A new, very colorful buffalo has found a home in Ryan Park. The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is officially unveiling the giant buffalo sculpture which was created during the OMFA’s FREE summer art camp sponsored by Owensboro Grain.
To celebrate, a reception will be held for young artists and their families, friends, and neighbors from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, August 20, 2016. The public is welcome to join the young artists for cookies and punch at the unveiling.
OMFA Director, Mary Bryan Hood, says the buffalo sculpture was created from insulation board and exterior house paint. The sculpture is the collaborative work of 144 children, ages 6 to 15, in a four-day camp held July 12 to 15.
“The purpose of the annual summer art camps is to provide area children with an understanding of how works of art by professional artists are conceived and produced,” Hood said. “These educational, hands-on experiences result in exhibitions in the museum’s Young At Art Gallery which celebrate the children’s accomplishments.”
The summer camp also complements the ongoing public art project RiverArtes: The Art of Placemaking, that the OMFA is implementing for the City of Owensboro to acquire a public art collection for the riverfront development.
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is located at 901 Frederica Street. Ryan Sculpture Park is a green space adjacent to the Museum at 10th & Frederica which is used to celebrate and display public art exhibits.
Sculpture photo provided by OMFA.