Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn Studio Project, hosted by Auburn Parks & Recreation, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. This community-based, art education program is for sixth grade students from Auburn City Schools. This year's theme, Ganando La Vida (Making a Living), focuses on art from Mexico.
The program will begin at the Jule Collins Smith Museum where students will view Ganando La Vida. The exhibit, an exhibition assembled from objects in the museum’s permanent collection, presents prints, paintings, and drawings dealing broadly with the theme of labor. The program will conclude at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center where students will attend three workshops: a visual arts project where students will create a block style print that emphasizes expression in portraiture, a performance workshop in which students will participate in authentic Mexican dances with Mexican Ballet performers Lupita Sosa and Mario Bazan, and a button workshop where students will design and create original buttons inspired by the Ganando La Vida Exhibition.
For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cari Philen, Art Education Specialist, at 334-501-2944 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.