Our featured event for the month is the ArtSpring Festival and the ArtSpring Reception at Buxton a
Elkins City Park, on Church Lane Children from Elkins Middle School, Highland Adventist School, and the Harman School, 2018 These are scans of paintings printed on metal with an anti-UV coating. They were unvailed September 1st, 2018 with the kids and their families present. This project, aptly titled “Art in the Park” was made possible thru the work of MAD with funds courtesy of a Snowshoe Foundation Grant. This was the first instillation in an ongoing “Childrens’ Art Trail” project.
38.993922,-80.231856 Main St. and Locust St., Buckhannon Debra Dorland, 2006 The Buckhannon seal depicts an imagined meeting between the great Delaware chief Buckhongahelas (after whom this city is reputedly named) & one of the region’s first European settlers, Samuel Pringle, who, with his brother John, made a home in a huge hollow sycamore tree just north of present-day Buckhannon. Back to the Gallery
39.152452,-80.039618 N. Main St., Philippi — on the Courthouse lawn Inscription reads: Erected by Barbour County Post No. 44, The American Legion, and the Citizens of This County The Soldiers’ Memorial, dedicated to the memory of twenty-four local men who gave their lives in World War I, was unveiled on November 11, 1923. The project was sponsored by American Legion Post 44 and financed by businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals. The eight-foot bronze Doughboy is one of 136 statues sculpted by Ernest Moore Viquesney, whose grandfather, Charles Alfred Viquesney, became a naturalized citizen in 1844 ceremonies at the Philippi courthouse, on the grounds where the statues now stands. Back to the Gallery