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UAA, Inc. Juried Art Show
March 4, 2012

The Upshur Arts Alliance is sponsoring the Strawberry Festival 2012 Juried Art Show at West Virginia Wesleyan College on the left balcony of Rockefeller Gym.

The exhibit will be on display Thursday, May 17, 10:00 am until 7:00 pm; Friday, May 18, 10:00 am until 6:00 pm; and Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am until noon.

Deadline for entry into the exhibit is May 16 at noon.

If you would like more information about this event or would like to enter your work, please call Doris Bright at 304-4 FULL STORY

DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2020 calendar
January 28, 2019

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2020 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief Paul Johansen. The deadline for submitting artwork is... FULL STORY

Exhibit showcasing student artwork
January 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) invite the public to visit the Governor’s Inaugural Almost Heaven Art Exhibition on display outside the Governor’s Reception Room on the walls of the West Rotunda at the State Capitol. Last fa... FULL STORY

“Trees of Our Heritage” on display
November 16, 2018

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — It’s beginning to look like Christmas at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg, with the annual “Trees of Our Heritage” display underway through Dec. 23, 2018. The event features 36 Christmas trees representing different countries around the world, as w... FULL STORY

Photo Entries Being Accepted For 2018 Calendar
June 1, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) are now accepting photo entries for the 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar. The deadline to enter a photo is Oct. 1. The rules for entering a photo are: ... FULL STORY

2018 BCS Logo Competition
May 9, 2018

Announcing a competition to create the official logo for Buckhannon Choral Society: Win $100.00 and free BCS concert admission for one year along with bragging rights. The competition is open to everyone. All entries must be received by May 18, 2018, to be considered. Please submit a digital c... FULL STORY

West Virginia Dance Company to Perform November 29
November 16, 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College ArtsAlive! series is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of West Virginia Dance Company (WVDC) at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. The performance is free and open to the public. Founded in 1977, W... FULL STORY

Open House at Artistry on Main December 9th
November 14, 2016

Artistry on Main will be holding a Christmas open House on Friday, December 9th from 5 pm till 8pm. Come on out and meet the artists, and enjoy some light refreshments. Find that special gift while enjoying the art scene and learning the back story from some of your favorite artists. Door prizes ... FULL STORY

UAA Tree and Wreath Silent Auction 2016
November 12, 2016

Upshur Arts Alliance, Inc. is hosting their annual Decorated Tree/Wreath Auction to benefit the arts in Upshur County. We are again inviting organizations, businesses, and individuals to DECORATE a Christmas tree or wreath to sell at silent auction. Buyers will then have a one-of-a-kind decoration f... FULL STORY

Bicentennial Photo Contest
November 11, 2016

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Upshur Camera Club is still accepting entries for its Buckhannon Bicentennial Photo Contest. Entries are being accepted through Nov. 14 at the Buckhannon CVS Pharmacy, 74 W. Main Street or the Upshur County Senior Center, 2 Senior Drive. All photos must be taken in Upshur... FULL STORY

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts to Visit
October 27, 2016

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts is a state-wide organization that wants to help support West Virginian artists and give them the boost to expand their markets and opportunities available to them. Some of these opportunities include fellowships and funding. Check out more from their organization at ... FULL STORY

Senior Theatre Majors Present Unique Recital
October 12, 2016

Four West Virginia Wesleyan College senior musical theatre majors and a technical theatre major will present their joint senior recital entitled “The Coffee Shop on Main,” a cabaret-style recital, on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, with two performances each evening at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. T... FULL STORY

Performances Set for Homecoming 2016 Celebration
October 5, 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College kicks off Homecoming with an Evening of Music on Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. The concert will feature performances by students involved in the department of music ensembles. Concentus Vocum, Concert Chorale, Wesleyan Singers, Big Band 1 and the Smal... FULL STORY

Manhattan Short Film Festival
September 26, 2016

NEW YORK CITY — Filmgoers in Buckhannon will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Lascaux Micro-theater. This is the 11th... FULL STORY

Agriculture Focus of 2017 Poster & Essay Contests
September 23, 2016

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia students are invited to enter poster and essay contests being sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA). The theme of the contest is “Agriculture: Food For Life.” A winner for the poster contest will be selected in grades 1-5 while grades 9-... FULL STORY

Glass with Class
September 22, 2016

Martha Reynolds talents were recently celebrated with some well-earned recognition. For over 40 years Martha has been painting glass, first at Salem, WV and later as a designer for Fenton Art Glass in Williamstown, WV-a world-renowned maker of beautiful art glass that closed in 2007. She hand pain... FULL STORY

Photo contest to Celebrate City BiCentennial
September 21, 2016

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Upshur Camera Club is announcing a Buckhannon Bicentennial Photo Contest in conjunction with the City of Buckhannon’s Bicentennial Planning Committee. Entries are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 11 at the Buckhannon CVS Pharmacy, 74 W. Main Street or the Upshur Co... FULL STORY

Imagination Library
September 19, 2016

Founded by Dolly Parton, the Imagination Library mails a book each month to children living in Upshur County who are between the ages of 0-5. This could mean our youngest children can have a personal library of 60 books by the time they are ready to start school. Signing up is simple; parent... FULL STORY

Sleeth Gallery Presents “Yukiko Syndrome”
September 2, 2016

The Sleeth Gallery will be kicking off the 2016-2017exhibition schedule with the intermedia exhibition "Yukiko Syndrome" by Sarasota, FL, digital artist and designer Caitlin Burns. The exhibition will run September 6 – October 9, showing Monday Friday, 12:00pm5:00pm (or by appointment). Burns’s... FULL STORY

Audition Call for The Case of The Sleepwalking Pig
August 23, 2016

A MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE Written and directed by Greg Mach Auditions will be Labor Day, September 5th at the Bi-Centennial Motel 88 Banquet Room, 7-9pm: Cold Readings from the script. Two mountain families feuding may sound familiar, and these wacky hillbilly families have definitely g... FULL STORY

Chalk Art Day in Belington
August 8, 2016

Join Artist Thabo Letsebe in front of the old Weese Music Store in Belington this Friday, August 12 to create temporary art in the middle of town. Stop by between 1 and 6pm to watch and to try your hand at creating public art with sidewalk chalk and pastels on the parking lot. All ages are welcom... FULL STORY

What We Share Project
July 16, 2016

Vinyl Artworks in Local Windows by Artist Ellen Mueller BUCKHANNON, WV – Local artist, Ellen Mueller, is announcing the community-focused art project, What We Share, a series of six vinyl artworks in the street-facing windows of buildings throughout downtown Buckhannon. This free public project w... FULL STORY

Art in Public Places Mural Unveiling
June 25, 2016

BUCKHANNON, WV –The fifth installation of artwork in the “Art in Public Places” program hosted by ART 26201, will be unveiled in Buckhannon, West Virginia on Thursday, June 30th at 9:00 pm. “Evening Star,” created by well-known painter Chuck Olson, will be located on the Ameriprise building on the c... FULL STORY

Retired Potter donates hand-crafted pottery
June 16, 2016

Retired potter Stuart Altmann, a longtime supporter of the Arts in Upshur County, has donated original pottery pieces to the gallery to help raise funds. The proceeds are to be evenly shared with The Main Street Arts Cooperative and the Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County. Artistry On Main is ... FULL STORY

Master of Fine Arts Program Hosts Visiting Writers
June 5, 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College's Master in Fine Arts (MFA) will host a Visiting Writers Series during the program's Summer 2016 Residency. These award-winning visiting writers will be reading from their original work, and copies of their books will be available for sale. All readings will be held on... FULL STORY

BCT "Beauty and the Beast" Auditions
May 13, 2016

Have you always dreamed of playing the role of Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, or many of the other charming and lovable characters from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"? Be our guest for auditions! Buckhannon Community Theatre will hold auditions for Disney's Beauty and the Beast this month. Aud... FULL STORY

Live Music Thursday Night - EMay?
April 26, 2016

3/4 Cafe - Monthly Songwriters Circle We are thrilled to welcome Emay to Buckhannon this Thursday night! April 28 - 8:00PM - 10:30PM Erika May – better known as EMay – has been called the “Renaissance Queen of the Pittsburgh Scene”. Awarded a Pittsburgh Creativity Project award through the ... FULL STORY

Into the Woods Coming to Stage
April 17, 2016

West Virginia Wesleyan College, in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Music, will be hosting a theatrical production titled Into the Woods on April 21-23 at 8 p.m. with an additional matinee showing at 2 p.m. on April 23. The production will take place in the Culpepper Auditorium in the ... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra receives grant award
April 16, 2016

The Upshur Arts Alliance presented one of the five 2016 grant awards Thursday evening to the Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra to support their ongoing performances. Accepting the award from UAA treasurer, Dave Carson (right) is Patty Brock (left), Director of the Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra. The Bu... FULL STORY

Local literary readings
April 15, 2016

Wesleyan professor Jessie van Eerden launches her second novel this month with a series of local readings with Jonathan Corcoran, a fellow WVU Press author & a Brooklynite with Elkins roots. All readings are free and open to the public; books will be available for sale (cash or check). Wedne... FULL STORY

YOUNG FILMMAKERS CAMP June 27 - July 1
April 12, 2016

This Summer, Jamie Johnson, and ART26201 will offer a Young Filmmakers Camp at LASCAUX Micro-Theater in Buckhannon, West Virginia. The five-day workshop will teach students the fundamentals of filmmaking. This project is designed to engage the student in creative thinking and then to produce a film ... FULL STORY

Beyond Stick-Figures: An Introduction to Cartoons
April 8, 2016

Beyond Stick-Figures: An Introduction to Cartoons by Trey Stell – Three Sessions, Saturday Afternoon from 1:00 to 3:30 on April 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Each class is $10, with all materials supplied, though personal materials will be allowed. Students will learn the basic of creating people in the car... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra Rehearsals Begin
March 27, 2016

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra members are beginning to rehearse for their spring concert to be held on Sunday, May 1. String players from the area who are interested in performing with the group are invited to attend rehearsals which are held every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Buckhannon Fir... FULL STORY

Upshur Arts Alliance is Accepting Book Submissions
March 11, 2016

We are currently seeking poems, stories and essays to be published in honor of Buckhannon’s 200th anniversary. Submissions will be evaluated for literary quality, and do not necessarily have to be about Buckhannon, although cultural significance will be heavily weighed. This call is open to any... FULL STORY

Disruptor, Recent Works by Robert Howsare
March 6, 2016

The Sleeth Gallery at West Virginia Wesleyan College will feature the third annual Artist in Residence exhibition: disruptor: Recent works by Artist in Residence Robert Howsare. The exhibition will run from March 8 - April 7. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. with ... FULL STORY

Upshur Arts Alliance Scholarships
March 4, 2016

Each year the Upshur Arts Alliance awards scholarships to Buckhannon-Upshur High School seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college or university and pursuing a degree in visual, instrumental or performing arts. Intended studies can include art, music, drama arts education and dance as we... FULL STORY

WV Strawberry Festival Craft/Vendor Show
February 23, 2016

CURRENT VENDOR LIST FOR THIS EVENT!!! I NEED AT LEAST 50 MORE CRAFT PEOPLE!!! PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!! CRAFTING IS A DYING ART AND WE NEED TO REVIVE IT BEFORE IT IS LOST FOREVER! If you are interested in a spot for Thursday, May 19 at 10 AM send an email to wvstrawberrycraftvendorshow... FULL STORY

Creating A Really Delightful Surprise
February 10, 2016

C.A.R.D.S. (Creating A Really Delightful Surprise) class. The first class will be held on April 17th from 2-5 P.M. at Stockert Youth Center conference room upstairs. This class is for beginners to teach you some basic card making techniques and basic supplies that you will need when creating your gr... FULL STORY

Auditions for the spring plays at WVWC
January 14, 2016

THE CASE OF THE SPOTTY-EYED FISH HAWK by Greg Mach Dinner Theatre Performances: Friday, Feb 12; Saturday, Feb 13 at the GANDY DANCER THEATRE; Saturday, Feb 20 at the 88. Robber barons, hippies, dim-witted academics and goofy tree-huggers battle it out at an investors’ meeting for the largest l... FULL STORY

DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2017 calendar
January 14, 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2017 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Assistant Wildlife Resources Section Chief Scott Warner. The deadline for submit... FULL STORY

Open call for book submissions
January 13, 2016

Upshur Arts Alliance is accepting submissions for a book to celebrate Buckhannon’s 200th anniversary in 2016. We are currently seeking poems, stories and essays to be published in honor of Buckhannon’s 200th anniversary. Submissions will be evaluated for literary quality, and do not necessarily ... FULL STORY

Creasman to Present on New Book
January 8, 2016

Boyd Creasman, vice president for academic affairs and dean of students at West Virginia Wesleyan College, will make a presentation on his new book, Writing West Virginia, on Thursday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Greek Alumni Room of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. Cre... FULL STORY

Community Life Drawing
December 29, 2015

The WVWC Art Department is reviving Community Life Drawing sessions for the Spring 2016 semester on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 6:15-8:15pm in McCuskey 116 (The Drawing Studio). [Facebook Event] The cost is $10 per person. Participants should bring any drawing materials they plan on using (paper a... FULL STORY

Wesleyan Dean Publishes "Writing West Virginia"
December 13, 2015

Writing West Virginia analyzes groundbreaking works by eight of the state’s most talented writers: Davis Grubb, Mary Lee Settle, Breece Pancake, Denise Giardina, Irene McKinney, Ann Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Pinckney Benedict. "This book seeks to celebrate West Virginia writers,” says Boy... FULL STORY

Trees of Our Heritage at Blennerhassett Museum
November 25, 2015

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – The Blennerhassett Museum’s annual display of 33 Christmas trees representing different countries around the globe and special themed trees is open to the public through Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. “It is a beautiful time of year to visit the museum and to enjoy interna... FULL STORY

AYBC to Present the Nutcracker Ballet
November 25, 2015

BUCKHANNON, W. Va. – The August Youth Ballet Company is proud to present the holiday classic ballet, “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 11-13 at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The performances on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 1... FULL STORY

First Annual Spelling Bee to Support The Arts
November 22, 2015

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY! We are needing to raise funds to support the Arts in Upshur County, and we seek the community’s participation. We want to host an event that is fun, competitive and involving a wide cross-section of our populat... FULL STORY

2015 West Virginia High Schools Juried Exhibition
November 19, 2015

The Sleeth Gallery, in collaboration with the West Virginia Wesleyan College Art Department, is excited to announce the awards and opening reception for the 3rd Annual 2015 West Virginia High Schools Juried Exhibition on Friday, December 4, from 6 – 7 p.m. The Gallery received over 130 submission... FULL STORY

Collecting Rectangles: An Intermedia Exhibition
November 17, 2015

A live, interactive performance will be held on Thursday, November 19, at 4:30pm in the Sleeth Gallery in McCuskey Hall. An artist talk will follow at 6:00pm. Collecting Rectangles examines the intersection between capitalism and daily activities. Through the multi-disciplinary quality of this wo... FULL STORY

UAA Annual Tree & Wreath Silent Auction
November 13, 2015

Upshur Arts Alliance, Inc. announces it has changed the site of its annual Tree & Wreath Silent Auction this year. They are now holding an evening auction on Saturday, December 5 at West Virginia Wesleyan’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) on College Avenue. All proceeds will help UAA continue their... FULL STORY

Songwriters Workshop at Twin Falls State Park
November 3, 2015

MULLENS, W.Va. – A Songwriters Workshop, led by ASCAP songwriter Jim Ritchey and nationally acclaimed BMI songwriter Kelley Hunt, is planned for Nov. 6-7 at Twin Falls State Park in Mullens. The workshop is designed for songwriters of all levels but will be particularly helpful for those who have... FULL STORY

Open Call for Artists and Artisans
November 1, 2015

We currently have space available! Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the Main Street Arts Co-op, Inc. at the Artistry On Main Informational Meeting - Open to All Sunday, November 15, 2015, @ 3:00 pm Artistry On Main, 27 E. Main Street Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201 We currently h... FULL STORY

Storytelling Workshop with Bil Lepp
October 26, 2015

Storytelling Workshop with Bil Lepp set for November 19th at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 for holiday shoppers) in the classroom of Artistry on Main, 27 East Main Street. Bil’s enlightening, intelligent, well-thought out workshops have met with success all around the country. From elementary schools... FULL STORY

WV State Bar Sponsored Video Competition
October 25, 2015

CHARLESTON, WV, The West Virginia State Bar announced today that it is again sponsoring a video competition. The competition is open to every West Virginia middle school and high school students. The topic of the competition this year is: The Magna Carta: What It Means Today. Videos may be no lon... FULL STORY

Director Call for BCT's 2016 Season
October 20, 2015

Buckhannon Community Theatre is seeking directors, musical directors and technical directors for the 2016 season, including the productions Always, Patsy Cline and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. To apply, please email your resume, letter of interest, stipend requirements as well as any applicabl... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert
October 11, 2015

The Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra will present their winter concert on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Works selected for the performance include Concerto VI by Corelli, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, Capriol Suite by Pete... FULL STORY

$7.6 Million in Additional Funding for Coal Miners
October 7, 2015

Program has already retrained nearly 1,000 workers CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia will receive an additional $7.6 million in federal grant funds to pay for job training and career services for dislocated mine workers and their families. The funding com... FULL STORY

Classes Offered in November and December at A.O.M.
October 3, 2015

Introduction to Digital Photography with Rich Clemens Three Wednesday Evenings - November 4, 8, and December 2, 2015 Just in time for those holiday photos! Week One: Camera Basics. Composition, depth of field rule of thirds and other basics will be covered. Week Two: Photo homework critiq... FULL STORY

Tomblin Breaks Ground on $500 Million Plant
September 20, 2015

Eastern Panhandle facility to bring 1,000 construction jobs and 700 full-time positions TABLER STATION, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined executives from Procter & Gamble to break ground at the company's new $500 million facility in the Eastern Panhandle. "Today is a historic day fo... FULL STORY

Updates on Artistry on Main Classes
September 11, 2015

We have two classes beginning tomorrow, Sat., Sept. 12th at AOM. First is Karen Buckton's Intro to Soap Making, 9:30 - 11:30 am There might be two places left in her class. (Karen is offering an advanced class on Sept. 26th) Sam Adams is starting a six-week series of stained glass classes tomo... FULL STORY

Tomblin Congratulates 'GoToWV' Team
August 30, 2015

"Go Outside and Play" campaign recognized at tourism conference CHARLESTON, W.Va.- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today congratulated the GoToWV Team at the Division of Tourism on receiving the National Council of State Tourism Directors Mercury Award for Best Public Relations Campaign during the Educatio... FULL STORY

Artistry On Main Fall Classes 2015
August 27, 2015

Greetings from the Studio Classroom at Artistry on Main! There is still room in Melinda Shafer's Class for Kids this coming Saturday. Her class is Beginning Polymer Clay, Saturday, August 29th from 3 - 5:30 pm. Children will choose between making either a refrigerator magnet or designing their... FULL STORY

Art Break Day Connects the Global Community
August 19, 2015

For the past four years, over eleven thousand people in cities across the world have participated in a free and public art-making event known as “Art Break Day.” This year, The Upshur Arts Alliance, Inc. Is bringing “Art Break Day” to Buckhannon. Art Break Day is a daylong celebration that encou... FULL STORY

Tomblin Announces Emergency Funding
July 30, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 30, 2015) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the awarding of $50,000 in crisis grant funding to Webster County Memorial Hospital to assist with infrastructure repairs following severe flooding earlier this month. "This emergency funding through the Rural Health Syste... FULL STORY

The Magical World of Pamela Adams
June 19, 2015

Pamela Adams or “Sam” as she is known to her friends is a fabulous award winning stain glass artist who has adopted West Virginia as her home back in the late 1990’s. While attending the Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Sam settled on a career as a sign painter, a craft she practiced for the ... FULL STORY

And the Winners Are...
June 17, 2015

The Upshur Arts Alliance, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners from the Strawberry Festival juried art show. JURIED DIVISION: Best of Show: “They're Tops” by Linda J.C. Turner, watercolor Merit Awards: “True Story—the Day the Circus Came to Town” by Katherine Crim, waterc... FULL STORY

Artistry on Main Artist Chosen for Exhibition
June 3, 2015

Artistry on Main is pleased to announce that Martha Reynolds, a renowned West Virginia glass artist, has had a piece of her art chosen to be represented in the Best of West Virginia Exhibition that will be showing this summer in the David Dickerson Gallery , located in Tamarack in Beckley. The pr... FULL STORY

Audition Call
May 9, 2015

AUDITIONS FOR MURDER MYSTERIES ON THE CASS RAILROAD! Auditions for two Murder Mystery Dinner Theater shows to be performed on the Cass Railroad will be held at the Gandy Dancer Theater in Elkins on Monday, May 18, at 6pm. Both shows will rehearse at the Gandy Dancer Theater in Elkins, WV, once a ... FULL STORY

W. Va. History Whizzes Become Knights
May 5, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two hundred thirty-three (233) eighth grade students from across West Virginia on Friday received the prestigious Golden Horseshoe award for outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history and culture. State Superintendent Michael Martirano inducted the students from all 55 co... FULL STORY

Different Voices and Common Experiences
April 13, 2015

Different Voices and Common Experiences is an exhibit featuring artists who have been affected by mental health issues at the Monongalia Arts Center. Applications are being accepted now until June 10th, 2015. Show dates August 7 to August 29th. Opening Night reception Friday, August 7 from 5:30 pm t... FULL STORY

March Classes at Artistry on Main
March 2, 2015

OFFERING 26 ½ HOURS OF EDUCATION IN THE ARTS THIS MONTH !!!!! NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT AT ARTISTRY ON MAIN, 27 E. MAIN ST., BUCKHANNON, WV 304-460-2505 STUDENTS (EXCEPT STARVING ARTISTS CLASSES) SIGN UP AT ARTISTRY Starving Artists Classes are held most Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm... FULL STORY

Are you the next George Lucas or Steven Spielberg
February 19, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A camera and creativity is all you need to enter the annual video contest sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia State Bar. Students could win as much as $500 for developing a video about the U.S. Constitution. Participants are asked to c... FULL STORY

Grant Awards to State Artists, Arts Organizations
February 5, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History awarded more than $32,000 in competitive grants to nine artists and five organizations through the Professional Development for Individual Artists and EZ Arts Access grant programs. ... FULL STORY

February is Food for Fines Month
January 28, 2015

February 2015 will be Food for Fines Month at the Upshur County Public Library. Non-perishable food will be accepted as payment for outstanding fines on returned library materials at the rate of $1 for each nonperishable item donated. Ramen Noodles and other instant noodle products will not be accep... FULL STORY

February 2015 Classes at Artistry on Main
January 22, 2015

ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT AT ARTISTRY ON MAIN, 27 E.MAIN ST. BUCKHANNON, WEST VIRGINIA 304-460-2505 STUDENTS (except Starving Artist classes) SIGN UP AT THE GALLERY STARVING ARTISTS PAINTING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 6:00 - 8:00 PM COST $35.00 PER PERSON NO EXPE... FULL STORY

WVDNR Seeks Paintings for 2016 Wildlife Calendar
January 13, 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original wildlife art for the 2016 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief Curtis I. Taylor. The deadline for submitting artwork is Feb. 20,... FULL STORY

BCT Seeking Directors For Summer Musical
January 6, 2015

Buckhannon Community Theatre is seeking a director and musical director for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Production dates are tentative but are anticipated to be in August 2015. Anyone interested in the positions for should submit a resume, proposal and letter of interest, which includes salar... FULL STORY

MFA Visiting Writers Series
December 10, 2014

The Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing program at West Virginia Wesleyan College will host a Visiting Writers Series during the program’s Winter 2015 Residency, along with thesis readings by graduating students. These events are free and open to the public. The visiting writers will be r... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Choral Society Welcomes New Director
November 21, 2014

Buckhannon Choral Society 2014-2015 would like to welcome our new director Sarah M. Nale. Sarah comes from Bridgeport, WV. She holds a Bachelor of Art from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory and is A.B.D for her Doctorate of Musical Arts from West Virginia... FULL STORY

Department of Theatre & Dance Presents Next
November 5, 2014

The Department of Theatre & Dance at West Virginia Wesleyan College will present Next on November 7-8 at 8 p.m. in the Annex Theatre located in the English Annex building on campus. Directed by senior theatre arts major Bill Hensel of Greensburg, PA, Next is written by Terrance McNally. The one-... FULL STORY

Artistry on Main Autumn Updates
September 15, 2014

ARTS FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 20 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jawbone Park BEGINNING DRAWING beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23 This class runs eight weeks and is taught by Margo Davis. The cost $170 for 16 instructional hours. All supplies are included in the course fee. Call 304-460-2505 or 304-642-8708 to ... FULL STORY

Creature/Index Opens in Sleeth Gallery
September 9, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College presents Creature/Index, an exhibition of prints and drawings by Sage Perrott and Adam Leestma. The exhibition will take place in Wesleyan’s Sleeth Art Gallery located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall on the college campus, at the intersection of East Main Stree... FULL STORY

Learn Watercolor Painting Technique With Kurbiel
August 9, 2014

MATHIAS, West Virginia – Alina Kurbiel likes to paint. Ever since she could pick up a brush, her love of nature and animals has been reflected in her watercolor artistry. Kurbiel will be painting at the Lost River State Park recreation building beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. ... FULL STORY

Art Appreciation Month:Lily Irene Jackson Featured
August 8, 2014

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – August is Art Appreciation Month and to celebrate, a program about artist Lily Irene Jackson (1848 – 1928) will be presented by local historian Jeff Little Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History. Visitors will see the new exhibit featu... FULL STORY

What’s happening at Artistry on Main?
July 20, 2014

Four artists are happily looking towards a brighter future thanks to the West Virginia Culture and History Commission on the Arts. Artistry on Main gallery in Buckhannon is pleased to announce that four of its members have received financial grants to help them turn their skills into viable busin... FULL STORY

Cultivating Creativity Gatherings
July 17, 2014

The Tamarack Artisan Foundation would like to invite you to a "Cultivating Creativity" gathering. We would like to discuss programming ideas we have and listen to your ideas on what we can do to help you thrive as a working artist in West Virginia. We serve all artisans in West ... FULL STORY

2014 Main Street Arts Festival
July 11, 2014

Plans are in full swing for the 2014 Main Street Arts Festival to be held Saturday, September 20th at Jawbone Park in the Downtown Buckhannon Historic District! Artistry on Main and the Main Street Arts Cooperative welcome your participation once again in this year’s 5th Annual Main Street Arts Fes... FULL STORY

MFA Program to Present Visiting Writers Series
June 11, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Low-Residency Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing Program will host a Visiting Writers Series during the program’s upcoming Summer Residency. The writers will be reading from their original work, and copies of their books will be available for sale. All ... FULL STORY

Juried Arts Show Award Winners Announced
By Maria Bray
May 26, 2014

Local artists among those honored The Upshur Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that the “UAA Annual Juried Artist’s Exhibition” was held during the recent Strawberry Festival. The competition was open to all artists working in any medium, 18 years of age or older and living in West Virginia.... FULL STORY

Book Signing by Author
May 16, 2014

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Author Debra Conner of Parkersburg will be signing her new book, “Margaret’s Ghost and Other True and Tragic Stories of Blennerhassett Island,” May 18, 2014, at the Blennerhassett Museum. Conner will be signing from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum, which is located at the corner of 2n... FULL STORY

Schools to Showcase the Arts at Arts Alive
April 3, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Student artists and musicians from across the state will be featured at the West Virginia Department of Education's (WVDE) eighth annual Arts Alive! this Friday, April 4, at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston. The event features students in dance, theatre... FULL STORY

Upshur Arts Alliance Scholarships
March 12, 2014

Each year the Upshur Arts Alliance awards scholarships to Buckhannon-Upshur High School seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college or university and pursuing a degree in visual, instrumental or performing arts. Intended studies can include art, music, drama arts education and dance as we... FULL STORY

Augusta Seeking Artists for Festival
March 8, 2014

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is accepting applications from artists wishing to join the jurying process for the 2014 Augusta Festival. Thousands of people from throughout the region attend the annual Augusta Festival in Elkins City Park, making it a prime locatio... FULL STORY

Recipient of Dr. John K. Saunders Award Named
February 22, 2014

Philip Summers of Charleston, WV has been named the recipient of the Dr. John K. Saunders Award at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Summers, a sophomore double major in economics and music performance with an Honors minor, will spend six weeks in Prague, Czech Republic as part of the scholarship. ... FULL STORY

Freedom of Speech Video Contest
February 17, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Creative students could win as much as $500 for developing a video about the U.S. Constitution as part of a video contest sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia State Bar. Participants are asked to create a 3-minute video with the theme “... FULL STORY

"Moments in Black History"
February 15, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this week received a collection of artwork celebrating "Moments in Black History" from Anthony Kinzer, president and CEO of the West Virginia Center for African American Arts & Culture, as part of Black History Month. "It is an honor to accept this colle... FULL STORY

WVDNR Seeks Paintings for 2015
January 9, 2014

Submission Deadline is Feb. 18, 2014 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original wildlife art for the 2015 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar, according to DNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief Curtis I. ... FULL STORY

Wesleyan to Host School for the Arts
December 18, 2013

Courtesy of WVWC West Virginia Wesleyan College has been chosen to host the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) during the summers of 2014-2016, with this year’s session held July 6-26, 2014. Jessica Scott, instructor of interdisciplinary studies, will serve as Dean of the School, and John Walt... FULL STORY

WVWC to Present Glass Menagerie
November 11, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece The Glass Menagerie Thursday through Saturday, November 14 – 16 at 8 p.m. with an additional matinee performance Saturday at 2 pm. Directed by Associate Professor Thomas Schoffler, the hauntin... FULL STORY

2013 WV High School Exhibition
October 17, 2013

The Sleeth Gallery, in collaboration with the West Virginia Wesleyan College Art Department, will be hosting the 2013 West Virginia High Schools Juried Exhibition October 18 – 31, 2013. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, October 18, from 6 – 8 p.m. Admission is free. Works in a... FULL STORY

Art and Craft Bazaar at Chief Logan Lodge
October 13, 2013

LOGAN, W.Va. - A two-day art and craft bazaar is scheduled at Chief Logan Lodge for Oct. 18-19, 2013. The bazaar will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. “It is an opportunity for art and craft vendors to showcase their work and prod... FULL STORY

Book Signing to be Held on Saturday
October 10, 2013

Courtesy of WVWC Dr. Phyllis Kohl Coston ’53, Hon. ’98, West Virginia Wesleyan College professor of education and Christian education, Emerita, will be signing her book Celebration of Success at Wesleyan’s Homecoming Saturday, October 12 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Chambers Lounge at Wesley Chape... FULL STORY

Arts Alliance Seeking Donations
August 30, 2013

Each year, the Upshur Arts Alliance sponsors the Strawberry Festival Juried Art Show. This is a great opportunity for local artists to show their work within the community. The display stands used for this event, made locally thirty years ago, are no longer serviceable or repairable and the Upshur A... FULL STORY

Sleeth Gallery Set to Open First Exhibit at WVWC
August 28, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Sleeth Gallery will open with LOLWUT on September 3-19. LOLWUT will feature performance and intermedia works by national and international artists. Artists Caroline Peters, Toni Billick, and Sara Holwerda will be performing live during the opening and will give artis... FULL STORY

BCO Receives Local Grant
August 23, 2013

The Upshur Arts Alliance recently awarded a grant to the Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra. The funds will be used to purchase music for the group to perform at its next concert. Concerts are presented free of charge two times a year and are open to the public. Recent grants have been used to acqui... FULL STORY

Artist on the Move!
August 5, 2013

Christine Keller, a jewelry designer from Buckhannon, West Virginia was recently awarded her second grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, West Virginia Commission on the Arts. The grant will be used to outfit her studio with several essential tools, including a new torch used... FULL STORY

Professor Awarded Fellowship by VCCA
June 18, 2013

(Amherst, VA) – Jessie van Eerden of Buckhannon, WV, assistant professor of English and director of the Master of Fine Arts program, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). The VCCA is located near Sweet Briar College in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Moun... FULL STORY

Visiting Writers Series to be Held
June 13, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will host a Visiting Writers Series during the program’s Summer Residency. These events are free and open to the public. The writers will be reading from their original work, and copies of their books will be av... FULL STORY

West Virginia Honors Budding Writers
May 29, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Hundreds of student authors were honored Friday as part of the 30th Annual Young Writers Celebration, a statewide competition that recognizes and encourages writing excellence in all grades. "Writing is one of the most important skills for academic and professional success," ... FULL STORY

Juried Arts Show Award Winners Announced
May 25, 2013

Local artists among those honored The Upshur Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that the “UAA Annual Juried Artist’s Exhibition” was held during the recent Strawberry Festival. The competition was open to all artists working in any medium, 18 years of age or older and living in West Virginia.... FULL STORY

2013 Upshur County Elementary Schools Art Exhibit
May 6, 2013

The annual Upshur County Elementary Student Art Show is currently on display at the Main Street Art Gallery in Buckhannon. The show features work from more than 60 students from all elementary schools within the county. Examples of artwork include prints, paintings, weaves, masks and 3-D sculptur... FULL STORY

Schools Showcase the Arts at Arts Alive
April 29, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Student artists and musicians from across the state were featured Friday at the West Virginia Department of Education’s seventh annual Arts Alive celebrating the arts achievement of public schoolchildren. Arts Alive showcased the visual and performance art of students statewi... FULL STORY

Chef Bear Brings New Flavor to Main Street Gallery
April 14, 2013

Main Street Art Gallery in Buckhannon, West Virginia is pleased to announce its newest member. Chef Bear is a culinary professional who developed a passion for woodturning a decade ago. An insomniac with a love of wood, he bought a lathe on a whim and was soon creating beautiful bowls and platters... FULL STORY

WV Campus Compact Awards Engagement Honors
April 1, 2013

West Virginia Campus Compact, a coalition of 28 college and universities that encourages and supports community engagement in higher education, honored West Virginia Wesleyan College with multiple awards at its annual statewide conference. Peter Galarneau, assistant professor of communication and... FULL STORY

Library Launches Appalachian Regional Collection
March 20, 2013

The staff in Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library at West Virginia Wesleyan College is continually finding ways to better serve the campus and community, and Beth Rogers, coordinator of reference, instruction, and outreach at the Library, has added yet another notch to its already impressive selection. ... FULL STORY

Upshur Arts Alliance Scholarships
March 15, 2013

Each year the Upshur Arts Alliance awards scholarships to Buckhannon-Upshur High School seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college or university and pursuing a degree in visual, instrumental or performing arts. Intended studies can include art, music, drama arts education and dance as we... FULL STORY

TWO LOCAL ARTISTS GO NATIONAL
February 26, 2013

Full-time studio artist/weaver Wendy Clark and full-time jewelry designer Christine Keller have just returned from exhibiting their work at the Buyers Market of American Craft show in Philadelphia (February 16-18). Museum, gallery, and fine art and craft buyers from all over the United States came t... FULL STORY

Strawberry Festival Juried Art Show Prospectus
February 24, 2013

WE INVITE YOU TO ENTER THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL JURIED ART SHOW 2013 PROSPECTUS ENTRY: West Virginia Wesleyan College, left balcony of Rockefeller Gym, College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV. Tuesday, May 14, from 1:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday, May 15, from 10:00-12:00 pm. Entries will not be accepted ... FULL STORY

Book Nook - Dead Reflections
By Kyrana Jones
February 13, 2013

Dead Reflections by Carol Weeks is a collection of five short stories and two poems. These horror stories, written in an easy to read style, build suspense as the story unfolds. The characters are believable as they find themselves in frightening circumstances that could easily occur for anyone – a ... FULL STORY

The Greatest Speech of All Time Comes to Campus
February 4, 2013

Tim Mooney, author of “Moliere than Thou” and “Lot o’ Shakespeare,” is coming to the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College on Monday, February 18 at 8 p.m. to present The Greatest Speech of All Time, a work of ten speeches given by Socrates, Frederick D... FULL STORY

Book Nook - Escaping Life
By Kyrana Jones
January 26, 2013

Escaping Life written by Michelle Muckley begins slowly as the author takes time to set the scene and the circumstances of this mystery in detail. This technique actually adds to the mood of the story as the writer gently unfolds a painful tale of loss and betrayal and the ripples these events gener... FULL STORY

Book Nook - Trusting God When Bad Things Happen
By Kyrana Jones
January 19, 2013

Trusting God When Bad Things Happen by Shelley Hitz is a discussion between a teacher or mentor and a student or disciple. Useful for Christians and seekers, the non-confrontational format guides the reader through a process of questioning that often occurs when a person is working through painful e... FULL STORY

WVDNR Seeks Paintings for 2014 Wildlife Calendar
January 17, 2013

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original wildlife art for the 2014 edition of the award-winning Wildlife Calendar, according to WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section Chief Curtis I. Taylor. The deadline for submitting artwork is February 18, 2013. ... FULL STORY

Professor Releases Debut Novel
January 15, 2013

Jessie van Eerden knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer, but she never expected her talent would take her where it has. “I had a brief love affair with fiction in college,” stated van Eerden, “but I could not figure out how to make it natural. I did not dream myself a novelist.” ... FULL STORY

Book Nook - Arlo's Epiphany
By Kyrana Jones
January 12, 2013

Arlo's Epiphany by Jane Oldaker is a fun story about the imaginary adventures of a barn cat and his encounter with a local bully. Readers of all ages can connect with the characters as they grapple with the consequences of this event. This book is a great tool for initiating a discussion with childr... FULL STORY

Book Nook - The Almond Tree
By Kyrana Jones
January 6, 2013

The Almond Tree written by Michelle Cohen Corasanti is a fictional account of one family’s struggle to overcome adversity. Utilizing knowledge of the geo-political history of Israel and Palestine, the author builds a dramatic and interesting background that makes the events believable and dramatic. ... FULL STORY

Professor Publishes Trilogy
January 5, 2013

December 21, 2012 came and passed, and with it went the idea of the Mayan’s prediction of the end of the world. However, one West Virginia Wesleyan professor took the Mayan’s idea of the end time and ran with it, publishing three books focused around the event. Pete Galarneau, a communications p... FULL STORY

Paintings and Drawings by Cobi Moules
January 2, 2013

The Sleeth Gallery at West Virginia Wesleyan College is proud to announce the second exhibition of the Spring 2013 season: Playing with Myself: Paintings and Drawings by Cobi Moules. The exhibition will run from February 5 – 28, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 7 at 4:30 p.m. An artis... FULL STORY

Book Nook - Souvenir
By Kyrana Jones
December 29, 2012

Souvenir and three more not-quite straightforward tales by Daniel Kelley is a collection of four self-contained short stories arrayed like the items in a Souvenir shop. Built around a journal, a sister, an unexpected visitor and photographs of strangers, each well-written story draws the reader thro... FULL STORY

Book Nook - Unshackled & Free
By Kyrana Jones
December 21, 2012

Unshackled & Free: True Stories of Forgiveness is a collection of testimonies complied by CJ & Shelley Hitz. Grouped into three sections - "Forgiving Others," "Asking God's Forgiveness" and "Forgiving Yourself," the reader follows a path to personal freedom through the experiences of others. This is... FULL STORY

MFA to Host Visiting Writers Series
December 19, 2012

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program will host a Visiting Writers Series during the program’s Winter Residency. These writers will be reading from their original work, and copies of their books will be available for sale; readings will be held in WV Wesleyan’s Blac... FULL STORY

2013 WVWC Art Faculty Biennale
December 18, 2012

The Sleeth Gallery at West Virginia Wesleyan College will be kicking off its Spring 2013 exhibition schedule with the inaugural WVWC Art Faculty Biennale, running from January 15 – 31. An opening reception will be held on January 17 at 4:30pm in the Sleeth Gallery. The Biennale is a bi-yearly eve... FULL STORY

Book Nook - Circle Spinner and Other Tales
By Kyrana Jones
December 9, 2012

Circle Spinner and Other Tales is a collection of five short stories from author Elizabeth Baxter. Each tale presented in the voice of the protagonist, places the reader directly into the drama, as it is unfolding. In the style of a folk-tale, Baxter demonstrates her ability as a storyteller by prov... FULL STORY

Decorated Tree and Wreath Silent Auction
November 26, 2012

The fourth Annual Upshur Arts Alliance Decorated Tree and Wreath Auction begins Monday November 26th until noon on Tuesday, December 4th. Shoppers may visit the First Community Bank during business hours to place a silent bids on favorite trees, wreaths and swags until the bidding closes. If you... FULL STORY

Wine & Cheese Open House at Main Street Gallery
November 12, 2012

A wine & cheese open house will be held at the Main Street Art Gallery on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. All community members are invited to attend this special event hosted by the Main Street Arts Cooperative. The event will consist of wine tasting, art observation, and mingling with othe... FULL STORY

New Director Over Concentus Vocum, Concert Chorale
November 7, 2012

West Virginia Wesleyan College will present the Concentus Vocum and Concert Chorale’s fall concert along with the brass ensemble on Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. Under the direction of first-year music director Dr. R. Daniel “Dan” Hughes, the group will present, “Organic Pairings,... FULL STORY

Wesleyan Adds New Spin to Old Classic
November 6, 2012

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Theatre and Arts Department will present Antigone, adapted from the work of Sophocles by George Judy and re-imagined in a post-apocalyptic, ‘steam-punk’ world. The production is designed by assistant professor of theatre arts Karim Badwan, with costumes by Wesleyan costumer ... FULL STORY

Join the Upshur Arts Alliance Talent Directory!
November 4, 2012

The Upshur Arts Alliance continues its long-term mission of promoting, enhancing and contributing to the educational, artistic and cultural lives of the residents of Upshur County. Earlier this year, many local residents participated in a community survey exploring cultural opportunities and the art... FULL STORY

Planetarium Shows Announced
November 1, 2012

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan has announced the November and December Sky Shows, which are the first and third Saturdays of each month at 8 p.m. and last approximately one hour. On November 3, the IMAX movie of Roving Mars will feature Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity for an awe-ins... FULL STORY

School Arts Tour Celebrates Academic Art Achieveme
October 23, 2012

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. – West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple continues to sing the praises of an arts education. On Monday Marple released the results of a new study that shows students who have earned art credits in high school score at more proficient levels in mathematics and re... FULL STORY

Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert
October 19, 2012

This fall’s concert by the Buckhannon Chamber Orchestra will have several guest performers. One of them is a West Virginia Wesleyan freshman, Eric Harshbarger, who began to study the harp when he started elementary school. Pieces he will play with the orchestra will be “Fantasia on Greensleeves” b... FULL STORY

Wine & Cheese Open House at Main Street Art Galler
October 16, 2012

A wine & cheese open house will be held at the Main Street Art Gallery on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. All community members are invited to attend this special event hosted by the Main Street Arts Cooperative. The event will consist of wine tasting, art observation, and mingling with other... FULL STORY

WV Arts Education Featured in National Publication
October 16, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s efforts to ensure that public schools teach the arts as core subjects are highlighted in a national education publication. “The Forgotten Core Discipline,” by West Virginia Department of Education Arts Coordinator John Deskins and West Virginia University Assis... FULL STORY

Forest Festival Art Exhibit Accepting Entries
September 20, 2012

The Randolph County Community Arts Center is accepting submissions to the 76th Annual Juried Art Exhibition during the Mountain State Forest Festival to be held October 3 to November 14, 2012. The event will be hosted by the Randolph County Community Arts Center and the Seneca Trail Artists Guild an... FULL STORY

Artistree Submissions Invited
September 11, 2012

Governor and First Lady Tomblin invite West Virginia artists to create ornaments for the “Artistree” to be displayed at the Governor’s Mansion during the Holiday season. This opportunity will showcase West Virginia artwork to everyone who visits the Mansion in the the holiday season. Participatin... FULL STORY

Arts Alive! Presents Cashore Marionettes
September 11, 2012

As part of West Virginia Wesleyan’s Arts Alive! Series, the Cashore Marionettes will take stage at 7:30 p.m. on September 12 in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionet... FULL STORY

Local Artisan Incorporates Silver Techniques
September 1, 2012

Chrizart Creations founder Christine Keller fashions unique wearable art using Gem Stones, vintage items and wire, each piece is one of a kind. Thanks in part to a grant from West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Keller attended a four-day training seminar in Indianapolis where she explored... FULL STORY

UAA DECORATED TREE AUCTION UNDERWAY
August 20, 2012

Upshur Arts Alliance, Inc. is hosting the fourth year of our Decorated Tree Auction to benefit the arts in Upshur County. We are again inviting organizations, businesses, and individuals to DECORATE a Christmas tree or wreath to sell at silent auction. Buyers will then have a one-of-a-kind decoratio... FULL STORY

Third Annual Arts Festival in Buckhannon
July 24, 2012

The Third Annual Main Street Arts Festival – “Celebrating the Creative” sponsored by The Main Street Arts Co-operative with support from the WV Division of Culture and History will be held Saturday, September 22 from 11 am until 6 pm in Downtown Buckhannon. Visitors have the opportunity to exper... FULL STORY

Upshur Arts Alliance Awards Grant to BCS
July 19, 2012

The Upshur Arts Alliance presented one of the six 2012 grants to the Buckhannon Choral Society to support their ongoing performances. The Buckhannon Choral Society presents a Fall and Spring concert each year. The group is planning for a Christmas program in early December, which will feature orche... FULL STORY

Upshur Arts Alliance Awards Grant to BCT
June 25, 2012

The Upshur Arts Alliance presented one of the six 2012 grants to the Buckhannon Community Theatre to support their ongoing productions. This summer’s presentations will include “The Secret Garden", July 19th - 22nd at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts and "Night on Broadway", Se... FULL STORY

IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO THINK CHRISTMAS!
June 3, 2012

UAA DECORATED TREE AUCTION UNDERWAY The Upshur Arts Alliance, Inc. is hosting their fourth annual Decorated Tree Auction to benefit the arts in Upshur County. We are again inviting organizations, businesses, and individuals to DECORATE a Christmas tree or wreath to sell at silent auction. Buyers ... FULL STORY