Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art highlights the remarkable beauty of coiled basketry and shows how the utilitarian market basket can be viewed simultaneously as a work of art, object of use and container of memory. In this exhibition the humble but beautifully crafted coiled basket, made in Africa and the southern United States, becomes a prism through which audiences will learn about creativity and artistry characteristic of Africans in America from the 17th century to the present.
Grass Roots features more than one hundred baskets and related objects including agricultural tools, small sculptures, reproduction paintings, prints and small graphics, as well as photographic enlargements.
Access Arts and The Boone County Museum & Galleries are partnering to bring this amazing exhibition to
Columbia! It is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mid-America Arts
Alliance, and will be open to the public April 8th through May 25th. For more information
see our Facebook event page.
Do you envision your children glued to iPads, TVs and Xbox all summer? Wish they could experience a little
fresh air and create some amazing art?
So do we. That's why we're very excited to present this Summer Camp opportunity for kids 5-13. We'll alternate weeks with two age groups
(5-9 and 10-13), with fun-filled themes for each week, guaranteed to get
your kids stoked about something other than a back-lit display!
Camps are from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day. Cost is $140 per week, with discount packages available for
siblings. Click on the themes below for more information about each week's activities. Register by
if you do so by May 15th we'll give you a vase to fire at our Raku workshop on May 28th!
|Camps for ages 10-13:||Camps for ages 5-9:
* No camp activities will be held on July 4
The Access Arts campus is located at the intersection of McAlester St and Moss St in Columbia, MO. There are three buildings as part of the campus, which house various parts of our program. Look at the maps below to find our locations.
The mailing address for School of Service-Access Arts is:
1724 McAlester Street, Columbia, MO 65201
To visit the office go to: 1728 McAlester Sreet, Columbia
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am to 5pm
You can phone our office at: 573-875-0275
Our e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
or use our printable enrollment form (.pdf)
PLEASE NOTE: All classes require a non-refundable $30 deposit
at sign-up to reserve a place in class. Class place is not reserved until payment has been received at Access Arts. Registration deadline is April 29, 2013. There will be an additional $10 late fee for all registrations received after this date.
We currently have a donor who will match all donations we receive, so your donation will go even farther if you make it now!
We have lots of different things that volunteers can do, and a fairly flexible schedule as well. If you are interested, print out the Volunteer Application, fill it out and send it to us. We will contact you about the possibilities.
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