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, […]
2018 Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest
Can public art works and a community of artists stimulate economic growth? The folks at Higher Ground in Harlan believe they can. Watch as artists and soon-to-be artists, teachers, students, and creative placemakers come together to learn how to create enduring outdoor art works at the Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest held in Harlan County, […]
Music Series Brings People Together
Excitement is building for the second Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series, which is set to take place on the Mountain Heritage Festival Stage beginning with rising country star and Pound, VA native Kaitlyn Baker on Thursday, May 30. Organizers Steve Ruth, Valerie Horn and Marley Green describe the goals of the Levitt AMP Foundation, the […]
Why A Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest?
What makes a town or small community a place where people want to live? Where strangers want to move to? WMMT reports on the Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest organized by the Southeast Kentucky Revitalization Project, which is coordinated by the Appalachian Studies Program at Harlan County’s Southeast Community and Technical College. The goal of […]