Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Michelle Furlong

photo of the artist, courtesy of the artist Michelle Furlong is exhibiting in BARED: the art of bras and breasts, opening March 3 at The Diamond Shop Gallery (details below/Full Disclosure: I curated this...

Mademoiselle Arts Morgantown: Lydia Taylor

Lydia Taylor's Before and After opens Friday, Feb. 3, 6-9pm at The Diamond Shops Gallery, surrounding viewers with “mirrors and LGBTQ+ slang for an experiment in self-reflection and the creation of...

Hope & Human Trafficking thru Art

This month, in tribute to National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Monongalia Arts Center is hosting a seriously significant group exhibition, Not On Our Watch, organized by the Hope and Liberation...

Women of WV: Who are (were) they?

In celebration of Women’s History Month this coming March, Arts Monongahela is honoring women in West Virginia’s history with an exhibition and event series. I am honored to be a part of this along...

ARTS Excitement in Morgantown!

(Photo caption: “Dreaming of the Cape,” painting by Jenny Wilson, courtesy of Monongalia Arts Center) Did you notice there are several organizations hosting gallery receptions this week?  I am...

Curating Glass from the Mountain State

Contemporary Terrain: Glass Artists from the Mountain State at Nutting Gallery West Virginia has a rich history in glassmaking—I had no idea the depths of this until I had the opportunity to take an...

Everything’s Fair at River Fair Trade

For Shannon Dowling, opening River Fair Trade means bringing the world together bit by bit. In this case, she brings beautifully crafted clothing, décor, household items, jewelry, stuffed animals, cards...

MAC Bares All…

For the Monongalia Art Center’s annual BARE exhibit, several paintings and sculptures are now on view celebrating the human body in the raw. The art is varied, from Jamie Lester’s larger-than-life,...