Thursday, July 23 | Submitted by Springfield Regional Arts Council
Springfield, MO, July 21, 2015 – The Springfield Regional Arts Council will host a public reception for an exhibition featuring artwork from The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s SPARC program and the Ozarks Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at The Creamery Arts Center.
The exhibition includes select artwork created by kids enrolled in SPARC summer camps through the Arts Council’s Education Art Kit Program. Each Art Kit includes material for students to learn about a particular artist and a set of instructions on how to create a piece of artwork similar to the artist’s style. This is the first summer SPARC and Arts Council have partnered to host an exhibition.
The exhibition also features art created by animals at Dickerson Park Zoo and Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, including colorful paw prints, skin prints, and brush paintings. AAZK will perform live animal painting demonstrations throughout the reception.
SPARC (School=Parks are Reaching Communities) is a partnership between the Park Board and Springfield Public Schools providing summer camps, before- and after-school programs, and youth sports at School-Park sites. SPARC provides opportunities for children to learn and grow through a variety of clubs, sports, enrichment activities, homework help, and mentoring.
AAZK is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.
For more information, contact Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, by phone at 417-862-2787(ARTS) or by e-mail at Stephanie@SpringfieldArts.org. You may also log on to www.SpringfieldArts.org.
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations and artists within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays, shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre and instrument storage.
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