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Josephine Sculpture Park, the only sculpture park in the commonwealth, proudly presents the summer workshops for the 2016 season.  Josephine Sculpture Park offers a variety of workshops for youth and adults throughout the year. New opportunities for the 2016 season will be posted on their website as they are confirmed.

You, Me and The DeVille Makes Three: Vision Quest 2016

Participants will create a unique automobile skin for the Cadillac DeVille that Christopher will be driving on his Vision Quest 2016; retracing the route of Antoine Cadillac from Detroit, MI to Quebec City, Quebec.

ART CAR WORKSHOP – led by Christopher Olszewski
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June 28 from 9:30am-12:30pm. This workshop is FREE and is appropriate for all ages and abilities, children under 8 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is REQUIRED.

As part of Christopher’s Vision Quest, through a brainstorming session participants will focus on recognizing and identifying self-doubt and the demons that seem to hold us back. Contemporary demons are the voices that say, “You’re not talented enough,” “You don’t have enough money,” “Too old,” “Too fat,” “Not enough time,” and so on. (However, the one thing these demons have in common is that they are ALL wrong.) Once the brainstorming session is complete, participants are invited to write/draw their demons on pieces of paper and then transfer their ideas to the vehicle skin. When Chris leaves town, he takes the skin with the demons on it with him.

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Lead artist, Christopher Olszewski, the Vision Quest Cadillac and its skin will also be on display at Bourbon On Main in downtown Frankfort on June 29 from 5-7pm as part of a public reception and launch of the Franklin County Arts Council. The reception is free and open to the public, stop by and see what the buzz is about… FrankARTS!

About Christopher Olszewski

In summer 2016, Native American artist, Christopher Olszewski will retrace the 1500-mile trek of Antoine Cadillac by driving a mid-1990s Cadillac DeVille from Detroit, Michigan to Quebec City, Quebec and back (stopping at JSP for this workshop on his way North). Antoine Cadillac was a French explorer, politician, adventurer, diplomat, trapper and trader in New France. He founded Fort Pontchartrain in 1701 which led to the development of the modern city of Detroit. The Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors is named after Antoine Cadillac, and the company’s crest is based on his coat of arms. Cadillac is a symbol of American luxury, style and elegance, and the DeVille is one the last remaining vehicles assembled in Detroit (Motor City). For this trek, he will be driving a pearl white DeVille. In Native American tradition, the albino has healing powers and is considered sacred and magical. When Chris’ journey is complete, the vehicle will be ceremonially shot, skinned, ground down and used for medicinal purposes.

The vehicle will be on display with a vinyl car cover at each location. The covers are painted and decorated with corporate logos, text and Native American imagery. Workshop participants will add to the surface by drawing, painting or writing (creative materials will be provided).

On this Vision Quest and workshop, Chris is playing the role of a “Low Budget” Shaman who travels from town to town collecting demons. He will guide participants through a brainstorming session during which they will learn how to identify demons and how to defend against demonization.

During the brainstorming session, participants focus on recognizing and identifying self-doubt and the demons that seem to hold us back. Contemporary demons are the voices that say, “You’re not talented enough,” “You don’t have enough money,” “Too old,” “Too fat,” “Not enough time,” and so on. However, the one thing these demons have in common is that they are ALL wrong.

Once the brainstorming session is complete, participants are invited to write/draw their demons on pieces of paper and then transfer their ideas to the vehicle skin.

When Chris leaves town, he takes the demons and the car “skin” with him. When his journey is complete, the vinyl car cover(s) will serve as the foundation for the artist’s visual exploration and used in professional gallery/museum exhibitions.

Lead artist, Christopher Olszewski, the Vision Quest Cadillac and its skin will also be on display at Bourbon On Main in downtown Frankfort on June 29 from 5-7pm as part of a public reception and launch of the Franklin County Arts Council.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE: Josephine Sculpture Park – 3355 Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort, KY 40601


Intentional Art Nights Summer Season (3 sessions) WORKSHOP

3 sessions foster each participant’s own artistic development, creations and ideas. Great for artists at any stage from beginners to advanced. Come explore your creative self!

Led by artist & naturalist, Karen Lanier.
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This is a 3 day workshop that meets once monthly. Summer Season meets on Thursday evenings: June 30, July 28 and Sep. 1 from 5:30-8:30pm

. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. 3 session series is $90 and includes art materials.

Registration is REQUIRED.

Reveal, explore or refine your wishes and dreams. Through nature connection and art journaling, make time to listen deeply and create playfully. Complete each workshop by setting an intention for the coming month.

A variety of art media and nature-based creativity will be explored, focusing on a different technique each month. Some materials will be gathered on-site, and basic art supplies will be provided. Examples include painting with plant pigments, sun prints, and mixed media collages.

This is a time and space to play at being an artist and experience the process of creation without judgment. Artwork is not expected to be displayed for anyone but you. Time for sharing and receiving feedback is provided during each session, and you may choose whether you want to share or keep your creation private.

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who began a regular commitment to her own Intentional Art Night each month in 2011. Karen’s intentional art practice is guided by the work of Sheri Gaynor, author of Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art.

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