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A Playground of Talent to feature elementary and high school art

| March 17, 2021

This self-portrait was created by Jaidyn Brink from Coshocton High School. (submitted)

Come to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum March 20 through May 9 to fight those dreary winter doldrums with an explosion of color. The museum is combining two of the community favorites – A Playground of Color and Teen-Age Talentinto one super fun, eye-catching show called A Playground of Talent. Please note that there is not a reception at this time.

The elementary artwork is produced by students in kindergarten through sixth grade who attend elementary schools in Coshocton’s city and county schools as well as from home schools. Works are chosen by the students’ art teachers for their creativity and excellence. Through the various mediums of art such as acrylic, collage, yarnwork, and much more. From all kinds of animals to fantasy creatures, self-portraits and landscapes, the viewer will enjoy how children interpret the world through the eyes of innocence and whimsy.

The high school portion features fresh, vibrant artwork by young artists from area high schools including Ridgewood, Coshocton, River View, and the Coshocton Opportunity School. Works for Teen-Age Talent were chosen for their outstanding quality by high school art instructors and encompass a variety of media, ranging from watercolor, acrylic and pastels to photography, printmaking, digital art, and three-dimensional art. The teen entrants will be judged by a panel of local artists. The categories are: Two-Dimensional, Three-Dimensional, and Graphic Arts.

A Playground of Talent is sponsored by Dixie and Wilson Graham. The Ohio Arts Council also helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The museum is open by appointment only Monday – Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., no appointment needed. Call 740-622-8710 to make an appointment. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children, and $15 for Families. The museum offers free admission for Coshocton County residents every Sunday.

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