Fifty-seven artworks from 47 artists from 10 states across the country have been selected to be part of a prestigious art show, the first of its kind, at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center.

The show, “A River Runs Through It,” will have a special opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6, where visitors will have the first look at the artwork and be able to talk with many of the artists.  The event will feature, along with the artwork, Kentucky wine-tasting, hot hors d'oeuvres and special music.

The juror for this exhibition is Dr. Cole Welter. He has a master of fine arts from The University of Texas at Austin, along with a PhD from Texas Tech University. He is a project grant evaluator for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, an accreditation reviewer and consultant for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and represents the visual arts on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Pre Collegiate Arts Schools. Welter serves as Graduate Program Director of the School of Art, Design and Art History at James Madison University.

 Carol Allen, director of the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, said the exhibit is a big event for the museum.

“We are excited about bringing an art show of this size with artists from throughout the United States to the Highlands,” she said. “The evening promises to be an exciting one set among the wonderful exhibits that the museum houses.  We invite all to come and enjoy an evening of Kentucky hospitality.”

Reservations for the opening reception of “A River Runs Through It” can be made by calling the museum at (606) 329-8888 for a charge of $25 per person. Admission at the door will be $30 per person.

In addition to the special opening, “A River Runs Through It” will be on exhibit from Sept. 7 through 29.

For more information, call Allen at (606) 329-8888 or email her

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