Animal Jam-Bo-Ree on Aug. 23 at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton will feature a morning of activities to highlight JAC’s animal-theme exhibit, Beauty in the Beast.
ALTON — The St. Louis Zoo brings live animals to Jacoby Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 23.
They’ll join the fun of Animal Jam-Bo-Ree, a morning of activities to highlight JAC’s animal-theme exhibit, Beauty in the Beast. Animal face-painting, animal art scavenger hunt, raffle for art classes, and refreshments are from 10 a.m. to noon.
Children ages 4 to fourth grade will enjoy the 10-10:45 a.m. zoo program “Animal Champs.” Youngsters in grades 5-8 likely will laugh at the 11-11:45 a.m. session, “Are You Smarter Than a Zookeeper?” Each class is $8 and limited to 30 participants. Reserve a seat by calling JAC at (618) 462-5222.
Beauty in the Beast continues through Aug. 30. It features animal theme art produced by 51 artists from the region. Ranging from re-purposed plastic to gold leaf, the exhibit is sponsored by Goulding’s Jewelers, Daniel/Randall Veterinary Clinic and Inlandesign Inc. The juried show awarded $1,200 in prizes sponsored by Ed and Patty Morrissey, Pets at Peace by Gent Funeral Home and Picture This and More Custom Framing.
Jacoby Arts Center is a nonprofit corporation providing art experiences and nurturing arts in the region. For information, see the website www.jacobyartscenter.org, call (618) 462-5222 or stop in at 627 E. Broadway.