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Authenticity

I am bewildered by the amount of amazing “stuff” you can buy in modern craft/hobby stores.  Aisle after aisle of it. Not only are there paints, pencils, and canvases – there are also model airplane kits, DIY science experiments in a box, faux flowers, and… let’s not try too hard... View Article

When to Stop Editing

I saw Star Wars: A New Hope last week at the Lancaster Grand Theatre in Lancaster, KY.  The Grand is having a summer movie series where they show some oldies but goodies, and I thought that revisiting the original 1977 Star Wars would be a great time.  It had been... View Article

Art in Nature

This week, during Arts Exploration Camp, our campers ventured down the street to Centre College to expand their understanding of Art Around the World and how global art can be found close to home. Their first stop was Palace of Memory, a granite and earth-mound outdoor sculpture by Maine artist Tom... View Article

Why Art Education Matters

Why Art Education Matters by Richard Power “The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate.... View Article

My Night at a Starry Night Bachelorette Party

by Ivan Talley, Marketing Intern One evening this summer, I had the pleasure of attending a Starry Night studio as a paint waiter. Despite the fact I am not a great painter, I had been interested in attending one of these sessions. My interest about tripled when I was informed... View Article

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Art Adventures: Festive Windsocks

Last week, we made festive Fourth of July windsocks! This project allowed the kids to experiment with mixed media in a variety of materials like fabric, paper, and stencils. The project was a perfect fit for the upcoming holiday, but it can be versatile for any occasion. By simply switching... View Article

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Teen Art Camp Made a Difference for Victor

Victor is a special needs student who attends Boyle County Middle School. He has mild mental delays and short-term memory loss which means that a lot of “core” academic subjects in school – like math and reading – are challenging for him. But, he excels in the arts.  His mom signed... View Article

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Art Adventures: Beaded Quilt Pins

This week we made beaded quilt pins! Some resembled quilts with pretty patterns and colors, while others were made to resemble real-life objects, like a house and chimney. Whatever your little one’s vision, this is sure to make for a fun, engaging activity that they can even use to pin... View Article

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Art Adventures: Quilt Collage

Art Adventures is the Community Arts Center’s new drop-in art program for kids ages 4-12. Each week, an Art Guide facilitates a fun art project for kids and their grownups. Last week, we made fabric quilt collages! This project allowed us to introduce the kids to our current art exhibit... View Article

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