Featured Artist: Julianna Wells
Join us as we learn the Japanese art form of Suibokuga, a unique form of ink wash painting. Artists traditionally used sumi ink on Washi paper with varying degrees of water to create a tonal gradation. Experience the beauty of this art form in each brush stroke as it expresses and captures the spirit of what is being depicted. Learn about the history of the medium, about how the Sumi ink is ground, and how to paint with it on traditional Washi paper. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop.
Register online by March 23
Join us for the start of the fine art show. Enjoy entertainment, gourmet cuisine, and fine décor inspired by the WWI exhibition, courtesy of Bob Vardaman. Gala attendees get the first chance to purchase art from the 10”x10” Art for Education gallery.
The fine art show will open during the benefit gala and run through April 13. It will include a variety of art from across the nation as well as original art from local, regional, and international artists.
Guest Artist: Meghan Lacey
Featured Book: The Dog Soldier: World War I Hero by Blake Hoena
Work with our guest artist as we take a look back at World War I and create a remembrance poppy.
This program is in conjunction with Let There Be Art! and From Flying Aces to Army Boots: World War I and the Chattahoochee Valley.
Let There Be Art! closes with a presentation by Rebecca Wood from R. Wood Studios in Athens, GA. Now the owner of one of the largest pottery studios in America, Rebecca got her start on a used kiln that a friend bought for her at a yard sale. Besides creating her one of a kind ceramics, Rebecca is also one of the photographers behind the blog, and book, Beauty Everyday. It represents a pictorial and poetic love affair with southern beauty. She also has a blog called ‘southernshacks.com’, where she documents the beauty of old homesteads and rural structures.
Access for the Arts is an art exploration program for individuals and caregivers with early stage Alzheimer’s. We offer monthly tours or hands-on art making sessions led by a Museum Educator.
Register by one week prior to each class.
Museum collections can be used to teach an array of subjects. During this special event, educators and future educators will experience miniature lessons that incorporate history, art, and other subject areas. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities with Museum objects in a completely different way. By the end of the evening, participants will walk away with four adaptable lesson plans as well as samples of handson projects and ideas for their classrooms. This program is FREE, but registration is required.
Register by April 4
Docents and volunteers, join us at our annual luncheon celebrating your hard work and dedication throughout the year. A catered lunch will be provided, and each participant will enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.
Join us for our second art exhibition!
‘Home is Where the Art is’ is a program in which local artists and students help guide and assist individuals in the homeless community to create their own unique pieces of art. ‘Home is Where the Art is’ is a collaboration with the Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministries, Safe-House at Rose Hill United Methodist Church and the Bo Bartlett Center. The program takes place every Thursday morning at the Safe House at Rose Hill Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia.