Today was our last art club session for the spring. We have had a great semester! For our lesson today, we brought in a guest speaker – Jeanette Tesmer, executive director at the Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mt. Sterling, KY. Jeanette used to be our gallery director here at Georgetown College and is familiar with our collection. She took the kids up to the library to view a preliminary drawing by Christo of his famous “Surrounded Islands” installation, as well as a collage piece by Judy Pfaff. Here is an aerial of Christo’s piece in actuality:
Jeanette spoke to the kids about installation art and mixed media as they viewed the two different pieces. Then, we got to work creating our own installation project in the hallway of the Wilson Art Building! We created a giant weaving using scraps of fabric and chicken wire. The kids discussed the process of weaving and the purposes behind it, as well as the difference between functional art and decorative art. You can experience this installation for yourself during our reception and exhibition next Tuesday, April 25 at 5pm. We hope you can make it and help us recognize all the hard work the kids have invested into our art club this spring.