Auburn, Ala. - Fourth and fifth grade students from Auburn City Schools have been immersed in the art of motion this week as Auburn Parks and Recreation and the Auburn Arts Association presented Adventures in Art 2013 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Sept. 9 - 12. Adventures in Art (AIA) is a field trip component of a community-based, art education program, offering students hands-on, creative experiences outside the classroom. This year’s program, “The Art of Motion,” offered students a look at the art of modern dance.
Using movement as a form of self-expression, this year’s AIA curriculum featured a modern dance performance by Dancers Inc., featuring guest artist Kelly Davino. Students then split into groups and attended four workshops – a visual arts project where students created a mixed media collage inspired by the work of abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky; a theatrical workshop led by guest artist Doc Waller, focusing on movement and positive self-expression through theatre; a gallery workshop, where students viewed and explored works by local artists Romaine Crockett and Cecile Morgan; and a performance workshop, allowing students to design and perform original choreography with Dancers Inc. Workshops and interactive components were all centered around this year’s theme, “The Art of Motion.”
AIA is presented by Auburn Parks and Recreation and the Auburn Arts Association and funded, in part, by a $3,000 grant from the Junior League of Lee County (JLLC ). Now in its fourteenth year, AIA is one of many programs the City of Auburn and its community partners are pleased to present for students from Auburn City Schools. Auburn Parks and Recreation would like to extend their gratitude to the Auburn Arts Association and the Junior League of Lee County for their continued support of Adventures in Art.
City Manager Charles M. Duggan, Jr. accepts a Community Assistance Grant from the Junior League of Lee County in support of Adventures in Art 2013. Junior League members pictured include Stephanie Froehlich, Danielle Ritch, Deborah Bright, Elizabeth Scarborough, Elyse Corbitt, and Beth Mentis. City of Auburn staff members pictured include Sara Hand Custer, Cultural Arts Director and Cari Philen, Art Education Specialist. Doc Waller and members of Dance Inc. are also pictured, along with students from Wrights Mill Elementary School.
For more information, visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or contact the Arts Center at 501-2963.