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    Ed:cetera: Exercises to Advance Your Career

    BY ED ZAHNISER   Today’s world buzzes with sound bites divorced of context. Advance your career by confidently identifying who said what at arts event receptions and other free-food occasions. For artists, photographers, writers and poets, “Practice makes perfect.” Who said that, Thomas Edison or Tre Cool? Not sure? These exercises from the Common Core […]

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    American Conservation Film Festival 2015

    Blood on the Mountain, 93 min, Filmmakers: Mari-Lynn Evans, Jordan Freeman — Blood on the Mountain is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from industrial control in West Virginia. This new feature documentary details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood people, who have historically faced limited choices and have never benefited […]

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    Screening for the Future

    BY AMY MATHEWS AMOS   A few weeks ago, I was clearing out clutter in my den and found, tucked away on various shelves of our television stand, old DVDs—remnants of past seasons of Shepherdstown’s American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF). I’ve served on the Selection and Programming Committee of ACFF for six years now, and […]

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    Chasing Art

    BY CATHERINE BALDAU   Fine art painter Joe Mayer lives and works according to a maxim that he gladly offers to others: “Drop your fear.” Mayer has taken risks, and relied on luck and favors in a fearless quest to make a living in a world that he loves—art, and especially abstract art. And in […]

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    Forrest Pritchard: On Sustainability and Growing a Better…

    BY ZACH DAVIS   “Why wouldn’t we want to be more thoughtful about this?” For Forrest Pritchard, this is food: what we eat, how it’s made, where the raw components come from, how they’re grown and how that collective consumption affects us as individuals, as a society and as a planet. “Food is a unifying […]

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    The Enigmatic TeMahoa Love

    BY SHEILA KELLY VERTINO   The art of TeMahoa Love is at once gentle and fierce, reflecting her deeply held belief in “the power and peace of the natural world and the profound value of our interactions with that world and with each other.” A mix of bold solid lines and whimsical details (especially in […]

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Regional Art : Image of the Week

“Like Moss Between the Cracks,” living sculptural work by Sonya Evanisko, and three invited guest artists, is on exhibit at Shepherd University’s Phaze 2 Gallery, through Feb 18.


Shepherd Salon Series presents January 28 piano concert

Shepherd University’s 2015–2016 Music Salon Series, sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank, continues on Thursday, January 28, in the Frank Center’s W. H. Shipley Recital Hall with “Three’s Company,” an evening of keyboard trios featuring Shepherd faculty pianists Dr. Scott Beard, Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao and Dr. Laura Renninger. The performance begins at 8 pm and is […]


After last year’s incredible turnout, the Rumsey Radio Hour returns to Shepherdstown at the beautiful Marinoff Theater at Shepherd University on Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, January 31. Saturday features a 2 pm matinee and an 8 pm evening performance. Sunday features the 2 pm matinee only. At a “talk back” with the cast after […]

Work by Shepherd art student is chosen for national juried exhibition, on display through February 12

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—A painting by a Shepherd University student is part of the 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition at Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center in Huntington. Sam Boder is one of 30 artists from across the country selected for the show. His work, “The Unknown Lives Around Us (III),” a 30 by 50 inch self portrait, […]

Shepherd professor to display living sculptures in Phaze 2 Gallery Feb 2–18

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—Shepherd University’s Phaze 2 Gallery will feature living sculptural work by Sonya Evanisko, professor of art and coordinator of the painting and drawing program, during an exhibit February 2–18. A reception is planned Tuesday, February 2 from 4–7 pm on the opening day of the exhibit, which is titled “Like Moss Between the Cracks.” […]

“25 Years: A Celebration” at TAG/The Artists’ Gallery

TAG/The Artists’ Gallery, “25 Years: A Celebration,” January 1–31, “TAG TALK,” Sat, January 17, 5–9 pm. TAG/The Artists’ Gallery started the new year with a celebration of its 25th birthday. In 1990 sixteen artists came together to form a cooperative and stage exhibits at Mahogany Craft in Frederick. In 1993 the group moved to its […]

West Virginia Writers, Inc. Annual Writing Contest Opens

Established in 1982, this is the state’s largest writing competition. Since its inception, over $110, 000 in prize money has been awarded! The contest is open to West Virginia residents and to members of WV Writers, Inc. living outside WV, adult or college-level; a separate contest, New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest, is available, with […]

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