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December 30, 2013



Styrofoam mosaics workshop

The Carnegie Center Family Fun Workshops have been a great success and these drop-in classes in the lower level are the perfect way for families to spend Saturday morning together. All ages have a chance to look around the galleries and are led by CCAH staff and volunteers as they create art related to the exhibits or an upcoming holiday.

At the Jan. 11 workshop at the center, 201 East Spring St., New Albany, participants will be making recycled Styrofoam mosaics. Each child needs to bring in a clean Styrofoam produce or meat tray. The workshop will use different colors and paint sections of the tray. Then, participants cut up the tray into little squares to be our mosaic tiles. You will then have lots of different colors to work with. Use your imagination and arrange the tiles with glue on cardboard to create a picture or just a colorful abstraction. Your mosaic can be a picture frame, a magnet for the fridge, or both. Families are encouraged to visit Carnegie’s current art exhibit, “Of Place,” featuring video artist Tiffany Carbonneau and photographer David Modica, before or after the workshop.

This drop-in workshop is free and open to the first 60 participants, suggested ages 2-12. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the CCAH to register or for more information at 812-944-7336. The Family Fun Workshops are sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History, a department of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, is a contemporary art gallery and history museum that offers a full schedule of changing exhibitions and other educational programs. The Carnegie Center also features three permanent exhibits: “Grandpa Makes A Scene: The Yenawine Dioramas;” “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad;” and “Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols.”

The Carnegie Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is located at 201 East Spring St. in historic downtown New Albany. The Carnegie Center for Art and History is fully accessible. Admission is free. For more information on exhibits, events, and classes, visit and . The Carnegie Center is proud to present the New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series in partnership with the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association; visit for more information.

Learn history, make a keepsake

A Bicentennial Biographies workshop, suggested for children ages 8 to 11, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany.

Participants will learn about Michael C. Kerr (1827-1876), a New Albany resident who, in December 1875, became U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Each child will make a Victorian era decoupage box for storing personal items. Children need to bring a shoe box with a lid, or another type of sturdy box with a lid, old greeting cards, personal pictures, or any other items that they'd like to use to glue onto their decoupage box.

Tour New Zealand at the library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the monthly midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6, in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Uwe and Kathy Eickmann will be recalling their experiences in touring the bottom of the world in New Zealand.

Traveling by car, they enjoyed seeing many strange and wonderful sights — penguins and seals, rare birds, Maori natives, glaciers and snow-capped mountains, huge inland lakes and more. They will have photographs that capture the natural beauty of this island country.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.


Design-a-bus contest

The Design-a-Bus contest is open to all elementary and middle school students in Jefferson, Oldham, and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Floyd and Clark counties in southern Indiana. Twelve winners will have their posters displayed on a TARC bus. Each winner along with one guardian will be invited to ride the bus in the next Kentucky Derby Festival Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Artwork becomes the property of TARC.

Some ideas for artwork include students reading, dreaming about the career they will pursue, working on a science project, receiving a diploma or achieving other milestones along the way to a college degree. This year’s theme is “Destination Degree – The Path To Success,” which is based on the commitment by both organizations to help improve the quality of life in Louisville and southern Indiana by increasing the number of college-educated residents in the region by the year 2020.

Entry guidelines:

• Size 11” x 17”

• White paper (bright colors work best for artwork)

• Be sure to include complete contact information on the entry form and attach to the back of entry.

• All artwork is to be produced by the student only.

Some websites you can visit for ideas:

55,000 Degrees

KHEAA Digital Copies:

TARC Information

Entries may also be scanned in and delivered in a JPEG or PDF format, sent as an attachment to Jon Reiter at jreiter@ or Jessica Holman at Please send by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

For more information contact Jon Reiter at 561-5115,; or Jessica Holman at 561-5113,

Send entries to:

TARC c/o Marketing Department, 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203

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