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Auburn Parks department announced art education program

AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn Parks & Recreation Department, Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is announcing a partnership in a new community-based art education program, The Auburn Studio Project.

This Auburn Studio Project, catered to Auburn Junior High 8th graders, will be held March 10 and 11. Similar to The Adventures in Art program which takes place each fall, The Auburn Studio Project has a theme and interactive workshops.

This year's theme is Alabama Folk Expressions. The program will begin at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center with a performance by the Alabama Gravy Soppers, an Alabama string band. Students will attend three parts of the program focusing on a visual arts project, a pottery demonstration with AU Professor Barry Fleming, and participation in a performance workshop with the Alabama Gravy Soppers.

The program will conclude with a trip to the Jule Collins Smith Museum, where students will further explore the Alabama Folk Pottery exhibition and experience additional exhibits and lectures.

The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center will be closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday. For additional information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sara Hand, art education specialist, at 334-501-2944 or by email at shand@auburnalabama.org.

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