The Columbus Museum February-March Calendar of Events as of February 5, 2016

Feb 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                           

February 5, 2015

 

Mercedes Parham |Marketing and Media Manager

The Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Road

Columbus, GA 31906

706.748.2562 ext. 540

www.columbusmuseum.com

 

 

The Columbus Museum

February-March Calendar of Events

as of February 5, 2016

 

For a full, updated listing of events, visit: http://www.columbusmuseum.com/calendar

 

FEBRUARY

 

Sunday, February 7

Troublemakers and Trailblazers exhibit closes

 

Thursday, February 11

Young Art Patrons’ (YAP) Kickoff Celebration

6-8 p.m. | Free

Enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Museum filled with engaging activities and networking with the YAPs. Participate in our interactive scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes from The Loft and CIRCA, enjoy complimentary wine and beer tastings courtesy of B&B Beverage Company, and listen to music by DJ Truz (iHeart Media). The YAP board of directors, led by Jacy Jenkins, Chair, and Josina Greene, Co-Chair, will unveil the full calendar for 2016!

 

 

Saturday, February 13

Second Saturday

10 a.m.-Noon | Free

Guest artist Yadira Padilla will help your children explore the art of mixed media. Join us for story time at 11 a.m. featuring Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews by Kathleen Benson.

 

Thursday, February 18

Third Thursday: The Romantic Spirit

Featuring CSU Schwob School of Music’s Guitar Ensemble

6-8 p.m. | Free

Enjoy live performances of chamber music by Mozart, Granados, and Astor Piazzolla. During the musical interlude, join us for a docent-led tour of the Romantic Spirits exhibition and learn about American Romanticism. Refreshments will be served.

 

Friday, February 19

Spencer Environmental Lecture Series: “Secrets of the Longleaf Pine”

6-8 p.m. | Free

View a special screening of the new documentary film about the longleaf forest that once blanketed the Southeast including the Chattahoochee Valley. Meet the film’s producers and conservationists working locally to restore longleaf to our region.

 

Sunday, February 21

We Tattooed Your Father: The Global Art of Tattoos Exhibition opens

This exhibition explores the colorful history of tattoos in the Chattahoochee Valley, from Muscogee (Creek) warriors to Fort Benning soldiers and civilian residents. In addition to examining the talents of contemporary local tattoo artists, the exhibit will include a global overview of tattooing and its artistic traditions. Tools, advertising, and artwork from the Mariners’ Museum in Virginia will illuminate how the art of tattooing spread from sailors to America’s non-seafaring citizens. Oceanian tools and tattoo designs, as well as a tattooed ancient Egyptian statuette, on loan from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, illustrate the global character and practice of tattooing, as well as its ritualistic and cultural meanings. Works from Ronie Dalton’s popular 2009 art project with local soldiers, A Break in the Battle: Tattoo Project/Fort Benning, offers commentary on the tattoos and stories of U.S. Army soldiers in the 21st century.

 

Sunday, February 21

Teen Third Sunday

2-4 p.m. | Free

Create your own temporary tattoo during this drop-in event inspired by the We Tattooed Your Father exhibit.

 

Tuesday, February 23

Meet Me @ the Museum

12:20-12:40 p.m. | Free

Take a different route for lunch! Learn more about individual artworks and historical objects in the Museum’s collection with a 20 minute in-depth discovery led by Museum Staff and Docents.

Featured Object: George & Martha Washington, Rembrandt Peale

Featuring: Martha Ruth Whatley, Docent

 

Wednesday, February 24

Lunch & Lecture: We Tattooed Your Father: The History and Culture of Tattooing

Noon-1 p.m. | FREE

Featuring: Dr. Bret Lefler, Associate Professor of Art, Columbus State University

This talk will focus on the history and practice of tattooing throughout the world and its resurgence in the West.

Optional lunches are $10 available for pre-order through Monday, February 22. Contact: the Education Department, edu@columbusmuseum.com.

 

Sunday, February 28

Paleo to Present exhibit closes

 

Sunday February 28

We Tattooed Your Father: The Global Art of Tattoos Opening Reception

2-4 p.m. | Free

Join us as we explore the global character and practice of tattooing, as well as its ritualistic and cultural meanings with featured artist, Ronie Dalton. Daltons’ popular 2009 art project with local soldiers, A Break in the Battle: Tattoo Project/Fort Benning, offers commentary on the tattoos and stories of U.S. Army soldiers in the 21st century

RSVP by February 19; Contact: Mary Goff, mgoff@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext. 210.

 

 

MARCH

 

Thursday, March 3

Lunch & Lecture: The People’s Art: American Printmaking and Print Collecting in the 1920s and 1930s

Featuring: Marianne Richter, Director, The Columbus Museum

Noon-1 p.m. | Free

Explore the Museum’s exhibition Master Printmakers and the stories following the flowering of American Printmaking beginning post-World War I through the Great Depression. Learn more about the etchings, lithographs, and wood engravings on view in the Woodruff Gallery.

This program is in conjunction with the “Master Printmakers, 1920-1940” exhibition.

 

Sunday, March 6

Romantic Spirits exhibit closes

 

Tuesday, March 8

Meet Me @ the Museum

12:20-2:40 p.m | Free

Take a different route for lunch! Learn more about individual artworks and historical objects in the Museum’s collection with a 20 minute in-depth discovery led by Museum Staff and Docents.

This program is free and no reservation is required.

Featured Object: Contentment, Thomas Hovenden

Featuring: Jeannette Marshall, Docent

Contact: the Education Department, edu@columbusmuseum.com, for more information.

 

Saturday, March 12

Second Saturday

10 a.m.-Noon | Free

Express yourself as you design a unique temporary tattoo with guest artist Nikki Royster.  After your visit to the art cart, explore the galleries and go on a scavenger hunt, then drop in for story time.

This program is in conjunction with the “We Tattooed Your Father” exhibition.

 

Tuesday, March 15

Art with the Masters

Featuring: Jill Chancey Philips, Artist and Owner, Knack & Jill

6-8 p.m. | Free

Enjoy the opportunity to express yourself and execute your “first impression” at the Museum.  This evening will certainly surprise you. Come as you are, relax and have fun as you paint. Sips, snacks, and supplies are included in the entrance fee.

Register by March 8; Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext. 544.

$35member/$50future member

 

 

Thursday, March 17

Third Thursday: Tats and Tunes

Featuring: Black Sheep Ensemble

6-8 p.m.| Free

The Black Sheep Ensemble is a group of brass and percussion based street musicians based in Atlanta. Enjoy songs that are influenced by Balkan, Bollywood, gypsy, Latin, Ska, and hip-hop rhythms. During the music interlude enjoy a docent-led tour of We Tattooed Your Father. Refreshments will be served.

This program is held in conjunction with the “We Tattooed Your Father” exhibition.

 

Sunday, March 20

Teen Third Sunday

2-4 p.m. | Free

Explore screen printing with guest artist Andrew Kozlowski.  Participants will make a journal and try their hand at screen printing a cover onto the title page as part of this event.

 

Art and Acting Camp

Monday, March 21 & Tuesday, March 22

Spring Break Camp: Art & Acting

Instructors: Yadira Padilla and Ishmael Markael

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Day 1: Campers will learn different ways artists portray emotion in their work and then use what they have learned while creating their own work.  Day 2: Campers will continue their exploration of emotion through physical transformations including hair, costume and makeup and acting exercises at the Liberty Theatre.  Each camper must provide his/her own lunch.

Register by March 14; Contact: Education Department, edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information; $50 members, $60 future members.

 

 

Saturday, March 26

Field of Play: Sports in the Chattahoochee Valley exhibition opens

This exhibition will present highlights from Chattahoochee Valley sports history, including successful high-school, college, amateur, and professional teams, as well as professional and Olympic athletes who have lived in the area. It will explore the breadth and depth of sports history in the region, as well as the cultural relationships and community pride generated by team fans. Sports to be featured include football, baseball and softball, basketball, golf, horse racing, and competitive air-rifle shooting. Artifacts and images from the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, local schools, and the Museum’s own collection will offer a new look at beloved moments and illuminate lesser-known stories of local sports venues and teams.

 

Thursday, March 31

Young Art Patrons’ Artbeat Crawl

Corn Center for the Visual Arts

920 Front Ave. | Columbus, GA. 31901

6-8 p.m. | Free

Join us for an evening of open studio art tours of four galleries featuring works by Columbus State University’s (CSU) faculty and students. We will tour the Illges Gallery, Bay Gallery, student studios, and Art Lab. The experience will include commentary from the artists and light refreshments. This event is held in partnership with Artbeat 2016.

Register by March 24; Contact: Laura Narr, lnarr@columbusmuseum.com, 706.748.2562 ext. 544.

 

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