Exhibitions (3rd floor Education Gallery)
Sense of Place
Independent School Association of the Southwest
Visual Arts Exhibition
“Sense of Place” is a central theme of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The Museum was built around the very idea that “place” affects the artists who live and work in the South, infusing and permeating the art created in or about this diverse region. “Sense of Place” is more than a geographical designation. It has to do with identity–a feeling or perception that people have for particular locations and the meaning they gain from their relationship with these places. The phrase can also be used when referring to the features that make a place unique or characteristics that create a feeling of attachment, belonging and connection.
A “Sense of Place” can be realized in literature, music, food, traditions and, of course, art. The purpose of the project is to inspire students to explore the concept of “Sense of Place” and how this theme is reflected in their own lives.
Participating schools include:
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Louise S. McGehee
Metairie Park Country Day
St. Paul’s Episcopal
St. Andrew’s Episcopal
St. Martin’s Episcopal
Stuart Hall School for Boys
Steffen Thomas Family Day: Express Yourself
March 29, 2014
10am - 2pm
Discover the works of Expressionist artist Steffen Thomas, then “express” your own creativity during this FREE Family Day. Art techniques to explore will include watercolor painting, still life collages, mosaic, sculpture, and drawing self-portraits. Designed for all ages, the Family Day also includes entertainment by local artists and students performances. All museum galleries free and open to the public and refreshments are available for purchase.
Saturday Studio classes are an opportunity for youth ages 8-13 to explore the Museum's collections and exhibitions, engage with a particular medium or technique in depth, and create original works of art in a relaxed, encouraging studio environment. Students will benefit by increasing their visual arts vocabulary, discovering their own skills and talents, and cultivating a lifelong interest in the arts. Pre-registration is required
BEADING & JEWELRY SERIESMarch 8, 15, 22
Students will learn basic methods of working with beads and creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, including wire turning, weaving, stringing, and more.
FIBER ART SERIESApril 12, 19, 26
Students will explore the world of fiber art, experimenting with various fabrics and approaches, including sewing, knotting, weaving, and other exciting techniques!
All classes take place at the Ogden Museum from 1-3pm.
$125 – Mardi Gras Costuming Series ($100 for Members)
$75 – Beading & Jewelry Series ($60 for Members)
$75 – Fiber Art Series ($60 for Members)
Click here for online registration.
Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jose Torres-Tama Expressionist Workshop
Thursdays, February 6, 13, & 20 (3 class series)
6:00 – 8:00 pm (during Ogden After Hours!)
Inspired by the works of Steffen Thomas seen in the Ogden Museum’s exhibition, Rediscovered, local artist Jose Torres-Tama will instruct participants in creating their own expressionistic works of art.
Ogden Book Club
Join Ogden Museum docent and former teacher Maureen O'Dwyer for a lively discussion about Southern art, literature and culture. This club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members.
Upcoming Book Clubs
Tuesday, March 11
Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison
Tuesday, April 29
The Sea Captain’s Wife by Martha Hodes
Tuesday, May 20
Men we Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers by Susie Mee
Ogden Docent Opportunities
Be a key member of the Ogden team by serving as a Docent! Docents teach about works of art in the collectionthrough tours and gallery discussions
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