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5June1-September222013GalleryThreeTheopeningeventforthisexhibittakesplaceatHMAfrom6to8p.m.June222013withashortvideoabouttheartistsbyBradBostonpresentedonthebigscreenintheGraceRardinDohertyAuditoriumfollowedbyaMeet-the-ArtistsReception.Admissionisfree.ASenseofPlaceTheWestVirginiaSesquicentennialArtistInvitationalMapcourtesyofGoldensealMagazinewww.wvculture.orggoldensealTocelebrateWestVirginiassesquicentennialtheHuntingtonMuseumofArthasorganizedasmallinvitationalexhibit.Allofthe17participatingartiststeachinWestVirginiacollegesanduniversitiesaffordingthemauniqueperspectiveinthattheyworkcloselywithWestVirginiastudentsfromavarietyofbackgroundsandplaceswithinthestate.Thisexhibitwillpresentmanyartisticviewpointsnotonlyinstyletraditionalvs.cuttingedgecontemporaryandchosenmediapaintingdrawingsculptureprintmakingphotographyvideoetc.butalsointheamountoftimetheartisthasspentinthestateabsorbingasenseofplace.ManyoftheinvitedartistswerebornrearedandhavealwayslivedinWestVirginiahoweversomearerecentandnot-so-recenttransplantsfromotherstatesandothercountries.Weaskedeachinvitedartisttocreateaworkintheirpreferredmediumandintheiruniquepersonalstyleusingsenseofplaceasabroadguidereferringtothisthemeasanintenselypersonalresponsetotheenvironmentbothsocialandnaturalwhichtheindividualexperiencesindailylife.ThissensecanalsorefertotheindividualsperceptionofthewholestateandtheirfeelingsattitudesandinfluenceslivingworkingandresidinginWestVirginia.ItisanotherwayfortheMuseumtosupportWestVirginiaartistsexpandourvisitorsknowledgeandfamiliarityofartistsworkingwithinthestateanditisawonderfulwayfortheMuseumtocelebratethe150thanniversaryofWestVirginiasstatehood.ArtiststhatwillbeparticipatingareChristianBenefielShepherdUniversityJamesBiggsConcordUniversityAndyBloxhamWestVirginiaWesleyanCollegeJenniferBoggessFairmontStateUniversityLizaBrennerGlenvilleStateCollegeMichaelDoigDavisElkinsCollegeMollyS.ErlandsonWestVirginiaStateUniversitySonyaEvaniskoShepherdUniversityJamesHaizlettWestLibertyUniversityGrantJohnsonAlderson-BroaddusCollegeNatalieLarsenMarshallUniversityPeterMassingMarshallUniversityMarkTobinMooreConcordUniversityKennethMorganBethanyCollegeErikaOsborneWestVirginiaUniversityDr.ReidunOverboWestVirginiaStateUniversityandMichaelSherwinWestVirginiaUniversityJenineCulliganorganizingcuratorwillvisiteachartistsstudioaswillEducationAssistantBradBostonwhowillcreateatravelogueofhisjourneydocumentinghisvisittostudiosschoolsandtownsthroughoutthestate.ThisexhibitissponsoredbytheIsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineExhibitionEndowmenttheWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandtheNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.ThisprogramispresentedwithsupportfromtheWestVirginiaDepartmentofEducationandtheArts.ChristianBenefelJamesBiggsAndyBloxhamJennierBoggessLizaBrennerMichaelDoigMollyS.ErlandsonSonyaEvaniskoJamesHaizlettGrantJohnsonNatalieLarsenPeterMassingMarkTobinMooreKennethMorganErikaOsborneDr.ReidunOverboMichaelSherwinEachartistsnametotheleftiscolorcoordinatedtomatchuponthemapwiththecountyinwhichtheyteach.