Local Bounty special exhibit set

| October 2, 2014

Warm In The Barn-stauferCOSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is celebrating the natural beauty and fertility of our county and state with a special exhibit entitled Local Bounty, on display Oct. 4 through the end of the year. The exhibit is primarily a fine art and craft exhibit, but also embraces Coshocton’s local food industries and agricultural groups. Coshocton’s roots are in agriculture, and it’s to our benefit that the land continues to be utilized for crop and animal farming, orchards, vegetable gardens and hunting. It’s a culture and lifestyle that distinguishes east central Ohio from other regions of the U.S. The museum has added a personal dimension to the exhibit by gathering photos of local residents growing, gathering, butchering, and eating food. These images will be displayed in a continuous slide show.

The artwork in this exhibit is as varied as the produce and flowers on display at the farmers market. On the one hand there are the two-dimensional pieces that employ oil, watermedia, photography, or graphite. Then there are the sculptural pieces made from metal, wood, clay or glass. Even the fine craft is so finely created that it perfectly complements the non-functional works. These include hand-forged kitchen knives, a box painted with a fall scene, and carved and painted gourds. The artists in the exhibit are Ohio residents with the majority coming from Coshocton County. Familiar names include Patty Allen, Dodie Bluck, Barb Hill, Todd Malenke, Carolyn Mann and Joan Staufer, Also included in this exhibit are works by two local poets—Holli Rainwater and Robin Mullet.

Additional programs relating to this exhibit may be found on the museum’s website: www.jhmuseum.org. Local Bounty is sponsored by Medbery Marketplace, a source of locally made cheese and other products. 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 Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily in October from noon to 5 p.m. Winter hours, 1 to 4:30 p.m., begin in November. JHM is located in Historic Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St. in Coshocton. For information, contact JHM at 622-8710, e-mail [email protected]org or visit www.jhmuseum.org.

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