Happy nARTure Tuesday! We hope you’re outside enjoying this nice, cool weather. This week, we focus on an amazing plant: broadleaf plantain! In most of North America, broadleaf plantain grows plentifully in grassy areas, including Josephine Sculpture Park. Next time you are outside and get bit by an insect or brush up against poison ivy, find plantain, pick off a clean leaf, chew or mash up the leaf, and apply to the affected area until the pain or irritation goes away. This plantain poultice will do the trick! You can learn more about backyard medicinal plants THIS SUNDAY, September 6 from 1-2pm at JSP with Melissa Calhoun of the Kentucky Herbalism Alliance. Registration is required & there’s only 1 spot left! Register & learn more at First Sunday Guided Nature Tour: Backyard Fall Medicinal Plants.
nARTure Tuesday is sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Thank you!
It’s #ThankfulforArtistsThursday and we are thankful for sculptor & JSP Park Manager and Artist in Residence, Riley Fichter! Our social media audience may know Riley as the narrator and producer of our virtual Sculpture Saturday video series. Did you know that he has an incredible sculpture exhibiting at the Park, and is making more? Did you know that Riley is critical to keeping the park maintained, safe, and beautiful for you to enjoy as a visitor, volunteer, or artist? Let’s all give him a HUGE THANK YOU!!!
This Saturday, August 26, Riley will lead an in-depth, 1 hour walking tour of 3-5 sculptures at JSP that are organic in shape or form. This is the FIRST of our NEW monthly series, so please check it out and join us! Learn more & register below.
Learn more about Riley’s art at rileyfichter.com and on IG @fakeryebread.
Enjoy this month’s Virtual Night Sky Tour! NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Dan Price, explores Jupiter and its 4 Galilean moons 🌑
A Weeklong Musical FUNdraiser for JSP!
Sunday, August 16 to Saturday, August 22
JSP Facebook & YouTube
Join us for a weeklong Virtual Barn Raisin’ to raise funds for Josephine Sculpture Park! Each night at 7 PM from Sunday, August 16 to Saturday, August 22, we will release a live concert performance from an artist made especially for JSP and YOU! View the concerts on our Facebook Page and YouTube channel.
By virtually attending this awesome event, sharing it with your friends and family, and making a donation (any amount helps!), you help JSP add 10 acres to the park and restore an historic tobacco barn to host more creative community programs, exhibits and events!
Jasmine Fouts: Sunday, Aug. 16
Rhythm Science Sound: Monday, Aug. 17
Hancock & Shouse: Tuesday, Aug. 18
Jeri Katherine Howell & Nat Colten: Wednesday, Aug. 19
Ben Sollee: Thursday, Aug. 20
Amythyst Kiah: Friday, Aug. 21
NUR-D: Saturday, Aug. 22
Virtual Barn Raisin’ continues our Capital Campaign to raise $350,000 to secure 10 acres purchased in 2018 and restore the historic tobacco barn for additional classrooms, events and exhibit space. If you’d like to learn more about how to support this effort, please contact Christina HERE.
JSP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, FREE to the public 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, serving over 20,000 youth and families in our community annually with over 70 sculptures, walking paths across 30 acres of rural native Kentucky land, art and nature programs and events year round.
Virtual Barn Raisin’ is supported by:
Expree Credit Union
Josephine Ardery Foundation
Stewart Home & School
Carol & John Baughman
Chenault & Hoge Insurance & Real Estate
Billie Faye & Rick Duvall
Frankfort Plant Board
Teresa & Harry Suter
Bill & Elaine Johnson
McNamara & Jones
Anne Taylor & Will Renshaw
The Villas at Berry Hill
Welcome to Sculpture Saturday! This week, we focus on JSP’s stage and how we are translating the spirit of our stage to our Virtual Barn Raisin’! The Virtual Barn Raisin’ is 7 nights of awesome concerts, starting TOMORROW, Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22 at 7 PM EDT. Join us on our Facebook Page or YouTube channel to see these incredible shows, share them with friends, and donate at josephinesculpturepark.org. Concerts featuring Jasmine Fouts Music, Rhythm Science Sound, Hancock & Shouse, Jeri Katherine Howell & Nat Colten, Ben Sollee, Amythyst Kiah, & NUR-D!
Virtual Barn Raisin’ is a fundraising effort to help us restore an historic tobacco barn and revitalize 10 new park acres. With your support, we can bring this space to life for classrooms, small concerts, exhibits, private events, and more – all furthering our mission to connect people to each other and the land through the arts.
Enjoy the shows!