The museum invited 18 artists, some West Virginia natives and others who have chosen to make West Virginia their home, to explore the idea of "A Sense of Place," each in their own individual way.
The artists selected for this exhibition also teach at colleges and universities in West Virginia. They are Grant Johnson, Alderson-Broaddus; Michael Doig, Davis & Elkins; Liza Brenner, Glenville, Andy Bloxham, West Virginia Wesleyan; Reidun Ovrebo and Molly S. Erlandson, West Virginia State; Mark Tobin Moore and James Biggs, Concord; Sonya Evanisko and Christian Benefiel, Shepherd; Jennifer Boggess, Fairmont State; James Haizlett, West Liberty; Erika Osborne and Michael Sherwin, West Virginia University; Kenneth Morgan, Bethany; and Peter Massing, Natalie Larsen and Hayson Harrison, Marshall.
An opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22 at the museum.
Visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701 for additional information.
Free for military families
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Clay Center once again will offer free gallery admission to all active-duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program. The free admission program kicks off May 28 and continues through Labor Day.
The program is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Clay Center joins more than 1,800 museums that will offer free admission to military families in 2013.
Also, the Clay Center will offer discounted prices of $2 to planetarium shows and $3 to giant-screen films.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active-duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members.
For more information, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The Clay Center is closed on Memorial Day. The complete listing of participating Blue Star Museums in available at www.arts.gov.