The final in the 2014 series of FREE ART CAMPS presented by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is scheduled October 7 to 10 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 current exhibition, RIVERARTES: 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 Native American family of four. 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 tour the exhibition RIVERARTES: The Art of Placemaking, and be introduced to the genre of public art through more than 75 proposals submitted for installations in Owensboro RIVERARTES is a community project conceived as a way 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 ninth season, is sponsored by Owensboro Grain Company and is the only local fine arts camp 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 protected].
The museum’s regular hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 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 requested 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, www.omfa.us, or view Facebook.