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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.

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.

Hannah Lenhart

Hannah Lenhart, a Fairmont native, is a ceramic artist who recently graduated from Fairmont State University with a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.S. in Business at Fairmont State University. She predominately works in ceramics and is focusing on creating functional yet “whimsical” pieces of pottery.

Hannah is very disciplined about her work and aspires to establish a successful business with her unique style. Hannah was also awarded a yearlong Tamarack Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2016. Learn more about Hannah at http://hannahsclaycreations.com/.
Music was composed by Pierre Arrachart and Laurant Colombani and licensed through Omnimusic.com (https://omnimusic.com)
ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Films. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

Rosalie Haizlett Update

Since we filmed, Rosalie contacted us to let know that she recently accepted a full time job with the WV Food and Farm Coalition as their Communications Producer! “I will combine design, illustration, photography and social media to tell the stories of the farmers of West Virginia. I wanted to let you know that in my interview they specifically mentioned how impressed they were by the video that you created.”

Congratulation Rosalie!

John Wesley Williams

John Wesley Williams is an award-winning furniture maker. He considers himself a designer/craftsman. He also love curves and wood that is sculpted. We met him at his studio just north of Lewisburg and learned about his design work and creative spark. His documentary short will be coming soon. image

Berkeley Springs Studio Tour

Mark your calendars! On October 22 & 23 an all new Berkeley Springs Studio Tour is your must see event. Visit nine artists in their studios on Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Here is a promo we produced to get the word out. Share with your friends! https://youtu.be/uQAwula_BdQ

ArtVoiceWV: Dick Allowatt

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.

Music was provided by Benjamin Gustafsson through https://www.musicbed.com. You can listen to more of his music at https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-gustafsson/tracks.

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.

ArtVoiceWV: Michael Teel

Michael Teel went to college at West Virginia State University, then onto The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He worked as a graphic designer for 28 years. He is a member of the West Virginia Allied Artists and has exhibited in several juried art shows throughout the state.

Recently he had two pieces selected for the West Virginia Culture and History Juried Show. “Friends of Fossilized Carbon” won an Award of Excellence.
Music was provided by Dexter Britain through https://www.musicbed.com. Visit Dexter’s website at http://dexterbritain.co.uk.

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.

ArtVoiceWV: Peter Wood

Peter Wood took an artisitc welding class which set him on a journey to turn, bend and shape metal into stunning artistic sculptures. Wood doesn’t begin with a design in mind. He just works with the metal and follows it as its personlity unfolds in his workshop. He knows instinctively when the sculpture is done, and he sits down to find a name for it. Then he says, “When the image resonates with me, it is complete and I leave the sculpture to the elements to rust.” Learn more about Peter Wood at http://www.rustymetal.com. You can also find his work at the Ice House Artists’ Co-op in Berkeley Springs (http://icehousecoop.com).

Music is by Ayden Blackbird. You can find more at http://www.premiumbeat.com.

ArtVoiceWV is funded in part with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Nationl Endowment of the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

ArtVoiceWV is an Telly Award-winning, original online series that explores the creative spark in artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films. Our gear for this episode: Canon XF300, Canon XF205, a Go-Pro Hero2, and an iPhone6. Edited and graded with FCPX with plug-ins from Crumplepop (http://www.crumplepop.com) and Motionfx (https://www.motionvfx.com)

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