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.