Thursday, January 28, 2010

Metalpoint Drawings on Display Until March

The Ohio Valley Art League is proud to present “The Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings” on loan for the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum.

“The Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings”

February 4 to March 1, 2010
Rotunda Gallery, Henderson County Public Library
Contact: Jule McClellan, Executive Director/Curator, 270-860-1930 or email: jule@ohiovalleyart.org
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9 to 8
Fri. & Sat. 9 to 5 and Sun. 1:30 to 5




ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

"In a medium that affords no second chances, it is impressive, indeed, to see the work of contemporary artists who are not only willing to meet a formidable challenge but also to conquer it with assurance and grace.

Once the metal stylus hits the surface in a silverpoint drawing, the gesture recorded is a permanent, irrevocable one. And the 19 artists from 11 states and Canada who are featured in this exhibition deftly celebrate what poet Robert Frost once called “the pleasure of taking pains.”

Rarely will a museum-goer be treated to as delicate and satisfying a feast - - one that eloquently attests to the fact that in a troubled, chaotic world there are still those who are taking time with carefully measured steps to create a subtle and lasting gift.

The 20 drawings exhibited here were donated to the Evansville Museum by artists participating in our summer 2009 exhibition “The Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings.” We are deeply indebted to artists Koo Schadler and Jeannine Cook, who served as co-curators for the exhibition, and encouraged these gifts.

We are delighted to share this exceptional work with the Ohio Valley Art League and the Henderson, Kentucky community."

JOHN STREETMAN
Director, Evansville Museum

For more information on this exhibit and other art activities in Henderson please visit the Ohio Valley Art League website.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fun Activities for the Curious Little Artist

Looking for a fun place to take the kids who aren't yet in school? Kim McGrew will present "Time for Tot's" art classes on four Fridays.

"Time for Tot's" art is designed for the curious little artist, who is ready to explore the world of art with Mom, Dad or Grandma. Dress for a mess and have loads of fun with 2-D and 3-D projects with Miss Kim. The series of 4 classes will let you and your child dabble in various art mediums to create art. Pre-registration is required.


The dates are:

Feburary 5
March 5
April 2
May 7

Classes will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Audubon State Park in the Museum Meeting Room.

Staff Contact: Kim McGrew at (270) 827-1893 or kim.mcgrew@ky.gov
Program Fee: $20.00 (includes all 4 classes & materials)

Feburary Events

Here's a list of events to anticipate in Henderson during February!

Feb 3 & 10: HOME WINE MAKING CLASSES

Ruby Moon Winery and Vineyard, 9566 US Hwy 41 A, Henderson, KY. The classes will be from 6:30-8:30 each night, for two nights The cost of the classes is $50.00 per participant and covers both nights and all class materials. After completion of the two-night course, participants should have all the information they need to start making wine. Each class will be limited to ten participants. To sign up e-mail us at anitaandjamie@hotmail.com or call (270) 830-7660. Info: www.rubymoonwinery.com.

Feb 4- Mar 1: THE LUSTER OF SILVER: CONTEMPORARY METALPOINT DRAWINGS
Henderson County Public Library Rotunda Gallery, Henderson, KY. The Ohio Valley Art League is proud to present “The Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings” on loan for the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum. Gallery Hours: Mon - Thurs. 9:00am to 8:00pm, Fri & Sat. 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sun. 1:30 to 5:00pm. Info: www.ohiovalleyart.org

Feb 5: TIME FOR TOTS
John James Audubon State Park, Audubon Museum, 3100 Hwy 41 N, Henderson, KY. Tiny Tot’s Art is designed for the curious little artist, who is ready to explore the World of Art with mom, dad or grandma. Dress for a MESS and have loads of fun with 2D and 3D projects with Miss Kim. The series of 4 classes will let you and your child dabble in various art mediums to create ART. Lines, Shapes, Color and Design will be our focus. Fee: $20.00 (includes all 4 classes & materials) Pre-registration is required. 10:30-11:30am. Info: Kim McGrew-Ligget at (270) 827-1893, Kim.mcgrew@ky.gov or www.friendsofaudubon.org

Feb 7: PERU: FROM THE AMAZON TO THE ANDES
John James Audubon State Park, Audubon Museum, 3100 Hwy 41 N, Henderson, KY. 2-3pm. Travel along the Amazon River, the only "highway" through the rain forest, glimpsing native villages and their inhabitants. Explore the colorful birds, animals, and flowers of the tropics. Trek cross country to Cuzco, altitude 11,400 feet, and then on to Machu Picchu, World Heritage Site nestled in the high cloud forest. Let the pan-pipe music sooth your visual tour of Peru. Program is free. Info: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov

Feb 11: HENDERSON AWARDS BREAKFAST
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Henderson, KY. 7:30am. This event will be an opportunity to again honor individuals and organizations that have worked diligently and successfully for the growth and development of Downtown Henderson. Several awards will be presented including the "Heart of Henderson" Award, as well as, the Design Awards will be presented at the breakfast. The DHP Board members will be greeters. www.downtownhenderson.org

Feb 12: AUDUBON ADULT ARTIST RETREATS
John James Audubon Museum, 3100 Hwy 41 N, Henderson, KY. 9:00-9:30am. Beginning to advanced artists are invited to attend the all day, monthly retreats at the Audubon Museum. Bring your own artwork and supplies , as we share and network techniques, ideas and exhibits. Throughout the year, we will offer various noon speakers, critiques, optional workshops, tours and group art trips. Potluck lunch from 11:30-12:15. Fee: $15.00. Pre-registration required. Info: Kim McGrew-Ligget at (270) 827-1893, Kim.mcgrew@ky.gov or www.friendsofaudubon.org

Feb 12: VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY
John F. Kennedy Community Center. 3-5pm. Arts & Crafts, dance party, games, and refreshments. Sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation. Info: (270) 831-1261.

Feb 13: THE KING'S SINGERS
Henderson Fine Arts Center, Henderson, KY. The King’s Singers delight audiences around the world with their incomparable musicianship, charm and wit. They easily maintain their place at the apex of a cappella singing, and are counted amongst the world’s elite classical performers. 7:30pm Info: www.haaa.org or (270) 831-9800.

Feb 16: ANNUAL SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
St. Paul’s Episcopal, 5 South Green St., Henderson, KY. 5-7pm. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee and all the fixings. Proceeds benefit the church youth programs and activities. All welcome, pay at the door. Info: 270-826-2973

Feb 18 & 25: HOME WINE MAKING CLASSES
Ruby Moon Winery and Vineyard, 9566 US Hwy 41 A, Henderson, KY. The classes will be from 6:30-8:30 each night, for two nights The cost of the classes is $50.00 per participant and covers both nights and all class materials. After completion of the two-night course, participants should have all the information they need to start making wine. Each class will be limited to ten participants. To sign up e-mail us at anitaandjamie@hotmail.com or call (270) 830-7660. Info: www.rubymoonwinery.com.

Feb 27-28: "TAFFY GOES TO WAR"
Henderson Fine Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, KY. Tickets for the sequel to "The Taffy Opry" are on sale at the Downtown Henderson Project Office, 131 N. Main St. The sequel will be presented in two performances, on the evening of Feb. 27 at 7pm and at a matinée on Feb. 28 at 3pm, at Henderson Fine Arts Center. Set during World War II, the story by Bob Park features most of the Taffy characters you've come to know during his WSON radio spots "On The Front Porch" as well as war-era and patriotic music backed by Highway 41 bluegrass band. Info: (270) 827-0016 or 800-291-3402

Feb 28-Mar 11: ART OF WELL BEING
Gathering Area, First United Methodist, Henderson, KY. Area artists are invited to create artworks using “well being” as the theme for the artworks. Awards selected by juror. Info: 270-827-9831

Braving the Elements at the Tourist Commission

The Tourist Commission was snow-covered during last week's wintery weather. Here was our view! We're looking forward to the summertime when the park is filled with the smells of barbecue and the sounds of great blues and bluegrass music! Until then, everyone keep warm!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Take a Journey Into the Role of a Honeybee

The Honeybee’s Role in Our Community
John James Audubon State Park Museum

Saturday, January 16
1:00-3:00 p.m.


Join the Audubon staff as the Audubon Bee Association takes you on a journey into the role of a honeybee and its importance on our community. You will have the opportunity to view an observation hive from the inside out (weather permitting). There will also be honey and comb honey tasting available. The program is free.

From 1-2 pm Learn about beekeeping and the tools of the trade. This is presented by and local apiarists (beekeepers) Fay Brock, Paul and Betsy Stone (Stone Hill Honey), and Glenn Kerr.

From 2-3 p.m. Marion Lowry and Christine Belt will present “Bee and Butterfly Gardens” – a program focusing on planning and setting up your own garden and the role that bees and butterflies play as pollinators. Handouts and posters will be available.

Several topics will be discussed, including:

• Importance of Honeybees on Our Community
• Hives, Equipment and Gear Demonstration
• Bee and Butterfly Gardens
• Honeybee Photography
• Honey and comb honey tasting

The event is presented by Paul and Betsy Stone of Stone Hill Honey, Glenn Kerr, Marion Lowey, Christine Belt, and Fay Brock.

For further information, contact Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247 or juliea.mcdonald@ky.gov

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fowl Play Exhibit Kicks Off Audubon Bicentennial Celebration


2010 marks the bicentennial of John James Audubon’s arrival in Henderson. In commemoration of this occasion, the Friends of Audubon, Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources are planning a full schedule of events for the year.

To kick off the celebration, Audubon Museum will host the “Fowl Play” exhibit Jan. 22- Apr. 12. This exhibit will feature artworks of birds at play. Artists, Jim List, Gary Bertram, Mary Lou Holt, Mark Heneisen, Iris Gentry, Lynn Buckman and Sherry Wilkerson will display realistic bird pieces; similar to the artwork that Audubon was renowned for.

The painting above is “African Crowned Crane” by Gary Bertram.

Henderson sparked a frontier spirit in Audubon, who roamed the woods, studying and painting the abundant species of migrating birds in the area. He grew as an artist during his years in Kentucky, and after his family’s departure from Henderson, he went on to publish his works in “The Birds of America” folio series.

This exhibit will be open Thurs.-Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the months of January and February. During March, viewing hours are Wed. – Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Other events to look forward to during the celebration include a birdhouse contest, a reenactment of Audubon’s landing, a period costume contest, wildlife exhibits and much more. For more information on these and other bicentennial activities throughout the year, visit www.audubon2010.com.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Popular Home Wine Making Classes Offered at Ruby Moon

Registration is underway for the popular wine making classes at Ruby Moon Winery. The series of classes will begin on Monday, January 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Each series of classes will be comprised of two, two hour sessions one week apart and will take students through all of the steps necessary to start making wine on a small scale using a hands on approach. The cost of tuition is $50.00 and covers both nights and all class materials. Graduates of the classes will receive a 10% discount off any purchases at Ruby Moon for one year.

If you are interested in registering for one of the series of classes noted below, contact the winery at anitaandjamie@hotmail.com and indicate which series you are interested in registering for. You may also call the winery at (270) 830-7660. Space is limited so sign up early to ensure that you get a spot. All classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Series #1 Monday, January 4th and 11th

Series #2 Tuesday, January 19th and 26th

Series #3 Wednesday, February 3rd and 10th

Series #4 Thursday, February 18th and 25th