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Art Classes for Preschoolers Begin in August

Art Classes for Preschoolers Begin in August
Our popular art class for preschool children begins this month. Choose from three available times:

  • Friday, Aug. 24 at 10am
  • Friday, Aug. 24 at 1pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 25 at 1pm

The fee is $10 SICA members/$12.50 non-members.
Reservations are required.
Call our office, 522-2278

or email sicatreasurer@frontier.com to reserve.


SICA Open House: Sat. Aug 18th & Mon. Aug 20th

Saturday Fun at SICA!

Mixed Media Exhibit at SICA in August 2012


SICA Brings Paper Marbling by Marilyn Brackney to Main Gallery

The new exhibit opening in August at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts will include a variety of mixed media artwork by Marilyn Brackney.

Brackney will exhibit her marbled paper and fabrics as well as her found art figures throughout the month.

Any material, whether it’s trash or gold leaf, is suitable to use as a medium for my creativity and imagination,” said Brackney.  “I like to make people think when they look at my work, and I hope to connect with them on a personal level and help them see the world in new ways.”

The SICA gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm.  Admission is free. The exhibit will run through August 31.

The Art Center is located at 2001 North Ewing St. in Seymour, Indiana.

Brackney has a passion for art made out of found and recycled materials.  She is the creator and producer of the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show, an annual event in Columbus that features artists from all over the Midwest who create art by using recycled materials.

Brackney’s found art figures, also known as art dolls, will be a part of her SICA exhibit.  To create them Brackney repurposed or upcycled found pieces of antique and collectible objects.

I hope the figures amuse people and help them see the possibilities of reusing materials to create art,” said Brackney.

Brackney’s marbled work includes both paper and fabric and is created using ancient techniques that date back to 15th century Turkey and Persia.

Saturday, August 4, SICA will host a meet-the-artist reception for Marilyn Brackney in the main gallery.  Starting at 4 pm the reception is free and open to the public.

At 6 pm the final evening of Radio 96.3 WJAA Bustock Music Festival will kick-off on the outdoor stage at SICA with a BeatlesFest that will include children creating a Yellow Submarine assisted by SICA teaching artist Kay Fox.  Also scheduled is a Kids-Singing-The-Beatles Contest, and the Troy Hubbard Beatles Memorabilia Show.

All pre-concert activities are free and open to the public.  Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 pm with Meet the Beetles, a Beatles tribute band from Chicago.

For more information call SICA at (812) 522-2278 or email sicatreasurer@frontier.com.  You can also visit SICA on Facebook.


Bustock Music Festival Returns to SICA Aug 1 – 4


Bustock Music Festival Returns to SICA

The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is proud to once again host Radio 96.3 Bustock, Seymour’s biggest free summer musical festival, August 1-4, 2012.

During the four nights of the festival the grounds of the art center will be filled with live music, art, charity, peace and fun for all.

This summer’s featured performers at Bustock include:

Wed Aug 1: Kenny Parks, Howard, Lewis & Lovins, 812

Thurs Aug 2: Rusty Bladen, The Why StoreBustock Drum Circle

Fri Aug 3: 100% Angus AC/DC Band, special guest Jordan Richart

Sat Aug 4:  Bustock BeatlesFest featuring the band Meet the Beetles from Chicago

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm on the Don Hill Stage at SICA.

Saturday before the concert, the SICA main gallery will host a meet-the-artist reception for their August art exhibit featuring Marilyn Brackney.

Starting at 4 pm the reception is free and open to the public.  Brackney’s mixed-media exhibit includes paper marbling and found object figurines.

At 6 pm the BeatlesFest will kick-off with children creating a Yellow Submarine assisted by SICA teaching artist Kay Fox.

Also scheduled is a Kids Singing the Beatles Contest, and the Troy Hubbard Beatles Memorabilia Show.  All pre-concert activities are free and open to the public. Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 pm.

Saturday is going to be a great day to bring the whole family out to SICA to picnic and enjoy lots of good music and art,” said SICA Executive Director Warren Baumgart Jr.

Various community groups will be conducting fundraising activities throughout the Bustock festival.

Jackson County Special Olympics and Red Sky Rescue will be selling food, the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour will announce their raffle winners, the SICA Minutes to Memories Garden fund will give away a guitar signed by John Mellencamp, and a Cornhole Tournament will support the Seymour High School Cheerleaders.

Bustock is produced by Radio 96.3 WJAA and is an all-ages family-friendly event.  All festival activities are outside and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Outside food and drink is permitted.

The Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday rain location is the Seymour VFW.


No School May 4 Let’s Meet Up for Creative Fun


SICA will be holding the following classes during the break:

Magic Air Dry Clay:
2nd grade and up; all students must be able to work by themselves
May 4th, 2012 – 10 am to 12 noon
Cost: $16 Member, $20 Non Member

Drawing Fun:
Dots and Scribbles plus Anime/Manga/etc. Beginning Basics
2nd grade and up; all students must be able to work by themselves
May 4th – 1 pm to 3 pm
Price $16 Member, $20 Non Member

Adult Pastel Class for Beginners Starts May 15


Pastel Chalk Class for beginning Adult Students

Tuesday, May 15, 10 – 12 noon and/or
Sunday, May 20, – 1 – 3 pm
Art teacher Kay Fox will lead the way working from a still life arrangement. Discussions on pastel chalks, drawing compositions, mixing and blending colors, papers and general techniques. All materials will be supplied. Some basic painting skills required.
Cost for either day:  Member $40/Non Member $52
Contact Kay Fox for more details 216-6309

Earth Day At Shields Saturday April 21 11 – 2 pm


SICA art teacher Kay Fox will have dumpsters to paint on. Any SICA members, students, First grade ARTists,  Preschool ARTists and friends are invited to join the fun of painting on dumpsters at Shields Park this Saturday.

Look for the dumpsters and wear clothing suited to get paint on.  The themes are Earth Day. There will be many other activities there for young and young at heart to enjoy.

Come join the FUN ! 

Changes for 1st Class Art/Pre-K Art


First Class Art (First Grade)
Last Saturday of the Month
April 28th 1 – 2:30 pm
May 26th 1 – 2:30 pm

Pre-K Art Classes
Last Saturday of the Month
April 27th or 28th Preschool Art will meet at 10 am only
May 25th or 26th 10 am only

Barn Quilt Classes thru out April


Kay Fox will be starting barn quilt classes in April.

2 x 2 board is $20/session with a $7 fee for board and prep work.

4 x 4 board is $180 flat fee, plus $15 for board and prep work.

Call Kay at 216-6309 or email her at kay.lynn.fox@gmail.com to arrange times.