Learn quilt blocking at the Elkins Sewing Center on Tuesdays at 10 am. Stop in for one session or join us for a series of classes: March 10th: Log Cabin Quilt Blocks March 17th: Block-of-the-Month—Delectable Mountains March 31st: Dresden Plate Quilt Block Find out more about the Elkins Sewing Center.
Specializing in the restoration and sales of fine musical instruments.
Artistry On Main is an Artist’s Co-op in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
The Art of Quilting and Weaving Exhibit will continue to run until February 28th at The Art Center in Elkins. This is a quality exhibit that should not be missed. You will be amazed at the variety and creativity of the artists from the Weaver’s Guild and the Log Cabin Quilters who meet at The […]
We sat down on Brenda and Woody Harman’s porch out in Pocahontas County to interview them about their creative partnership, BrenWood Forge & Broom. Brenda is a broom-maker and Woody is a blacksmith. Come back here Thursday at 6pm to see the video portion of the interview. Check out their open studio coming September 14th […]
Kathryn Gillispie is interviewed by our William Pounds. She works with the non-profit Art in Green Bank to teach art classes after having worked as an art teacher in West Virginia. She also is and has been a long standing artist in pottery, painting, and more. You can find her gallery just off of WV-28 […]
Our featured event for this month was the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins City Park!
William Pounds interviews Ron Hinkle, a native West Virginian glass blower. You can find him at Ron Hinkle Glass south of Buckhannon. Here is a link to the video portion of the interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qswzbTRhaeE At the bottom of the page is a link to his MAD profile page. How did your workshop come to […]
This is an interview with JoLynn Powers, who blogs at https://westvirginiamountainmama.com/ and creates public art and murals. She lives in Upshur county and is currently working on restoring the Golden Rule Building in Barbour County. You can find her MAD page here – http://www.madwv.com/item/jolynn-powers/ What was your first experience with art? I am from a […]
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
Our featured event for this month is West Virginia Day at the Randolph County Arts Center! ” Designed to highlight our state’s beauty, our West Virginia Celebration is poised to be one of our best attended exhibits, and will be visited by educators, artists, exhibit jurors, and cultural dignitaries from all over the state and […]
Our featured event for the month is the ArtSpring Festival including subscribers Ben’s Old Loom Barn and Buxton and Landstreet Gallery giving demonstrations as part of their participation in the Festival. You can find last month’s featured event here – http://www.madwv.com/spring-into-art/
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Arts Center was packed during the kick off of their Forest Festival exhibits… “Light on Water” a photo series by John Warner and their juried art exhibit featuring a plethora of art from professionals and students The Arts Center
The Mountain Weavers Guild were at the Darden Mill as part of Forest Festival. Here are some photos of their various weaved creations, just in case you missed it! Mountain Weaver’s Guild
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 […]