Serendipitous Saturday – Open Studio
Fine Arts Studios and Museum
$5: Members, Children, Students, and Active-Duty Military
All prices include Museum Admission
Beginners and experienced artists alike are invited to participate in this casual “open studio” art program led by LRMA’s Education Assistant, Jade Belanger. Explore the museum’s exhibition Elemental: Fine Crafts from the Collection and then create a hands-on artwork based on one of the Earth’s elements such as clay. Participants should register at the Visitor Services Desk, or online before Thursday, February 1st, 2020.
Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner!
Challenge of Modern Art Gallery
Included with admission (free for children)
Great for ages 4-8, this program features books about art, read by Marisa Steuer, Head of Youth Services at Palm Harbor Library. Jade Belanger, LRMA’s Education Assistant, leads a related art activity. February’s theme is Art Makes Me Feel… and the books are The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, and My Heart is Like A Zoo by Michael Hall.
WOMAN-MADE Printmaking Festival
Fine Arts Building and LRMA Galleries
FREE with Admission
This celebratory event recognizes the power of the female voice in art, enriches the exhibitions Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath and Woman-Made: From the Collection, as well as honors Women’s History Month (March), International Women’s Day (March 8th), and the centennial of the 19th Ammendment Ratification giving women the right to vote.
Noted Tampa Bay female printmakers from the artist group 24 Hands, including Marjorie Greene Graff, Barbara Hubbard, and LRMA’s own Curator, Christine Renc-Carter, will demonstrate print processes, give talks about printmaking, and lead hands-on art activities throughout the event.
At 1:00pm, keynote speaker Andrew J. Saluti will present insights about Louisa Chase and her emergence and career as a printmaker. Saluti, an assistant professor in the School of Design at Syracuse University, is working on a Louisa Chase catalogue raisonne. Chase graduated from Syracuse with a BFA in 1973. Saluti also organized the recent retrospective exhibition of paintings and prints, Louisa Chase: Below the Surface.
Docent tours of the exhibition and light refreshments will be included.