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Members Magazine March 2015 - August 2015 huntington museum of art H U N T I N G TO N MUSEUM OF ART 2033 McCoy Road Huntington WV 25701- 4999 MUSEUM 2015 1-2-3 Book Sale The Huntington Museum of Art will host its annual Macys Presents Hilltop Books Only 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday August 15th and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday August 16th. Saturday admission is 5 and Sunday admission is free courtesy of Macys. Also Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. join us for our fill a bag for 5 and fill a box for 10. HMA will be provid- ing the bags and boxes for this steal of a deal. Come look through thousands of books which are unpacked and organized by our wonderful volunteers Interested in getting involved Contact Development Officer Tess Moore at 304-529-2701. Donations are accepted all year. You can drop off books on HMAs loading dock or call to schedule pickup. See you there 1 Dear Members Back in the summer of 2012 when Victoria Sewells grandchildren were attending Summer Camp here at the Museum Victoria spoke with our senior curator Jenine Culligan about the Alice Collection she and her husband Byron Sewell had. She indicated that 2015 was the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alices Adventures in Wonderland and that they would be willing to share their collection with the Museum. So Alice 150 Selections from the Lewis Carroll Collection of Victoria J. Sewell was born. It was such a nice surprise to find out about their collection and for the Museum to become a part of the celebration of a book with which everyone is familiar. Huntington Museum of Art is very excited to be a part of the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland by sharing the Sewells collection with Alice fans all over the Tri-State region. For more about this exciting exhibit and the programs and events planned by Museum staff members please see Page 6. Harriette Cyrus Interim Executive Director Letter from the Executive Director HMA Interim Executive Director Harriette Cyrus. Photo by Bulldog Creative Services Jett Jackson American b. 1958 Stuck in Wonderland 2008. Off-set lithograph Lewis Carroll Collection of Victoria J. Sewell. Photo by Satish Bodepu. Photo used by permission. How to help HMA You can help the Huntington Museum of Art when you shop at Kroger. Through the Kroger Community Rewards Program a portion of the money you spend on groceries can go to HMA if you visit www. krogercommunityrewards.com to create an online account and select the Huntington Museum of Art as the charity you wish to receive the donation. If you have questions about the program or have a problem registering your Kroger Plus card please call HMA Executive Assistant Judy Clark at 304 529-2701. 2 Board of Trustees STAFF Harriette Cyrus Interim Executive Director John Arthur Facilities Assistant Carol Bailey Development Director Dr. Mike Beck Conservatory Director Brad Boston Education Coordinator Ruth Ann Burke Weekend Receptionist Judy Clark Executive Assistant Katherine Cox Education Director Jenine Culligan Senior Curator Cynthia Dearborn Museum Schools Coordinator Carol Eiselstein Museum Shop Buyer Volunteer John Farley PreparatorAssistant Curator John Gillispie Public Relations Director Christopher Hatten Library Director Billie Marie Karnes Finance Director Kathleen Kneafsey Artist in Residence Pam Mason Museum Assistant Part-time Matt Matney Facilities Director Sandy McNeer Development Database Administrator Tess Moore Development Officer Chris Music Facilities Assistant Ama Napier ReceptionistAdministrator Janice Noah Weekend Shop Assistant Cheryl Roberts Facilities Assistant Part-time Linda Sanns Registrar Ashley Saunders Museum Shop Manager Jennifer Strechay Grants Writer John Weber Special Projects Volunteer Vision Statement The Huntington Museum of Art will become an integral part of the lives of all citizens facilitating creativity access and opportunity to the social structure of the region. Mission Statement The Huntington Museum of Art serves the public as a museum and cultural center and in the greater community acts as a presence and advocate for the areas of arts education and nature. COVER William Edouard Scott American 1885- 1964 Traveling Lead Kindly Light 1918. Oil on canvas image 22-18 x 18 56.3 x 45.7 cm. Gift of Mrs. Virginia Van Zandt 1997.11 INSIDE FRONT COVER Macys Presents Hilltop Books Only will take place at HMA on August 15 and 16 2015. INSIDE BACK COVER The Hosts for the 2015 Museum Ball were Kevin and Karen Fowler Sean Corky and Beth Buffy Hammers Doug Korstanje and Susan Nicholas Korstanje Rob and Mary Johnson and Ben and Ginger Moosavi. BACK COVER Dan Dailey American b. 1947 Romance 1988. Vitrolite glass mixed media 25 x 36 x 3 12 63.5 cm x 91.4 cm x 8.9 cm. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Eleventh Annual Benefit Antiques Show 1988.91. Although not currently on view at HMA this work is one of more than 100 HMA permanent collection objects available for view on the Google Art Project thanks to the hard work of HMA Registrar Linda Sanns. Linda is the HMA employee facilitating the uploading of high-resolution images and corresponding data for HMAs permanent collection objects to the Google Art Project. To view the images go to httpwww.google.comculturalinstitutecollectionhuntington-museum-of-art Free Tuesdays at HMACourtesy of Macys Tuesdays are free admission days at HMA. Our Tuesday hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free Tuesdays at HMA in 2015 are generously sponsored by Macys. Monte Ward President Barbara Moses Atkins Vice President Paul Jacobson Treasurer Patricia Proctor Secretary Dr. Sarah Denman Immediate Past President Executive Committee Doris Andrews Ava G. Bicknell Jimelle Walker Bowen Shelia Brownfield Cathy Burns Liza Caldwell Tyson Compton Deborah Cooley Donna L. Cubbedge Harriette Cyrus Gaye Fearing Alex Franklin Carolyn Hunter Brandi Jacobs-Jones Dr. Dolores Johnson Christie Kinsey Executive Committee Bill Mills Halcyon Moses Dr. Maurice Mufson Lee Oxley Executive Committee Sen. Robert Plymale Louise Polan Marilyn Polan Jessica Pressman Edward Rahal Phoebe Patton Randolph Brandy Roisman Executive Committee Thomas Scarr Carter Seaton Susan Shields Christopher Slaughter Jerry Sutphin Wendy Thomas Edward Tucker Dr. John H. Weber EX-OFFICIO Ed Dawson The Herald-Dispatch William Smith Cabell County Schools Don Van Horn Marshall University College of Arts and Media EMERITUS TRUSTEES George R. Andrick Carolyn Bagby Alex E. Booth Jr. Gayle Cox Robert Y. Csernica Interim Director Emeritus Dr. R. Lawrence Dunworth Mrs. John R. Hall R. Sterling Hall C. Don Hatfield Joyce Levy Mrs. Selden S. McNeer Jr. R. O. Robertson Jr. Dr. Thomas F. Scott Ann Speer Dr. Joseph B. Touma David Todd Joan Weisberg Executive Committee HONORARY TRUSTEES Janet Bromley Mary Hodges Gayle Manchin 3 Macys Presents WWW.PAPER Women Working with Paper Beginning with works from the early 18th century by Maria Sibylla Merian Dutch 1647-1707 and continuing into the 21st century with works from 2013 by Kate Bingaman-Burt American b. 1977 this exhibit will examine works by women artists who use the medium of paper to explore their world. The exhibit will include drawing pastel prints photography watercolor hand-made paper molded paper pulp and a mixed media quilt. ThisexhibitselectedfromtheMuseumspermanent collection will be presented in the Museums Daine Gallery which was designed specifically for exhibitions featuring works on paper. The show will be on view during March Womens History Month. Since the year 2000 there has been a conscious effort on the Museums part to acquire works by women and artists of color for the permanent collection. The exhibit will include approximately 40 works by artists including in addition to the two mentioned above Kthe Kollwitz Marie Laurencin Sonia Delaunay Berenice Abbott Blanche Lazzell Louise Nevelson Gloria Vanderbilt Lee Bontecou Yvonne Jacquette Helen Frankenthaler Kiki Smith Miriam Schapiro Ida Kohlmeyer Lesley Dill Maggie Taylor Janet Fish Lynda Benglis Alison Saar Joan Mitchell Carrie Mae Weems Sandy Skoglund and Sook Jin Jo among others. Daine Gallery February 28 2015 - June 14 2015 A guided tour of this exhibit takes place during the Fourth Tuesday Tour on March 24 2015 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. This is a Macys Free Tuesday event. Lesley Dill American b. 1950 I Think To Live May Be a Bliss 1994. Lithograph. Gift of Dr. Gina Puzzuoli 2003.15. Photo by Amanda Abbott and Brittany Ward. This exhibit is presented by Macys. This exhibit is sponsored by The Feminist Art Project West Virginia. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. 4 Abraham Walkowitz American 1880-1965 Isadora Duncan c. 1906-1927 Watercolor Image 14 x 8 12 35.6 x 21.6 cm Gift of Malcolm Goldstein 1996.16. Created Between the Wars American Art 1861-1945 5 Created Between the Wars American Art 1861-1945 This exhibit will tap into the Museums rich collection of American paintings drawings sculpture prints decorative arts and historic firearms to explore artworks created between the first years of the American Civil War up through the end of World War II. Most artists dont work in a vacuum and their works con- sciously or unconsciously portray the time in which they are cre- ated. Carefully selected objects zeitgeists if you will that con- tain the spirit of the era in which they were made following a timeline of American history from 1861 through 1945 will be highlighted. This era rich in national and international events expansion and exploration of the country and technological and industrial changes reveals great turbulence and soul-searching in what was still a fairly young nation trying to make its mark on the world map. On view will be a number of works created as part of the war efforts but most will be non-war related artworks that portray the range of artistic styles and developments from reconstruction and the Golden Age the romanticizing of the American West the American expatriates and artistic study abroad in the late 19th century and up through early American modernism the depres- sion era regionalism and the beginnings of Abstract Expression- ism in the early-to-mid-20th century. This span of time as seen through the creations by American artists and designers takes the viewer from a mid-19th century focus on America a shift to European artistic styles and trends and then back to the United States with a focus on regionalism - culminating in a clash of ideas and styles as the nation progresses toward the middle of the 20th century. Artists featured in the exhibit include Winslow Homer Ralph Blakelock George Inness Daniel Chester French Willard Le- roy Metcalf Childe Hassam Enoch Wood Perry Henry Ossawa Tanner Bessie Potter Vonnoh Arthur Dow Edward Robinson Leigh Frederic Remington Robert Henri Abraham Walkowitz Blanche Lazzell Edward Hopper Thomas Hart Benton Peggy Bacon Andrew Wyeth Charles Burchfield Berenice Abbott John Taylor Arms and objects manufactured by Central Glass Co. Wooten Desk Co. Mt. Washington Glass Co. Atterbury and Co. Roycroft Studios Paden City Glass Manufacturing Co. Weller Pottery Grueby Faience Company Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. Akro Agate Glass Co. Homer Laughlin and many others. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Created Between the Wars American Art 1861-1945 is generously sponsored by Anonymous In Honor of Halcyon Mosess kindness and generosity Anonymous In Memory of Robert Hickman W.B. Bart Andrews In Honor of Doris B. Andrews Adam Joseph Booth In Memory of Jeanne Ellen Kaplan Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Bernard R. Gebhart II In Memory of their parents Dr. Scott and Mary Gibbs In Memory of Mr. Fergus L. Hanson Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Heiner Jr. In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Dudley and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hensley Nancy Hoey In Memory of Charlotte and Albert Boos Leon K. and Suzanne M. Oxley In Honor of Kermit McGinnis Larry Queen In Memory of Rebecca and Ryan Queen and Irene Windle In Memory of Wayne C. Windle. Daywood Gallery March 14 - September 13 2015 Vase Grueby Faience Company Boston Massachusetts 1897 1920 Wilhelmina Post b. 1867 active 1898-1907 1899-1907. Glazed earthenware Overall 9 12 x 5 24.1 x 12.7cm. Gift from the estate of Winslow Anderson 2008.6.12. Photo by Amanda Abbott and Brittany Ward. 6 In mid-January 2015 the New York Times published an ar- ticle titled A Girl Turns 150 and Fans Take Note. This of course is referring to Alice of Alices Adventures in Wonder- land fame and 150 the date since the well-known book Alices Adventures in Wonderland 1865 was written by Charles L. Dodgson better known to the world as Lewis Carroll. The story of Alices Adventures in Wonderland has become part of ev- eryones collective memory -- through books movies music or allusions to characters and places in the book i.e. down the rabbit hole the Mad Hatter Cheshire Cat grin etc. yet most of us do not know much about the back story of Alice and the man who brought her adventures to life. The Lewis Carroll So- ciety of North America LCSNA a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering study of the life and works of Carroll is planning major celebratory exhibitions and programs across the United States to commemorate this Alice 150 event. Locally we will be celebrating this important sesquicentennial by presenting a selection of objects from the more than 5000 items that make up the Lewis Carroll Collection of Victoria J. Sewell. Husband and wife team Victoria and Byron Sewell of Hurricane W.Va. have spent the past 30 years building an extensive Lewis Carroll collection. The exhibit curated by the Sewells will include first edition and signed books original drawings playbills photographs Alice books illustrated by various artists books in translation parodies of Alices Adventures in Wonderland and much more. The exhibition will be accompanied by an annotated catalogue from Evertype which will feature an introductory essay by Car- roll biographer Edward Wakeling who recently published a book titled Lewis Carroll The Man and His Circle and prefaced by the Sewells. A muchness of programming is planned in conjunction with the exhibit including a Mad Hatter Tea Party You can fol- low other Alice 150 events at lewiscarrollresources.net or on Facebook Alice 150 Celebrating Wonderland. This exhibit is presented by HIMG. This exhibit is sponsored by Anonymous and the Huntington Mall Complex. HIMG PRESENTS May 30 - September 6 2015 Gallery Three The opening reception for this event takes place during the June Fourth Tuesday Tour on June 23 2015 at 7 p.m. The opening reception has a tea party theme and will include refreshments activities costumed characters and more. Admission is free. Saturday KidsArt will also feature a contest related to Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland on June 6 and June 13 with prizes presented on June 20 at 1 p.m. at the beginning of Saturday KidsArt which is generously sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital. Alice 150 Selections from the Lewis Carroll Collection of Victoria J. Sewell This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. John Tenniel British 1820-1914 Frontispiece illustration from Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll MacMillan Co. London 1869. Courtesy of the Victoria J. Sewell Lewis Carroll Collection. Photograph by Satish Bodepu. 7 The Herald-Dispatch Presents whaam Original Comic Drawings from the Collection This exhibit is presented by The Herald-Dispatch. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. June 27 2015 - October 11 2015 Daine Gallery The opening reception for this exhibit takes place during the Fourth Tuesday Tour on July 28 2015 at 7 p.m. Beau Smith will be the guest speaker for the event. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Once a uniquely American form of visual communication the modern comic book and the dynamic cast of heroes and villains spawned within its pages are enjoying a meteoric worldwide renaissance. While some printed media struggle to find readers sales of comic books are peaking at their highest levels in two decades scores of commercially successful and critically acclaimed comic book-inspired movies populate the box office college students wear superheroes on university-licensed T-shirts to show school spirit and the original artwork for newspaper comic strips and comic books has become a prized collectible exhibited by major museums around the globe. No longer a niche hobby comic books now represent an impressive slice of popular and commercial culture. The Herald-Dispatch Presents WHAAM Original Comic Drawings from the Collection features original comic book art comic strips and sequential drawings created by some of Americas most noted comic artists such as Bob Kane Ernie Chan and Neal Adams from the Huntington Museum of Arts Michael Reynolds Collection of American Popular Culture. This exhibit is dedica ed in memory of Alfred Lee Reynolds. Graphic created by Paris Signs Huntington W.Va. t 8 Collection Wisdom March 21 - July 12 2015 - Staff Selects July 25 - November 8 2015 - Trustees Select I November 21 2015 - February 21 2016 - Trustees Select II Bridge Gallery This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. A guided tour of this exhibit takes place during the Fourth Tuesday Tour on April 28 2015 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. This is a Macys Free Tuesday event. Out of the 15000 works of art in the permanent collection at the Huntington Museum of Art which work would you pick as your favorite and why For a series of exhibits we are calling Collection Wisdom we are posing that question to folks who know the collection well HMAs staff members and Board of Trustees. Coming on the heels of Mary H. Hodges In Memory of J. Churchill Hodges Presents Collection Wisdom Emeritus Honorary Trustees Select the staff and Board of Trustees Member selections offer a variety of artistic styles and media. Works on view will include Love Tokens by Jules Breton French 1827-1906 selected by HMA Registrar Linda Sanns who has been with the Museum for 34 years Come and see what has been selected and why and think about your favorite work Jules Adolphe Breton French 1827-1906 Love Tokens after 1855. Oil on canvas image 18 12 x 26 47 x 66 cm framed 26 12 x 33 12 x 2 34 67.3 x 85.1 x 7cm. Gift of Herbert Fitzpatrick 1952.462. Sustaining Sponsors In Support of HMA Staff Carolyn Bagby Gayle Cox John and Harriette Cyrus William and Sarah Denman Robert and Joyce Levy Robert Y. Csernica 9 Designed with a Twist February 2 - November 22 2015 Glass Gallery Since the beginning of glass blowing more than 2000 years ago different design tech- niques have been used to add variety to simple vessel shapes. One design technique in- volves a twist of hot glass. This twist can range from a simple turn of the wrist as seen in Fritz Dreisbachs Goblet from 1976 to a complicated manipulation of a bubble inside the stem as seen in the air twist or the spiraling action of colored enamel rods in the stem of a glass as seen in the cotton twist. All of the works on view come from the Museums permanent collection and range in date from the latter half of the 18th century to the late 20th century. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Fritz Dreisbach American b. 1941 Goblet. Blenko Glass Co. 1976 Glass. Overall 10 58 x 5 14 dia. 26.9 x 13.3 cm. Museum acquisition from New American Glass Focus West Virginia 1976 1997. 26. Photo by Amanda Abbott and Brittany Ward. West Virginia Art and Craft Guild 10th Juried Competition March 7 - April 6 2015 Switzer Gallery The Huntington Museum of Art is one of three venues for the West Virginia Art Craft Guilds 10th Juried Competition. The exhibit was open to all artists and crafts persons and showcases both established and emerging artists. Prior to traveling to Huntington the exhibit was on view at the Parkersburg Art Center November 16 December 27 2014 and the Wheeling Artisan Center January 15 February 21 2015. The jurors for this years exhibit were Atticus Adams a sculptor from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania who grew up in West Virginia and Mark Tobin Moore a collage artist who lives in Charleston West Virginia and who is also a Professor of Art and Art History at Concord University in Athens WV. Seventy- three works of art were selected representing 41 artists. Recep- tion for the exhibit took place at the Huntington Museum of Art on March 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. The West Virginia Art Craft Guild is a non-profit mem- bership organization formed in 1963 by people determined to preserve and promote the creative lifestyle in West Virginia. Its projects include workshops a craft marketing program co-spon- sorship of the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Ripley and this exhibition. With this addition the Huntington Museum of Art has be- come a venue for three important regional artist groups Tri- State Arts Association Allied Artists of West Virginia and now West Virginia Art Craft Guild. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Exhibition 280 returns The exhibit is open to artists 18 years and older who reside in West Virginia and all the states that border West Virginia which include Ohio Kentucky Virginia Pennsylvania and Maryland. All entries must be of original design and personal execution. All work must have been completed within the past two years. Visit HMA website to learn how to apply. Application deadline is June 30 2015 10 Every spring HMA hosts an exhibition of art from the middle schools and high schools in our Tri-State area of West Virginia Kentucky and Ohio. This event called Portfolio is very special for students and art teachers. Students are de- lighted to have their work displayed in a museum. When they attend the opening often with parents and family members they are so pleased and proud of their accomplishments. Teachers also experience pride and gratification when they see their students being honored. Monetary awards are an added bonus to all these good feelings. A Professor of Art from Mar- shall University carefully views and judges all of the work selecting the 13 award winners. This is a challenging task taking time and consider- ation since there are usually about 180 to 200 works of art in the Portfolio exhibit. There are eight recognition awards of 25 each four excellence awards of 50 each and one award for 100 the Janet Bromley Excellence in the Arts Award. These award winners are announced recognized and congratulated at the opening reception. In addition the judge delivers a presentation which is in- tended to give further learning and insight for students and teachers. Participating Tri-State counties include Cabell Putnam Jackson Wayne Lincoln Mingo and Mason in West Virginia Lawrence County in Ohio and Boyd and Greenup in Kentucky. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Studio Selections May 12 - 17 2015 Opening Reception takes place on May 12 2015 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall. Studio Selections is a celebration Every spring HMAs classes and workshop participants exhibit their work in HMAs Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall. This great occasion brings family and friends to view artwork created by artists and to enjoy a reception to honor their accomplishments. Classes offered at HMA include pottery photography drawing and water color. For more information about up- coming classes and to register check the museums website at www.hmoa.org. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Visitors enjoying the opening of last years Studio Selections. Marshall University College of Arts and Media Presents Portfolio 2015 Gallery 3 April 18 - May 17 2015 The awards ceremony and opening reception will begin on Saturday April 18 2015 at 2 p.m. Students with family members enjoying a previous Portfolio exhibit opening reception. 11 WalterGropiusMasterArtist Series Presents Koo Schadler Exhibition Continues through April 5 2015 Public Presentation March 26 2015 at 7 p.m. Workshop titled The Still Life in Egg Tempera on March 27-29 2015 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This workshop is full. About the Artist Koo Schadler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University Boston MA in 1984. After graduating she traveled ex- tensively throughout Europe settling in Florence Italy to pursue her studies in art history and painting. Schadler returned to the states in 1986 and moved to California. There she was introduced to egg tempera one of the oldest painting techniques by Chester Arnold at the College of Marin. She moved east in the 1990s to a small town in southern New Hampshire. With a deepening commit- ment to the techniques of the Old Masters Schadler studied oil painting with husband and wife duo Numael and Shirley Pulido renowned for their understanding of classi- cal painting principles while mastering egg tempera on her own. She established a studio and now pursues full-time the study and cre- ation of egg tempera paintings and silverpoint drawings. Schadler is a Master Painter of The Copley Society of Boston a contributing editor at The Artists Magazine and a board member of the International Society of Tempera Painters. Schadler writes and lectures on egg tempera and teaches tempera and gesso-making work- shops around the US and abroad. Schadlers paintings and drawings are in more than 400 private and corporate collections and many museums nationwide. Her work is represented by the Arden Gal- lery in Boston MA and Trees Place in Orleans MA. About the Artists Work Koo Schadler favors the pre-Renaissance medium of egg yolks powdered pigment and water to create astoundingly detailed in- tensely colored egg tempera paintings of the natural world. Em- ployed by artists from Botticelli to Wyeth egg tempera paint is generally applied in scores of diluted thin often transparent lay- ers of color. As the image builds the interaction of these layers of color creates the rich luminous look and brilliant surface unique to tempera paintings. Schadlers masterfully executed works draw inspiration from the compositions and traditional settings of Northern and Italian Renaissance paintings. However the com- mon cast of biblical characters is replaced by birds bugs frogs terrapins rabbits and other creatures. Like a medieval manu- script illuminator Schadler often incorporates lettering into her work juxtaposed with the minutiae of nature. In her artist statement Schadler writes I became a painter because of my love for craftsmanship and my love for Old Master painting. My love for the natural world gives me my subject mat- ter. These inspirations are fundamental and sufficient to explain all the artwork I produce. My artwork gives me the opportunity to quietly observe nature. Animals particularly the quiet and in- conspicuous varieties are among my favorite subjects. They are visually interesting and beautifully patterned mysterious and un- knowable of infinite value to humans and the world at large. I enjoy placing them at center stage. To me there is nothing as well- designed as the alphabet as geometrically pure as a seashell as visually graceful as a flower or as decorative as a spotted bunny. Koo Schadler All that is Harmony n.d. Egg Tempera on true gesso panel 11.5 x 10.75 17 x 16.5 x 1.75 framed. Image courtesy of the artist. 12 WalterGropiusMasterArtist Series Presents Mark Pharis Exhibition March 7 2015-May 3 2015 Public Presentation April 23 2015 at 700 pm Workshop titled Two Dimensions to Three Dimensions and Back Again Function Context and Process on April 24-26 2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See workshop description at hmoa.orgeducationwalter-gropius-master-artist-workshops Mark Pharis Teapot 2012. Earthenware 10.5w. x 6.25d. x 5.5h. Image courtesy of the artist. About the Artist Mark Pharis was introduced to ceramics in the fall of 1967 as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN. While still finding his way around the art department Pha- ris was encouraged to study under renowned functional ceramist and professor Warren MacKenzie. Pharis had a transformational experience drawn to his mentors ability to eloquently combine form and function within a structured set of rules. He graduated in 1971 and established a pottery studio in the rural outskirts of Houston MN. For more than a decade Pharis created functional pottery thrown and fired in a wood and oil-fired kiln and was employed by various Midwestern universities as a visiting artist. Pharis reconnected with the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in 1985 this time as a professor. He served as Chair of the department from 1998-2004 and as the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2004-2008. His exhibitions are numerous and his work can be found in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum London England Gardner Mu- seum Toronto Canada Arizona State University Tempe AZ and Los Angeles County Museum of Art among many others. Pharis resides in Roberts Wisconsin. About the Artists Work Internationally recognized ceramic artist Mark Pharis has been making functional pottery for more than 40 years and is particularly interested in the wide range of objects used in do- mestic environments enduring themes such as vases cups tea- pots and plates. Phariss process is inspired by geometry and relies upon two-dimensional paper patterns a process that owes much to the traditions of patternmaking found in sewing and sheet metal work. Ultimately constructed from clay slabs these earth- enware forms possess a dynamic and engaging presence that goes beyond utility and surface decoration. The endless variations of these familiar objects enrich our everyday lives and in a broader sense help to shape our cultural identity. Archeology and history suggest that humanitys need for functional clay vessels is noth- ing short of eternal our own culture is no exception. However the efforts of contemporary clay artists are shifting as industry assumes more and more manual tasks refocusing our own basic utilitarian needs. 13 WalterGropiusMasterArtist Series Presents Tula Telfair Exhibition April 25 2015-July 19 2015 Public Presentation April 30 2015 at 7 p.m. Workshop titled Identifying a Personal Artistic Vision on May 1-3 2015 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. See workshop description at hmoa.orgeducationwalter-gropius-master-artist-workshops Painter Tula Telfair is shown in her studio surrounded by her artwork. Image courtesy of the artist. About the Artist Tula Telfair is a Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut. She lives and works in New York City and Lyme Connecticut. Born in Bronxville N.Y. in 1961 she grew up in Africa Asia and Europe before settling in the United States. She received her BFA as a W.W. Smith Foundation Fellow from Moore College of Art in 1984 and earned an MFA in 1986 as a Graduate Fellow from Syracuse University. She has work in public collections around the world and has shown extensively in one-person and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles. About the Artists Work Tula Telfair paints monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion solitude with universality and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. An extension of the progression of landscape from the backdrops of the Renaissance through the travelogues of the 19th century and beyond Telfairs paintings are fully contemporary in their inspiration and execution. They demonstrate the spirit and potency of the genre adapted to a new century. Each painting calls attention to the power and fragility of the environment. Her work has been described as a meditation on the field itself fueled by memories of her experiences living on four continents. Telfair shares with us her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world. More than a single moment in time each scene is a continuum that develops a narrative of past present and future indicative of nature itself. 14 WalterGropius MasterArtist Series Presents Jeffrey Sippel Exhibition August 8 2015-October 25 2015 Public presentation will take place on October 1 2015 at 7 p.m. Workshop will take place October 2-4 2015 About the Artist Jeff Sippel Professor of Printmaking joined the faculty of the University of St. Louis Missouri in 1998. Before that time he served as Education Director of Tamarind Institute from 1988 to 1998 The Ohio State University from 1985-1988 and in 1981 directed the Quensen Lithographic Studio in Lamspringe Ger- many. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and his M.F.A. from Arizona State University. About the Artists work Sippel has presented more than 60 lectures and workshops throughout the world. Sippels prints and mixed media artworks have been exhibited in more than 40 solo and two-person exhi- bitions including exhibitions at Sala Negro EL Instituto Chil- eno Norteamericano Santiago Chile the Schmidt Art Center Belleville IL Gallery KO 25 Hanover Germany the University of Talca Gallery of Art Santiago Chile and the Frans Masereel Centrum Kasterlee Belgium. He has also participated in more than 200 group exhibitions. Sippel is represented by Gruen Galleries in Chicago and his work is in numerous public and corporate collections on four continents including the Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Wisconsin Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City MO Bibliotheque Nationale de France Paris France and the Smith- sonian National Museum of Art Washington D.C. Walter Gropius Masters Workshops The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius who designed the Museums Gropius Addition as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booths son Alex Booth for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops. Workshop fees Workshop fee per person per workshop is 325 for non-members 275 for Museum Members 250 for teachers 200 for students. Meet-and-greet first-day breakfast and daily lunch included in the workshop fee. The number of workshop participants is limited. How to enroll Registration must be received at least 3 days in advance of the class starting date. All checks should be made to the Huntington Museum of Art. Most major credit cards are accepted by fax phone mail or in person or register online. Send payment to Huntington Museum of Art Education Classes 2033 McCoy Road Huntington WV 25701. For more information visit www.hmoa.org or call 304 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible. Jeffrey Sippel Leafy Green. Mixed Media on Canvas 45 x 56. Image courtesy of the artist. Jeffrey Sippel RR. Mixed Media on Canvas 40 x 50. Image courtesy of the artist. 15 Classes Drawing Beauty Sundays April 12 May 17 6 sessions 1-3 p.m. Instructor Katherine Cox HMAs C. Fred Edwards Conservatory 95 Members 120 Non-Members Portraits Fundamentals of Drawing Faces Thursdays March 19-April 23 6 sessions Noon-2 p.m. Instructor Rabert Fulks Studio 1 95 Members 120 Non-Members Figure Drawing Tuesdays March 3- April 7 6 sessions 6-9 p.m. Instructor Katherine Cox Studio 1 180 Members 205 Non-Members Hand Building and Wheel Throwing for Adults Mondays February 16-April 20 10 sessions 6-8 p.m. Instructor Kathleen Kneafsey Studio 4 180 Members 205 Non-Members Open Studio Wednesdays February 18-April 22 10 sessions 6-8 p.m. Monitor Kathleen Kneafsey Studios 4 5 15 per evening Basic Photographic Techniques Wednesdays February 18- March 25 6 sessions 6-8 p.m. Instructor Larry Rees Studio 3 95 Members 120 Non-Members IntermediateAdvanced Photographic Techniques Thursdays February 12 March 19 6 sessions Instructor Larry Rees 6-8 p.m. Studio 3 95 Members 120 Non-Members Wednesday Watercolor Wednesdays March 25- May 20 9 sessions 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Instructor Lisa Walden Studio 2 210 Members 235 Non-Members Creativity with Clay Grades 5-10 Sundays Feb. 15 March 8 4 sessions 2-4 p.m. Instructor Kathleen Kneafsey Studio 4 90 Members 115 Non-Members Homemade Art Homeschool Art Class Wednesdays March 4-April 8 6 sessions 11 a.m. 1230 p.m. Instructor Kathleen Kneafsey Studio 5 70 Members 95 Non Members Saturday KidsArt for children K-5th grades Every Saturday 1-3 p.m. Instructors Jessica Long Shelby Spence Studio 5 FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of Cabell Huntington Hospital. SUMMER CAMP 2015 More information about summer camps will be on the Museums website in April at www.hmoa.org FOR KIDS 16 Community Art Groups Convening at HMA Even before the Huntington Galleries now the Huntington Museum of Art opened in 1952 the vision of the founders was to have a cultural facility to enrich the lives of all the people. To this day more than 60 years later the Huntington Museum of Art continues with this en- deavor as is clearly described in its mission statement The Huntington Museum of Art serves the public as a museum and cultural center and in the greater community acts as a presence and advocate for the areas of arts education and nature. As a cultural center HMA has welcomed artist groups to meet at the museum for years. In fact even before the museum officially opened in November 1952 people interested in art-making experiences were convening at HMA for classes and workshops. With the addition of the Gropius Studios in 1970 and The Walter L. Brown Studios 1976 HMA has been able to utilize the studio space to invite and include area artist groups to gather for meetings and workshops. The relationships HMA has enjoyed with area artist groups through the years has helped to carry out its vision of a cultural center. The Ohio Valley Camera Club the Tri-State Arts Association The Cal- ligraphers Guild and the West Virginia Bead Society all have a long history with HMA. Ohio Valley Camera Club The Ohio Valley Camera Club began in 1958 and was officially or- ganized in 1959. Two people who were instrumental to its beginning were Willis Cook and Corbin Miller. These founders were interested in bringing amateur photographers together for sharing experiences and exploring ideas. It is believed that Willis Cook may have met Ansel Adams with an ensuing friendship. The OVCC was affiliated with the Photographic Society of America a national organization whose stan- dards of excellence were very high. The PSA placed a strong emphasis on teaching and expected its affiliates to do the same. OVCC members garnered many honors from PSA. The Ohio Valley Camera Club has been meeting in the studios at the Huntington Museum of Art for more than 50 years and they are still going strong. Their purpose is to associate for the mutual enjoyment of photography and to encourage the advancement and education of members and non-members in the knowledge and practice of the sci- ence and art of photography. The club has always emphasized growth in individual photography. The club is comprised of everyone from begin- ners to seasoned pros. Currently they meet twice a month the first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Studio 3 with approximately 25 members attending each meeting. The club provides education sessions on vari- ous photography techniques and encourages club members to get out and shoot. For more information about the Ohio Valley Camera Club visit their website at www.ovcwv.org. Tri-State Arts Association Sometimes the most beautiful painting starts out with the simplest of brushstrokes. Such is the case with the Tri-State Arts Association. The Tri-State Creative Art Association as it was originally known held its first meeting on September 20 1953. The Association was formed in conjunction with the now Huntington Museum of Art with the purpose of encouraging and promoting a public interest in and understanding of all schools of art and to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community. From that first meeting to this day the association now called the Tri-State Arts Association continues to have a positive impact on our region. In conjunction with the museum the Tri-State Arts Association presents a biennial exhibition promoting the work of artists in the Tri- State region of West Virginia Kentucky and Ohio. This partnership has been in place since 1959. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every OTHER month February April June August October and December at 630 p.m. in Studio 1 behind the Huntington Museum of Art. Currently there are 126 members in the TSAA. For more information about the Tri-State Arts Association visit their website at www.tristatearts.webs.com. The Calligraphers Guild After a summer session in 1984 with instructor Michael Thomison at the Huntington Galleries now the Huntington Museum of Art a number of handwriting enthusiasts with a desire to continue the study of calligraphy established the Huntington Calligraphers Guild. How fascinating it can be to watch an artist skilled in calligraphy work his or her magic of thick or thin strokes to create a visual language of music. Handwriting is a visual spatial activity and fosters creativity. When we write were not only memorizing the letters on the paper but also the process and the experience of shaping them. Writing by hand allows a feeling of focused peacefulness. Perhaps it was this common moth to the light syndrome that drew a number of writing devotees to want to continue the study of this leisurely more personal form of communication. The goals and objectives of the Guild are to share mutual interest in and enjoyment of calligraphy to practice the art and techniques of beautiful writing to gather and disseminate information and ideas regarding calligraphy among the Guild membership and to increase the general awareness of calligraphy as an art form. Since the beginning and still today the group has held monthly meetings in the studios of the Huntington Museum of Art. West Virginia Bead Society During the summer of 2002 Poochie Meyers taught the first of several Bead Like Crazy classes at the Huntington Museum of Art introducing off-loom bead-weaving techniques. As the participants began to hone their skills and passion for this art form they decided to form an official group to support one another share new ideas and continue to learn more so that they could in turn teach others. Thus the West Virginia Bead Society was born. It is an eclectic group of bead weavers each with her own vision who meet at least four times a year to share new techniques and to teach newcomers the basics and encourage them on their journey. There are currently nine members most are from the Huntington area but two live in Follansbee W.Va. and one in Key West Florida. HMA graciously provides space for the meetings and honored the group by asking it to participate in the Art on a Limb exhibit at Christmas. Each year new ornaments are added most recently flowers birds butterflies and fish to highlight different aspects of the HMA experience. The West Virginia Bead Society meets the second Saturday of March June August and November. For more information about the West Virginia Bead Society call 304.529.4200. The Gropius Studios are shown in this photo. 17 Museum Making Connections Arts In Medicine For more than 10 years HMA has had the idea of working with patients in hospitals to provide an outlet of creativity through art making. Knowing the value of the arts in helping people to process their way through difficult situations we believed it seemed like a perfect fit to bring engaging art materials into hospitals to help patients pass the time in a positive way. This idea hatched by then director Margaret Mary Layne and education director Katherine Cox simmered for years. Finally in October 2013 HMAs art teachers Shelby Spence and Sydni Bibb rolled containers spilling over with art materi- als into the chemotherapy infusion centers of the Edwards Com- prehensive Care Center and St. Marys Medical Center. This was the beginning of the Huntington Museum of Arts Arts In Medicine program. Before HMAs art teachers began working with the patients we had several meetings with hospital staff. It was important for the supervisors staff and nurses in the infusion centers to be welcoming to the program. Everyone was receptive to our ideas the art projects we proposed and the samples we brought. Robin Rowe St Marys Director of Patient Experience and a cancer survivor provided valuable insight as we began the pro- gram saying art making would provide a pleasant therapeutic distraction helping patients to take their minds off of their dif- ficulty for a few minutes. Now in its second year HMA visits the Edwards Comprehen- sive Cancer Center and St Marys Medical Center infusion cen- ters every week providing art-making experiences for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. HMA teachers are a posi- tive and refreshing presence in an otherwise difficult and chal- lenging time. Chad Schaeffer from the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center says This program has been an inspiring addition to our treatment services. It has grown into a therapy all its own that helps us treat the whole patient in mind and body. Many patients request to have their treatments on the days they know HMA will be there. HMA teacher Shelby Spence had worked with chemo patient Deborah OHara several times. Unbeknownst to Shelby when the above picture was taken it was Deborahs last cancer treatment. When Shelby found this out she was extremely happy for Deborahs successful treatment pro- gram but also sad that they would be saying good-bye to each other and not making art together anymore. The bonds that grow between the patients and the artists are strong and meaningful. HMAs Arts In Medicine program utilizes the arts to provide opportunities for self-expression for patients who are undergoing extreme difficulty. When the patients work through an art project they experience success and feel pride in their accomplishments. While the circumstances of their disease oftentimes cause them to feel powerless when they focus on something positive using their hands and minds to create they feel empowered. HMA art teacher Shelby Spence helps a patient work on a bracelet. HMA art teacher Shelby Spence helps Deborah OHara make a bracelet at the Edwards Comprehensive Care Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Robin Rowe St Marys Director of Patient Experience meets with HMA art teacher Shelby Spence at St. Marys Medical Center. 18 The Empty Bowls Project It was a fun day in HMAs Clay Studio on Saturday February 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when dozens of people made bowls for The Empty Bowls Project which is an international grass-roots effort to fight hunger. The clay was provided for the event. Shown are some of the bowls created in HMAs Clay Studio for a previous years Empty Bowls Project. Volunteers work on bowls for the Empty Bowls Project in this photo from a previous year. 19 HMA to Participate in Greenbrier Classic 2015 Badges for Charity Program Premier PGA golf superstar entertainment and cel- ebrating Americas birthday at Americas resort--its never been easier or more fun to support Huntington Museum of Art with the hottest ticket of the summer HMA is pleased to announce its participation in the Greenbrier Classic 2015 Badges for Charity program. The sixth annual Greenbrier Classic golf tournament an official PGA TOUR FedExCup event will take place June 29-July 5 2015 at the Greenbrier in White Sul- phur Springs W.Va. As an approved non-profit partici- pant of the Badges for Charity program thirty percent of sales from Weekly Badge purchases will come directly to HMA or another selected and registered non-profit. With a badge for every budget Badges for Charity ticket sales are currently under way and all include passes to each day of the tournament and tickets to the Green- brier Classic Concert Series featuring such past perform- ers as Aerosmith The Black Eyed Peas Bon Jovi Carrie Underwood Keith Urban and Rod Stewart. Tickets purchased through the Badges for Charity Program cost the same as those purchased through any other ticket outlet said Harriette Cyrus HMA Interim Executive Director. Simply choose HMA as your charity of choice. This is a great way to support the Museum at no additional expense. To purchase badges please visit www.greenbrierclassic.com and follow these simple steps 1. Select Buy Badges for Charity 2. Choose badge type and 3. Designate Huntington Museum of Art as your favorite charity. Donations received from the BFC Program will benefit HMA educational and outreach programs. West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State State Capitol Charleston WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement. How does your donation help the Museum 5 Enables ten children to participate in free art activities provided by HMA at area community events including Success by 6 Wayne County Kids Day CAF and childrens events held at area libraries. 25 Cares for one orchid in HMAs C. Fred Edwards Conservatory for three months. 100 Purchases the materials needed to create labels identifying each piece of artwork for one new exhibition. 2500 Supplies the art making materials needed to conduct the Museum Making Connections Saturday KidsArt program for one year. MMC Saturday KidsArt is offered at no cost and served 2005 children and caregivers in 2014. 20 HMA Welcomes Corporate Volunteers 5 Ghost Orchid in bloom in HMAs C. Fred Edwards Conservatory. The ghost orchid is native to Floridas swamp lands and only blooms once a year for 8-9 days. Aaron Saxton from Charleston loaned the orchid to HMA in October to share this rare event with the community. Memorial Benches in honor of loved ones in the Daine Courtyard and the Steelman Butterfly Garden. Monarch butterflies tagged and released by HMA in 2014. Data from the Museums tagging program is sent to Kansas University. Views of HMA since the Museum joined the worldwide Google Art Project on September 17th . New members joined HMA through the NXTGEN Open Door Membership Campaign. 1 16 19333 74 HMA by the Numbers Thanks to the Alcon volunteers and all the many volunteers who help make the Huntington Museum of Art an important part of the Tri-State community. This past October HMA was lucky enough to be selected as a Community Partner by Alcon and as a CARES partner by Amazon.com it was the third year in a row the Museum has been chosen for both of these partnerships. Each business in- cluded HMA on a list of sites from which their employees could select to provide volunteer service. Between the 17 Alcon vol- unteers who gave 68 hours of service and the 10 Amazon.com volunteers who provided 60 hours of service HMAs Shop Education Development and Facilities departments were able to cross several things off their to-do lists. Sincere thanks and appreciation go to both of these area businesses and their hard- working employees 21 Did You Know HMAs docent program began with the volun- teer efforts of the Junior League of Huntington Back in 1959 not too many years after the Mu- seum opened its doors to the public for the first time then-Director Fred Triplett approached the Junior League of Huntington to develop a docent program at the Huntington Galleries as HMA was then named. JL members who agreed to participate in the project were trained by experts in Georgian silver antique firearms and other areas represented in exhibits at the Galleries. They also spent time experiencing art making via drawing and creating small sculp- tures. These dedicated volunteers originated the Docent Council which predates the Museums Education Department and was responsible for designing scheduling and leading school tours. We are very grateful to the Junior League for their efforts in creating a docent program which has served the Tri-State community for more than 50 years Docents are shown in this photo by The Herald-Dispatch. Pictured Seated from left Dorothy Brown Caroline Stillman Moira McGrath Ruth Thompson. Standing from left Libby Meek Buffington Julienne McNeer Patricia Henry Diane Cowden Hanshaw Fred Triplett. Thanks to Libby Meek Buffington and Julienne McNeer for information used in this article. Photo courtesy of The Herald-Dispatch. Creating A Legacy Over the years HMA has been the recipient of estate gifts that have provided for the Museums endowment collection and special programs. Planned gifts can take many forms including Bequest by Wills or Trust Charitable Gift Annuities Charitable Remainder Trusts Life Insurance Your planned gift to HMA will secure our mission for future generations. For more information about planned giving to the Museum please contact Carol Bailey Director of Development 304-529-2701 Ext. 306 cbaileyhmoa.org HIMG Presents The Music of the Night A Museum Ball Masquerade took place on February 21 2015 and was a smashing success The event was sold out and the fundraising goal was not just met but exceed- ed A big THANK YOU goes to all who attended and contributed to the success HMA is happy to take this opportunity to highlight and thank the 2015 Museum Ball Co-Hosts for their hard work and dedication. We couldnt have done it without them Kevin Fowler originally from Plattsburg N.Y. and Karen Fowler from Lex- ington N.C. have moved several times throughout their 30 years of marriage. The Fowlers said they be- lieve West Virginia has the most welcoming people and decided to make it their home 11 years ago when they moved to Logan. They relocated to Huntington last year and said theyre thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful city surrounded by people who take such pride in their community. Their daughter is a Mar- shall graduate who lives in Huntington and they said moving here brought them home. Kevin is the CEO of Cabell Huntington Hospital and Karen is very active in the lives of her husband and children. The Fowlers said they love what the Museum has to offer to the community especially through the educa- tional opportunities and activities HMA provides to children throughout our region. Giving back to our community has always been important to us they said. After discovering the amazing work the Huntington Museum of Art does for our community we jumped on the chance to work alongside a great team. We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful event that supports such an amazing organization. Sean Corky Hammers and Beth Buffy Ham- mers are both from the Tri-State area. Corky is from Barboursville and Buffy is from Ironton Ohio. The Hammers now live with their family in Barboursville. They love living in the Tri-State area surrounded by family and friends. The community is the perfect size to make a difference and they work to make a positive impact Corky as the Prosecutor for Cabell County and Buffy as the Executive Director for Marshall Health. The Huntington Museum of Art is one of the great- est assets that Huntington has to offer the Hammers said. Whether its providing a piece of history or expos- ing us to other cultures the Museum enriches our com- munity and inspires people of all ages. They were happy to serve as Co-Hosts of the 2015 Museum Ball because it is a Couples Making a Difference 2015 Museum Ball Co-Hosts Photos by Sholten Singer Doug Korstanje Susan Nicholas Kevin and Karen Fowler Buffy and Corky Hammers Mary and Rob Johnson and Gin- ger and Dr. Ben Moosavi the 2015 Museum Ball Co-Hosts celebrate the success of the event being sold out in January. great opportunity to support the arts and cultural edu- cation of the Tri-State. Last year the Huntington Museum of Art was able to serve more than 28000 children through their won- derful outreach programs and 49000 patrons total Buffy and Corky said. With this event HMA will be able to continue these programs and provide a unique experience for all of the children. Rob and Mary Johnson are both Huntington natives and they love living here for many reasons. They enjoy the small town atmosphere and think the region is a wonderful place to raise their daughter and to run their business. Rob is the morning news anchor for WSAZ NewsChannel 3 and Mary is the owner of Aladdins Art Gallery in Ashland Ky. The Johnsons love the quality and variety of exhibits HMA offers and note its an impressive Museum for such a small city. They also appreciate how the Muse- um creates a love of art for the youngest of kids. Their daughter learned so much about art and creativity from taking classes and camps each summer she has been active in them for more than a decade. Mary enjoyed classes and camps as a child too We have enjoyed the Museum Ball for years and are honored to be able to support the art culture of the Tri- State by Co-Hosting the event this year the Johnsons said. Were excited about the masquerade theme all the scrumptious food that will be offered and the silent auction packages sound fabulous However we also love dressing up for a great party Doug Korstanje and Susan Nicholas live in Huntington and are also from the Tri-State area. Doug grew up in Chesa- peake Ohio and Susan is from Milton West Virginia. They like that Huntington has many amenities of a big city with a small town sense of community and also think it a great place to raise their family. Most of the people they know find a way to help others and give back through volunteer work. Doug is the Director of Marketing and Community Relations for St. Marys Medical Center in Huntington and Susan is a morning anchor for WSAZ NewsChannel 3 in Huntington. Doug and Susan believe the Museum represents everything that is great about Huntington. It is part of the beauty of our city and the work that happens inside is a great partnership between the staff and the community volunteers they said. The look on a childs face when they experience art for the first time is even more priceless than some of the most valuable paintings and sculptures inside. Thousands of children are enriched each year when they visit the museum and when the Museum staff visits their schools. They consider the Museum Ball as a chance to cel- ebrate the amazing resources the Museum offers to Huntington and the Tri-State and were happy to serve as Co-Hosts. We love spending time with the people who are committed to the future of the Museum and if you havent been to this event then youre missing out on one of the most enjoyable ways to help a great cause they said. Dr. Ben Moosavi who moved here from Oklahoma City and his wife Ginger Moosavi a Huntington native live in Milton and both prac- tice medicine. Ben is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who started his practice Ultimate Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at HIMG. Ginger is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. They both like living here and say its a fantastic place to raise their family. Ben enjoys living in a small community where the physicians are close and can truly make an impact. Ginger loves living in her hometown because she remains close to her family and friends and gets to sees them frequently. Ben and Ginger said they love and respect the Edu- cational programs the Museum offers to the communi- ty especially Saturday KidsArt. They also appreciate the hard work and dedication of the friendly staff and volunteers at the Museum. They were pleased to be Co-Hosts for the 2015 Museum Ball. We are happy to have the opportunity to help the Huntington Museum of Art with their largest fund- raiser of the year the Moosavis said. We love being involved with events in Huntington especially ones that support a cause and mission like that of the Hun- tington Museum of Art. 24 Museum Ball 2015 Snapshots Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and Huntington City ManagerChief of Staff Margaret Mary Layne pose for a photo during the 2015 Museum Ball presented by HIMG. Scott Sheets and Elizabeth Appell Sheets pose for a photo during Music of the Night A Museum Ball Masquerade on February 21 2015. The event was presented by HIMG. HMA was beautifully decorated for the 2015 Museum Ball presented by HIMG. HMA Development Officer Tess Moore and HMA Development Director Carol Bailey pose for a photo during the 2015 Museum Ball presented by HIMG. HMA Board of Trustees Member Halcyon Moses poses for a photo at the 2015 Museum Ball. Sisters April Tooley and HMA Museum Shop Manager Ashley Saunders pose for a photo while working at the Silent Auction station during the 2015 Museum Ball. Huntington Symphony Concerts Call 304 781-8343 or visit www.huntingtonsymphony.org for upcoming concert and ticket information. HSO and HMA have collaborated for many years to promote arts in the Tri-State Region. Event Macys Presents Hilltop Books Only will take place at HMA on Saturday August 15 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday August 16 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. Admission on August 15 is 5. Admission on August 16 is free courtesy of Macys. This is a major fundraiser for the Huntington Museum of Art. Those who wish to donate used books for the event may drop them off at HMAs Loading Dock or call 304 529-2701 to arrange for someone to pick up a large donation of books. To volunteer at the event or for more information call 304 529-2701. West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State State Capitol Charleston WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement. Join Us on Facebook If you would like to read posts about the Huntington Museum of Art and The Museum Shop on Facebook we invite you to join the more than 5500 people who like HMAs Facebook page. Send us your name and email address to sign up for our free electronic newsletters and updates about HMA and The Museum Shop. Programs Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Koo Schadler Presentation 7 p.m. March 26 2015 Exhibit continues through April 5 2015. Mark Pharis Presentation 7 p.m. April 23 2015 Exhibit continues through May 3 2015. Tula Telfair Presentation 7 p.m. April 30 2015 Exhibit runs April 25 through July 19 2015. Jeffrey Sippel Presentation 7 p.m. October 1 2015 Exhibit runs August 8 through October 25 2015. calendar Exhibits Macys Presents WWW.PAPER Women Working with Paper continues through June 14 2015. A guided tour of the exhibit takes place during the Fourth Tuesday Tour on March 24 2015 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. This is a Macys Free Tuesday event. Created Between the Wars American Art 1861-1945 continues through September 13 2015. HIMG Presents Alice 150 Selections from the Lewis Carroll Collection of Victoria J. Sewell runs May 30 2015 through September 6 2015. The opening reception for this event takes place during the June Fourth Tuesday Tour on June 23 2015 at 7 p.m. The opening reception has a tea party theme and will include refreshments activities costumed characters and more. Admission is free. Saturday KidsArt will also feature a contest related to Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland on June 6 and June 13 with prizes presented on June 20 at 1 p.m. The Herald-Dispatch Presents WHAAM Original Comic Drawings from the Collection runs June 27 2015 through October 11 2015. The opening reception for this exhibit takes place during the Fourth Tuesday Tour on July 28 2015 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Beau Smith. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. This is a Macys Free Tuesday event. Collection Wisdom Staff Selects continues through July 12 2015. A guided tour of this exhibit takes place during the Fourth Tuesday Tour on April 28 2015 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. This is a Macys Free Tuesday event. Studio Selections exhibit runs May 12-17 2015. Opening reception for this exhibit takes place on May 12 2015 from 6 to 7 p.m. This is a Macys Free Tuesday event. Marshall University College of Arts and Media Presents Portfolio 2015 runs April 18 through May 17 2015. The opening reception and awards ceremony for this exhibit will begin on April 18 at 2 p.m. Designed with a Twist is a small exhibit of glass using the twist technique. This exhibit continues through November 22 2015. West Virginia Art and Craft Guild 10th Juried Competition continues through April 5 2015. Application deadline for Exhibition 280 is June 30 2015. Funded by the Roxanna Booth Bequest the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts a federal agency. West Virginia Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and nancial documents from the Secretary of State State Capitol Charleston WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. HMA is fully accessible. H U N T I N G T O N MUSEUM OF ART 2033 McCoy Road Huntington WV 25701-4999 NONPROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PAID Huntington WV Permit No. 24 TheMuseumShopwww.hmoa.org 304 529-2701 general INFORMATION Website www.hmoa.org 304 529-2701 FAX 304 529-7447 MUSEUM HOURS Evening Hours on Tuesday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. Closed Monday. HMA charges a general admission. HMA members will be admitted free and Bauhaus School members may bring guests free of charge. Admission is free each Tuesday. Admission is also free to children younger than 18 active duty military personnel and their immediate families and veterans and their immediate families. USE THIS QR CODE TO SEE A LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS AT HMA.