Camp Create Youth Art Exhibition
Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Drees-Johnson Interdisciplinary Center
Museum of Florida Art (2nd Floor)
2012 Camp Create collaborative piece
There are unique moments in childhood when a young child's pride, self-esteem and joy will be catapulted to heights that are immeasurable, yet unforgettable. Those priceless photo-op moments will take place at the Museum of Florida Art's Camp Create Youth Art Exhibition this summer on the 17th of August.
During this year-end Camp Create celebration, which is in its 6th year, approximately 140 children from ages 4 to 12 will pull mom, dad, grandparents, older siblings and caregivers alike to the special wall where their hand-crafted masterpieces hang. In addition to completing the personal art pieces that the children continue to bring home, it has been a tradition to have the children collaborate on a group project each week - this year Camp Creators were inspired by the Museum's current exhibition Sequined Sentinels: Haitian Flags from the Collection of Candice Russell. Families and guests will be most impressed with the creative effort and storytelling that accompanies these large works of art.
2013 Art teacher Laura Bohn obtains input from Camp Creators on the placement of their pieces of art for the collaborative piece.
The Museum of Florida Art's Youth Art Exhibition is open to the families and friends of Camp Creators and to the community. Refreshments will be provided by the Museum Guild at no charge and remarks will take place at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Pam Coffman, Curator of Education, at (386)734-4371 or at Coffman@MuseumofFloridaArt.org
Camp Create weekly sessions continue through August 2, during which time students will make new friends and discover new interests through a variety of activities using the elements of art. Information on 2013 Camp Create can be found at the Museum website at MuseumofFloridaArt.org and by clicking on the LEARN tab.