(New Orleans, LA) – Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host a free Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 to celebrate the exhibition Second Time, Second Line Recycling Project, presented by Cox Communications. The celebration will feature free admission, take-home art activity bags (including all art supplies), a museum scavenger hunt and family-friendly entertainment.
“Free Family Day is one of my favorite programs presented by Ogden Museum of Southern Art,” states Ellen Balkin, Director of Education, Ogden Museum of Southern Art. “I’m especially excited that this day will celebrate over 200 student artists, yet also present information on the importance of recycling. Plus, all visitors will all be able to try their hand at making their own creation out of recycled materials with mixed media artist Jackie Inglefield. It’s going to be a great day!”
To heighten the celebration, visitors can enjoy:
- Food for purchase from Tanjarine Kitchen;
- Family-friendly entertainment featuring the Young Audiences Charter School Jazz Band and Big Fun Brass Band;
- And an interactive recycled art project with Second Time, Second Line artist Jackie Inglefield.
“We encourage our friends and neighbors in the community to visit Ogden to see the work of these talented students. Not only does it showcase their creativity, it also highlights the ways that all of us can take an active role in sustainability efforts through recycling,” says Kevin Monroe, co-chairman of the Cox Conserves Council for the Southeast Region.
Part of Ogden Museum’s Artists and Sense of Place Residency Program, Second Time, Second Line Recycling Project features mixed media artist Jacqueline Ehle-Inglefield working with Young Audience Charter School students to introduce new art-making techniques, explore their region and raise awareness about why recycling is important to the environment. The exhibition highlights the work Ehle-Inglefield and the students completed throughout the three-week residency. The Second Time, Second Line Recycling Project opened at Ogden Museum of Southern Art on February 19 and will be on view through April 10.
While attending family day, visitors are also invited to explore Home Is… A Sense of Place, A Sense of Self, an Ogden Museum Education Gallery exhibition of student work created in KID smART classrooms across New Orleans.
For more information on this celebration, please visit www.ogdenmuseum.org.
About Jacqueline Ehle-Inglefield
Mixed media artist Jacqueline Ehle-Inglefield received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking in 1992 from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2014, Ms. Inglefield returned to her native New Orleans to advance her work in sculpting from nontraditional materials and found objects, and in 2015 was a featured artist in the Louisiana Contemporaries exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Employing repurposed plastic as the primary medium, Inglefield calls attention to the effect of man-made waste on the ecology of New Orleans waterways. Her works are held in several private collections.
About Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana since 1999 and open to the public since 2003, Ogden Museum of Southern Art invites visitors to experience and learn about the artists and culture of the American South. Ogden Museum is home to a collection of more than four thousand works, making it the largest and most comprehensive repository dedicated to Southern art in the nation, with particular strength in the genres of Self-Taught art, Regionalism, photography, and contemporary art. The Museum is further recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs, which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and local craft.
Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504.539.9650
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