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Portrait demonstration by Yan Sun set

| November 11, 2013

COSHOCTON – Artist Yan (John) Sun will give a portrait painting demonstration at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. He has offered to paint two portraits that will subsequently be sold. If you are interested in having a portrait painted of yourself or someone special, please contact the museum. Sun’s ability to capture personality and character in his portraiture is extraordinary. As a result, a number of institutions have commissioned him to paint portraits of significant contributors.

Yan Sun is Professor of Art and Director of the art gallery at Muskingum University. He received his M.F. A. in Painting and Drawing at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He also received an M.A. in Art History at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China and a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at Northwest Normal University in China. Yan Sun’s paintings are shown in solo exhibitions in art centers and galleries, as well as in museums such as Hayden Museum of American Art, Zanesville Museum of Art, Canton Museum of Art, and Museum of East Texas. His paintings have also been selected and received awards in numerous regional, national, and international art exhibitions. To recognize the contributions of Yan Sun to the museum and its community, the Zanesville Museum of Art named its “Diverse Cultures” Gallery the “Yan Sun Diverse Cultures Gallery“.

The Portrait Painting Demonstration will take place in the Montgomery Gallery where Living Waters, a juried exhibit by the Southeast Ohio Watermedia Society, is currently on display. The exhibit contains Sun’s work. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The portrait demonstration is included in the cost of the museum’s general admission: $4 for adults, $3 for students, and $11 for families (two adults with youth). Museum hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 622-8710 or [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St.

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