Reception and Exhibit at Arts Mon honors Friendship Hill Photographers
Contact: Kitty Seifert, 724-725-9190
Contact: Beth Reseter, Friendship Hill Association
POINT MARION, Pa: An awards presentation and reception will be heldon Fridayevening,July 19, at the Arts Monongahela Gallery in Morgantown to honor the thirteen area photographers who submitted entries in “Friendship Hill through the Seasons”, a photo contest jointly sponsored by the Friendship Hill Association and Arts Mon. West Virginia University Photography Professor Michael Sherwin judged the submissions. Prizes will be awarded in both adult and youth categories.
Photographs entered in the show will be on display at the gallery fromJuly 8 through July 31. In September the photos will be exhibited at Friendship Hill in conjunction with our annual FestiFall celebration.
Artists were asked to submit either color or black and white photographs of the mansion at Friendship Hill or the surrounding grounds and trails. Photos were to be taken between August 1, 2012, and May 15, 2013, and focus on the changing seasons: summer, fall, winter, and spring. Each photographer could submit three entries.
During July visitors to Arts Mon will be asked to vote on their selection for “Best in Show.” Each $1.00 vote will benefit the gallery and its mission to facilitate fine arts partnerships among residents, businesses, West Virginia University, artists, and arts organizations in the Greater Morgantown community.
By displaying photographs of Friendship Hill National Historic Site in Morgantown, FHA hopes to attract a wider audience to the wonderful amenities the park offers.
Please join us from5 to 8 p.m. on July 19at 201 High Street, Morgantown, WV. For more information, contact Arts Mon Executive Director Jeannie Kuhn at 304-291-6720 or email FHA chairman Beth Reseter
Did You Know?
Albert Gallatin served as Secretary of Treasury for twelve years and nine months. Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes (1933 to 1946) is the only person who served in the cabinet longer. Gallatin’s country estate is preserved at Friendship Hill National Historic Site in Pennsylvania. More...