Mountaintop Mid-Century

It was a surprise for me to learn that my dear friend, Morgantown home builder and renovator, Kris Knowles, was purchasing a home as opposed to building one. However, it came as no surprise to learn that the...

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...

The Federal Diamond

Homeowner in a 1900s dress left in the home by an ancestor. Driving West on Route 7 you will see a cornucopia of Monongalia County homes of the rural variety. Small farm houses with large barns adjacent,...

Textiles Featured at Art Museum of WVU

An exhibition focused on textiles opens Thursday, Jan. 19 at The Art Museum of West Virginia University with a program featuring three of the seven featured artists. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the...

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...

From Boise to Bruceton Mills

Maureen during her work with the National Park Service My name is Maureen Lavelle and I am the new AmeriCorps member at the Old Hemlock Foundation in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Although I proudly hail...

‘Annie’ Comes to Town

Annie Heidi Gray    Photo: © JOAN MARCUS The U.S. national tour of Annie will stop at the WVU Creative Arts Center Saturday, May 6, for one show at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday (Dec. 9) at 10...

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...