Art, Art, and More Art

9327B3CE (003)The 1st Annual Hansen Art Camp was a big hit!  Eighteen youngsters spent four fabulous days learning about four different art mediums.  These campers really dug into their creative side and boldly explored new genres without reservation.  Thank you to Laurie Albin, Chris Goedert, and Staci Hartman for teaching and directing art camp. These highly qualified teachers expertly taught then patiently guided as the campers explored each medium.  Art Camp will be back next summer!

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Busy times here at the Museum as we put the finishes touches on the 45th Annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 2018.  This year’s fair has over 50 crafters registered.  Nine artisans stationed around the plaza and inside the Museum’s Community Room will be demonstrating their art form throughout the day.  There will be inflatable fun and new this year, a bungee jump for the children to enjoy. Great food booths will be open to fuel your bodies for many laps around the Plaza.  Lastly, but definitely not least, great musical entertainment provided by Formerly Three and the Topeka High Drum Line to entertain you while you shop.  When you need a break or a little air conditioning, step inside the Dane G. Hansen Museum and check out the cool car exhibit on display, LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting. Make plans to spend Saturday, August 18th in Logan at the Dane G. Hansen Museum’s 45th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair.

Jewelry designer extraordinaire, Sami J. Randle of Thy Woven Peacock, is August’s Artist of the Month.  Sami creates beautiful metal cuff bracelets.  As the name of her company insinuates, the jewelry is made by weaving different types of metal into intricate patterns.  Sami’s display will be set by Thursday, August 7th and remain in the Artist of the Month corner throughout the month of August.   Remember, Museum members receive a 5% discount on all Artists of the Month purchases.

The StoryWalk® book up around the plaza for the next two weeks is Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. StoryWalk® is an interactive way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. The books pages are laminated and attached to stakes.  These pages are installed along the Plaza’s sidewalk to guide readers page-by-page through the whole book. Best of all, at the end of the book you get a ticket for a free book! Bring the ticket into the Museum or the Logan Library to receive your book (one per family) while supplies last.

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