Friday, May 25, 2012

Graphic Novel and Skateboard Art exhibits this summer in southern Ohio

I noticed that there are going to be some interesting and unusual exhibits in the area this summer, featuring items that aren't frequently found in art museums. If you have kids or teens who turn up their nose at the idea of visiting an art museums, these exhibits might change their mind. I know these aren't related to quilting but it wasn't that long ago that art museums didn't have quilts in them either.

The exhibition "Beyond Words: The Art of the Graphic Novel,"  featuring work by 44 international graphic novel artists, will be at the Dairy Barn Art Center in Athens from May 25 to September 2, 2012. There will also be a Graphic Novel workshop on June 30, and an opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to exhibit their graphic novel art at the Dairy Barn in August. Visit their website for more information.

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The exhibition "Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art" will be at the Springfield Museum of Art from May 30 to September 2, 2012.  The show includes skate art from the 1960s to the present with over 275 skateboards, skate decks and original art.

There will be a workshop (and other cool art classes) for grades 6-9 on June 18-21 allowing students to paint expressive designs on wooden skateboard panels and a skateboarding demo in July. Their website is under construction, but their Facebook page has more information and also some cool photos of the skateboards being installed.

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