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...

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...

Wine Gets a Motown Makeover

For Morgantown entrepreneur Randy Scott, everything seems to become art eventually.  On a cloudy fall day, I find myself invited into his home studio in the historic Chancery Hill district to learn about one...

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,...

Caridi Authors First Children’s Book

They called it the “slow” reading group in the grade school Tony Caridi attended in Lockport, N.Y., because, in the late 1960s, teachers were permitted to make such references and segregations. There...

A Deep Love for My Home State

My name is Amanda West, I was born and raised in Spencer, West Virginia. I currently live in Morgantown where I attend West Virginia University. In 2015 I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in History and am...