OMFA to free art camps to begin this month with ‘Flexi Plexi’

June 5, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated June 4, 2021 | 10:37 pm

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Free art camps are back at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. The first, called “Flexi Plexi,” is scheduled for June 29 to July 2 for ages 6-15.

“Flexi Plexi” will offer experiences in using glass and plexiglas as an art medium, and will be led by local artists and educators. Students will explore a wide variety of subjects including landscape, still life, and interior themes. 

Classes will take place in the museum’s Ryan Sculpture Park and in ArtLand, the museum’s interactive art studio. The camp theme is designed to interpret the museum’s current exhibition, Glorious Glass.

Selected works from the “Flexi Plexi” camp will be chosen for display later in the summer in the museum’s Waymond O. Morris Young at Art Gallery.

Sessions from 9-11 a.m. are designed for ages 6-9, and classes from 1-3 p.m. are planned for ages 10-15. 

All camps feature a guided tour of the current museum exhibition offering campers an opportunity to experience the works of professional artists.   

The free camp programming, now in its 17 season, is sponsored by Owensboro Grain Company and is the only local fine arts camp specifically designed to reach the community’s financially challenged children. 

Half of the seats in each class are reserved for registrants from local community service organizations. After those are filled, reservations from the general public are confirmed.

Registration is now open for the “Flexi Plexi” camp and may be completed by calling the museum at 270-685-3181 or emailing [email protected].

The museum’s regular hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 

Admission to the museum is free although voluntary donations are requested of $2 for adults and $1 for children.  

Access for physically challenged individuals is provided at the Atrium entrance in the 9th Street parking lot.

June 5, 2021 | 12:07 am

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