Virtual opening scheduled for museum exhibit

| March 24, 2021

Join the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum now through Sunday, May 9 to fight those dreary winter doldrums with an explosion of color. Two of the community favorites – A Playground of Color and Teen-Age Talent – are being combined into one super fun, eye-catching show called A Playground of Talent! There will be a virtual opening on Sunday, April 18, which you can view at 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, let your spirits rise as you view this very colorful and exceptional exhibit. 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. It’s sure to brighten your mood.

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 Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., no appointment needed. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children, and $15 for families. The museum offers free admission for Coshocton County residents every Sunday.

Category: Arts & Entertainment

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