Our Artists

Anna Ganina

Anna Ganina was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. She received her initial training in art and art history from Nina Fedorova, a nationally recognized artist in Ukraine. After studying classical landscapes, still lifes, and figure painting with Fedorova, Anna moved to Canada in 1997. There she earned her degree in architecture while continuing to paint on her own.

Eddie “Spaghetti” Maier

Eddie “Spaghetti” Maier has been creating art as long as he can remember. He works with clay, watercolor, oil, wire, and wood. When he discovered printmaking, it resonated deep to his core. The memory of making his first print, which was his finger print, introduced him to the magic in the process of printmaking. One’s fingerprint is much like making art itself, for it is an incredible design that is unique to one’s self. When making a print, the artist will create a block or plate, ink the block or plate up and then “stamp” the image on paper–much like making a fingerprint. His favorite method of printmaking is woodcut. He initially learned this trade while studying in Australia. Following his passion, he then earned a printmaking degree at West Virginia University. Inspired by Nature’s bountiful beauty, he makes art to live closer to the spirit that moves through all things. He lovingly shares his gifts and discoveries by teaching others to find their own beauty within and to apply that beauty to making their own unique “fingerprint.”

Talia Wight

Creative self expression is one aspect of life that Talia “Moonhopper” Wight has always known. As an artist, she has been formally trained in metalsmithing, held an internship at Ant Farm Studios with Iron House Forge in Raleigh, North Carolina, and holds a welding certification. Talia has always had a natural affinity towards helping others. She has spent most of her adult lifetime working in social service jobs and has passionately created better lives for those she has worked with. Whether Talia is playing music, writing poetry, or painting, it is art’s therapeutic nature that has always resonated the most with her. Much like a walk in a pristine forest can soothe one’s soul or witnessing a beautiful sunrise can bring peace, she believes that art allows both the creator and viewer to revel in the beauty that connects us as humans. Working with clay has allowed Talia to combine all of her passions. She uses the simple beauty of nature to create one of a kind clay pendant diffuser necklaces and mantra tiles. Both of which she hopes will awaken all of the senses and inspire one to live closer to the Natural world.

Gabe DeWitt

Engineer by day, artist by night…

Gabe DeWitt is a licensed P.E. in WV, and for the last 6 years he has supported the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory as a support contractor at KeyLogic Systems. Day to day he provides project management, conceptual design, data analytic, and UX/UI services for the Project Management Center, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Strategic Center for Coal, and the Office of Research and Development.

He has an obsession toward the capturing and transference of information. Life seems to be all about it, the communication of information… folding it up in efficient ways as to be unfolded/expanded later for interpretation/use. He tries to see how much ‘DNA’ he can capture in a photograph/painting, how much information can be folded down onto a plane of presentation, transported from my eye/mind, to then be unraveled/unfolded/expanded by the eyes/minds of those he shares his work with.

David Cerbone

Nearly all of my work in photography is the result of my continuing explorations of the Cheat River as it flows through Preston County, West Virginia. Rocks and water, roots and branches, light and fog admit of myriad possibilities for photography.  Man-made structures also play a prominent role in my photographs.

I make many of my photographs using pinhole and zone plate cameras, which are simple wooden boxes that do not use any kind of optical lenses.  These cameras record images on rolls of film or, in some cases, Polaroid-type instant film (usually well past its expiration date and generally no longer available).  Others are made using simple Holga plastic cameras, which employ only the most rudimentary plastic optics. In recent years, I have been exploring a number of 19th Century processes from the earliest years of photography.  One such process is known as wet plate collodion. More recently, I have started exploring the cyanotype printing process, where the prints are produced on coated watercolor paper that has been exposed to UV light.  But I am not entirely “old school” either:  I make a lot of images using digital cameras reconfigured for infrared light and I am very fond of the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone.

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