1. ArtVoiceWV: Sycamore Pottery

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    Pam and Ren Parziale launched Sycamore Pottery in 1971 where they bought land, planted 4,000 trees, raised two children and grew a pottery business from what Pam calls – a fantasy. Their first commission was for a Shepherdstown historical group that wanted 500 hand-thrown pots for a fundraiser. That then led to work with the National Park Service and from their pottery grew and won awards. Every pot and plate is made the old fashioned way on the potter's wheel. In 2005, Gov. Joe Manchin awarded Pam with the Distinguished Arts Award at the Governor's Arts Awards ceremony for her service as an artist, administrator and advocate of the arts. Learn more about Sycamore Pottery at https://www.facebook.com/SycamorePottery. Music is from the album “Wood and Wire” by composer Eric Schopmeyer. Listen to more of Eric's compositions at http://ericschopmeyer.bandcamp.com/album/wood-and-wire. ArtVoiceWV is an Telly Award-winning, original online series that explores the creative spark in artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films. Our gear for this episode: Canon XF300, Canon XF205, and Olympus OM-D-E-M10. Edited and graded with FCPX. ArtVoiceWV is funded in part with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Nationl Endowment of the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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    • Saving the Farmhouse

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      This video is a thank you to our friends Jack Soronen, Jack & Kallie Shaffer, Jeff Jurick, Dan Snell, John Hobday, Dakota Peak, and Ken Troy who worked on our farmhouse in WV. The house is 18 miles south of Berkeley Springs in Morgan County and was originally built around 1850. It had fallen into a bad state and needed a lot of work. Thanks to their efforts the old house has been saved and given a new lease on life. The music is one of my older fiddle tunes. It's in an old-timey Appalachian waltz style and was inspired by my dog Spike who often laid down in the living room and proceeded to snore. The musicians on the recording are Amy Leonard, violin; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; and Peter McCarthy, bass.

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      • ArtVoiceWV: Susan Carney

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        Susan Carney is the Artist in Residence at Shepherd University. Susan is a painter and printmaker and works with monotype, a printmaking process in which only one print is created. Because she works with stencils, she often produces a series of similar prints yet each print is unique. Susan says she likes to experiment with texture using canvas, burlap or plastic. “I love the serendipity and unpredictability that results.” A fascination with change informs Carney’s work. Watercolor, spray paint, acrylic paint, varnish and collage combine on wood, canvas and paper with a vocabulary of images such as birds, insects, knots, weaving, and fragments of the human body. Learn more about Susan at www.susancarney.com Music for this episode is by West Virginia guitarist and songwriter Gyasi Heus. You can learn more about him at http://www.modabeat.com/gyasi.html. ArtVoiceWV is an original online series that explores the creative spark in artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films. Our gear for this episode: Canon XF300, Canon XF205, and Olympus OM-D-E-M10. Edited and graded with FCPX. ArtVoiceWV is funded in part with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Nationl Endowment of the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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        • ArtVoiceWV: Neil Super

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          Several years ago Neil Super left his job to become a full-time home dad. As his children got older, he grew restless, which led to various creative pursuits that included tapping Sugar Maples and making pure maple syrup for sale at local farm markets. At some point he began to pursue his love of beautiful wood by making carvings from fallen maple branches, and ultimately purchased his first wood lathe. That was roughly eight years ago. Today, examples of Neil's turnings can be found in local craft and art galleries, juried art exhibits, and the May, 2014, issue of Southern Living Magazine, among other places. A member of the Artist's Co-ops of West Virginia's Berkeley and Morgan Counties, Neil is currrently producing turnings from wood taken from places of local and regional historical significance. He operates under the banner "Two Rivers Turnings" and lives and works in Historic Shepherdstown. To learn more about Neil and see examples of his work visit www.tworiversturnings.com Music for this episode is by cellist Betsy Tinney. You can hear more of her wonderful music at betsytinney.com. ArtVoiceWV is an original online series that explores the creative spark in artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films. Our gear for this episode: Canon XF300, Canon XF205, and Olympus OM-D-E-M10. Edited and graded with FCPX.

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          • ArtVoiceWV: Massimo Righini

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            Massimo Righini is an Italian-American sculptor. He was born in Italy and grew up during WWII. As a teenager Righini taught himself to sculpt stones picked out of the river beds in Italy, using simple, old techniques with mallet, chisels, rasps and elbow grease. But his career as a surgeon in the US put that “hobby” on hold until he retired. Looking for something to occupy his time he took up his “old flame” and launched a second career. As a young man whose worldview was shaped by war and its aftermath, Massimo questioned authority, both civil and religious. And that influenced his perspective as an artist. Learn more about Massimo here: http://www.sculpture.org/portfolio/sculptorPage.php?sculptor_id=1000867. Music was kindly provided by Blake Wynia, a very talented musician who enjoy playing with a Halo. You can hear more of his music and download it at http://blakewynia.bandcamp.com. ArtVoiceWV is an original online video series that features West Virginia artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films (http://www.78degreeswest.com). ArtVoiceWV is produced in cooperation with the Morgan Arts Council (http://www.macicehouse.org).

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            • ArtVoiceWV: Jeanne Mozier

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              Writer, historian and community activist Jeanne Mozier is one of the vital ingredients of Morgan County and Berkeley Springs. She and her husband Jack Soronen came to Berkeley Springs in 1977. Jeanne would become both the advocate for and champion of this small historic town. Thirty seven years later she still has the same passion for her adopted town. I have never met anyone with so much energy and determination. But what is clear is that Jeanne has a vision and she continues to pursue it everyday. You can learn more about her at http://www.starwv.com/wordpress/about-jeanne/. Music by Dan Phillipson. Track: Tenderness. Learn more at http://www.premiumbeat.com ArtVoiceWV is an original online video series that features West Virginia artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films (http://www.78degreeswest.com). ArtVoiceWV is produced in cooperation with the Morgan Arts Council (http://www.macicehouse.org).

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              • ArtVoiceWV: Capall Dorcha

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                Capall Dorcha or Dark Horse Irish Band got started three years ago. I met its fiddle player, Sueva, in Berkeley Springs. Her band mates, Connor and Q, live in New Jersey and the trio has been playing gigs all through the stretch between the two states. At a recent gig at the Ambrae House (http://www.ambraehouse.com) in Berkeley Springs, they wowed the audience with their power and versatility. You can follow them at their websitehttp://www.capall-dorcha.com. ArtVoiceWV is an original online video series that features West Virginia artists. It is produced by 78 Degrees West Films (http://www.78degreeswest.com). ArtVoiceWV is produced in cooperation with the Morgan Arts Council (http://www.macicehouse.org).

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                • ArtVoiceWV: Richard Kaufman

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                  Sumi-e artist Richard Kaufman has been creating beautiful scenes from the natural world using rice paper, natural fibre brushes and Chinese and Japanese inks for nearly 15 years. What began as a casual interest quickly developed into a lifelong passion. Richard is a member of the board of directors of the national Sumi-e Society of America and was a past president of the DC area local chapter of the SSA. Music is by Emancipator Ensemble out of Portland, OR. Known for its etheric melodies, immaculately smooth samples, and addictive drum beats, Emancipator's music has captivated a diverse audience across the globe. Learn more about Emancipator at http://www.emancipatormusic.com. ArtVoice (http://artvoicewv.wordpress.com) is an original online series produced by 78 Degrees West Films (http://www.78degreeswest.com). Our gear: Canon XF300, Canon Rebel T3i. Edited and graded with FCPX.

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                  • ArtVoiceWV: Lea

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                    Lea is a talented singer/songwriter who hails from Washington, D.C. She was playing a gig at the New Earth Granary in Berkeley Springs where we caught up with her. You can find out more about Lea at her website http://www.thisisLEA.com. ArtVoiceWV is a production of 78 Degrees West Films. (http://www.78degreeswest.com). We are located in Berkeley Springs, WV. We produced this video in association with The New Earth Granary. (http://thenewearthgranary.com) Our gear: Canon XF300 camcorder. The video was edited and graded with FCP X.

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                    • ArtVoiceWV: Lynn Ferris

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                      Season 2 of ArtVoiceWV premieres with a profile of watercolor artist and teacher Lynn Ferris. Lynn is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. Before becoming a full time watercolorist, she worked as both a commercial and architectural illustrator. Lynn is also a show judge and instructor, teaching both classes and workshops. Today, she splits her time between Berkeley Springs, WV and Florida. Learn more about Lynn at her website http://www.lynnferris.com. Music was kindly provided by Blake Wynia, a very talented musician who enjoy playing with a Halo. You can hear more of his music and download it at http://blakewynia.bandcamp.com. ArtVoiceWV is a production of 78 Degrees West Films. We are located in Berkeley Springs, WV. We produced this video in association with the Morgan Arts Council (http://www.macicehouse.org). Our gear: Canon XF300 camcorder & Canon EOS T3i. The video was edited and graded with FCP X.

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