Archives for June 2012

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Sanctuary: The Exhibition

Photography by Stephen Kirkpatrick

March 20 – June 9, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Part of the Oxford Art Crawl

The UM Museum presents an exhibition of photography by acclaimed wildlife photographer, Stephen Kirkpatrick, based on his award-winning book, Sanctuary: Mississippi’s Coastal Plain. Released in November 2010, Sanctuary focuses on the rare and threatened natural treasures of the Mississippi Coastal Plain.

In dramatic photographs and brief yet well-researched text, the Sanctuary exhibition will reveal the fragile beauty and ecological importance of the Pascagoula watershed, the longleaf pine, and the Gulf of Mexico, and explain why it is so important to preserve these areas and the rare, threatened, and endangered species that call these places home.

An exhibition drawn from the book is timely, as Sanctuary is currently receiving national attention as the first place winner in the nonfiction category of the 2011 International Self-Published Book Awards sponsored by Writer’s Digest magazine.

In addition to the exhibition, Kirkpatrick Wildlife Photography will offer a number of related activities for Museum visitors of all ages.

Brown Bag Lecture and Gallery Tour with Stephen Kirkpatrick
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of Mississippi Museum

Focus on Nature: Adult Photography Workshop
Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $70 (registration required)

Family Activity Day: Stephen Kirkpatrick Wildlife Photography
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 (registration required)

Blues & BBQ

The University of Mississippi Museum in association with the Oxford Blues Festival Presents

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
Blues Panels
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM
free to the public
noon-1:00 P.M. Blues Tourism Panel
1:15-2:15 P.M. Blues Scholar Panel
2:30-3:30 P.M. Blues Musicians Panel

Blues Concerts
THE LAWN OF THE WALTON-YOUNG HOUSE
paid admission
4:10 P.M. National Anthem
4:15 P.M. Anthony “Big A” Sherrod Trio
5:15 P.M. David Evans
6:15 P.M. Alphonso Saunders: Jazz Tribute to the Blues
7:00 P.M. “Big” George Brock

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
Blues and BBQ
THE LAWN OF THE WALTON-YOUNG HOUSE
paid admission
1:00 P.M. The Reviews
1:45 P.M. Zach Tilotson & Cameran Kimbrough Duo
2:45 P.M. Silas Reed & Da Books
3:45 P.M. Cadillac Funk
4:30 P.M. Adam Gussow & Shine Turner
5:15 P.M. J.J. Callier & The Zydeco Knockouts
6:15 P.M. Elmore Williams, Hezekiah Earley & Little Pootchie
7:15 P.M. Reba Russell Blues Band

DAY PASSES CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE
FOR $10 OR AT THE DOOR FOR $15

SPECIAL 3-DAY PASSES AND VIP WEEKEND PASSES
AVAILABLE AT OXFORDBLUESFEST.COM

Click here to find out more about the festival line-ups and to purchase tickets.

 

Summer Sunset Series 2012

THE LAFAYETTE-OXFORD-UNIVERSITY CULTURAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM PRESENT

Silas Reed N’ Da Books

In the Grove on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, MS
at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

“Silas Reed N’ Da Books” (SRB) is a jam collective fed by a deep roster of talented musical personalities. SRB combines Electro, Gospel, Soul, Rock, and Jazz into one textured live experience. This positive unit has been in existence since the summer of 2007, with the first line-up taking shape almost immediately after Silas graduated from Oxford High School in Oxford, MS. SRB has been living and breathing ever since and has matured along with the numerous members that compose its roster.

SRB operates as a mirror that reflects the life experiences of its members through music and live performance. We hope you will join us for this fun-filled evening of music and community in the Grove as part of the 2012 Summer Sunset Series.

 

CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE SUMMER SUNSET SERIES:
Sundays in June in the Grove at 7:00 p.m.

June 3
THE FORD CENTER PRESENTS
The Mississippians Jazz Combo

June 10
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM PRESENTS
Silas Reed N’ Da Books

June 17
THE YOKNAPATAWPHA ARTS COUNCIL AND OXFORD SONGWRITER’S ASSOCIATION PRESENT
Maybelle’s Lovers

June 24
THE L-O-U EVENTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS
The Jazz Lite Orchestra

Sponsored by L-O-U Cultural Events Committee

Blue Star Museums

Memorial Day-Labor Day 2012

Free admission for active duty military personnel and their families.

University of Mississippi Museum

 
The University of Mississippi Museum is excited to announce its participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,600 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012.
Please present your military ID to the front desk for free admission for you and up to five family members. Spouses of deployed military are also eligible for this benefit. Thank you for your service!

Art Zone • Fall 2012

COST: $50 (semester fee) per family
for Museum Members at Family level and above

$130 (semester fee) per family for non-members


Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
| 12 weeks

SEPT. 4 – NOV. 29, 2012
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Each day we will offer two different ArtZone
classes to suit different age groups:
Grades (as of Fall 2012) K-2 or 3-6

Register your children for fun filled sessions of art activities! The twelve weeks of ArtZone will revolve around the exhibits from our permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. Students will be inspired by baskets, photography, paintings, pottery, and folk art. The class schedule of specific lessons will be available in late July. Space is limited! The deadline to register is August 25, 2012.
No refunds will be issued after that date.

Art Zone Fall 2012 lesson plans

Rolland Golden

Be inspired by our Rolland Golden exhibit to paint outdoor scenes

Clementine Hunter

Paint everyday activities like Hunter

Parchman Photos

Learn about taking photographs of everyday life.

Theora Hamblett

Create a seasonal tree collage inspired by Hamblett trees

Marie Hull

Learn about Mississippi artist Marie Hull and experiment with new painting techniques

Grassroots

Learn about African basket weaving techniques from this traveling exhibit

Grassroots (continued)

Learn a second weaving technique inspired by the grassroots exhibit

Leonard Baskin

Be inspired by charcoal drawings of Baskin

Morris Graves

Learn how to create a mixed media piece like Graves

Estelle Faulkner

Learn about William Faulkner’s wife Estelle and create your own painting on canvas

African Adinkra Stamps

Create your own design and print on fabric cloth

Roman Coins

Design your own Roman coins with clay

REGISTER TODAY!

  • Complete and return the registration form
    (available at the Museum or download here)
    and payment (by cash or check) to the front desk.
  • Registration deadline is August 25, 2012;
    no refunds will be issued after this date.
  • You will receive a confirmation by email.

Questions? Contact Emily Dean, Curator of Education, at 662.915.7028 or esdean@olemiss.edu.

Parent/Guardian Agreement:
By registering your child for ArtZone, you are agreeing to the following:

  • Children must be dressed in clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.
  • Children must be in their age-appropriate class.
  • Students cannot change their ArtZone day during the semester.
  • Students must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.

Discipline policy:

If a child is misbehaving, a note will be sent home to the parents. After two notes, the child will be asked to not return to the program.

Summer Camps 2012

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The University Museum is offering nine, week-long summer camps
for children grades 1-8 (as of Fall 2012).

Cost: $85 per week to Museum Members at the Family level and above
$95 per week, per participant for non-members

All supplies and snacks are included in the cost.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Download the form here or come by the museum to get a form. Submit the form and payment to the Museum front desk. You will receive a confirmation email for your enrollment. Contact Emily Dean, Curator of Education, at 662.915.7028 or esdean@olemiss.edu if you have any questions.

Grades 1-2 or 3-5

Session 1
Grade 1-2 or Grade 3-5
June 11–15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Natural Science, Art, and the Environment
Students will explore Bailey’s Woods, collect specimens, create a field notebook, collect leaves, and make an art journal about the experience

Session 2
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
June 18–22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chinese Art
Join us for a week-long celebration and exploration of Chinese art. Students will be inspired by our Silk Road exhibit, which features thousands of years of Chinese ceramics. We will make shadow puppets, learn calligraphy, make beautiful paintings, create prints, experiment with clay, and so much more!

Session 3
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
June 25–June 29, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All About Art
Join us for a week-long exploration of various types of art. Students will experiment with painting, printmaking, weaving, hand building with clay, photography, and pastels.

Session 4
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
July 9–13, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Natural Science, Art, and the Environment
Students will explore Bailey’s Woods, collect specimens, create a field notebook, collect leaves, and make an art journal about the experience.

Session 5
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
July 16–20, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chinese Art
Join us for a week-long celebration and exploration of Chinese art. Students will be inspired by our Silk Road exhibit, which features thousands of years of Chinese ceramics. We will make shadow puppets, learn calligraphy, make beautiful paintings, create prints, experiment with clay, and so much more!

Session 6
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
July 23–27, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All About Art
Join us for a week-long exploration of various types of art. Students will experiment with painting, printmaking, weaving, hand building with clay, photography, and pastels.

Grades 6-8

Session 7
Grades 6-8
June 18–22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3-D Transformations
Students will create sculptures inspired by famous works of art in the UM Museum collection and beyond! They will experiment with wire, recycled materials, clay and more!

Session 8
Grades 6-8
July 9–13, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Watercolor and Acrylic Painting
Students will explore a variety of subject matter while working in the art studio and en plein air (in the open air). They will learn about color mixing, wet and dry brush techniques, shading, and composition while creating original paintings. They will experiment with a variety of techniques on paper and canvas.

Session 9
Grades 6-8
July 23–27, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Drawing and Illustrating
Students will develop new drawing skills while working from photographs, still life objects, and from their imaginations. Students will explore both wet and dry media as they create a series of original works of art using pen and ink, chalk pastels, oil pastels, pencils, charcoal, and ink.

Mini Masters


These fun, drop-in workshops for toddlers and a parent/guardian will be offered
on alternating dates at the Powerhouse and the University Museum.

Cost: $5 per family for each drop-in session
Pre-registration is not required.

All classes are on Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Powerhouse Dates:

Learn to create with local artist,
Andi Bedsworth.

  1. Feb. 15: Working with Shape: Circles
  2. Mar. 8: Working with Color: Rainbows
  3. Apr. 12: Robots

 

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Oxford, MS 38655
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Museum Dates:

Be inspired to make art based on
Museum artifacts and exhibits.

  1. Feb. 22: Walter Anderson Stamping
  2. Mar. 22: Maysey Craddock: Nature Shapes
  3. Apr. 26: Double Decker: Oxford Artists in the Museum Collection

Yoga For Gardeners

Saturday, May 5, 2012
3:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M.

Cost:
$20 for Museum members

$25 per participant for non-members

Let the instructors of Blue Laurel Yoga introduce you to some simple restorative yoga poses that can aid in the relief of sore gardening muscles. Focusing on the muscle groups gardeners work most heavily, we will offer stretches and strengthening exercises that can counter some of the discomforts that go along with digging in the dirt. We will begin with a practical introduction to yoga for gardeners, move into a series of postures that target hard-working muscle groups and close with a stroll through Bailey’s Woods.

Click here to download the registration form.

We accept cash and checks.

Make checks payable to Blue Laurel Yoga

Questions? Contact Emily Dean at museum@olemiss.edu.

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