• After a snowstorm in Shepherdstown, WV

    Coda: Triumph Over Winter

    “Snow Landscape” by Seth Freeman looks as if it could have been taken during Jonas, the blizzard of January 2016, during which Shepherdstown, West Virginia, received a record-breaking snowfall of 40.5 inches and international media coverage. Freeman took this image of a motorcycle waiting out the worst of the storm on a porch in the […]

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    Mali Quartet

    By Jon Anderson     I. All This   For the third day in a row, Dave and I spent six hours bumping through sandy tracks. We are tired, sore, sweaty and covered in dust. At dusk we pull into the village of Gourma and go straight to Amadou’s house. Like many of the other […]

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    Randi Ward is a writer, translator, lyricist and photographer from Belleville, West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands and is a recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Prize. Ward is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee whose work has appeared in the Anthology of […]

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    Interview With Nikki Giovanni

    By Zach Davis   Acclaimed poet, Virginia Tech professor and 2015 Shepherd University Writer-in-Residence Nikki Giovanni sat down with fluent for a wide-ranging, thoughtful and frequently funny interview. FLUENT: So when did you realize that you wanted to be—or when did you realize you were—a storyteller or poet? Nikki Giovanni: I think my teachers from […]

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    Strangely Beautiful

    By Catherine Baldau   The staircase winding down to Sonya Evanisko’s studio hints that something strange and wonderful waits below. Thick treads of white oak with raw bark edges seem to float one on top of another. Irregular lines swirl through the woodgrain, around knots that stare like curious eyes. Turn right at the bottom […]

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    Frank Herrera: All About Light

    By Nancy McKeithen   Ask photographer Frank Herrera what about his work makes it uniquely his, and even though he tells you, you still may not know. “I look at my own work around here,” he says, waving a hand at his office walls, lined with photographs from over four decades. “I have combinations of […]

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Regional Art : Image of the Week

"Matrix," oil on linen, by Mary Hurst, Lewisburg, WV, part of the sixth annual Art and Earth exhibit, through Apr 30 at the Berkeley Art Works. Reception Sat, Apr 9, 4–6 pm.


Shepherd Jazz Ensemble to present April 17 concert

The Shepherd University Department of Music will present a night of jazz at the Frank Center Theater on Sunday, April 17, at 7 pm with the Shepherd Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies. A wide range of music will be performed, including works […]

Music department concert on April 15 to raise money to buy instruments for underprivileged kids

The Shepherd University Department of Music student members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) are presenting a benefit recital on Friday, April 15, at 7 pm in the Frank Center’s W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public and admission is by donation. All proceeds will go to Hungry […]

One-day writer’s retreat for women in Harpers Ferry on May 7

Poet and yoga teacher Alexa Mergen hosts a one-day writer’s retreat for women in Harpers Ferry on May 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. The workshop combines gentle yoga-inspired movement and breath awareness practices with reading and discussion of American poets, including May Swenson, Genevieve Taggard, Lisel Mueller, Nikki Giovanni and more. Guided writing […]

Gallery Quartet will Perform at the WCMFA

The Gallery Quartet, assisted by guest artist pianist Richard Shroeder, will present a varied program of chamber music at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm.  The concert is free and open to the public. The program will begin with “Trio No. 3, op 87” by Johannes […]

Shepherd professor is named 2015 West Virginia Professor of the Year

A Shepherd University art professor is the 2015 West Virginia Professor of the Year. The Faculty Merit Foundation presented the award to Sonya Evanisko, professor of art and coordinator of the painting program, during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston on Wednesday, March 30. Evanisko, who has worked […]

Shepherd music department to host international guitar festival May 12–15

Shepherd University’s Department of Music is hosting the second annual Shepherd International Guitar Festival—the only one of its kind in the region—Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15. The festival will be sponsored by Integrity Home Mortgage Corporation, making it possible to bring internationally acclaimed artists to the region and to offer several concerts to […]

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