Louisville Visual Arts Holds June Art Camp for Kids

10-year-old D'Arius Taylor smiled while showing off his self-portrait created at Waterfront Park LVA Juneteenth Camp on Friday, June 18, 2020.

The Louisville Visual Art June Teens Arts Camp is Friday after a week of creativity teaching students about various forms of expression commonly used by color artists, such as block printing and sculpture, Sonnet and Limerick. It was closed to.

The camp had 10 young participants and was the first in a partnership between the Waterfront Development Corporation and Louisville Visual Arts.

Camp instructor, artist and poet Lance Newman taught his students about Juneteenth and showed him the artwork that inspired him.

“Appalachian poet. Harlem Renaissance poet … that’s the art that influenced me,” Newman said.

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger informed the passive community of Galveston, Texas, that President Abraham Lincoln had released the enslaved rebels two and a half years ago. increase. This date is called “Free Day” and “Liberation Day” and is now a federal holiday.

A young man visiting at Waterfront Park LVA Juneteenth Camp looks into the doorway of the Breona Taylor / Police atrocities exhibition at Roots 101: African American Museum. June 18, 2020

At the end of the final day of the camp, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer stopped by to help the children who participated and the volunteer staff who made it happen.

“This is a great and fun program, and nothing is better than having Lance Newman lead it. He’s a true Renaissance guy,” Fisher said.

Other ways to celebrate Juneteenth around Louisville are:

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