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.
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. 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.
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
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.