12 Nov 2015

The Creature Workshop was a Blast! And it’s Going to Return!

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From Friday to Sunday, participants had a great time creating witches and demons in the  Create-Appalachia-sponsored Creature Design Workshop for Cinema and Theatre. A perfect weekend-before-Halloween activity! It  went so well that we are bringing Emmy award-winning Jordu Schell back next summer for a 5-day Master Class in creature design, mold and mask-making, and theatrical makeup. […]

11 Nov 2015

“No Silver Key”, our first creative collaboration, is in production!

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Create Appalachia teamed up with Appalworks and several ETSU faculty and students to create “No Silver Key,” a multimedia ballad performance which was presented for the first time at the iDMAa Conference on October 22 at the Millennium Center.  This is the first of a planned series of modular traveling performances to introduce students and audiences […]

10 Nov 2015

Ren Allen and Cher Cornett represent Create Appalachia on Arts Professional Practice panel at iDMAa Conference

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Create Appalachia board members Ren Allen and Cher Cornett participated in the panel discussion: “Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice: What they Don’t Teach You in School,” at the International Digital Media & Arts Association Conference on October 24. This discussion presented various viewpoints from working professionals who have had to deal with the high turnaround, project-based […]

8 Nov 2015

Create Appalachia Events at the International Digital Media & Arts Association Conference

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As a sponsor of the International Digital Media & Arts Association Conference, Create Appalachia began the process of establishing itself as a creative and hardworking organization.  We were busy, busy, busy that week! We brought three significant contributions to the IDMAA conference, the “Taste of Appalachia” reception at the IDEAs Show, A performance of “No Silver Key”, […]

6 Nov 2015

Arts and Oddments a Success

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The Arts & Oddments Fair, our first fundraiser, was a good start for us, though weather interfered and we didn’t profit as much as we had hoped.  All the same, we raised some money and we sold a whole bunch of Cate Strain’s delicious apple pies—homemade from apples that came off of the tree in […]

6 Nov 2015

We are back and blogging!

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The blog has been silent for the last couple of months as our attentions have been turned toward bringing the first of our programs to life. The Arts & Oddments fair, the IDEAS Show Reception and Taste of Appalachia and The Creature Workshop are behind us now, and our creative project, “No Silver Key,” soon to be a moveable […]