COSHOCTON — "Teenage Talent," which officials said is one of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s most popular exhibits, returns April 5 with a special artist’s reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to view the ever-fascinating artwork, meet the artists and be a part of the special awards ceremony.
This exhibit features fresh, vibrant artwork by young artists from area high schools including Ridgewood, Coshocton and Riverview. Works for Teenage 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 and 3-dimensional art. New to the exhibit this year will be food art by Coshocton County Career Center students.
Artwork will be judged in three categories: Two-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, and Graphic Arts. Judges for this year’s show will be Shara Prindle (artist and owner of The Frame Shop) and Mike Cichon (Culinary Arts Instructor at the Coshocton Career Center). Chef Bob McKenna will judge the special food art exhibit.
Dr. Yan Sun of Muskingum University will once again sponsor the awards. Dr. Sun will also display a special exhibit of artwork collected from Chinese high schoolers after his most recent trip to China.
Teenage Talent will run through May 6. Museum hours through May are noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The exhibit is sponsored by MFM Building Products Corp. The Ohio Arts Council also helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.