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Visiting Artists at Josephine Sculpture Park
July 12-15: Ira Hill
Ira will be installing his monumental earthwork entitled, Epi Center July 13 and 14. Stop by and see this work come to life at JSP!
More of Ira’s work, including Epi Center can be seen on his website:
July 13-25: University of North Florida Sculpture Students
Sculpture students from the University of North Florida will be in residence Monday – Thursday each week creating and installing new sculptures on site and in the JSP studio barn. The residency will conclude with a public reception celebrating the 8 new sculptures created and an opportunity for you to participate in Despacho, by constructing your own small offering to be included in the sculpture. Public reception is free and open to all ages and abilities, Saturday July 25 from 10am-1pm.
More information HERE: Despacho!
July 25: New Sculpture Celebration & Collaboration!!
At Josephine Sculpture Park: FREE
10am – 1pm
Explore 8 new works created and installed by University of North Florida Sculpture Students, meet the artists and participate in the creation of Despacho. Participants will be provided with materials to create your own offering to include in this sculpture. You may also bring additional items to include in your offering or collect natural materials found at JSP. Fun and FREE for the entire family. All ages and abilities welcome!
More information HERE
Explore 8 new sculptures created by UNF sculpture students (along with several others) and participate in DESPACHO!
Despacho–literally meaning “dispatch”–describes the Andean practice of making offerings to the mountains, Mother Earth, and other spirits of nature in reciprocity, reverence, and thanksgiving. A despacho is an act of love, gratitude, and a reminder of the connections we share with all beings, elements, spirits, and sacred places. At the deepest level, it is an opportunity to enter into the essential unity of all things, the living energy of the universe.
We INVITE YOU to CREATE AN OFFERING
for the CELEBRATION and OPENING of
Presented by University of North Florida Students
Stephen Paine and Mary Ratcliff
VISITORS WILL RECEIVE A KIT FOR CREATING A PERSONAL OFFERING TO HANG INSIDE DESPACHO, a new sculpture at JSP. ALL AGES & ABILITIES WELCOME!
WAYS TO VIEW YOUR OFFERING
*As a gift of repayment to mother earth by presenting flowers, a thank you note, or a poem
*As a message or flowers you would give a loved one
*As sharing a wish or dream with the universe
*As delivering gratitude or positive energy into the universe
*As an unexpected, anonymous gift that would ultimately delight the recipient and nurture a relationship
**The most important aspect will be the genuine love, gratitude and care you put into each step.
2. ARRANGE THE ELEMENTS WITH CARE ON CLOTH PROVIDED, SECURE ITEMS BY WRAPPING CLOTH AROUND THEM AND TYING WITH TWINE. ATTACH HOOK TO TWINE.
3. GIVE YOUR OFFERING TO THE UNIVERSE BY HANGING IT INSIDE THE DOME. NOW THE OFFERING HAS BEEN MADE AND THE UNIVERSE WILL ACCEPT THE GOOD WILL FROM YOU AND THOSE AROUND YOU.
July 25: 10th Annual KY Heartwood Music Festival
At Millville Community Center: $7 each, Kids under 12 FREE
Enjoy the youth music competition, explore many activity and information booths and support Kentucky Heartwood, a non-profit organization working to protect & restore the integrity, stability, and beauty of KY’s native forests!!!
Explore the art activities at the JSP booth where you can create your own artwork to take home and get a head start on your sand mold for the Hot Metal Pour (Fall Arts Festival at JSP Sep. 13). Art activities are free and for all ages and abilities. Sand molds for the metal pour are $30 each. You can work on your mold at the event and get one on one guidance from sculptor Melanie VanHouten, or you can take it home to work on it at your own pace and bring it to the Fall Arts Festival in Sep. to be poured.
More information about the event and registering your child for the music competition can be found here: KY Heartwood Music Festival
July 26: Paint Party to support JSP Fall Arts Festival
At Painting with a Twist in Lexington: $35 each (all ages)
Help support the Fall Arts Festival at JSP and have a BLAST painting this fun design “Fireflies at JSP”!! You must register for this event and half of each registration will be donated to JSP and support the Fall Arts Festival on Sunday, September 13!! So plan a paint party with your friends or family and support JSP!!
Registration info: PAINT for JSP!!
Painting with a Twist
The 9th Annual Kentucky Heartwood Festival in Millville, Kentucky that was held on Saturday featured lots of music, food, local wares, activities for kids and families, dancing, conservation and eco friendly workshops.
Although it was a hot and humid day, many families took advantage of the creek workshop, learning to catch and release crayfish and small fish. The kiddos took turns helping muster the net. Lots of musical talent was showcased on the main stage in competitions throughout the day while folk dancing was taught in the community center. If you missed this year’s Heartwood Music Festival, be sure to catch it next year. It’s definitely well worth bringing the family to!
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