Kroger Rewards supports JSP

Kroger Community Rewards supports Josephine Sculpture Park

Did you know… If you shop at Kroger and use the Kroger Reward card for discounts, you could be helping JSP every time you shop?!? It is simple and Kroger’s makes the donation each time you shop! Follow these easy steps to get started:

  1. register your Kroger card online HERE: Kroger Community Rewards supports JSP!
  2. select Josephine Sculpture Park as the local charity you would like Kroger to donate to
  3. shop at Kroger and use your rewards cards at checkout (like normal)
  4. Kroger’s will donate to JSP!

Please note that you do need to register your card every year, and NOW is the time to register!!

Monday Makers Series (meets 4 times)

Monday Makers Series at Josephine Sculpture Park

This series will meet 4 times: Monday nights Aug. 8-29 from 5pm-6pm.

Learn how to work with reusable Gelli Plates. You will draw, press, blotch, splatter, paint and roll onto these soft plates to create amazing textures, images and prints. We will be using drawing skills, imagination and inspiration from the nature and sculptures available at the park. Fun for all skill levels, no experience needed.

Instructor: Jody Jaques

Price: $50 total (includes all 4 classes)

Supplies Included

All Ages and Ability Levels suggested 5 and up

 

 

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The End of the Line

Join us Feb. 24th at 7 pm for a film screening at The Grand Theatre in downtown Frankfort as local filmmaker Sellus Wilder reveals the “true story of the bluegrass pipeline” in this award winning documentary. A community discussion will follow at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe with Sellus and other subjects from the film.

A portion of the proceeds will support Josie’s Conservation Program, a new adventure starting this year that creatively explores environmental education at JSP.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door before the show or in advance HERE.

More info here.

JSP Awarded KY Arts Partner Grant from the KY Arts Council

State arts leaders gathered Jan. 20 for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual celebration of the Commonwealth’s arts community and the vital roles it plays in the state’s livelihood. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council.

Sen. Julian M. Carroll and Rep. Derrick Graham presented the Josephine Sculpture Park with a check for $2,071 for a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant awarded by the arts council in July 2015. The funding awarded to Josephine Sculpture Park is part of $1.2 million the arts council awarded to 91 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2016 fiscal year.

2015 KAC with Julian Carroll

John Hockensmith, Kentucky Arts Council board member; Sen. Julian M. Carroll; Melanie VanHouten, Josephine Sculpture Park artistic director; and Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council executive director.

Rep. Derrick Graham; Melanie VanHouten, Josephine Sculpture Park artistic director; and Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council executive director.

On Jan. 20, arts leaders came from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the public value of the arts and to thank legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council. Checks were presented to organizations awarded Kentucky Arts Partnership operational support grants by the arts council in July 2015. Rep. Derrick Graham; Melanie VanHouten, Josephine Sculpture Park artistic director; and Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council executive director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Kentucky has excellent arts organizations in every region of the Commonwealth that provide year-round arts experiences in their communities,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “The state arts agency is proud to partner with Josephine Sculpture Park to ensure the arts are made available to all Kentuckians.”

This year’s Arts Day comes during the 50th anniversary year of the establishment of the arts council by the Kentucky General Assembly.

“It’s uplifting to reflect on where we’ve come from 50 years ago and to think about the kind of support we can give to our arts partners today through programs like the Kentucky Arts Partnership,” Meadows said. “We are grateful to the members of the Kentucky General Assembly – then and now – for their collective support of the Commonwealth’s artistic legacy and integrity.”

KAP grants provide operating support on a competitive basis to arts and cultural organizations and community arts programs to ensure participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.

For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Arts Council’s website.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council celebrates 50 years of service in 2016.

Visiting Artists at JSP

This week we celebrate the visiting artist program at JSP which brings artists here from across the globe to create new work on site. They also teach workshops that range from basic wood sculpture to stone carving, eco-arts, performing arts and more. Often, the result is a community sculpture such as Despacho, which was designed and built by two students from the University of North Florida. This piece invites the viewer to actually participate in the creation of the work, by leaving their own offering. Despacho by Mary Ratcliff and Stephen Paine

Heike Endemann was in residence at JSP from Bodensee, Germany for 6 weeks this summer. She created 4 new works and taught 2 workshops for young sculptors using wood from a locally felled tree. The Ash was removed due to the Emerald Ash Borer and the kids were also introduced to the environmental impacts of such invasive species. Heike Endemann at Josephine Sculpture Park

We have a great line up scheduled for 2016 as well, including Aaron Dysart from MN, Mayumi Amada from Japan, and Phyllis Free from GA. Sign up below to get all the updates as new artists and workshops are added. Solar System by Aaron Dysart

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