Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Guest Blogger: Angie King

Springtime Fun at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

By Angie King, LRMA Outreach Education Coordinator

We in the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art education department, are getting ready for spring! There will be several activities for families and children during Spring Break week. The LRMA Spring Break Festival will be held on the front lawn of the Museum on Tuesday, March 16 from 1 until 3 p.m. This year’s festival will feature live animals from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Art projects will center around a "nature" theme using common household items. The various projects will include solar prints, a masking tape mosaic, and playing card paintings, as well as a table with ideas for art projects that can be made at home out of recycled materials. This event will be a great way to entertain the kids for free during Spring Break.

During Spring Break week, the Museum also offers a fun art class for children ages K5 through 6th grade. Spring Break Art Break will be held for three days, Wednesday, March 17 through Friday, March 19. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. until noon for children ages K5 to 3rd grade and 2 to 4 p.m. for 4th through 6th graders. Students will create projects in a variety of media based on the LRMA permanent collection. The cost is $35 for Museum members, and $45 for non-members. Please contact the Museum at 601.649.6374 or to make your reservations now, as space is limited. Reservations will only be held with payment.

Randy Meador of Neel-Schaffer, will speak at Art Talk on "Rediscovering the Lost Spaces of Laurel, " at noon on Thursday, March 18. Wildlife photographer Steven Kirkpatrick will be the featured speaker on Earth Day, April 22. Art Talk is an exciting serious held monthly in the spring and fall that features a wide variety of speakers on artistic topics. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy while listening to a stimulating lecture. Art Talk is free and no reservation is required.

There will be a lot happening this spring at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Even if you cannot make it to one of these great events, stop by to view our permanent collections and temporary exhibitions any time during regular operating hours which are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. or on Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m. Admission is always free and there is something here for everyone.

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