Reception for A Playground of Color to be January 24

| January 14, 2016

DSC_0039COSHOCTON – Each year, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum features a variety of artwork from elementary schools in Coshocton County’s three local school districts, the Coshocton Christian School, and home-schooled children during its Playground of Color exhibit. This year, the exhibit features nearly 300 pieces at the museum and another 30 to 40 pieces are displayed at the Coshocton Public Library. One piece per child is displayed.

“It’s the most popular exhibit,” said Patti Malenke, director at the museum. “More people come to this than anything else at the museum. It’s a community favorite.”

The exhibit include a few sculptures, but most are 2D which includes charcoal drawings, mixed media, watercolor paintings, colored pencil drawings, and others.

In honor of opening day of the exhibit, the museum will be having a reception on Sunday, Jan. 24 from 1 – 3 p.m. All artists, their families, and the community are invited to attend the reception. Refreshments will be served and each child will receive a certificate for having a piece of their art in the exhibit.

“We get more people who come to the museum during this exhibit than any other,” said Malenke. “I love seeing everyone walking around the museum. There’s lots of fun energy going on and that’s what a museum is supposed to be.”

The exhibit runs through Saturday, March 26 and is sponsored by Dixie Fishbaugh. The next exhibit will be Teen-Age Talent and will run from April 9 through May 8.

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