Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Owensboro Art Museum Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

kaveOWENSBORO, KY (3/19/12) – Kaleidoscope Kave, an interactive video gallery that turns movement into computerized digital art, will open at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Saturday, March 31 with a special preview party for kids from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
 
The $27,500 expansion of its interactive children’s art studio, Artland, was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is being matched by local contributions. The federal agency’s Arts Education in American Communities, a program designed to extend arts education to all communities in the United States, invited the museum to apply for the grant.
 
Upon entering Kaleidoscope Kave, viewers immediately see their silhouette on a wall in front of them. As they move, their shape is repeated and multiplied in myriad colors. Using their body as an electronic paintbrush, they can dance, hop, jump or use any other movement to create different designs. Each movement creates a new, exciting, ever-changing panorama of imagery resulting in a gigantic visual celebration which can be photographed and reproduced on paper by a printer.
 
Following a visit to Kaleidoscope Kave, an Artland Instructor will lead participants in a related project based on pattern and color repetition. Additionally, artists-in-residence programs planned throughout the year will cover other subjects such as math, computer science, dance, music, painting and photography and how they relate to this unique experience. The learning opportunities from these programs are based upon the educational concept that the overlap between art and science increases children’s ability to think creatively, enhancing their ability to learn in any discipline.
 
The installation was designed by internationally known California media artist, Ed Tannenbaum who has created similar art education projects for museums and educational institutions around the world. His installations and exhibitions have been featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Chicago Art Institute and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and he has served as Artist-in-Residence on myriad projects for the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
According to NEA guidelines, the Arts Education in American Communities program which funded Kaleidoscope Kave, is intended to provide Americans with arts learning opportunities across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines and geographic locations. Projects must focus on the acquisition of knowledge or skill in the arts, thereby building public capacity for lifelong learning and participation in the arts.
 
A special criterion met by the local museum for this grant was to have the ability to extend the arts to underserved populations – those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economic or disability. The museum’s FREE admission policy combined with the Artland concept to offer free art instruction to the region’s children enabled it to meet this requirement.
 
Artland, which opened in late 2010, is staffed by art students enrolled in local colleges and offers FREE instruction in the visual and performing arts to children ages 4 to 12. It was conceived and implemented by the museum’s staff with support from the Michael E. Horn Family Foundation.
 
The museum is located at 9th and Frederica Streets and is open Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is FREE although voluntary donations are suggested of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Access accommodations are provided through the 9th street entrance for physically challenged individuals. More information on the exhibition may be seen on the museum’s website, www.omfa.us, or followed on Facebook and Twitter.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized; Two Arrested

GRAHAM, Ky. (9/20/14) ― Officers from several police agencies served a search warrant at a Graham residence today,… Read More

Paradise NRA Banquet Promises Food, Fun, Prizes

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (9/19/14) The Second Annual Banquet and Auction for the Paradise Friends of the NRA will be held on… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 5924

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 16, 2014 4521

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 19, 2014 3682

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 17, 2014 3373

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 3218

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3218

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2297

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 17, 2014 1997

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1760

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1633

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 19, 2014 633

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 18, 2014 552

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 19, 2014 550

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 18, 2014 395

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway
September 18, 2014 363

Bearcats Return to Owensboro for…

in Top Stories by Kayla Cruse

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 5924

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 16, 2014 4521

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 3373

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 1416

Muhlenberg Job Corps Support is 'Written…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 16, 2014 1368

Former 1977 Graduates Speaks at…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06