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ValleyCAST Virtual Art & Music Makers Festival

Join ValleyCAST all winter long and into the spring for our first ever Virtual Art & Music Makers Festival with over 30 videos of talented musicians and artists of all abilities sharing music, art, art studio tours, artist demonstrations and personal interviews.

This winter event will be shared with you every Tuesday and Thursday at NOON on our ValleyCAST Facebook page until all of the videos have been shared. The videos will then live on our ValleyCAST YouTube Channel indefinitely. So you can go back and watch each video again and again or see any of the videos you might have missed. Each video is between 5-25 minutes in length, so not a big time commitment. 

All participating artists and musicians are listed below and you can just click on their names and go to their websites or Facebook pages for more information about them. We are also including a link to each artist's video once it has aired.

Please think about supporting your local artists and musicians when you purchase gifts.

Thank you and enjoy the Festival!

Check out the recent article on the Festival written by Richard Duckett in the Worcester Magazine!


Participating Artists: 

Beckwith Strings
One video:
Click here to see a demonstration premiered on April 8, 2021. Video length 22:06 minutes.


Just Rosy
One video:
Click here to see a studio tour premiered on January 21, 2021. Video length 3:00 minutes.


Dominic Killiany
Click here to see a video premiered on March 4, 2021. Video length: 2:03 minutes.
Video credit: WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 News Boston

Click here to see a video premiered on March 4, 2021. Video length: 3:03 minutes.
Video credit: Orin Zucker of Ozone Animation


Lindsey Epstein Pottery
One video:
Click here to see a studio tour and demonstration premiered on January 14, 2021. Video length 7:42 minutes.


Carolyn Letvin:
Two videos:
Click here to see home studio tour premiered on January 5, 2021. Video length 7:30 minutes.
Click here to see a printmaking demonstration premiered on April 1, 2021. Video length 15:00 minutes.



Madeleine Lord
One video:
Click here to see a donkey made from metal scraps premiered on February 25, 2021. Video length 2:37 minutes.


Philip Marshall
One video:
Click here to learn more about Philip and his work and to see an installation of his work
 premiered on March 11, 2021. Video length 17:44 minutes.
The second part of this video was produced by Jonathan Sachs.


Stephen Paulson:
One video:

Click here to see home studio tour premiered on December 31, 2020. Video length 11:09 minutes.


Saori Worcester


Jon Sarkin
One video:
Click here to see a studio tour & interview premiered on ValleyCAST Facebook page on January 28, 2021. Video length 5:20 minutes.
This video was produced by 1623Studios.org for Cape Ann TV.


Lisa Shea
One video:
Click here to learn the history of Cyanotypes and see a demonstration premiered on February 16, 2021. Video length 15:34 minutes.


Nicholas B. Swearer


Derrick TePaske
One video:
Click here to see a home studio tour premiered on February 11 2021. Video length 19:51 minutes.


Sam Tomasiello
One video:
Click here to see a slide show of this young man's artwork premiered on March 25 2021. Video length 4:01 minutes.


Andy Volpe
One video:
Click here to see Andy in his studio premiered on ValleyCAST Facebook page on February 4, 2021. Video length 7:24 minutes.


Al Weems
One video:
Click here to see BVAA President, Lisa Shea interview photographer Al Weems premiered on April 6, 2021. Video length 8:08 minutes.


Zentangle
One video:
Click here to see artist Molly Hollibaugh give a Zentangle demonstration premiered on March 15 2021. Video length 15:03 minutes.

 

Participating Musicians:

 

Adrian Anantawan
One video:
Click here to see video premiered on March 9, 2021.  Video length 12:35 minutes.


Blackstone Valley Quartet
Four videos and an introduction:
Click here to see an introduction by BVQ Owner/Founder Sylvia DiCrescentis premiered January 11, 2021. Video length 2:06.
Click here to see video 1 premiered January 12, 2021. Video length 16:21
Click here to see video 2 premiered February 9, 2021. Video length 14:02
Click here to see video 3 premiered March 2, 2021. Video length 14:01
Click here to see video 4 premiered March 30, 2021. Video length 14:13


Luke MacNeil
One video:

 

Main Idea Youth & Arts:
Three videos and an introduction:
Introduction: Click here to learn more about Main Idea Youth & Arts.
Liam ColemanClick here to see video 1 "The Liam Coleman Band" premiered January 7. Video length 18:04 minutes.
Serenity JacksonClick here to see video 2 "Serenity Jackson" premiered February 18. Video length 9:42 minutes.
Chloe Belsito
Click here to see video 3 "Chloe Belsito" premiered March 18. Video length 21:40 minutes.


Noé Socha
Two videos:
Click here to see video 1 premiered on January 19, 2021. Video length 21:40 minutes.

 

The Promise is Hope:
Four videos
:
Click here to see video 1 "Love Songs" premiered December 29, 2020. Video length 19:16.
Click here to see video 2 premiered January 26, 2021. Video length 16:53.
Click here to see video 3 premiered February 23, 2021. Video length 16:25.
Click here to see video 4 premiered March 23, 2021. Video length 17:37.


The Ukulele Crooner
One video for National Ukulele Day:
Click here to see The Ukulele Crooner, Rick Russo, play for National Ukulele Day premiered on February 2, 2021. Video length 16:27 minutes.

 

Special thanks to the following media companies for sharing their videos with us:

1623 Studios in Cape Ann | WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 News Boston | JONATHAN SACHS

 

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