved as I am, especially by the interesting textures and depth afforded by encaustic.” Learn more about her work on Facebook as Art by Sha, and Wax Ecstatic Encaustics, Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest “Art Sparks the Imagination.”
Music was composed by Secret Nation and licensed through Musicbed.com.
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Films. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David and Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

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