The Usuals, I Presume

(From left) Gretchen Silver, Becky and Randy Shuttlesworth enjoy a Saturday morning cup and discussion at The Grind. In the 1980s and '90s Americans tuned into Cheers, the ultimate situation comedy about...

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Amanda Garvin

Photographer and art educator Amanda Garvin facilitated two Morgantown Public Schools exhibits on view this month, one at Monongalia Art Center, and another at Arts Monongahela, both with receptions April 21,...

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Sidney Duncan

Artist Sidney Duncan is exhibiting in Raw New Photos at The Diamond Shop, opening April 7, 6-9pm (320 High Street). She shares with Zackquill about how she came to be an artist getting involved in the local...

Millenial State of Mind

This story was originally featured in West Virginia Executive Millennials, those born after 1980, are choosing to live, work, play and stay in places known for innovation, diversity and interconnectivity....
Photo of the artist, courtesy of the artist.

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Elizabeth Jaeger

Elizabeth Jaeger exhibits her solo show, Inside Looking Out, at Monongalia Arts Center, 120 High Street in Morgantown, through April 1st.  The changes wrought by larger scale strip mining that came to her...

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Jillian Kelly

Jillian Kelly is owner of Retro-tique and contributing  artist in the exhibit Rebel-Rebel: A Blurring of Gender Lines, organized by the The Artist Collective of West Virginia in association with the...

How the Impossible Becomes Possible

West Virginia’s coal industry is shifting into a lower gear, creating widespread economic issues and challenging communities to reframe their identities. But where there is challenge, there is also...

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...

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: 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,...

Black Bear Comes Full Circle

There are few businesses in Morgantown that have integrated themselves into the community as completely as Black Bear. For more than a decade the owners have provided a place for local artists to hang and sell...

Greg Corio: Morgantown’s Ice Man

If you tune into the Teva Mountain Games, an annual adventure sports competition, you’ll see the world’s best ice climbers swinging ice axes and kicking crampons into climbing walls featuring artificial...