Sculpture Saturday: Me in Me Sanctuary by Lucy Azubuike

Lucy Azubuike at Josephine Sculpture Park

Happy Sculpture Saturday! This week, we explore Lucy Azubuike’s interactive tree art sculpture, Me in Me Sanctuary. Come visit JSP to participate in the tree art scavenger hunt, and take photos of the tree art that YOU find in nature by posting with #onemilliontreearts.

Sculpture Tour Announcement!!! Lucy’s sculpture is found object in a variety of ways. Learn what that means and explore other awesome found object sculptures with Riley Fichter at JSP during our Last Saturday Sculpture Tour: Found Object on Saturday, September 26 from 1-2pm! Pre-registration required & space is limited, so register today at josephinesculpturepark.org.

Sculpture Saturday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union. Donate at josephinesculpturepark.kindful.com. Thank you!

Virtual Night Sky Tour: Saturn – Jewel of the Solar System

Virtual Night Sky Tour: Saturn
Video Available NOW!
On JSP Social Media & Website & Below

 
Dan Price of Starpointe Astronomy & NASA Solar System Ambassador explores Saturn for September’s Virtual Night Sky Tour with a 10-min video! While some of JSP’s in-person programming remains temoprarily suspended, we are committed to providing you weekly virtual programs to connect you with art and nature. Did you know that JSP is part of the NASA Museum Alliance!? We hope enjoy our monthly Virtual Night Sky Tour with Dan Price! 

nARTure Tuesday: Transformation

Take 10 minutes to enjoy nARTure Tuesday: Transformation with us. Program Director, Jeri Howell, has been overjoyed monitoring monarch metamorphosis in her backyard (where the photos come from!). Butterflies undergo a complete metamorphosis, transforming from egg, to caterpillar, to pupa (chrysalis), then adult butterfly – each stage entirely unique from the others.

We can learn so much from butterflies’ metamorphosis metaphor. In each stage of its life, the butterfly transforms. As our lives continue to transform, let the life cycle of butterflies inspire you. For 10 min, we encourage you to free write on the topic “transformation.” (Free writing involves writing continuously for a set period of time without concern for grammar, form, etc. Just write as the words come to you.) Some questions you may want to consider: What stage in the butterfly life cycle do I feel I am in right now? What can my family learn from butterflies’ complete metamorphosis? Where would I build my chrysalis?

 

Let the writing transform your thoughts, your day, your week. Happy transformation, butterflies!

If you enjoy our nARTure Tuesday activities, check out JSP’s Art in Nature Camp – Session I for middle and high school youth starting Saturday, September 26! Pre-registration required by Wednesday, September 23. Space is limited, so please join us today!

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nARTure Tuesday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Donate at josephinesculpturepark.kindful.com. Thank you!

Sculpture Saturday: Wanderlust by Cecilia Lueza

Welcome to Sculpture Saturday with Riley Fichter! This week, we explore JSP’s Art in Public Places program with a video interview with muralist, Cecilia Lueza. In August, Cecilia completed a bird-themed mural in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky on Nitro of Frankfort. Go see the mural for yourself, and pop in Nitro to shop! Cecilia’s work comes to Frankfort thanks to the Arts Downtown initiative in partnership with Franklin County Arts – FrankArts, sponsored by a generous local donor, Richard Rosen. Explore Cecilia’s work at www.lueza.com.

If you are interested in having a public mural or sculpture at your business, contact us at josephinesculpturepark.org for more information.

Thank you to our fabulous graphic design intern, Madeleine Stulz, for interviewing and filming Cecilia while she was in residence! Sculpture Saturday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union . Donate at josephinesculpturepark.kindful.com. Thank you!

Does Your Student Have A Yes Card? JSP Has Programs for YOU!

Just Say Yes & Josephine Sculpture Park:

Yes Card Participants

What is a Yes Card? A Yes Card is an electronic gift card that can be used to pay for Out-of-School Time (OST) activities from a list of approved providers in Franklin County (including Josephine Sculpture Park!). It is a cornerstone of Just Say Yes, a comprehensive youth substance use prevention initiative launched in Franklin County in 2020 with a grant from the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just Say Yes adapts the gold-standard Icelandic Prevention Model to our Kentucky context.

Yes Card participants can use their card to purchase registration for all JSP Programs, including:

Art in Nature Camp

First Sunday Guided Nature Tours

Last Saturday Sculpture Tours

Artist in Residence Workshops

To learn more about each program and register, visit our website calendar linked here and click the “Register Now” button within the selected event. You can also register directly from the events on our JSP Facebook Page linked here.

Click to learn more about workshops, clubs & classes at JSP!

Learn more about the Just Say Yes initiative & Yes Card Providers: Website & Facebook

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