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Children’s Home Society art exhibit opens Thursday

“Overcoming The Struggle” by Michelle Pritchett, transitional living social worker for the Children’s Home Society Transitional Living Program, will be among the pieces in the SOAR TLP, art exhibit to be on display through the end of October at the Parkersburg Art Center. The show opens with a reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — An art exhibit featuring the work of youth clients, staff and associates of the Transitional Living Program of the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Parkersburg Art Center on Market Street

The show, SOAR TLP, will be on display through the end of October, which is celebrated as National Arts and Humanities Month, Megan Bower of the Children’s Home Society said.

The paintings, photographs and pencil drawings will not be for sale, but donations for the Children’s Home Society will be accepted at the reception, she said. Non-perishable food and hygienic items will be accepted while monetary donations also can be made at the society’s website, childhswv.org/donate.

Face masks will be required and social distancing will be observed during the reception, Bower said.

The Children’s Home Society, founded in 1896, provides child welfare, behavioral health, social casework and advocacy services, including for adoptions, from several locations in West Virginia.

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