I am a proudly born and raised, native West Virginian artist. I am pretty well rounded with my art medians, and have been practicing art my whole life. I am 22 years old and currently attend West Virginia University Institute of Technology for Art and History and was a painting and ceramics student of the late Bob Simile.
The East End Bazaar, a project of Charleston East End Main Street, is an open-air artisan market featuring an eclectic mix of functional and collectible art and hand-crafted goods. It will also feature a full lineup of live, acoustic music and other entertainment each weekend.
I'm 24 from Charleston WV and I love painting and drawing in all media. My specialty is portraiture and the macabre. I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil, and although most of what I do is self taught I did have a good bit of high school art classes (including AP) and a wonderful teacher. I think that the most important job for an artist is to just be honest in our work, and so that's what I try to do. I use my artwork to express myself and be honest with how I feel.
Born and raised in WV until I graduated from Hurricane High School, I moved to Pittsburgh to attend the Art Institute. From there my life has taken me to live in other countries - England for 4 years, Australia for the last 2 only to return to the WV area in January 2011.
While in Australia, I studied under a pastellist and was part of an art society that allowed me to grow and flourish. I exhibited and was commended on my pastel work, even was mentioned in The Australian Artists' Magazine in November 2010.
I also do pencil work, but I truly found my love in pastels.
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School is a movement started in Brooklyn by illustrator Molly Crabapple. As an art school dropout and former artist's model, she was embittered and disappointed in what was normally offered by life drawing classes. What resulted was a joining of burlesque and life drawing.
In 2006, Dr. Sketchy's has branched out into an international franchise.
Starving Artist for Hire Its hard for me to choose a category because I do a little bit of everything. Drawing, sculpting, fx makeup, costuming, painting, crafting, jewelry making, photography printmaking, i love it all. My favorite medium is pen and ink but i love all art. I'll do anything from bead sprite commissions of 8 bit character to full pinup paintings. My studio's name is Sarkany Studios and can be found of facebook here http://www.facebook.com/SarkanyStudios As well as my Etsy account that i sell crafts through here http://www.etsy.com/shop/SarkanyStudios
I earned my Masters of fine Arts degree with a concentration in sculpture from Marshall University in 2007. Since that time, I have been a working artist and have shown extensively throughout West Virginia and Ohio with aspirations in showing more nationally and internationally. I currently reside and work in my studio, Still Maybe Studios, in Nitro WV and am also employed through The Clay Center of Arts and Sciences in Charleston WV as the Assistant Gallery Manager.
The Alban was built in 1938 as a Movie House. It has since been renovated and is now called the Alban Arts and Conference Center. The Alban now seats 206 in its fixed theatre seats and can hold up to 250 people. The Alban has two conference rooms and a full kitchen in addition to the main theater space. The Alban houses community theatre productions, Arts Instruction, an Art Gallery, a full size movie screen and a stocked concession stand. The Alban can be rented for a variety of events including but not limited to parties, conferences, concerts, weddings, pageants and much more.
Chase Henderson grew up on a mountain near Charleston, WV. Lacking human contact he was forced to create his own world and talk about himself in the third person for entertainment. He went to Marshall University to study computers and writing, but mostly computers. Burdened with this knowledge he moved back to Charleston where he lives with his wife and peddles his dark arts of system administration. Sometimes when the moon is full you can hear him howling at his laptop battery in local cafes.
Robert Loughry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Communications from the University of Charleston, WV. He studied painting, photography, airbrushing, figure drawing and computer graphic design at the American Intercontinental University in London, England and earned his Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University.