Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 17, 2012

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ASHLAND — HUNTINGTON MUSEUM

OF ART

Collections

‰The Daywood Collection includes important American artists from the mid-19th century up to 1940.

‰The Folk Art Collection includes more than 200 examples of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles and “eccentric” furniture by nationally known and self-taught artists.

‰The Touma Near Eastern Collection catalog, which highlights selected art and artifacts from HMA’s Touma collection, which features 400 objects.

‰The Herman P. Dean Firearms Collection includes examples from a lifetime of collecting. Dean was known internationally for his collection and expertise on firearms.

Exhibits

‰Through Sunday — Classes and workshops exhibition.

‰Through Sunday — “Sources and Influences: Contemporary Clay Artists, Mentors and Students.” Opening reception at 2 p.m. April 22.

‰Through Aug. 5 — “Modern Mexico: Works from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University.”

‰Tuesday, 7 p.m. — Opening Reception for the Doodle 4 Google™.

‰Tuesday through June 26 — Doodle 4 Google™ WV Finalists Exhibition.

‰May 26 through July 22 — “Fine Arf,” an exhibition of images of dogs from the permanent collection.

‰May 26 through April 7, 2013 — “American Impressionism.”

For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.

JESSE STUART

FOUNDATION

The Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.

‰The JFS Regional Readers book group will meets the last Tuesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. May’s book selection is “40 Acres and No Mule” by Janice Holt Giles. The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at jsfbooks.com.

‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.

‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.

‰The book store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books, fine art prints, pottery, gift items and Ruth Hunt’s Blue Monday candy bars, Derbies, assorted chocolates, bourbon balls and mint julep bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.

‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.

The foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in downtown Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com or friend us on Facebook.

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