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8HuntingtonCalligraphersGuildCelebrating30YearsBridgeGallery-July12-October122014Handwritingisavisualspatialactivityandfosterscreativity.Whenwewritewerenotonlymemorizingthelettersonthepaperbutalsotheprocessandtheexperienceofshapingthem.Writingbyhandallowsafeelingoffocusedpeacefulness.Agroupinourareathathasconcentratedontheartandtechniquesofbeautifulhandwritingfor30yearswillbethefocusofthisexhibitintheMuseumsBridgeGalleryfromJuly12October122014.TheHuntingtonCalligraphersGuildwasestablishedinSeptemberof1984.SincethebeginningandstilltodaythegrouphasheldmonthlymeetingsinthestudiosoftheHunting-tonMuseumofArt.Thispartnershipisbeingcelebratedwiththisdisplayof20to30works.69thAlliedArtistsofWestVirginiaJuriedExhibitionSwitzerGallery-June14-July132014ForthesecondtimeAlliedArtistsofWestVirginiaInc.anon-profiteducationalandculturalassociationwhosemissionistoencouragenurtureandpresenttheworkofWestVirginiaartiststothecommunitywillholditsbiennialjuriedexhibitionattheHuntingtonMuseumofArt.Sinceapproximately1934whentwosmallartorganizationscombinedeffortsAlliedArtistsofWestVirginiahasencouragedartiststoshowtheirworkhasfosteredthedevelopmentofnewworksandfurtheredartisticinterestsinthecommunity.InterestedWestVirginiaartists18andovercandownloadtheprospectusfromtheAlliedArtistsofWestVirginiawebsitewww.alliedartistswv.org.EntriesmustbepostmarkedbyMarch302014.JurorfortheexhibitisartistteacherBenjyDaviesChairandAssociateProfessorSchoolofFineArtsUniversityofRioGrande.Tri-StateArtsAssociationTheTri-StateArtsAssociationinconjunctionwiththeMuseumwillpresentthisbiennialexhibitionthatpromotestheworkofartistslivingandworkinginWestVirginiaKentuckyandOhio.Avarietyofmediawillberepresentedincludingpaintingdrawingphotographyceramicssculptureglasswoodtextilesandmixed-media.InterestedartistscandownloadtheprospectusfromtheTSAAwebsitewww.tristatearts.webs.com.QuestionscanbedirectedtoLibbyVarner606465-5305.TheTri-StateArtsAssociationhasbeeninexistencesince1953.Theassociationwasformedtoencourageandpromoteapublicinterestinandunderstandingofallschoolsofartandtocreateanddevelopacloserrelationshipbetweenartandthecommunity.TheHuntingtonMuseumofArthasbeenshowcasingworkbymembersoftheTri-stateArtsAssociationsince1959.GalleryThree-September6-October52014Self-taughtOutsiderVisionaryHighlightsfromtheFolkArtCollectionGallery3-ContinuesthroughMarch302014ThepermanentcollectionoftheHuntingtonMuseumofArtincludesmorethan200outstandingexamplesofpaintingsdrawingssculpturetextilesandeccentricorvernacularfurniturebyself-taughtartistsincludingEdgarandDonnyTolsonShieldsLandonJonesGarlandandMinnieAdkinsDilmusHallEvanDeckerCharlieKinneyLinvelBarkerJimmyLeeSudduthTheBaltimoreGlassManReverendHowardFinsterandothers.ThebulkofthisrichcollectionismadeupofworkscreatedbyartistsfromKentuckyWestVirginiaandotherSouthernAppalachianstates.MostofthesewereacquiredbytheMuseuminthe1980sand1990sandtheMuseumisstilladdingtothiscollection.AnumberoftheseartistsincludingEvanDeckerS.L.JonesMinnieAdkinsandCharleyandNoahKinneyarerepresentedbyalargenumbersofobjects.ThisexhibitisgenerouslysponsoredbytheKatherineHermanPughExhibitionsEndowmentRobertD.OlsonInHonorofBarackObamaforFulfillingtheAmericanDreamandWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.BarbizonPaintingsBridgeGallery-ContinuesthroughJune292014ArtistsoftheBarbizonSchoolwereparticularlyadmiredbyAmericancollectorsandwereaparticularfavoriteofoneoftheMuseumsfoundersHerbertFitzpatrick.In1952hedonatedmorethan25importantpaintingsbyartistsoftheBarbizonSchool.InsubsequentyearsotherareacollectorshavegenerouslyaddedtothislegacycollectionincludingMaryH.ResenerDr.andMrs.DonH.TitusandDr.JohnandAmberHaid.TheseFrenchartistswhopioneeredpaintingout-of-doorsgreatlyinfluencedandwereeventuallyeclipsedbyayoungergenerationofartiststheimpressionists.ThisexhibitisgenerouslysponsoredbytheIsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineExhibitionEndowmentWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.ContinuingExhibitions