AMoA Events June 2014

June 1, 2014toJune 30, 2014

AMoALogoEXHIBITS:

Dorothea Lange’s America
Exhibition Dates: June 6–August 23, 2014
Member Preview Reception and Artists’ Panel: Friday, June 6, 2014, 6-8pm
Intimate photographs of people and land by Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) captured pride and resilience in the face of suffering during the Depression-era through the postwar period. Her work raised awareness and brought federal relief to struggling Americans, and influenced documentary photography by highlighting the camera as an instrument for social change. The exhibition will feature 30 black and white photographs depicting Lange’s personal documentation of Depression-era American life and post-WWII America. All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, and was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Through the Eyes of Sarah Albritton
Exhibition Dates: June 6–August 23, 2014
Member Preview Reception and Artists’ Panel: Friday, June 6, 2014, 6-8pm
Ruston, Louisiana artist Sarah Albritton paints reconstructed emotional memories using both real and imagined elements. Most of her works are situated in a bird’s-eye view of the rural, north Louisiana landscape, confronting the past with blunt reality. Growing up as an African American in north Louisiana during the 1930s and 1940s, Albritton has expressed her experiences through various creative pursuits as a self-trained visual artist, writer, poet, cook, storyteller, and restaurant owner known for her yard art and holiday decorations.

Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends
Exhibition Dates: June 6–August 23, 2014
Member Preview Reception and Artists’ Panel: Friday, June 6, 2014, 6-8pm
Inspired by the creative resources within our own community, this exhibition will feature art faculty from universities in our region as well as selected works from regional organizations that gather artists working throughout Central Louisiana to share ideas, information, and inspiration. This annual exhibition opens a new path for partnership, experimentation, and exchange among arts professors, students, and arts guilds while showcasing some of the best contemporary work in our region.

EVENTS:

Yoga in the Gallery, Every Tuesday, 5:30pm, Free
Yoga is offered free of charge every Tuesday at Alexandria Museum of Art, thanks to a grant from the Rapides Foundation. Yoga instructor, b. Hedrick is an ascetic Taoist yogi with fourteen years of yoga practice. Yoga Tao is for all experience levels, incorporating spirit-mind-body techniques.

Opening Reception and Member Preview
Friday, June 6, 2014, 6-8pm
AMoA members are invited to attend the opening of 3 new exhibitions, Dorthea Lange’s America, Through the Eyes of Sarah Albritton, and Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends.

The Muse Photography Workshop with Sean K
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1- 5 pm
Participants between the ages of 14 and 21 will learn photography techniques from photographer, Sean K.

Spanish Language Tour of Exhibitions (Tour de exposición en el museo de arte en español)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1-2pm (7 Junio, 13:00-14:00)
FREE! ¡GRATIS!

Spanish Language Art Talk
A little bit of fine art in Spanish… (¡Platicame de bellas artes en espanol!)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm (7 Junio, 14:00-15:30):
Featured Artist: Remedios Varo (Mexico/Spain)
FREE! ¡GRATIS!
Have fun talking in Spanish and learning about the art of Spanish-speaking cultures. Conversation, cultural exchange, and fun! Facilitated by Carlos Villaseñor Anaya (bilingual), International Consultant and expert in Cultural Development and Cultural Policy.
Diviértete hablando en español y aprendendiendi sobre artes visuales de artistas surgidos en las culturas que hablan español. ¡Conversación, intercambio cultural y diversión! Impartido por Carlos Villaseñor Anaya (bilingüe), Consultor internacional y experto en el desarrollo cultural y políticas culturales.

Summer Art Camp: Art at Street Level with Pat Phillips
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June, 13
9am – Noon (ages 6-9)  1-4pm (ages 10 and up)
This course will incorporate mixed media techniques with street art/ graffiti aesthetics that are an inspiration in Phillip’s own artwork. Campers will explore the usage of unfamiliar mediums, such as spray paint, and apply traditional mediums in a new exciting way. They will be highly encouraged to explore their individual interest and skill levels, while learning how to make art through this process. Cost: $75 per member child; $100 per non-member child. Advanced registration required.

Second Saturday Market
Saturday, June 14, 2014,  10am-2pm
FREE admission EVERY Second Saturday!
Admission is FREE to AMoA every Second Saturday with arts activities for kids, live music, exhibition tours, local produce, and original local art.  There’s always something new to explore.
All one-of-a-kind works of art sold in the downtown Cultural Arts District are tax-free. Support local artists, farmers, and gardeners at this fun community event!
·         10:30am-12:30pm: LIVE MUSIC
·         COMMUNITY TABLE: Home gardeners and local growers sell their extra produce at the Community Table during the Second Saturday Market.
·         INTERACTIVE ART ACTIVITIES: Second Saturday Market each month includes different arts activities for all ages. Kids and families enjoy exploring the Museum’s exhibitions, creating art projects together, and discovering their creativity with “Experimentation Stations” designed to let participants get hands-on with different art techniques.
·         HOMEMADE SPECIALTY PRODUCTS: Homemade cakes and cookies, fruit jam and jellies, honey and honeycomb products for sale by local vendors featuring locally-sourced ingredients.
·         ARTIST VENDORS: One-of-a-kind works of art sold in the downtown Cultural Arts District are tax-free! Artists interested in displaying and selling their work, please contact the Museum to sign up as a vendor.
·         VENDORS REGISTRATION: Interested vendors please contact Jenny Gallent for more information or to register: 318-443-3458 or jenny@themuseum.org.
·         AMOA GIFT SHOP: Visit the Museum Gift Shop, which features original fine art and fine crafts by local and regional artists.

Summer Art Camp: Books Alive! with Kathy Kirkland
Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20
9am – Noon (ages 6-9)  1-4pm (ages 10 and up)
Campers will explore the art of their favorite books by creating original art in the style and method of the illustrators of Caldecott Award-winning picture books. Cost: $75 per member child; $100 per non-member child. Advanced registration required.

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) FREE Workshop
Monday, June 16 & Tuesday, June 17; 9am – 4pm both days
Visual Thinking Strategies, or VTS, is a research based literacy program that uses student-led, discussions about art to improve critical thinking, language and writing skills. The method has been proven in longitudinal studies, in schools over the past thirty years to boost these skills, in students in grades K-8. Through discussions about the art, self-esteem and participation are bolstered, even among struggling students. VTS directly correlates to the ELA Standards of the Common Core Curriculum.

VTS utilizes a child’s natural ability to make sense of what they see, a skill we all begin using at birth. The method is a discovery process facilitated by the teacher using three, simple but carefully researched questions that provoke thoughtful responses and encourage lively, engaging conversation. The process has students focus, reflect and question, which builds their critical thinking skills. Teachers will learn and practice this enjoyable, but productive method from VTS trainers, during this two day workshop, which will offer an in-depth training and guidance from VTS trainer, Heidi Arbogast.

In addition, AMoA educators Cindy Blair and Nancy Noles, are available to co-teach VTS lessons with your teachers after the workshop, throughout the year and give teachers support and feedback on their method.

Teachers are encouraged to register with the museum, today by calling 443-3458 or by emailing cindy@themuseum.org

Acoustic Concert Series
Thursday, June 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Free for AMoA Members, $4 for non-members
Guest Musician:  TBA
Live music, food, and fun! Join us on third Thursdays for the Alexandria Museum of Art’s most popular recurring social event. Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music hosted by John Wakefield, and snack on tasty food and drink every third Thursday at AMoA.  Admission: Free for AMoA Members; $4 for non-members

The Multi-Dimensional Muse: A Photography and Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition Opening
Saturday, June 20, 6-8pm
The Muse combines ceramic sculpture and photography for this celebration of Muse Art. Join us on June 20th for an opening at the Alexandria Museum of Art.

Family Art Class: Playing in the Shadows
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1-3pm
Bring the family or just your inner child and discover the magic shadow puppetry. Participants will experience examples of shadow puppetry from around the world and get a chance to create their own shadow puppets and bring them to life! Cost: Free for AMoA Member families; $20 for non-member families (up to 4)

Summer Art Camp: Mixed Media Construction with Chris Glascock
Monday, June 23 –  Friday, June 27, 2014
1-4pm (ages 12 – 17)
Campers in this class will use re-purposed wood scraps and found objects in conjunction with other traditional media, to create relief and/or free-standing sculptural pieces. They will discover how the textural contrast of various materials creates interest in their compositions. Campers will also view and discuss pieces by Louise Nevelson and Robert Rauschenberg. Cost: $75 per member child; $100 per non-member child. Advanced registration required.

Rhythm & Rhymes: Spoken Word Performing Arts Series
Friday, June 27, 7-9pm
Admission: Free for AMoA Members; $4 for non-members
Musical and spoken word performances, including open mic and featured performers, are presented AMoa, promoting the art of spoken word and self-expression, and creating opportunities for poets. Hosted by Alexandria native and accomplished slam poet Sha’Condria Sibley.

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