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ArtVoiceWV: Celebrating the Artists

Ever wonder what a half-hour program might look like? Well, here is an example we created for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and its The West Virginia Channel.

In this program, we celebrate five talented artists: printmake/painter Susan Carney, sculptor Massimo Righini, musician Billy Thompson, printmaker Rhonda J Smith, and writer Jeanne Mozier.
Music credits: Dan Phillipson (Premiumbeat.com), Gyasi Heus, Blake Wynia, and Billy Thompson.
ArtVoiceWV is a production of 78 Degrees West Films.

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)

ArtVoiceWV: Sycamore Pottery

Pam and Ren Parziale launched Sycamore Pottery in 1971 where they bought land, planted 4,000 trees, raised two children and grew a pottery business from what Pam calls – a fantasy. Their first commission was for a Shepherdstown historical group that wanted 500 hand-thrown pots for a fundraiser. That then led to work with the National Park Service and from their pottery grew and won awards. Every pot and plate is made the old fashioned way on the potter’s wheel. In 2005, Gov. Joe Manchin awarded Pam with the Distinguished Arts Award at the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony for her service as an artist, administrator and advocate of the arts. Learn more about Sycamore Pottery at https://www.facebook.com/SycamorePottery.

Music is from the album “Wood and Wire” by composer Eric Schopmeyer. Listen to more of Eric’s compositions at http://ericschopmeyer.bandcamp.com/album/wood-and-wire.

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, 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: 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.

ArtVoiceWV: Richard Kaufman

Sumi-e artist Richard Kaufman of Magic Mountain Studio has been creating beautiful scenes from the natural world using rice paper, natural fiber brushes and Chinese and Japanese inks for nearly 15 years. What began as a casual interest quickly developed into a lifelong passion. Richard is a member of the board of directors of the national Sumi-e Society of America and was a past president of the DC area local chapter of the SSA.

Music is by Emancipator Ensemble out of Portland, OR. Known for its etheric melodies, immaculately smooth samples, and addictive drum beats, Emancipator’s music has captivated a diverse audience across the globe. Learn more about Emancipator at http://www.emancipatormusic.com.

ArtVoice (https://artvoicewv.wordpress.com) is an original online series produced by 78 Degrees West Films (http://www.78degreeswest.com).

West Virginia 2013 Award Winners Exhibit

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The West Virginia Division of Culture and History unveiled a new exhibition on Monday, April 14, in the Balcony Gallery of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston.   The display showcases the 18 works that were award winners in the division’s biennial exhibition last year. The exhibition will be open through June 29, 2014. Learn more about the artists and see their works here.

 

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