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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: Leona Mackey

When Leona was 24 and the mother of two children, she decided to go to college. She majored in Arts Education at Marshall. After graduation she went to graduate school and began teaching at Huntington High for 25 years. After she retired she decided to pursue her art, exploring many mediums, from ceramics to glass to painting and more.
She has recently been  accepted to the following juried exhibits:  Allied Artist Of WV,  on display at Parkersburg Museum, Best of WV at Tamarack, and the Bi-Annual Exhibit at the Huntington Museum of Art. Learn more at http://tamarackfoundation.org/directory-listing/leona-mackey/.
Music was provided by Shawn Willians through https://www.musicbed.com. Visit Shawn’s website at http://www.musicbyshawnwilliams.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.

Grant Award

 The WV Commission on the Arts approved a grant to support our ArtVoiceWV online series. In January we applied for a Professional Development Grant. In the grant narrative I wrote:

“ArtVoiceWV is a collaborative effort between the artist and me. While it is collaborative process, it is also about trust. There is no script, no storyboard, and no pre-production discussion. Each artist has simply trusted me to produce an artful and compelling story about them.

My goal is to give each artist a high-quality product that can be used as promotion tool. Most of the artists have added the video to their website. Some have actively shared the video profile with other artists and art blogs. The Morgan Arts Council links to ArtVoiceWV from their homepage. On Facebook, MAC promotes the release of each episode. My long-range plan is to expand ArtVoiceWV beyond Morgan County”.

When we applied in January for the grant, I was hopeful but realistic. I was new to the state and didn’t have any sort of track record with the Arts Commission. I met the folks from the Commission at a grant workshop a couple of months earlier. They were very encouraging so I gave it a try. There was a long silence after I submitted the grant application. And so I sort of gave up. But then a thick envelop arrived in the mail just after July 1st. The news was good. The review panel gave me high marks: very professional work sample, hope to see ArtVoiceWV expand statewide, great resume and focus on tourism efforts positive. Challenges? None. You can imagine how elated I was/am.

So in future episode of ArtVoiceWV you will see this acknowledgement at the end of every video profile:

This program is presented with the financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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ArtVoice: Amingo Glass

Amingo Glass is a studio for the creation of glass art with a focus on stained glass. It was founded more than 30 years ago by Edward and Henry Palczewski. Their artistic style lies in creating stained glass windows and mirrors using the copper foil method technique as exemplified my Tiffany lampshades. The styles have changed over the years with many variations, but the work is currently centered in the Art Deco Period with some emphasis in the Victorian Period. Other interest includes work with fused and slumped glass making items as bowls, chargers, and jewelry. Learn more at http://amingoglass.com.

Music by Aural Method. Album: “Let Us Face The Evening Skies:/Track: Tongues. Learn more at http://auralmethod.com.

ArtVoice (https://artvoicewv.wordpress.com) is an original online series produced by 78 Degrees West Films (http://www.78degreeswest.com). Special thanks to the Morgan Arts Council.

Our equipment: Canon XF300, Canon EOS 7D, and Canon EOS Rebel T3i. Igus slider. Edited and color-graded with FCPX.

 

Closed Captioning

With the latest episode of ArtVoice, we have added captioning. YouTube uses an experimental voice recognition program that reads a plain text caption file. If you want to give it a try, click on the CC icon in the video navigation button. The captions do a fairly good job of landing in the right place at the right time.

If you like this feature, post a comment and let me know.

ArtVoice: Veronica Wilson

Veronica Wilson has been creating stunning glass art for more than 12 years. Initially she studied photography but decided that it was not an art form that intrigued her. She moved to ceramic art. After moving to Berkeley Springs, WV, Veronica met a glass artist named Ragtime. Working with him, she found both beauty and satisfaction in glass art. Veronica is a member of the Frog Valley Artisans (http://frogvalley.com), whose studios are located in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Watch other artists at artvoicewv.wordpress.com

Music was provided by Capo Production Music. (capoproductionsmusic.com)

This video was shot with a Canon XF300 and a Canon EOS T3i. Editing and color grading on FCPX.

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