Jacoby Arts Center
ALTON — Beauty in the Beast brings the jungle to Broadway with animal-themed art by 51 area artists.
The exhibit continues at Jacoby Arts Center, 627. E. Broadway, Alton, through Saturday, Aug. 30. Subject matter ranges from kitty cats to roaring lions and media from cast concrete to gold leaf.
Patrick Dailey of Alton won the first-place prize of $500 for his mixed media piece, “Under the Canopy.” Second-place prize of $400 went to Laura Lloyd of St. Peters, Mo., for her hand-built ceramic sculpture, “Dumb Bunny on a Dodo.”
Adam Jones of University City, Mo., earned the third-place $300 award for “Portrait of John Glenn,” acrylic on canvas.
The juror for the exhibit was Steve Morris, an award-winning painter who is co-owner of OA Gallery in Kirkwood, Mo.
The exhibit and related activities throughout August were made possible by major sponsor and community partner Goulding’s Jewelers; contributing sponsors Daniel/Randall Veterinary Clinic and Inlandesign. Each award was sponsored as well: first place by Ed and Patty Morrissey, second place by Pets at Peace by Gent Funeral Home, and third place by Picture This and More Custom Framing.
Jacoby Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing art in all forms to the region.
Visit the exhibit during regular JAC hours. The August Animal Jam events schedule is available on the website, www.jacobyartscenter.org, or call (618) 462-5222.
Registration is open for art classes for children age 4 to 17. Young artists’ work will be displayed Aug. 19-23.
The classes include:
Who’s Who in the Zoo Animal Art for age 4-6, 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 5, 7
Clay Creatures and Critters, age 7-12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 6, 7
Jungle Art Adventure II, age 7-12, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 5, 6, 7
Jungle Art Adventure III, age 7-12, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 12, 13, 14
Teens’ Scratchboard Safari, age 12-17, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 6, 7
The Kids and Teens Animal Jam art exhibit will include work from classes and animal-themed art submitted by artists under 18. See the website, http://jacobyartscenter.org/, for details on submitting art.
Animal Tales with puppets will entertain youngsters age 2-6 at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, courtesy of Hayner Library.
The St. Louis Zoo visits JAC with live animals for Animal Jam-Bo-Ree, the finale of the August Animal Jam on Saturday, Aug. 23. Zoo programs are $8, and advance registration is suggested. “Animal Champs” is designed for age 4 to fourth grade, 10 to 10:45 a.m. “Are You Smarter Than a Zookeeper?” for fifth to eighth grade, 11-11:45 a.m.
Youngsters are invited to enjoy the Jam-Bo-Ree animal face-painting, a make-and-take animal art project, refreshments, and a raffle for children’s art class tuition, starting at 10 am.
The Beauty in the Beast exhibit and Animal Jam were made possible by the generous support of major sponsor and community partner: Goulding’s Jewelers. Contributing sponsors include: Daniel/Randall Veterinary Clinic, Inlandesign Inc., Ed and Patty Morrissey, Pets at Peace by Gent Funeral Home, and Picture This and More Custom Framing.
For information and to see the call for teen artists, check www.jacobyartscenter.org. To register for a class, call or visit JAC, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, (618) 462-5222.