nARTure Tuesday: Art in Nature Camp Week 4

Happy nARTure Tuesday! Let’s check in with our Art in Nature Campers during their 4th week.

Guest teaching artist, Karen Lanier of KALA Creative, led a mindful nature photography workshop. Campers learned how to use their senses to capture an image that represents how they feel in that moment. At the end, campers were challenged to delete all but 1 photo, which represented their experience at camp. Campers were patient and determined to capture just the right essence of a bird, a tree branch, a butterfly, a flower, a dog, their new friends, and more.

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Art in Nature Camp is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Ornithological Society and made more accessible by our partnership with Just Say Yes. nARTure Tuesday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Thank you!

“Shoulder Deep” by Heidi Zenisek – JSP & ISC Artist in Residence – July 2021

During July 2021, Josephine Sculpture Park welcomed International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Awardee, Heidi Zenisek, as Artist in Residence. Heidi’s sculpture at JSP follows the theme of her previous works, which reexamines details of her childhood growing up on a farm alongside her experiences traversing the world as a contemporary woman.

This sculpture on exhibit at JSP is part of Heidi’s larger body of work titled Shoulder Deep. Join us in reflecting on Heidi’s residency in these Sculpture Saturday video interviews:

Week 1: Holographic Material  

Week 2: The Sculpture Site

Week 3 & 4: Visit the Greenhouse, Y’all!

Bridget’s residency is supported in part by the International Sculpture Center. Visit the artist at heidizenisek.com. Plan your visit to Heidi’s sculpture and JSP at josephinesculpturepark.org. Thank you!

nARTure Tuesday: Art in Nature Camp – Week 3

Happy nARTure Tuesday! Check out what Art in Nature Campers were up to last week! We explored the park using our 5 senses plus our intuition. In these photos, you can see us painting with wild blackberries (we tasted ’em, too!), climbing a tree, making rubbings of emerald ash borer paths, discovering all the shapes of plants, watching birds, and exploring fun sites in the park. We also smelled crushed yarrow leaves and cedar berries, felt the sun and wind on our skin, and wove blades of grass into the giant loom. The older campers explored their senses, too, and expressed them in their nature journals with sketches and creative writing. To wrap it up, we cooled off with a popsicle and wrote a letter to future JSP visitors…which you will see soon!

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Art in Nature Camp is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Ornithological Society. nARTure Tuesday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Thank you!

August Artist in Residence: Clare Koury

Clare Koury is an interdisciplinary artist from Richmond, Kentucky. Clare received an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. She primarily works in sculpture as well as video, sound and installation, often using readymade commodities like door handles and soap dispensers to complicate and enrich everyday life. “I can’t change what’s being sold to me,” writes Clare, “but I can at least change what I do with it.”

Clare will be living and creating a sculpture at JSP during the month of August as the Artist in Residence.

Learn more about Clare’s work at her website and Instagram.

Clare’s residency is funded in part by the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

#WallWisdomWednesday #GiftsFromGRAPHOLOGYHENGE by Peyton Scott Russell

GRAPHOLOGYHENGE by Peyton Scott Russell at Josephine Sculpture Park

Josephine Sculpture Park Founding Director, Melanie VanHouten, reflects on the impact Peyton Scott Russell’s sculpture, GRAPHOLOGYHENGE, has had on the Park and our community.

BYOPaint and make your mark on GRAPHOLOGYHENGE at JSP, free and open daily from dawn ’til dusk!

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