STMA September workshop to be part of MMCC’s Sustainability Expo
Special to the Citizen
At the next Steffen Thomas Museum’s Art Outreach Program Family Workshop – "Recycled Sculpture" – you can learn how to make the world cleaner, safer and more beautiful through art.
During the workshop scheduled for Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the museum, participants will work with scraps of coated wire and other discarded objects to create recycled sculptures of whimsical creatures or figures. The session will be taught by retired art teacher and professional artist, Barbara Kimbrough, along with Madison Artist Guild Member, Karen Strelecki. Since each work will be a very personal and unique creation, participants are invited to bring a small, special “found” object – perhaps a favorite stone, bead or rock – to include in their sculpture.
The workshop is offered in conjunction with the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center’s Sustainability Expo, which also takes place on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature vendors of conservation-friendly technologies in the Hall, a farmer’s market and local artists’ displays on the front lawn, plus a puppet show in the auditorium.
STMA will set up a table in the Hall at the Expo to display the recycled sculpture created during the morning workshop. In addition, those signed up for the Saturday STMA Recycled Sculpture Family Workshop are invited to attend a dress rehearsal of the puppet show, "Echoes of Eco," on Friday night, September 26 (time to be announced).
The museum’s workshop fees are $8 for adults, $6 for children; members receive a $2 discount. Those in financial need may attend free of charge. Reservations are required. Please call (706) 342-7557.
Last but hardly least, Saturday, September 27 is also Museum Day, a nationwide opportunity to celebrate our America’s cultural offerings and institutions. As previously announced, STMA will join museums throughout the country in offering visitors free admission that day. In addition, all who submitted forms for new or renewed STMA membership and indicated they wish to participate in a special Museum Day drawing will have the chance to win a framed print of Steffen Thomas’s "Dancers," a study done in 1947 for a mural meant for the New Orleans’ St. Charles Hotel, which no longer exists.
The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, 4200 Bethany Road in Buckhead, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. For more information and directions, please call 706-342-7557 or visit www.steffenthomas.org.