September 19

Make Art a Part…Week 6

Posted by lori . 2 Comments


Keepers of the Fire (Mark di Suvero) – South Bend, Indiana

My current creative learning project is the e-course, Make Art a Part (of Your Life).  This week, I read the section on “socialization.”  Kaitlyn, the creator of the e-course, talks about enjoying art in your community.  She talks about the difference between museums and galleries and covers many of the opportunities that galleries offer.  Kaitlyn also challenges us to notice how the art is displayed…the art of the curator.  Museums and galleries aren’t the only place to find inspiration.  Festivals, fairs, markets and even the art store get us out-and-about with others enjoying art.  Finally, she offers some very practical tips for navigating your way through the art store.

Kaitlyn’s challenge this week  is to use the internet and look for local art galleries, whether commercial (they sell art) or public (they show art).  Then, put together a list and save it for a sunny day-off.  Here’s my list:


Fire Arts, Inc.

CircaArts Gallery

South Bend Museum of Art

Snite Museum of Art

Midwest Museum of American Art

Surrounded by all these art museums and galleries, I can only say that I have been to one, the South Bend Museum of Art.  Time for me to make art a part of my life!

The creative challenge this week was “drawing.”  I am intimidated by drawing.  Two contributors to the Make Art a Part (of Your Life) e-course offered two different projects.  I (kind of) did the one using patterns.  I didn’t draw out my design, instead I printed off a coloring page and added patterns to it.  This was a  very relaxing project…like doodling.  Imagine what fun you could have with this.

If you’d like to participate in this e-course, you may register at any time.  Once registered, you’ll have access to the full course for one year.  You can complete it at your own pace.  The cost is $45.00 and you can sign up here.  Kaitlyn also had a wonderful blog, isavirtue.

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2 Responses to " Make Art a Part…Week 6"

  • houndstooth says:

    I like your doodles!

    One thing I love about the area where we live is that there is a lot of art on display in areas that are easily accessible. We have a local sculptor who believes that one way to improve the lives of the children living in poverty in the city is to offer them ways to see things other than what they live in, so he’s donated a lot of sculpture to the city, although it’s not the only place where his art is displayed. I hope you have fun finding some of the art in your area!

    • lori says:

      Are you perhaps referring to Preston Jackson…whom you met and who admired Bunny’s classic lines? I remember that post and was actually thinking about those pictures of Bunny with the sculptures (both before and after you met Mr. Jackson) when I was reading about public art. We live in a wonderful area for art too.

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