Jorgenson Gallery Ribbon Cutting During Art on the Block
Moberly Area Community College will again open the front lawn of the College on Saturday, June 14, for the 5th annual Art on the Block. The day will begin with a ribbon cutting and dedication of the Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery on the steps of the Graphic Arts Wing at 9:30AM. Activities and booths will be open from 10AM to 2PM.
In 2002, the MACC Coliseum was remodeled to provide an updated and expanded space for the Graphic Arts & Fine Arts programs, including a gallery, classrooms and studios. Upon her retirement in June 2013, the MACC Board of Trustees voted to rename the wing in honor of Dr. Jorgenson's service to the College. Following Saturday's dedication, the Jorgenson Gallery will feature an exhibit highlighting the work of MACC alumni.
Art on the Block is designed to give children and families the chance to observe or participate in interactive arts activities. Hands-on projects on Saturday will include tie-dying t-shirts or pillowcases, creating totem poles, origami, tile-printing, air-dry clay creations, drip painting, stone polishing, mask-making, and more. Live music and professional artists, including Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, David Caywood, Mike Wolfe, Janet Bratcher, and David Spear will be creating and performing throughout the day.
Designated areas will also be available for artists of all ages to create their own sidewalk chalk projects and compete for prizes. Chalk will be provided for all participants and prizes will be awarded for various age groups.
With the exception of a nominal fee for the tie-dye t-shirts and food, Art on the Block is free and open to the public. It is made possible by generous donations from Orscheln Farm and Home, the Missouri Arts Council, Moberly Area Council on the Arts and the Rollins Street Neighborhood Association. All activities will take place along College Avenue in front of the Main Building of MACC.