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.
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.”
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.
Dick Allowatt is a West Virginian who worked as a graphic designer in Charleston. His design background has informed his collage and assemblage art. We became aware of Dick when he received a Governor’s Arts Award in 2015. You can find out more about Dick and his art at http://allowatt.com.
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Films. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Dave Graves, Sally & Jerry Berman, and Jan & Harold Bright. Additional support is provided by Polly & Terre Jones, Karen & Rick Schneider, Clara Ladd Ceil & Rand Jones, Pat & Bob Marrgraf, Jan Weinberg, Arlene & Tony Verge, FAST Foundation, Star Theater, Susan & Gat Caperton, Ian Weinschel, Beth & Tim Rowland, Kate Lehman, Jane McCloud and Eryn & Brian Lampe.