Monthly Archives: January 2009

Mary Groves’ Going-Away Party

Mary's Retirement PartyOn January 29, 2009, the Dean’s Office of WKU Libraries held a party to honor Mary Groves, who is retiring at the end of this month after working as an Office Assistant in the Dean’s Office for 20 years.

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Tie Yourself Up in a Workshop

tie dye scarfDoes your wardrobe need that special accessory? Did you ever want to learn how to tie dye? The Kentucky Library & Museum is offering a Tie-Dye Workshop on April 4 from 10 am to 12 noon. Artist Laura McGee will teach you how to use Procion-H dyes to tie-dye a 14 72 inch silk-rayon velvet scarf. Choose brilliant or muted color combinations. In any case, the effect is luxurious! You will take home your creation the same day.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Lynne Ferguson at 270-745-2594


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A Tisket a Tasket … Learn How to Make a Basket

Kentucky basketLooking for an activity to chase away the winter blahs? Learn how to make a traditional Kentucky-style “eye” and rib construction basket from noted basketmaker Beth Hester. This 10 inch melon-shaped egg basket is easy to make and recommended for novice basket makers. This is a great beginner level basket.

This workshop is scheduled for February 7, 2009 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Lynne Ferguson at 270-745-2594.


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Spring Break Art Camp at Kentucky Museum

spring break art campersLooking for a spring break activity for your child. Enroll him or her in the Kentucky Library & Museum Spring Break Art Camp. Designed for children in grades 1 to 6, this weeklong activity runs from March 16 – 20 from 8 am until 12 noon and after camp care is available until 4 pm.

Campers will enjoy a variety of art activities, which include painting with acrylic and watercolors, block printing, foam core sculpture. Campers will tour Kentucky Museum exhibits including Side by Side 2009 and the US Bank “Celebration of the Arts” Open Art Exhibition, the largest art exhibit in this area. They will also, if weather permits, tour the Western Kentucky University campus to view newly installed sculpture.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Lynne Ferguson, 270-745-2594 or Christy Spurlock, 745-6082.


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Young Artists

artists in Side by Side: VSA of Kentucky exhibitYoung artists, their collaborating professional partners, and friends and family turned out on Sunday, January 18th for the opening of the “Bowling Green Side by Side: VSA arts of Kentucky” exhibit. Featuring more than 60 works, the exhibit runs through March 31.

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VSA Arts of Kentucky “Side by Side” Exhibit Opens at Kentucky Library & Museum

University Libraries celebrates the opening of VSA arts of Kentucky’s SIDE BY SIDE exhibit at the Kentucky Library & Museum Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 2 pm-4 pm. VSA arts of Kentucky’s SIDE BY SIDE program is a visual arts program for children and young adults with disabilities that provides mentoring opportunities with professional adult artists from the local community. Over 60 pieces of art will be in the exhibit featuring individual work by the students and area artists as well as pieces they have created collaboratively.

Last year, The Kentucky Library & Museum received national recognition with an Award for Outstanding Community Partner for their work with this program. According to Ginny Miller, Executive Director of VSA arts of Kentucky, the SIDE BY SIDE program provides an inclusive opportunity to enlarge the scope of the arts within local communities across the state. Student artists explore the creative process with a local professional artist in both group and individual settings.

“The Kentucky Library & Museum is pleased to be able to partner with VSA arts of Kentucky for such a worthwhile program,” said Timothy Mullin, Department Head for Special Collections at University Libraries. “We hope the community will take advantage of viewing this wonderfully unique exhibit.”

The exhibit will be open for viewing from January 18-March 31, 2009 in the Garden Gallery at the Kentucky Library & Museum located at 14th and Kentucky Street. Gallery hours will be from Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. For more information, contact Lynne Ferguson at 745-2594.

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