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    The Poetry of Frank X Walker

    EDITOR: TOM DONLON   Frank X Walker is a Full Professor in the Department of English and the African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky, and the founding editor of the journal Pluck! His sixth collection of poetry, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, won the 2014 NAACP Image […]

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    Bodices for Goddesses

    BY NANCY MCKEITHEN, PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK MUSE   The seed of an idea was for local artists to paint mannequin torsos and place them in merchant windows around the small town of Shepherdstown, WV, to complement an annual summer fundraiser for breast cancer. Then, artist Cynthia Fraula-Hahn took it personally — literally. To read the complete story, […]

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    Art From Above: The World as Seen by SkyTruth

    BY SHEILA VERTINO Serving as a watchdog for the Big Blue Marble is the mission of Shepherdstown-based SkyTruth. To track human-caused changes to landscapes and ecosystems around the world, SkyTruth daily scans free satellite imagery from USGS, NASA and occasionally from the European Space Agency, among other sources of imagery and data. “Whether the issue […]

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    The Dance Between Conservation and Art

    BY AMY MATHEWS AMOS   Right from the start, I was captivated by this film. Choreographer Allison Orr’s (right) enthusiasm was infectious, her vision unique, and her personality irresistible. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison introduces her to us by asking the ultimate question; namely, what’s this all about? It’s two days before her big show — the show in […]

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    American Conservation Film Festival 2014

    BY AMY MATHEWS AMOS   At ACFF, we like to think of each year as a journey. We start the year soliciting great conservation films from around the world. As spring rolls around we begin screening the dozens of submissions we receive, choosing the best and regretfully passing on those that don’t quite fit. In […]

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    Embracing Ambiguity: An Interview with James Kline

    BY NANCY MCKEITHEN, PHOTOGRAPHS BY HALI TAYLOR   James Kline knew what he wanted to do was paint, but the trip from desire to doing took him to the other side of the world. Growing up in small Keedysville, Maryland, he wasn’t discouraged from pursuing art, but neither was he encouraged. After graduating from the […]

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Shepherd Adjunct Professor Designs Costumes for Chinese Production

The latest American musical to hit the stage in Beijing, China, had quite a bit of help from Peggy McKowen, Shepherd University adjunct professor and Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) associate producing director. McKowen designed the costumes for the Chinese production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which opened earlier this month […]

Call for Jurying: Over the Mountain Studio Tour: Deadline Feb 13

The Over the Mountain Studio Tour is jurying new Tour Members, actively seeking new makers and artists of diverse mediums and backgrounds. Tour Members agree to participate in the annual November Studio Tour, July Summer Show and Sale, pay an annual dues, attend three annual meetings, and participate in committee work and tasks. Inquiries can […]

Shepherd artist-in-residence featured on web series

A Shepherdstown painter and printmaker who is serving as a Shepherd University artist-in-residence this year is the latest regional artist featured in an online web series, ArtVoiceWV, produced by 78 Degrees West Films of Berkeley Springs. In the video Susan Carney, who received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Shepherd in 1999, explains her […]

Art Will Meet Science During Spring 2015 Digital Fabrication Class at Shepherd

A group of students at Shepherd University will learn the art of science and the science of art during the spring 2015 semester in a new digital fabrication class. Christian Benefiel, assistant professor of art, will teach the class, which will include students from the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, and Department of Computer […]

Shepherd Offers Opportunity to Play in TubaChristmas Concert December 20

About 40 musicians from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio are expected to participate in the annual Shepherdstown TubaChristmas organized by several Shepherd University faculty members on Saturday, December 20, at 1 pm on the steps of McMurran Hall. TubaChristmas is a public concert of holiday music played on the tuba and euphonium and […]

Rumsey Radio Hour is Coming Back in January!

After a too-long-interval, Rumsey Radio Hour is returning to Shepherdstown with performances at the beautiful new Marinoff Theater at Shepherd University on Saturday, January 17th, with a 2 pm matinee and an 8 pm evening performance where beer and wine will be available, and Sunday, January 18th, at 2:00 pm only. Tickets are on sale […]

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