At MOMAC, we get great joy out of hosting art shows. They are events where student
work is honored and personal confidence is boosted.
Please join us in celebrating our students by stopping by the library for a peek at their work and some refreshments!
The show is this Sunday, December 13th, from 2:00 - 4:00pm. It will be held at the
Johnson City Public Library and will feature the works of MOMAC students in addition to
the beautifully crafted woodwork of Robert Ramsauer from Herrin-Miller Designs located
in downtown Johnson City.
Robert has designed a unique coffee table made of one continuous slab of maple burl wood. He, Janice Herrin, and John Cross have donated this table to the library where a silent auction will be held for it on the day of the show.
All proceeds will be donated to the library.
MOMAC studio recently participated in the Mary B. Martin Arts in Education Conference on November 16th.
The interactive workshop was designed to challenge the participant's ingenuity by presenting him/her with a "mystery" bag of materials to be used to create an original art piece.
The activity created a consistent flow of resourcefulness, innovation, and "spur of the moment" solutions to problems. This workshop was designed to demonstrate how visual art can be used to help students connect across content areas
We here at MOMAC studio are thankful for our wonderful volunteers, students & parents. You make us possible. Thank you! 😀
The Storybook Fair's interactive storytelling event at the end of October was lots of fun. Our MOMAC students participated by illustrating on-site while stories were being spun by Storybook's group of tellers. Lots of fun was had by all as the yarn was spun and the illustrations churned out with enthusiasm.
The owner of MOMAC, LaDonna West, made sure a variety of art materials were on hand for our students to fully explore their personal visions of the stories being told to them.
There will be another storytelling event on Saturday, November 14th from 1-3pm at East Tennessee State University. Come on out!
For additional information on this event, The Storybook Fair & their mission, please visit their Facebook page: STORYBOOK FAIR.
We at MOMAC have installed some additional artwork as part of the Downtown Storefront Project. You can see these new works if you head down Roan Street near Main Street Pizza & Cakebuds. Ink Revolution Studios has graciously let us display in one of their Roan street windows.
The two current featured artists are: Lecy Campbell and Julia Malcolm. Both artists are located here in the TriCities area.
Julia Malcolm is owner of Artfix Studio. You can see more of her work here: Artfix Studio
Lecy Campbell is owner of Drumboden Tiles. Her work can be viewed here: Drumboden Tiles
There is additional work by Lecy Campbell on the Market Street side of the Hands On! Regional Museum. She even has handmade Christmas ornaments!
MOMAC studio's spring semester classes will be starting in January. As the holidays fly by, we hope to have our information out very soon so that you may take a look. Early enrollment will be available as well as some new & exciting opportunities to explore what MOMAC has to offer outside of classes.
Art classes are a great addition to any course of learning.
If you are new to MOMAC and would like to see the descriptions of this Fall's semester courses, please feel free to click over to our main website: MOMACstudio.com
Our students have been listening to a variety of stories from different story genres like fairy tales, animal tales, how & why tales, and tall tales. They have been illustrating excerpts from these stories as teacher & owner LaDonna West read to them in class. This activity is part of our collaboration with the Storybook Fair, a local community organization geared toward helping close the gap on illiteracy.
In addition, professional storytellers from The StoryBook Fair have been attending our classes and telling tales to the students. There is something really magical about having a live storyteller in the room who is not reading from a book, but telling you a story straight from their head. The energy is electrifying.
Today and again on November 14th, MOMAC students will be on location with The Storybook Fair at East Tennessee State University. The storytellers will be performing live to a crowd while our students do interpretive illustrations. It's going to be lots of fun! More to come from the ETSU events, so stay tuned!
MOMAC studio has started to take the lead with the Tennessee Community Crime Reduction Project's Downtown Storefront Project. We help keep vacant & non-vacant storefronts full of arts & crafts. Keeping a storefront vibrant and alive is crucial to keeping vandalism down & community spirit up. Beautifying downtown Johnson City is just part of the goal. We love sharing new artwork and artists with the community and hope that it brings a new appreciation for all the great work going on right here in Johnson City, Tennessee.
During Johnson City’s First Friday celebration, MOMAC students, teachers & assistants came out to share their chalk art skills with the community & to promote the appreciation of creative skill & learning. The public was also invited to join in. Friends of Olde Downtown provided sidewalk chalk for the event. Onlookers soon became participants, picking up chalk and filling Main Street with drawings and doodles.
We at MOMAC feel it's vitally important to promote learning through art. Creativity fosters growth in many areas of learning not just within the art classroom.