A $10,000 grant supporting programming in the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art’s Waymond Morris “Young At Art” Gallery has been received from AT&T.
As the 2016 sponsor of that gallery, the AT&T grant will support costs for art supplies, presentation materials, including matting and framing, and fees for guest artists and instructors who will conduct classes and workshops for the gallery.
Located on the first floor of the Carnegie Exhibition Wing, the gallery is named for former Mayor Waymond O. Morris, and dedicated to the presentation of works of art created by elementary and secondary school students during museum classes, workshops and annual art camps.
The gallery is also available to regional school systems for the exhibition of works of art created in school programming and special projects. It is equipped with professional display units, sculpture stands and lighting, and can accommodate up to 100 works in two- and three-dimensional media. Teachers may reserve space on the exhibition calendar by phoning or emailing the museum.
Previous exhibitions featured in the gallery have included those sponsored by the City of Owensboro and the Daviess County Fiscal Court. The City’s annual Christmas card competition for elementary school children has been presented in the gallery, and the Fiscal Court’s Bicentennial was celebrated with a special exhibition of arts and crafts by local children based upon the history of the County.
A special exhibition each year showcases the museum’s art camps, sponsored by Owensboro Grain Company, which offer in-depth programming designed to explore the history of art. These camps acquaint children with great art from the past and introduces them to contemporary art movements from around the globe.
An annual exhibition in December is presented in conjunction with the Holiday Forest Festival of Trees and features ornaments and other special decorations created by local schools. The 2015 exhibition, scheduled November 13 to December 31, will feature works of art by Burns Middle School Art Club based upon design elements from the early Aztec, Mayan and Incan civilizations. Coordinated by Ali Huffman, the objects will interpret the exhibition, “Across Cultures,” a survey of international folk art on loan from museums, galleries and private collections.
The Young At Art Gallery is open during regular 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 is FREE, but donations are encouraged. For more information call 270 685-3l8l or visit the museum’s website at omfa.us or follow us on Facebook.