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    Bruce Wilson is enjoying his second career as a paper artist in Tucker County, using his handmade papers in much of his mixed media and collage work, available locally at WVHighlands Gallery (Davis) and Buxton & Landstreet Gallery (Thomas). Before that, Bruce trained as a music educator and retired as Head of the Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland. Now Bruce lives and works with his wife Gerri, a fine art nature photographer, at their studio-home, Deer Run Studios, in Canaan Valley. Bruce is the president of ArtSpring and is active in the STArt (School-Town Art) Project, an ongoing program of WVHighlands Artisans Group to promote the arts in education and community life in Tucker County.

Bruce Wilson is enjoying his second career as a paper artist in Tucker County, using his handmade papers in much of his mixed media and collage work, available locally at WVHighlands Gallery (Davis) and Buxton & Landstreet Gallery (Thomas). Before that, Bruce trained as a music educator and retired as Head of the Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland. Now Bruce lives and works with his wife Gerri, a fine art nature photographer, at their studio-home, Deer Run Studios, in Canaan Valley. Bruce is the president of ArtSpring and is active in the STArt (School-Town Art) Project, an ongoing program of WVHighlands Artisans Group to promote the arts in education and community life in Tucker County.

ELAINE GEORGE

Elaine has enjoyed dabbling in woodworking, pottery, stained glass, weaving and needle art. While not an artist, she believes that art help us become and be better humans and that art can be a powerful economic engine for Tucker County.   She currently serves as Vice President and Development Chair for ArtSpring.She also serves on the Boards of Alpine Heritage Preservation (Cottrill's Opera House) and the Friends of the 500th and is a member of the Tucker County Historic Landmark Commission. 

She loves the West Virginia Highlands which she has backpacked, hiked, biked, kayaked and skied since she was a child.  Elaine and her husband Tom, both retired engineers, are pleased and proud to call Tucker County their home.

 

 

ERIKA MAY, "EMAY"

 ArtSpring's Program Director, EMay, is equal parts artist and businesswoman. Her previous life in Pittsburgh involved producing events with the City of Pittsburgh's Events department, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, The Saturday Light Brigade radio programs, Steel Town Fire, and Your Inner Vagabond. Creatively, EMay is a musician who records and performs across the country, as well as a published poet, professional dancer and aspiring visual artist. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Fine Art and a continuing ed student at the school of life. She lives at  Healthberry Farm  in Dryfork, WV, where she grows her own food, curates house concerts and apprentices to the farm's beekeeping business.  She lives online at  erikamay.com  and  emaymusic.com  

ArtSpring's Program Director, EMay, is equal parts artist and businesswoman. Her previous life in Pittsburgh involved producing events with the City of Pittsburgh's Events department, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, The Saturday Light Brigade radio programs, Steel Town Fire, and Your Inner Vagabond. Creatively, EMay is a musician who records and performs across the country, as well as a published poet, professional dancer and aspiring visual artist. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Fine Art and a continuing ed student at the school of life. She lives at Healthberry Farm in Dryfork, WV, where she grows her own food, curates house concerts and apprentices to the farm's beekeeping business.

She lives online at erikamay.com and emaymusic.com 

GERRI WILSON

 Gerri Wilson is a fine art nature photographer whose work is available locally at WVHighlands Gallery (Davis) and Buxton & Landstreet Gallery (Thomas). She specializes in landscape vignettes and native flora of the Allegheny Highlands, and is systematically documenting the flora of Canaan Valley for the National Wildlife Refuge located there. Gerri pursued photography following a long career in music education in Michigan and Maryland. She and her husband, paper artist Bruce Wilson, live and work in their studio-home, Deer Run Studios, in Canaan Valley. Gerri is the Education Chair for ArtSpring and is active in the STArt (School-Town Art) Project, an ongoing program of WVHighlands Artisans Group to promote the arts in education and community life in Tucker County.

Gerri Wilson is a fine art nature photographer whose work is available locally at WVHighlands Gallery (Davis) and Buxton & Landstreet Gallery (Thomas). She specializes in landscape vignettes and native flora of the Allegheny Highlands, and is systematically documenting the flora of Canaan Valley for the National Wildlife Refuge located there. Gerri pursued photography following a long career in music education in Michigan and Maryland. She and her husband, paper artist Bruce Wilson, live and work in their studio-home, Deer Run Studios, in Canaan Valley. Gerri is the Education Chair for ArtSpring and is active in the STArt (School-Town Art) Project, an ongoing program of WVHighlands Artisans Group to promote the arts in education and community life in Tucker County.

SUSAN CALLAHAN

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Susan Callahan is the Silent Auction Coordinator for ArtSpring and a member of the Alpine Heritage Preservation Board working to revitalize Cottrill’s Opera House in Thomas, WV. Armed with an MBA and corporate marketing experience, she spent the past 15 years with the Pittsburgh Glass Center working to build a thriving artist community in Southwestern PA. During that time she represented 40+ local artists, marketing and selling their work to galleries, museum shops and specialty stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. A resident of Canaan Valley WV, Susan enjoys the wealth of outdoor adventures found throughout Tucker County with her husband Joe and their dog, Nacho.

SETH PITT

 Seth is an artist working and living in Thomas, West Virginia. There he co-owns and operates The White Room Art Gallery, where you can find the most extensive array of his work. He is also the creative director of ArtSpring and Board Member of the Tucker County Cultural District Authority. While he likes to devote most of his days to making art, he tends to spend a lot of time discovering and developing the creative potential of Tucker County which is his favorite place he has ever lived. 

Seth is an artist working and living in Thomas, West Virginia. There he co-owns and operates The White Room Art Gallery, where you can find the most extensive array of his work. He is also the creative director of ArtSpring and Board Member of the Tucker County Cultural District Authority. While he likes to devote most of his days to making art, he tends to spend a lot of time discovering and developing the creative potential of Tucker County which is his favorite place he has ever lived. 

LINDA REEVES

  Linda is an artist who shows her work locally at the Buxton Landstreet Gallery in Thomas, WV and at her own gallery, The Studio Gallery in Davis, WV   She is also active with the School-Town Arts (START) program to promote art in education and community life in Tucker County.   In 2000, she worked for AmeriCorps in Tucker County, working on community projects and participating with Cindy Phillips, another AmeriCorps volunteer in collecting oral histories concerning the heyday of the coal and lumber industry of the area.

Linda is an artist who shows her work locally at the Buxton Landstreet Gallery in Thomas, WV and at her own gallery, The Studio Gallery in Davis, WV   She is also active with the School-Town Arts (START) program to promote art in education and community life in Tucker County.   In 2000, she worked for AmeriCorps in Tucker County, working on community projects and participating with Cindy Phillips, another AmeriCorps volunteer in collecting oral histories concerning the heyday of the coal and lumber industry of the area.

TOM TILLMAN

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Tom is an accomplished woodworker who enjoys continuing to learn about the craft.  He enjoys creating the annual “ArtSpring bench” which he donates to the Silent Auction each year.  Tom brings years of consulting experience to helping ArtSpring with medium and longterm planning. 

Tom is a retired electrical engineer and makes his home in Canaan Valley with his wife Elaine and two dogs.  He enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking and kayaking.