What’s Happening in July?

Hailey Beard
Public Relations Intern

It is the middle of summer and many may be looking for ways to do something fun and unique this month. The DOMA is offering indoor events for those who have been looking for something fun to do while we have been experiencing so much rain. We offer a variety of events from meditating to learning from an experienced docent.

Artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson will also lead classes that teach the art of metal casting. In this class students will create their own sculptures in the class. “Metal casting is a creative process with a five thousand year history. Students will have the opportunity to make an object that could last perhaps even longer.” Nicholson states, emphasizes the longevity and importance of the works of art produced by metal casting.

The museum is the ideal place this summer to not only try something few will ever be able to experience, but it also is a museum where individuals of all ages can come and feel welcome.

What’s Happening in July?

10          Friday| 3-4 pm
Meditation in the Museum
Led by the Counseling Center, individuals may come to experience meditation in the beautiful museum. Bring a towel or a blanket, scarf, yoga mat, etc., for sitting on the floor. For more information on this program, please contact Dr. Sylwia Hodorek at sphodorek@bsu.edu.

Metal casting
Metal casting

11, 12, 18 & 19
Saturday & Sunday | 1:30-4:30 pm
Summer Art Series: Introduction to Metal Casting
This workshop covers a variety of techniques pertaining to metal casting. Artist-teacher Aaron Nicholson will lead students in a study of works in the museum collection and the techniques used in their making. Attendees will create a small cast aluminum sculpture during this workshop, which takes place during two weekends over the summer. Materials provided. AR 223, Fine Arts Building and Museum of Art. For ages 16 and up. Limited to 10 students. To Register: tinyurl.com/oc2b6ov. Cost: $120; $90 for Friends members & BSU students.

17         Friday | 3-4 pm
Meditation in the Museum
Dr. George Wolfe conducts a meditation session in the David Owsley Gallery of Asian Art. Dr. Wolfe is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.Bring a towel or a blanket, scarf, yoga mat, etc., for sitting on the floor.

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Monday-Friday | 1-4 pm
Art and Controversy- Grades 7-12

Explore issues of censorship in world art, including examples from the David Owsley Museum of Art, with docents and art teacher Margie Frank. Controversial art subjects related to current events, history, music, literature, and politics will be discussed. Middle and high school students will make the connection between the past and present and understand how censorship has impacted art for centuries. Through museum exploration, discussion, and debate, students will form their own personal philosophy, design posters, and develop a manifesto focused on issues of censoring artists. For more information visit, bsu.edu/academy/youth/. Scholarships are available.

24          Friday| 3-4 pm
Meditation in the Museum
Led by the Counseling Center, individuals may come to experience meditation in the beautiful museum. Bring a towel or a blanket, scarf, yoga mat, etc., for sitting on the floor.

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Books and the Language of Art- Grades 3-5
Monday-Friday | 1-4 pm
Beats and the Rhythm of Art- Grades 3-5
Children in the 3rd-5th grade will explore books, music and art during a week in the David Owsley Museum of Art. Explore Ball State’s very own world-class art museum while you experience new cultures through their stories, unique sounds, and inspiring works of art. Campers will try their hand at art inspired by the 20th century prints, Pacific Northwest totem poles, mandalas, and scroll paintings. At the conclusion of the week, parents will be invited to a special celebration to jet set around the world and see where art, music, and literature have taken their camper all in a week’s time! For more information, visit bsu.edu/academy/youth/. Scholarships are available.

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