Friday, March 15, 2013
6:00pm until 9:00pm
Art, Music and Poetry at the Kenosha Public Museum – 5500 1st Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140
Join National Watercolor Society member Joe Fettingis for the three-day “Mixing Colors Without Guessing” workshop from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17 at the Kenosha Public Museum.
During this must-know workshop, Fettingis focuses on controlling moisture, mixing colors to achieve vibrant hues, looking at values and how they work with colors. Learn the proper way to use your brush to get smooth passages in a dry or wet area. There are 5-6 demos each day, and each student will be given a project to work on to create a painting.
Fettingis is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and has been published in American Artist, Palette Talk and International Artist magazines. He has been featured in art books as well as many newspaper articles throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. He regularly lectures, demonstrates and conducts workshops nationally and in Canada.
The cost of the workshop is $180 or $155 for Friends of the Museums. Advance registration is required by calling (262) 653-4140.
Kenosha Public Museum • 5500 First Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140 • 262-653-4140
The Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums are pleased to announce the 48th Annual Art Fair in Library Park. More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand for this annual summer family event which attracts thousands of visitors from around the area. Stroll through beautiful historic Library Park and enjoy fine art and craft displays.
InkaPirka, an Andean folk group, will perform on the steps of Simmons Library from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Various food tents will offer hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, ice cream, nachos and cheese, pop corn, soda, and more. Children can make a paper bag kite, paint with watercolors and a beaded buddy necklace at the Kids Art Tent located on the south side of Simmons Library. A raffle will be held to benefit the Museums. Prizes include a cash grand prize and donated fine art and craft items. The Art Fair Awards presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the steps of Simmons Library. Paula Touhey, artist and former Museum director, will serve as the juror for this year’s Art Fair.
This is a great summer activity for folks of all ages. Plan to spend the day at the Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums Art Fair in Library Park.
The Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums present this art fair annually to support new exhibits at the Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum and the Dinosaur Discovery Museum.
60th Street & 8th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
The Lakota Group – Community Workshop #3: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. The session will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.
Be Informed, Be Prepared:
The workshop will build off the previous two workshops and present for review a refined draft master plan/land use strategy for downtown Kenosha with supporting analysis. During the workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback and thoughts in interactive small groups.
The Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) and the City of Kenosha have teamed up to develop a Downtown Strategic Development Plan. Kenosha’s downtown is a critical community asset that provides for civic, business, shopping and recreational needs. The City wants to strengthen this underutilized asset, rethink its land use mix, and build upon its core strengths of transit-supported character, walkability, and proximity to Lake Michigan. In building upon the recently completed Kenosha First Plan and downtown refurbishment project spearheaded by KABA and the City, the Plan must support a desired community character that is balanced with an achievable and incremental economic vision.
The end goal of this planning process will be the creation of a cohesive downtown development vision, refined land use mix (balanced with transportation and parking needs and capacities), and a realistic implementation tool kit that provides a framework and defines strategic action items necessary for future redevelopment and revitalization.
Calling all artists! Booths are still available for the Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums 48th Annual Art Fair in Library Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Applications for artists are available at the museum. More than $1,200 in cash and purchase prizes will be awarded this year.
Artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, metal, ceramics, basketry, woodwork, stained glass, leather, quilting, weaving, clothing or other medium are welcome to enter. The art fair is separated into two divisions – fine arts and fine crafts. Set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Simmons Library, the art fair draws thousands of spectators and buyers each year. Library Park is located at 60th Street and 8th Avenue in Kenosha, just a few minutes walk from Lake Michigan and Southport Marina.
This is a juried show and limited spaces are available. Each exhibitor is allotted eighteen feet of frontage space. All materials are provided by the exhibitor. Applications are available HERE, at www.kenoshapublicmuseum.org or may be requested by mail or in person at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140 or by phone at 262-653-4140.
The Kenosha Art Association invites the public to attend their Annual Spring Art Event on Saturday, March 31st from 12:00-4:00pm at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500-1st Ave in the Daimler Chrysler Room. You do not have to enter the art competition to attend the free event. Adult artists (over 18), their children, and grandchildren may enter one piece of art from 12:00-1:00pm. The suggested registration fee for artists entering is $1.00 for children and $5.00 for adults, both members and non-members are welcome to compete for prizes.