Getting It Right: An Interview with Bob Smakula

Bob Smakula talks with our Patrick Facemire about his repair methods, differences in sound, his favorite musicians and much more. Check out the full interview on our Youtube channel! www.youtube.com/MAD Bob Smakula is a MAD subscriber. You can find his page at – http://www.madwv.com/item/smakula-fretted-instruments/ You can find him online at –  http://www.smakula.com/ – and – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smakula-Fretted-Institute/223312208253061

New Video Interview with Sarah Fletcher.

Sarah Fletcher is interviewed by our AFHA AmeriCorps member William Pounds about her history as a weaver, teaching and being taught, and traditional weaving. You can find the text/photo portion of the interview here – http://www.madwv.com/sarah-fletcher-interview/ Sarah Fletcher is the owner of Ben’s Old Loom Barn and weaves custom designs and teaches weaving. Sarah Fletcher is […]

Spring into Art!

Our featured event for the month, Spring into Art with Artistry on Main (opening reception April 12th) Artistry on main got Spring started right with art showcase and reception at the newly renovated Buckhannon Opera House. It is great to see local art and community revitalization come together! The displays were quite various between knick-knacks, […]

Sarah Fletcher Interview

MAD Interview Series: Sarah Fletcher I recently sat down to interview Sarah Fletcher a weaver and owner of Ben’s Old Loom Barn, which can be found in Canaan Valley. Raised by a teacher of weaving, she now teaches and weaves herself, sharing and selling traditional Appalachian weaving to tourists and residents. Her MAD page can […]

In the Works: a Dave Shombert Interview

Dave Shombert talks with our Patrick Facemire about his woodturning methods, preferences in types of wood, the difference between craft and sculpture and much more. Check out the full interview on our Youtube channel! www.youtube.com/MAD Dave Shombert is a MAD subscriber. You can find his page at – http://www.madwv.com/item/dave-shombert/ He has a website you can […]

Thomas Takes Its Art For a Walk

Our featured event for the month, Thomas’s Art Walk of March 16th. So, what goes on at a Thomas art walk? The galleries open up and the people come out. Wine is had and the artists talk about their art. The community celebrates its getting together. If you wonder around, you might just find an […]

Interview With Michael and Carrie Kline

  It’s an interview with Michael and Carrie Kline! Michael and Carrie Kline are musicians, Folk historians, archivists, radio-people, and political activists. In this program by the Mountain Arts District, a brief account of their long story is told, and Michael and Carrie share their views on Music, on History, and on Life. Learn what […]

Ben’s Old Loom Barn

Local weaving shop founded by Dorothy Thompson. A working hand weaver’s shop specializing in hand crafted items made by local artisans. Local weaver and community advocate for fiber and related arts. There are 20 producers of fiber and related arts. Ben’s Old Loom Barn has rugs, placemats, runners, stoles, towels, baskets, afghans, and many other […]

Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op, feature

The Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op has more than 40 member artists and craftspeople working in two dozen mediums.  As a business incubator the Co-op assists regional artisans in advancing from hobby to cottage industry and are committed to promoting the arts in Pocahontas County through public demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and community-based educational activities. Find Pocahontas […]

Artists at Work, feature

Artists at Work is a regional artists’ cooperative based in Elkins. With more than 20 producers, you can find jewelry, wood-turned bowls, pottery, paintings, baskets, cards, and more. The Co-op was founded in 1993 and has been operating for an impressive 24 years. This week in Parsons, they are beginning a rotating exhibition through the […]

Featured: Brightside Acres

“Herbal Teas mountain women have brewed for generations.” Brightside Acres: West Virginia Wildgrown creates herbal teas that are handcrafted from the leaves, flowers, and roots of wild plants that thrive in Allegheny Mountain forest and meadow. Brightside Acres welcomes visitors by appointment for garden tours, herb walks, kitchen talks and more! You can find their teas […]

Featured: Talbott’s Frameshop

This week we are featuring one of Mountain Arts District’s great arts resources, Talbott’s Frameshop. Located at 220 3rd St. in downtown Elkins, Talbott’s is a custom picture framing shop and art gallery located at 220 3rd Street, in the historic “Talbott Building.” Established in the early 1980’s, the frame shop developed out of Talbott Paint & […]