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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)

Telly Has Arrived

Our Telly Award for ArtVoiceWV episode, “Holding the Vision” arrived today. It joins its other award fellows in our trophy area. 

Susan Carney

Susan Carney is the Artist in Residence at Shepherd University. Susan is a painter and printmaker and works with monotype, a printmaking process in which only one print is created. Because she works with stencils, she often produces a series of similar prints yet each print is unique. Susan says she likes to experiment with texture using canvas, burlap or plastic. “I love the serendipity and unpredictability that results.”

A fascination with change informs Carney’s work. Watercolor, spray paint, acrylic paint, varnish and collage combine on wood, canvas and paper with a vocabulary of images such as birds, insects, knots, weaving, and fragments of the human body. Learn more about Susan at www.susancarney.com

Music for this episode is by West Virginia guitarist and songwriter Gyasi Heus. You can learn more about him at http://www.modabeat.com/gyasi.html.

ArtVoiceWV is an 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, and Olympus OM-D-E-M10. Edited and graded with FCPX.

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: Neil Super

Several years ago Neil Super left his job to become a full-time home dad. As his children got older, he grew restless, which led to various creative pursuits that included tapping Sugar Maples and making pure maple syrup for sale at local farm markets. At some point he began to pursue his love of beautiful wood by making carvings from fallen maple branches, and ultimately purchased his first wood lathe. That was roughly eight years ago. Today, examples of Neil’s turnings can be found in local craft and art galleries, juried art exhibits, and the May, 2014, issue of Southern Living Magazine, among other places. A member of the Artist’s Co-ops of West Virginia’s Berkeley and Morgan Counties, Neil is currrently producing turnings from wood taken from places of local and regional historical significance. He operates under the banner “Two Rivers Turnings” and lives and works in Historic Shepherdstown.
To learn more about Neil and see examples of his work visit www.tworiversturnings.com

Music for this episode is by cellist Betsy Tinney. You can hear more of her wonderful music at betsytinney.com.

ArtVoiceWV is an 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, and Olympus OM-D-E-M10. Edited and graded with FCPX.

ArtVoiceWV: Massimo Righini

Massimo Righini is an Italian-American sculptor. He was born in Italy and grew up during WWII. As a teenager Righini taught himself to sculpt stones picked out of the river beds in Italy, using simple, old techniques with mallet, chisels, rasps and elbow grease. But his career as a surgeon in the US put that “hobby” on hold until he retired. Looking for something to occupy his time he took up his “old flame” and launched a second career. As a young man whose worldview was shaped by war and its aftermath, Massimo questioned authority, both civil and religious. And that influenced his perspective as an artist. Learn more about Massimo here: http://www.sculpture.org/portfolio/sculptorPage.php?sculptor_id=1000867.

Music was kindly provided by Blake Wynia, a very talented musician who enjoys playing with a Halo. You can hear more of his music and download it at http://blakewynia.bandcamp.com.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

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