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Womens art exhibit in spotlight for Tuesday Tour at Huntington museum

May 28, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The life of West Virginia artist Edith Lake Wilkinson will be the topic of discussion during the May Tuesday Tour at the Huntington Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. This is a Macy’s Free Tuesday event.

HMA Executive Director Geoffrey K. Fleming will present a PowerPoint discussion on the life and artistic career of Wilkinson, who was the focus of an exhibit at HMA in summer 2016. “The life story of Edith Lake Wilkinson is a fascinating one,” Fleming said. “The Tri-State community really responded to Wilkinson’s artwork and her story. The Museum was happy to introduce a new audience to the work of this important West Virginia artist, who spent the final years of her life here in Huntington.”

This presentation takes place in connection with the exhibit titled Women Artists of the Mountain State — Presented in Memory of Women’s Art Historian Chris Petteys, which continues on view at HMA through June 30. This exhibit is drawn from the permanent collection of the Huntington Museum of Art and features works by Wilkinson, Blanche Lazzell, and Grace Martin Frame Taylor, among others.

Wilkinson was from Wheeling and produced a small but finely crafted body of work. Wilkinson was a contemporary of Morgantown native Lazzell in the rich artistic community in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in the early 20th century. Lazzell is among West Virginia’s most honored women artists and her woodblock prints and paintings are well known

for their modernist style.

This exhibit presented in memory of Women’s Art Historian Chris Petteys

Presented with support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

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