Gushing: An Interview with JoLynn Powers

This is an interview with JoLynn Powers, who blogs at 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 – What was your first experience with art? I am from a […]

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! Bob Smakula is a MAD subscriber. You can find his page at – You can find him online at – – and –

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 – 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 […]