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“Two Bar Town”

Two Bar Town: Written by Bryce O'Louglin and Rick Miller. Animated by Bryce O'Louglin. Featuring Caleb Karriker, Connor McCauley, Chad Freeman


By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking: I have cried this day I have cried out to the wind and the water And the presence of God’s spirit That I know is here In this lonely and dreary winter place...


Count the Wings: The Life and Art of Charley Harper, Michelle Houts, Biographies for Young Readers, Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio. Charles Harper was a farm boy from Upshur County, WV.  Without...

My Cousin the Artist

What do I remember about her?  I remember her wide smile; the twinkle in her eyes; the smell of oil paints, varnish, turpentine; the huge bright window lights of her studio and large and...


By Anna Collins: I have always been drawn to abandon places They remind me a lot of myself A ghostly silhouette of what once held life.


"This wise and insightful film is delicate, poignant and unexpectedly powerful.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Before The Manger

Near the end, we sleep in snatches, grabbing zzzzs as we go, rolling over what’s left of the roadway to what’s left of the city. We think, maybe, there will be something to come back to. What choice do we have? Whence we came cannot be revised. The road vanishes behind us, broken by greed...

Do Not Dig Me a Grave

Do not dig me a grave our earth has suffered far too many deep holes high tops blasted creeks full of sludge Do not weep for me gone our air needs more laughter inhale...

Prayer for West Virginia

O God, Some of us call you Yahweh. Some of us call you Spirit of the grandfathers and the grandmothers. Some of...

Ectopic Pregnancy

“Ectopic Pregnancy” was created by Micki Queen to honor a life-threatening struggle that a friend endured during an ectopic pregnancy. Queen said she made the painting “to represent her friend’s growth...