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Friday, September 22, 2023

Bright $1M gift boosts Blanche Lazzell acquisition at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Nearly 30 years after Patricia Bright was first introduced to the artwork of modernist Blanche Lazzell, she and her husband, Bill...

Moon-and-Star pattern glassware attracting new audiences

WHEELING, W.Va. — A West Virginia-based glassware manufacturer is carrying on the legacy of a more-than-century-old pattern that's attracting new audiences—the Moon-and-Star. Produced since the...

W.Va. film office, filmmaker's guild to host locations workshop

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ideal locations are key to creating good film and television content, say the organizers of a two-day workshop for location scouts...

Artist says former West Virginians captivated by West Virginia imagery

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Former West Virginians are increasingly interested in art that recalls the past in the Mountain State, says an artist launching a...

Storytellers to weave tales at Saturday program in Beckley

Join storytellers in a celebration of their art at Tamarack in Beckley.
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Hosted by the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, story-tellers Linda Durrett, Karen Vuranch, Mikalena Zuckett, and Jodi French-Burr will weave tales on...

Downtown Beckley getting even odder, say fair organizers

Crowds wander Word Park during the Oddities and Curiosities Fair
BECKLEY, W.Va.—Organizers of a third annual oddities fair being celebrated September 24 in historic downtown Beckley say things are about to get even odder. Sponsored...

Peculiar rock face near Ripley, W.Va., attracting more visitors

A six-foot-tall face carved by an eccentric sculptor in a cliff near Ripley, WV, is attracting more attention.
FAIRPLAIN, W.Va. — Carved on a quiet hillside by an eccentric sculptor in the 1950s, a curious rock face near Ripley, West Virginia, is...

Remarkable stone face attracting curious in New River Gorge

An enigmatic stone face carved into mossy sandstone along the rim of the New River Gorge is attracting increased attention.
An enigmatic stone face carved into mossy sandstone along the rim of the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia is attracting increased attention...

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" reaching new audiences

John Denver performs "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
If you're a West Virginian who came of age after 1971, chances are you can hardly remember a time when John Denver's "Take Me...

Bluefield State welcomes Sternloff Center for W.Va. music

" I’ve had the opportunity and play with some of the finest blues and jazz musicians in the country right here in Mercer County," Sternloff says.
Bluefield State College announced today the founding of the Pete Sternloff Center for West Virginia Musicology, which will archive and promote the history of...

Trails, conservatory key to mission at Huntington Museum of Art

A blue tropical frog alights on a leaf at the Huntington Museum of Art.
Nature has always been a key component of the mission at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. With a nature trail,...

2022 Golden Horseshoe smithing finalists announced

Every year, eighth grade students of West Virginia History celebrate their knowledge in the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe competition.
First Lady Cathy Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education have announced the names of the five finalists for its Golden Horseshoe Sword-Smithing...


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