This episode of Making Connections News is a recording from the Create Your State Tour, a musical, multimedia performance that inspires and empowers creative community revitalization and development. The presentation tells the inspiring story of arts-driven community transformation in Princeton, West Virginia, through the eyes of artists and cultural entrepreneurs Lori McKinney and Robert Blankenship, and features the original music of Option 22. Over the past several years support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation enabled towns across West Virginia to bring the Create Your State performance and workshop to their communities to kick off conversations about how the arts, creativity and an out-of-the-box approach can establish a creative scene that redefines and reinvigorates a community. This presentation was recorded in Philippi, WV on May 5, 2019.
March 22, 2020