RiverArtes:Fun with Public Art at Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
A continuation of the 2016 series of FREE ART CAMPS presented by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is scheduled July 12 to 15 for ages 6 to 15.
RiverArtes: Fun with Public Art is a unique camp that will offer children the opportunity to create a collaborative outdoor sculpture and is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s next exhibition, RIVERARTES II: The Art of Placemaking.
Classes will take place in Ryan Park, where participants will jointly design and construct a multi-figure, stylized work of art depicting a buffalo herd. The sculpture, created from foam insulation board and finished with exterior latex paint, takes its theme from Ryan Park’s monumental bronze buffalo sculpture which celebrates the origins of Owensboro. Campers will also create preliminary studies for the sculpture in painting projects which will be displayed in the museum’s AT&T Young at Art gallery, August 6 to October 23, in conjunction with the national invitational exhibition, RIVERARTES II: The Art of Placemaking. Campers will be able to take their paintings home when the exhibition closes.
Campers will tour the exhibition RIVERARTES II: The Art of Placemaking, and will be introduced to the genre of public art through more than 75 proposals submitted for installation in Owensboro. RIVERARTES II is a collaboration with the City of Owensboro, designed as a vehicle to acquire public art for the riverfront and downtown area through lease arrangements with artists.
Morning sessions scheduled 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. are designed for ages 6 to 9 and afternoon classes from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. are planned for ages 10 to 15.
The free camp programming, now in its eleventh season, is sponsored by Owensboro Grain Company and is the only local fine arts camp offered free and specifically designed to reach the community’s financially challenged children. Half of the seats in each class are reserved for registrants from local community service organizations. After those are filled, reservations from the general public are confirmed.
Registration is now open for the RiverArtes: Fun with Public Art camp and may be completed by phoning the museum at (270) 685-3181 or emailing at email@example.com.
Museum hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is FREE although voluntary donations are suggested of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Access for physically challenged individuals is provided at the Atrium entrance in the 9th Street parking lot.
For more information, phone 270-685-3181 or visit the museum's website omfa.us or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.