May 29, 2009
JACKSON -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is proud to welcome "Museum on Wheels: A Lesson in Visual Arts" to Columbus June 1-26. Museum on Wheels is a visual arts exhibit with replicas of contemporary and classic artwork. The goal of this exhibit is to bring communities together through the inspirational power of visual art and to serve as an educational tool for local residents and students.
"Even in communities that are rich with cultural organizations, this exhibit provides a free and accessible opportunity for residents to learn about the elements of visual arts and make connections to school curriculum, artistic endeavors and current exhibits in the community," said Malcolm White, Executive Director of the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Young to old, beginning to advanced, teacher to student -- all can learn about what value, texture, line, shape, and color are and how different artists combine these elements to produce beautiful works of art.
The exhibit will be viewable during regular library hours Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m to 6 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
And don''t forget
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is also hosting an array of programs this summer in addition to this hands-on exhibit. The adult summer library program''s theme is "Master the Art of Reading" and convenes every Tuesday evening from 5:15-6:15 p.m. June 2 through June 23.
For kids in grades K-6, "Be Creative" this summer with events for exploring creativity and imagination. Sessions are every Tuesday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. June 2 through June 23.
In addition to these, Mother Goose is hosting her Story Hour and Wee Babies events all through the month of June. For more information about these programs, contact the library desk at 662-329-5300, or visit www.lowndes.lib.ms.us.
For more information regarding the Museum on Wheels exhibit, contact Kim Whitt at the Mississippi Arts Commission at 601-359-6037, or [email protected], or Mona Vance at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 662-329-5304.
The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Wallace Foundation, The Phil Hardin Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Donna and Jim Barksdale and other private sources. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.