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First program of Johnson County Museum's Winter Arts Series set for Jan. 6 & 16
POSTED: 12/09/2015
Young children can create art inspired by the artwork on display at the Johnson County Museum during a Winter Art Series being presented by the museum beginning in January.

Museum Educator Justin Border will present this series of stand-alone programs for ages five to 12 accompanied by an adult. All programs will take place beginning at 10 a.m. at The Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee. Each program will be offered twice, including one on the first Wednesday of the month, followed by a repeat on the second Saturday. The cost for each one-hour program is $3 per person, including adults, and museum members are free.

The first of the three programs in this series is called Frank Stella Inspired Sculptures and will inspire young artists to emulate the work of this living American painter and printmaker. Participants can combine simple cardboard shapes, paint, and glue to create a work inspired by Stella, whose work spans over five decades. One program will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 6, while another will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Individual walk-in participations are welcome, if space is available, but groups of ten or more must preregister. Individuals and groups can preregister by calling (913) 715-2575.

Other entries in the Museum's Winter Art Series include programs on Feb. 3 and 20 called Piet Mondrian Inspired Paintings, and programs on March 2 and 19 called Pablo Picasso Inspired Sculptures.

The Johnson County Museum becomes part of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District effective Jan. 1, 2016.

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