Coshocton Crossroads to open

| September 16, 2013

all artistsCOSHOCTON – Coshocton Crossroads, a free, multi-site exhibition of fine arts and crafts from Coshocton County, will be on display Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Roscoe Village.

Coshocton County possesses a wealth of talented artists and craftspeople. While pursuing their personal artistic visions, many Coshocton artists draw inspiration from the history, heritage and traditions of the region, infusing their work with an appreciation of place and past. A multi-site exhibition of fine arts and crafts from Coshocton County has been created to showcase select artists. This exhibition explores the theme of local tradition and personal artistic vision as a means of understanding what is local about locally made arts and crafts from Coshocton County.

Examples of the six featured artists’ work will be installed in the lobby of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, the Visitor Center of Historic Roscoe Village, Commonwealth Americana, Roscoe General Store, The Village Pantry and River Ridge Leather. The works on display represent a wide range of media: Quilts, painting, fired glasswork, sculpture, wool appliqué and ceramics. The artists—some established and others emerging—were chosen for the depth of their art’s association with Coshocton County past and present. Each of the six installations includes interpretive texts to help visitors appreciate the distinctiveness of Coshocton-made fine arts and crafts.

A free visitor guide with walking map will accompany the exhibition.

A website with additional information on Coshocton County and the featured artists will go live in advance of the exhibition opening.

This exhibition is presented by the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and curated by Robert Colby, PhD. Generous funding has been provided by the Ohio Humanities Council, Ohio Heritage Bank, MFM Building Products, Corp., SanCasT and Clow Water Systems Company.

The featured artists are: Doug Anderson, fired glasswork; Todd Malenke, sculpture; Megan Lightell, painting; Whitewoman Pottery, ceramics; Mary-Louise Newell, quilts; Donna Sadler, wool appliqué.

This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, or of the Ohio Humanities Council.

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