Sculpture Saturday: E.F-002 by Jonathan Forrence

While our in-person programming is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 prevention, Josephine Sculpture Park brings you Sculpture Saturday every Saturday at noon! Sculpture Saturday with Riley Fichter, JSP Park Manager & Artist in Residence, features a different sculpture in JSP’s exhibition each week with fun facts and interesting questions. 

This week, Riley explores SHAPE – one of seven elements of design – in Jonathan Forrence’s sculpture, E.F-002. 

SCRIPT (We apologize for the low audio quality. We are learning as we go, and will work to fix this for next Sculpture Saturday! We hope this text will aid in your understanding of the video.)

“Hello! Welcome to Sculpture Saturday! My name is Riley Fichter. Over the course of these videos, we have been exploring the elements of design. Today’s element is shape. Shape is a 2-dimensional area that stands out from the space attached to or around it according to a boundary. A shape can be geometric – like a square, a circle, or a triangle – or it can be organic, usually something that’s depicted from nature. Today’s piece will be E.F-002 by Jonathan Forrence. Let’s go check it out! Spinning in the wind, Jonathan’s piece stands tall in the field. In his own words: ‘Sometimes no matter which way you’re facing, it really is about what is in between the lines.’”

Learn more at josephinesculpturepark.org. If you appreciate the virtual resources that we share, please consider donating online at https://josephinesculpturepark.kindfu…. JSP programs are sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union. Thank you!

JSP Temporarily Closes Today at Dusk April 2, 2020 Until Further Notice

 

April 2, 2020 

Announcement: JSP Temporarily Closed

 

Dear friends,

 

Thank you for supporting Josephine Sculpture Park – in the past, during this uniquely challenging time, and into the future. To do our part in controlling the spread of COVID-19, the Park will close to public visitors starting today at dusk, April 2, 2020 until further notice. This step is necessary to protect the safety and health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and community.  

 

We ask that everyone do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying #HealthyAtHome. We will continue to provide activities that you and your family can do at home to stay connected with art and nature! 

 

Our virtual programs are available throughout the week on our social media (@josephinesculpturepark) and website: 

 

 

  • Self-Guided Night Sky Tour (monthly themed activities to explore the night sky)
  • First Sunday Self-Guided Nature Tour (monthly prompted walks & videos that connect you with nature)  
  • nARTure Tuesday (simple nature-based art activities you can do with supplies at-hand, available every Tuesday by noon)
  • Sculpture Saturday (short interactive videos that feature a sculpture in JSP’s exhibition, available every Saturday by noon)

 

 

We hope that you and your family enjoy our virtual programs. Please let us know what you think by sharing and commenting on social media – we want to hear from you!

 

We make the decision to temporarily close the Park grounds with confidence and compassion for the safety and health of all Kentuckians. We support and thank you for your efforts to take care of yourself and others. Please stay up to date on the latest recommendations for COVID-19 prevention at http://kycovid19.ky.gov/ and cdc.gov/coronavirus. We will continue to monitor developments and follow guidance from state and local authorities to determine when we can reopen.  

 

Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or requests at info[at]josephinesculpturepark.org or 502-352-7082. 

 

Be well, #TeamKentucky!

 

Melanie VanHouten, Founding Director

Jeri K. Howell, Program Director

nARTure Tuesday: Nature Journal & Bursting Buds

It’s 𝗻𝗔𝗥𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 with Josephine Sculpture Park! While our in-person programming is temporarily suspended, every Tuesday by noon, JSP Program Director Jeri K. Howell will feature a simple nature-based art or nature connection activity that you can do with supplies likely already at home or in a nearby outdoor area.
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This week, make your own nature journal and explore budding trees! (This activity is adapted from Project Learning Tree.)

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟭: Make your nature journal. Cut a piece of cardboard that is just larger than your journal pages, gather your journal pages (we cut scrap paper in 1/2 for ours), staple them to the cardboard along the top, and decorate your cover!


𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟮: Find a tree that’s budding and has low-hanging twigs. Examine the twig up close and “read” it using our photo diagram.


𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟯: Sketch the twig, drawing as much detail as you can. Gently break off 1 bud and use your nail to cut it in half. What do you see? What does it smell like? Sketch & note it! Be sure to write today’s date somewhere for reference!


𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟰: Reflect on your observations and experience. To jumpstart your journaling, you can make a list of “I wonder…” or write an acrostic poem!


𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟱: Next week, return to your twig, observe how it has changed, and repeat! Feel free to share your photos and observations with JSP every step of the way. Enjoy!
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If you appreciate the virtual resources we share, please consider donating online. JSP programs are sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union​. Thank you!

Sculpture Saturday: Rii’joo’vah’nay’shin by Riley Fichter

While our in-person programming is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 prevention, Josephine Sculpture Park brings you Sculpture Saturday every Saturday at noon! Sculpture Saturday with Riley Fichter, JSP Park Studio Manager & Artist in Residence, features a different sculpture in JSP’s exhibition each week with fun facts and interesting questions. This week, Riley explores LINE – one of seven elements of design – in his sculpture, Rii’joo’vah’nay’shin.

If you appreciate the virtual resources that we share, please consider donating online. We request a $5 donation for in-person sculpture tours at the Park. JSP programs are sponsored in part by Expree Credit Union. Thank you!  

Add Spark to Your Walk with a Nature Bracelet!

Add a little spark to your next walk outside by making a nature bracelet! (Or if your walking partners don’t like the idea of a bracelet, frame it as making their nature superheroine/hero gear!)

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟭: Wrap duct tape around your wrist (sticky side out).

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟮: Collect interesting items along the way, and add them to your bracelet.

𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝟯: Share your creations on social media and tag us! We’d love to see other wearable nature gear you all think up! (Did someone say dandelion belt? Bark shield?)

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