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“HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) - An opening reception for both “Macy’s Presents American Art

ists of Color” and the exhibit titled “Elaine Blue: The Performance” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. The opening reception will feature a poetry reading of works by Elaine Blue, read by Carolyn Thomas, who is an actress, writer and director. Refreshments will be served following the poetry reading. Admission to the opening reception is free.

“Elaine Blue: The Performance” opened on Dec. 18, 2010, and continues through April 10, 2011, at HMA. The exhibit by Blue, who is a Huntington resident and Clarksburg native, features recent work by the artist.

“Macy’s Presents American Artists of Color” features works from HMA’s permanent collection by artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Yasuo Kunioshi, and Enrique Chagoya.

“American Artists of Color” is presented by Macy’s, which is also a sponsor for “Elaine Blue: The Performance.” Both “Macy’s Presents American Artists of Color” and “Elaine Blue: The Performance” are sponsored by the Marshall University Division of Multicultural Affairs, Carolyn Bagby, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on events at HMA, visit http://www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.