Creators Program Fall 2018 Events

Creators Talk- The "Cause" in the Works of Daniel Boyd

September 12, 2018


Known for “sensationalized” works and genres, Boyd, has quietly built CAUSE and MESSAGE into nearly all of his movies, books and now musical theater. Always having something more to say than just the desire to create popular media, Boyd chose entertainment as his weapon for change.

From man-eating sunflowers to giant coal monsters, Danny (with PowerPoint) will take us down his odd journey of 39 years of creating entertainment, with a CAUSE.

Creators Talk- "The Making of Fallingwater" with Authors Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker

October 16, 2018

In Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a home unlike any other perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune plays differently in each of its sunlight-dappled rooms; the structure itself blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, a masterpiece equally informed by meticulous research and unbounded imagination. Authors Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker will share the process involved in writing, creating, and publishing their latest children's book, Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece, a warm tribute to the creative genius and style of the architect. The picture book, beautifully illustrated by LeUyen Pham, takes readers through Wright's process of designing and building the famous home Fallingwater, which helped revive his stalled career, in the 1930s. 

Creators Talk- "Sharing West Virginia Stories" Traveling with Brad Rice

November 07, 2018

After showing a few examples of his favorite stories for WCHS, and a snippet or two from his documentary projects, Rice will take questions about his career traveling the back roads of West Virginia.  Artists, authors, cool things in general are all fair game for his Traveling West Virginia segment.  Inspired at an early age by the images in West Virginia magazine, and running the roads fishing and hiking with his grandfather and dad, Brad has been fortunate enough to work in the news business and produce weekly features that expose our unique Appalachian culture to a larger audience. 

Creators Workshop- "Original 50 Shades of Gray" Black & White Photography

December 05, 2018

In the beginning, every photograph produced was of a black and white world. Color film was invented and everything changed, just like Dorothy stepping out from Kansas into Munchkin Land! So, why over 80 years after the advent of color film, and with the digital technology of today, are photographers still drawn to taking black and white photographs? This question will be addressed, and well as the roles that composition, lighting, and contrast play in the creation of a successful black and white image. Presented by: Mountaineer Photo Excursions

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