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Holiday Open House set to kick off at Huntington Museum of Art

The Parthenon

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012

Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012 00:11

The Huntington Museum of Art will host Holiday Open House from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Admission to Holiday Open House at HMA is free, but we encourage visitors to bring cans of food for the Huntington Area Food Bank and warm clothes for the Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry,” John Gillispie, HMA’s public relations director, said.

Gillispie said the Holiday Open House will include refreshments and a variety of activities.

“We expect hundreds of visitors for Holiday Open House on Dec. 2 at the Huntington Museum of Art,” Gillispie said. “Holiday Open House at HMA features music and dance performances, children’s art activities and a visit from Santa.”

Holiday Open House will feature Tri-State Youth Orchestra, excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by Huntington Dance Theatre, Cabell Midland Collegium Musicum, Sixteenth Street Baptist Choir, B’Nai Sholom Choir, Cabell Midland Choir and the Wayne Elementary Select Ensemble.

Holiday Open House will also include the Art on a Limb exhibit.

“The Art on a Limb exhibit features trees decorated with ornaments made by local artists,” Gillispie said. “We have a tree with folk art, a bead ornament tree and a tree with ornaments carved or made from wood. The large tree in the Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall features palettes decorated by local artists.”

The Art on a Limb exhibit will be on view through Jan. 6.

Cindy Dearborn, museum and schools coordinator, said the museum has been hosting Holiday Open House for more that 40 years.

“It is a great way to kick off the holiday season,” Dearborn said.

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