Little and Mini-Masters Art Display Continues in July
Jul 01, 2008 01:00 PM
Jul 02, 2008 08:00 PM
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|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Little Masters Art Studio students’ artwork continues on display in Decorah Public Library’s Mezzanine Gallery in July.
The exhibit includes pieces created by Mini-Masters (4-5 year olds) and Little Masters (6-8 year olds) during winter and spring 2008 program sessions. According to Lea Donhowe Lovelace, Director/ Instructor at Little Masters Art Studio of Decorah, each student has chosen one piece for the show. Pieces reflect the range of projects undertaken during recent months as students learned about artist materials and methods including printmaking, paper collage, pastels, paints, and sculpture. Students also learned about famous artists including Mark Rothko, Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Georgia O’Keefe, Rene Magritte, Robert Rauschenberg, and many more.
The mission of Little Masters Art Studio is to “foster art appreciation and offer quality hands-on art education for the busy hands and open minds of budding Little Masters.” Lovelace hopes that “by offering a warm and welcoming environment students will be empowered and inspired by the work of past and contemporary artists while they explore new materials and methods in their own art making process.”
A Decorah native and Luther College graduate, Lovelace has worked in the field of art education for over a decade. She has worn various hats including that of an artist working with inner-city youth; a program director for a not-for-profit community art school; the manager of school and teacher programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; and most recently, an independent contractor/consultant connecting diverse audience members to museum exhibitions. Lovelace holds a Masters of Arts degree in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is eager to wear a new hat as she transforms her home in Decorah into an educational, kid-friendly studio.
Decorah Public Library’s Mezzanine Gallery is open to the public Monday-Thursday 10 am-8 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am-5 pm, and Sunday 1-4 pm. Contact Kristin Torresdal at 563-382-3717 for more information.