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February 2019

River Oaks 35th Anniversary Exhibitions

February 15 - March 30
River Oaks Square Arts Center, 1330 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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Featuring “Feathers & Fins” by Andrew Jackson Pollack; “What WOOD We Imagine” by Janet Ahrens & Tish Fresh; “Color of Hope” by Carla Guillory, Penny Abraham & Artists from Hope House; and recent works by JoAnne K. Thompson & Student Artists from Matthews Memorial. An opening reception for all four shows is slated for February 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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Andrew Pollack Glass Workshop 2

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
River Oaks Square Arts Center, 1330 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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$50

Join us for some torch time as we offer an intro into flame worked glass-blowing and sculpting on a torch with acclaimed NOLA glass artist, Andrew Jackson Pollack. Pollack Glass Studio & Gallery on Magazine Street, New Orleans features the work of Andrew Pollack and a number of other Contemporary Glass Artists, currently representing 20 local, New Orleans, glass artists along with numerous international glass artists, jewelers, and more. Pollack Glass Studio hosts workshops in a variety of glass-working techniques.

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March 2019

The Muse Fairy Gardens

March 9 @ 9:30 am
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Free

Do you enjoy creating Fairy Gardens? We’ll be showing off all your Fairy Garden pieces during our Youth Art Month Festival here at AMoA. Bring your materials and install your piece beginning at 9:45am on March 9th at the Alexandria Museum of Art. We will have some materials available such as scissors and glue. Open to ages 13 to 21.

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Youth Art Month (YAM) Festival

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Free

Youth Art Month (YAM) in March is an annual observance to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders–our children. The festival…

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April 2019

Drawing Your Own Path with John Simon, Jr.

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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$35 – $50

Creativity through meditation workshop, with autographed books. In this hands-on workshop, John Simon, Jr. will introduce the drawing and mindfulness techniques that form the basis of his meditation practice—described in his recent publication “Drawing Your Own Path”. Participants will be led through a variety of approaches to creativity using mindful mark making followed by a discussion about how to work with the results. Register at www.themuseum.org/adultclasses. Copies of Drawing Your Own Path will be available for purchase for $15.00.

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Release Your Inner Michelangelo

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Johnson Branch Library, 1610 Veterans Drive
Lecompte, LA 71346 United States
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Free

Rita Holder, a young and talented painter will lead our group in painting a picture suited for framing. Supplies provided. Registration required.

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Community Luminary Art Project

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Free

During this all-ages workshop, guests will be creating a variety of luminaries to take home, and are invited to bring their creations back to AMoA, and carry them during the Spring Illuminated Procession, which will be May 3rd during the Alexandria Red River Festival. No pre-registration required. More information on workshop and procession at www.themuseum.org/LuminaryWorkshop

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May 2019

Family Art Class—Making Art with a Message

May 18 @ 2:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Free – $20

Participants will learn how to use the elements of art and various materials to communicate a message after discussing AMoA’s “Concrete and Adrift: On the Poverty Line” exhibition.Various materials and methods will be available to suit different age groups.

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Afternoon with an Artist: Aron Belka

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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Join AMoA for an afternoon talk with artist Aron Belka, a painter based in New Orleans. One of the artists in the “Concrete & Adrift: On the Poverty Line” exhibition and represented in the AMoA permanent collection, Belka’s often larger than life oil paintings often feature people in lower income brackets as well as those without homes. During our afternoon with the artist, Belka will talk about his work and his chosen subjects during his time since moving to New…

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Dry Point Etching like Rembrandt w/ Amanda Roe

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71303 United States
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$35 – $50

This dry point etching printmaking class for adults is a quick and easy introduction to traditional printmaking like the master artists, such as Rembrandt. In the class, you will learn how to create marks onto the surface using crosshatching to build up value and create a unique style to create your own series of prints. Anyone can learn and experience this practice even if they are just starting out to already knowing the technique and simply want to brush up…

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