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Living Resources: New Works

February 16 2015 (Ballston Spa, NY) The Saratoga County Historical Society at the Brookside Muserum will be exhibiting “Living Resources: New Works” through March of 2015.

“New Works” will highlight recent pieces by students in the Living Resources Arts Program, including the Day Community Opportunities Program, and works produced in an inclusive clay class taught at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center. On view in the Long Room as the first exhibit in 2015, “New Works” will be shown through the months of February and March.

Since beginning in 1997, The Arts Program at Living Resources has been dedicated to providing professional art instruction to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Like all Living Resources programs, The Arts Program focuses on the students’ abilities rather than their deficits. A talented team of teachers and staff designs classes for students of all ages, allowing for true artistic exploration through hands-on learning experiences in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry making, graphic design, and cartooning.

The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is a non-profit organization located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa that inspires community memory by telling the story of Saratoga County through engaging exhibits and interactive programs. Brookside’s programs and services are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information, please visit brooksidemuseum.org or call 518.885.4000.

Contact:

Kathleen Coleman| Curator

Brookside Museum

Saratoga County Historical Society

6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Ph: 518.885.4000

Email: kcoleman@brooksidemuseum.org

 

Bringing Lessons to Life: The Ballston Spa 6th Grade Art Show

 March 23, 2015 (Ballston Spa, NY) The Saratoga County Historical Society at the Brookside Museum will be exhibiting 6th grade art from the Ballston Spa Middle School.

“Art is a time to make connections between the painting process and expressing a bigger meaning in a visual work,” says 6th grade art teacher Kristina Guernsey. She has been focusing on the importance of community history, and stressing that students learn more about their village using painting as a medium of exploration.

During this class, these artistic and historical connections allow students to gain a foundation of color relationships, specifically with inspiration pulled from Fauvist works of Henri Matisse. With the help the school’s librarian, students researched the Brookside Museum collection to find a historical photograph for inspiration.

Thanks to the support and collaboration with Ms. Anne Clothier, information was gathered by students from Brookside Museum resources so students could create a work of art rich in the theme of their local community with room for personal expression.

The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is a non-profit organization located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa that inspires community memory by telling the story of Saratoga County through engaging exhibits and interactive programs. Brookside’s programs and services are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information, please visit brooksidemuseum.org or call 518.885.4000.

Contact:

Kathleen Coleman| Curator

Brookside Museum

Saratoga County Historical Society

6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Ph: 518.885.4000

Email: kcoleman@brooksidemuseum.org

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