Childrens Art Displayed through January in Bede Art Gallery
Mount Marty College's Day Care Director, Kathy Harens, in conjunction with Bede Art Gallery Director, David Kahle, will display a show entitled, "Mount Marty College Children's Art and Childhood Physiology with Finger-Paints, Brushes, and Paper." The art will be on display in the Bede Art Gallery from January 14th to February 1st, 2013. A free reception and gallery talk is scheduled for February 1st from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and is open to the public.
Mount Marty College student-daycare providers worked with children ages 1 to 5 years of age with colors, brushes, and paper. The children were given workstations and easels and were provided incentive to create. Much of the art is spontaneous and intuitive, for example, the modulation of shape is just forming for the children, and art is another intellectual form of development.
Bede Art Gallery Directory, David Kahle, states, "Regardless of the obvious differences in subject matters, all works are created with minds and hands. Personally, this individual factor for me as an artist has been and is an important coping and developing mechanism. Cognitive and individuality are traits that develop for a lifetime. Art is especially important for identifying and understanding one's existence as it mediates upon the unique existence of aspects of life, including all cultures, genders, and races."
The hours for the Bede Art Gallery are 8 AM to 8 PM daily and it is located in the lobby of the Marian Auditorium.