nARTure Tuesday: Frankfort Public Art Tour

Happy nARTure Tuesday! This beautiful, sunny week, we invite you to head to downtown Frankfort, KY and check out the Arts Downtown mural and sculpture exhibit curated by Josephine Sculpture Park and Franklin County Arts – FrankArts. Do a FREE self-guided Frankfort Public Art Tour available at visitfrankfort.com/art/ and connect with community, the outdoors & art! While you’re there, it’s a great opportunity to shop local and support downtown small businesses.(This weekend is Candlelight Weekend 40th Anniversary!) These photos are just a snapshot of the Arts Downtown tour last weekend!

nARTure Tuesday is sponsored in-part by Expree Credit Union and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Donate at josephinesculpturpark.org. Thank you!

Thankful for Artists Thursday: Downtown Frankfort Art Walk & Anderson Co. Arts Council Art Trail – THIS SATURDAY!

This Thankful for Artists Thursday, we want to share 2 amazing opportunities to connect with regional artists THIS SATURDAY, NOV 7!

1) Anderson County Arts Council ‘s Virtual Art Trail 2020! Starting Saturday at 10am, you can enjoy a full day of live video chats with artists, musical performances (including by JSP’s own Jeri Katherine Howell), and interesting artist content, including a JSP tour and artist in residence feature with Jamie Weinfurter and Riley Fichter! Visit www.vatky.com to attend the event and PURCHASE LOCAL ART throughout November! The kickoff is this Saturday, but you can enjoy the shop feature and access videos through November 30.

 

2) Downtown Frankfort’s ArtWalk 2020, Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Local artists will display their work throughout downtown, you can share your vision for the Frankfort Arts and Culture Master Plan, JSP Park Manager Riley Fichter will give a public art tour (registration required), and you can purchase local art for the upcoming holiday season!

Thankful for Artists Thursday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union. Donate online here. Thank you!

nARTure Tuesday & Election Day: What brings you hope?

Happy Election Day and nARTure Tuesday! On your way to vote (or if you’ve already voted, on your outdoor jaunt in this beautiful KY weather), we invite you to notice at least one beautiful thing that brings you hope. Maybe it’s the gentle sound of the fall leaves shaking, the constant flow of the river, the energy of children playing, creating a work of art, the rest you’re gifting yourself today… The largest and oldest tree on Park grounds is a chinkapin oak, which we lovingly called Grandmother Tree, and she gives us hope. She reminds us of growth, wonder, beauty, strength, resilience, and wisdom. She reminds us of the history of this land and the future it will help to grow with its seeds. Grandmother Tree holds the soil, shades visitors, provides homes for a diversity of wildlife, and connects us with each other and more-than-human nature. She reminds us of community, of home. What brings you hope today?

Shout out to Jody Thompson and volunteers with Woods & Waters Land Trust for helping give Grandmother Tree space and opening up her shade to visitors. We are open every day for free dawn to dusk, so come visit her.

Sculpture Saturday: Shape Shifter by Chakaia Booker

Happy Sculpture Saturday! This week, we take you to downtown Frankfort, KY to feature our Arts Downtown exhibit in partnership with Frank Arts and sponsored by Richard Rosen. Chakaia Booker’s Shape Shifter is currently on exhibit at WesBanco. Learn about Booker’s works (chakaiabooker.com) and how we installed this piece in this week’s Sculpture Saturday video! Explore more of the Arts Downtown public murals and sculptures by registering to attend our November Saturday Sculpture Tour on Saturday, November 7 from 1-2pm. Register at josephinesculpturepark.org/calendar. This tour is in partnership with Frankfort Tourism’s Art Walk!

If you are interested in having a public mural or sculpture at your business, contact us for more information. Sculpture Saturday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union. Donate at josephinesculpturepark.kindful.com. Thank you!

nARTure Tuesday: Night Sky Tour this Saturday!

Happy nARTure Tuesday! This Saturday, October 24 from 8-9pm, we welcome back our in-person Night Sky Tour with a field observation led by expert guidance from NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Dan Price of Starpointe Astronomy! We are so excited to welcome you back to the park at night to observe the night sky, now with a special monitor and camera to enhance your observations in a safe, socially distanced way. Pre-registration required at Night Sky Tour: Field Observations.

 

JSP and Dan Price of Starpointe Astronomy bring you our monthly Night Sky Tour series as members of the NASA Museum Alliance. Did you know that NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration has amazing STEM activities you can do from home!? Check out https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html for lesson plans. To prep your kiddos for the Night Sky Tour at JSP this weekend, you can do a related activity at home by searching for lessons related to constellations, planets, the moon, or even deep sky objects!

 

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