Arts Association Opens Exhibit Friday

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (HNN)- Thirty-two artists from the Tri-State Arts Association will showcase 60 pieces of their artwork at Gallery 842 in an exhibition that will open Friday, June 22, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallery 842, located at 842 4th Ave., is a collaboration between Marshall University and the Huntington community. Gallery director John Farley said that patrons can expect to see many types of work.

“This eclectic exhibition presents a cross-section of exciting work being made by our own Tri-state artists,” Farley said. “Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media pieces will be displayed. Providing a venue for local artists to display and sell their work has been and remains a key component of G842's mission, and is a crucial part of our ongoing efforts to elevate the profile of the arts in this region.”

For local artist J. Bird Cremeans, who helped organize the exhibition, this is an opportunity for the organization to gain some exposure and share their work with the community.

“It is always a huge honor when the Tri-State Arts Assocation is invited to collaborate with other artists and organizations,” Cremeans said. “I’m happy to see our members display their artwork in a venue that is open to the public and it really helps the club to have all this artwork seen by new eyes. We really are thankful for this opportunity.”

The show will remain in Gallery 842 until July 27. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact Farley by e-mail at galleries@marshall.edu.

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