b'GIFT SHOPEven though the Shop was closed in July and part of August in 2017, we were still able to sell catalogs and beautiful notecard sets during the opening reception for the exhibit titled, A TalentPhoto courtesy of JoAnn Butts. Forgotten: The Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson. We have had several online orders from across theFolk artists JoAnn Butts and Minnie Adkins demonstrated their country for this catalog. We have reordered thework during the March 2018 4th Tuesday Tour.notecard sets many times, which are currently in stock and available for purchase. We also have Wilkinson portfolios available for purchase, and contain a variety of her prints, cards and a special poem are enclosed inside of the portfolios. On March 27, 2018, HMA hosted a folk art demonstration with Minnie Adkins and JoAnn One of the Museum Gift ShopsButts, well-known folk artists, during our 4th Tuesday Tour. This tour was related to the exhibit most popular items is the catalogtitled Drawing From a Deeper Well: Self-Taught Art From Appalachia and Beyond. A scavenger of Edith Lake Wilkinsons work, which has been ordered onlinehunt was offered to go along with Suzanne Alexanders book titled Through Childrens Eyes: and shipped around the country. Exploring the Huntington Museum of Art, which was published by Headline Books.FACILITIESThe Facilities Department diligently tackled breakdowns and maintenance issues in fiscal year 2018 with the arrival of HMAs new Director of Facilities Dustin Burgess.As we look forward to the future, we must be aware of these issues to keep this institution of the community operating and maintained to the best of our ability, by building long-term plans and executing these plans completely. The Facilities Department is dedicated and determined to take these challenges head-on to bring HMA up to date. A major project for the Facilities Department during fiscal years 2017 and 2018 was overseeing the completion of repaired roofing on the studio buildings and the administration wing of SECURITY the main building. After many years of utilizing contract security services, HMA hired Larry Mullett as the new Director of Security in November 2017 and hired a team of security officers. This move also makes one single person in charge of HMAs security. A security assessment was conducted by Mullett at the end of 2017 and the results will make HMA safer for all.Larry Mullett joined HMA as Director of Security in November 2017.PUBLIC RELATIONSHMA welcomed Irish native Sarah Lavelle, granddaughter of the subject of Robert Henris oil painting Kathleen, and two of her Ohio cousinsBryan Burvis and Eileen Lavelleon June 15, 2017. Sarah Lavelle wished to see the painting of her grandmother in person and was very moved during the afternoon event, which was attended by The Charleston Gazette-Mail, The Ashland Daily Independent and WCHS TV. HMAs Facebook post about Sarahs visit reached 6,386 people; was liked by 155 people; shared by 13 people; and commented on by six others.Sarah Lavelle is the granddaughter ofPublic Relations Director John Gillispie entered the Members Magazine Kathleen, the subject of Robert Henris oil paintingin The MarCom Awards of Arlington, Texas, in the nonprofit magazine from our Daywoodcategory and was informed in early October 2017 that the Members Collection. Lavelle traveledMagazine is a Platinum Winner in the competition. This is the first time the to HMA to see the portraitmagazine has earned the competitions top-level award. The magazine is a of her grandmother in person. six-time Gold Winner in this competition. Some of the other companies to be named Platinum Winners in their categories include Hilton, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Honeywell. Members Magazine received a top honor of The MarCom Awards of Arlington, Texas. The magazine 16 was a Platinum Winner. This is the first time the magazine has earned the competitions top-level award.'