The Purple Moon kicks off the 2012 ArtWalk Season with works from three wonderful West Virginia artsts.
Glen Brogan grew up in Charleston, WV, went to Piedmont Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High, Capital High School and Marshall University. Glen is a lover cartoons, animation, and comics. Name an obscure cartoon and Ihe’ll probably come up with an even more obscure fact about it. This love and knowledge of these mediums are certainly evident in his work. Glen thinks humor and creativity are the two greatest virtues on earth and tries to surround himself with people who exhibit both.
Chase Henderson grew up on a mountain near Charleston, WV. Lacking human contact he was forced to create his own world and talk about himself in the third person for entertainment. He went to Marshall University to study computers and writing, but mostly computers. Burdened with this knowledge he moved back to Charleston where he lives with his wife and peddles his dark arts of system administration. Sometimes when the moon is full you can hear him howling at his laptop battery in local cafes. After chasing all the monsters out of the NYC subway, Chase was named director of the Charleston branch of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School which holds monthly events througohut the Valley.
Sharon Stackpole is back to The Purple Moon with some great new work. Born in 1969, Sharon is a native West Virginian who studied painting and art history at Fairmont State and West Virginia University. After art school, she worked for some time as a newspaper reporter and columnist in West Virginia, and still maintains a daily blog. She is a strong supporter of arts in education and lobbies for the restoration of art instruction at the primary grade levels in West Virginia.
In addition, The Purple Moon will feature art by William D. Goebel, Felix Krasyk, Hank Keeling, Chuck Hamsher and the usual plethora of fabulous, vintage 20th Century Design!