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Author: Kelsey Longpine

Week of the Young Child Celebration

Week of the Young Child Celebration
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration first established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It publicly focuses on the needs of young children and their families, while recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children, USD 383 Early Learning Centers, Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities and K-State Center for Child Development have partnered to celebrate the Week of the Young Child in our community.

Open House 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Visit stations around the museum with featured works from Picturing America produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Children’s Art on Display:  USD 383 Early Learning Centers families and children’s “Creative Minds at Work”  April 20 and 21, open hours
Classroom staff took a day and had the families come in and spend time with their child/ren putting their creative minds to work on the theme of water to go with the exhibition “Water Stories.” This is one way USD 383 Early Learning Centers staff and parents share the world of art with their children and are able to build on their school readiness skills and parents are able to be a part of the process.

Artist Talk by Lynn Benson 4/5/18

Join us for an inspiring and thought provoking artist talk by
Lynn Benson as she share details about making the
2018 Beach Museum of Art Gift Print and other recent projects.

About the Exhibition 
The Beach Museum of Art exhibition unveils the acquisition of Benson’s Waterplaces, a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, Dancing on the Table. This work reflects Benson’s interest in water sources that flow under the ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine collé lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

The new gift print is available for purchase. For more information on supporting the museum as a Friend or purchasing a gift print contact Robin Lonborg at 785-532-7718 or rlonborg@k-state.edu

Related events:

At the Beach Museum of Art

Water Stories School Tour:
Students will investigate works from the Beach Museum of Art permanent collection related to water by various artists, including Lynn Benson, Herschel Logan, and photographer Jim Richardson. Students will think about Kansas water issues and the environment and learn more about Kansas waterways above and below ground. Discussions will address environmental science standard K-ESS3.

At The Volland Store Gallery, Alma, Kansas

River Compositions by Lynn Benson
May 5-July 15, 2018

Curator’s talk by Aileen June Wang on the art of Lynn Benson
May 20, 2018, 2 p.m.