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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

Music was provided by Benjamin Gustafsson through You can listen to more of his music at

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: 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

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

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: Capall Dorcha

Capall Dorcha or Dark Horse Irish Band got started three years ago. I met its fiddle player, Sueva, in Berkeley Springs. Her band mates, Connor and Q, live in New Jersey and the trio has been playing gigs all through the stretch between the two states. At a recent gig at the Ambrae House ( in Berkeley Springs, they wowed the audience with their power and versatility. You can follow them at their website

ArtVoiceWV is an original online video series that features West Virginia artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films ( ArtVoiceWV is produced in cooperation with the Morgan Arts Council (

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

ArtVoice ( is an original online series produced by 78 Degrees West Films (

ArtVoiceWV: LEA

A couple of weeks ago, I read in our local paper that a singer/song writer named Lea was performing at The New Earth Granary here in Berkeley Springs. Based on the article, I thought she would be a good candidate for our ArtVoiceWV series. I was familiar with the Granary but hadn’t been there. So I contacted Lea and she was open to the idea of being the next artist to be featured. Lea has a beautiful voice and her songs are filled with imagery and passion. You can learn more about Lea at her website:

ArtVoiceWV: Lynn Ferris

Season 2 of ArtVoiceWV premieres with a profile of watercolor artist and teacher Lynn Ferris. Lynn is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. Before becoming a full time watercolorist, she worked as both a commercial and architectural illustrator. Lynn is also a show judge and instructor, teaching both classes and workshops. Today, she splits her time between Berkeley Springs, WV and Florida. Learn more about Lynn at her website

Music was kindly provided by Blake Wynia, a very talented musician who enjoy playing with a Halo. You can hear more of his music and download it at

ArtVoiceWV is a production of 78 Degrees West Films. We are located in Berkeley Springs, WV. We produced this video in association with the Morgan Arts Council (

Our gear: Canon XF300 camcorder & Canon EOS T3i. The video was edited and graded with FCP X.

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

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

ArtVoice ( is an original online series produced by 78 Degrees West Films ( 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.


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