Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

June 14, 2013

'Sense of Place' exhibit celebrates state's 150th birthday


The Independent

ASHLAND — In celebration of West Virginia’s 150th birthday, the Huntington Museum of Art has organized the show “A Sense of Place: The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artist Invitational,” which will open at an event from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22.

A short video about the artists will be presented on the big screen in the Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium, followed by a reception.

Seventeen artists, all of whom teach at West Virginia colleges and universities, have contributed to the exhibit, giving them a unique perspective from having worked with West Virginia students. Some of the artists are West Virginia natives and some are recent transplants.

The museum asked artists to create a piece in their preferred medium and using their own style, as well as giving a broad definition to “sense of place.”

The show will continue through Sept. 22.