Save the NEW Dates! Upcoming JAM Sessions:
The JAM Session schedule has been altered slightly for the remainder of the 2013-2014 academic year! Be sure to save the date so you can join us in creating the next pieces in the Jeffersonville Art Movement! We will now hold JAM sessions every two to three months to allow ample time for the JAA members to prepare, complete and install our community artworks. All JAM Sessions will be held at River Valley Middle School unless otherwise noted.
April: Earthship Bench
April 18, 19 & 20 (phase 1) and April 25, 26 & 27 (phase 2) Please Note: This is a weather sensitive piece as well....cross your fingers for some nice days ahead!
We are building a sustainable "S" curve bench using old tires, wine bottles and more. This piece will be constructed "on-site" in downtown Jeffersonville. Because of the nature of the process and materials, it will be a two weekend event. We would love to see you there!
Friday, April 18 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Friday, April 25 | 4 - 6 p.m.
June: Towering Totem
Saturday, June 21st from 10-4 pm at River Valley Middle School.
This spring we will be making colorful totems to adorn the public gardens in Jeffersonville. Towering and whimsical, this project will introduce new media and techniques to our JAMers.
Past JAM Sessions:
Inspired by Italy
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Sgraffito Tiles at the Jeff Italian Festival
The september session was held in the Jeffersonville Italian Festival on Court Ave. We will be created red, green and white tiles using an italian technique called sgraffito. Our arts alliance is hard at work assembling all of the tiles into a large wall piece inspired by the Italian flag to hang in Adrienne and Co. on Court Ave.
Our Feburary 2013 JAM Session project was a community quilt made with old neckties donated by members of the community. There is a bit of finishing work yet to be done on the quilt, but it is looking truly amazing!
Jammin' at Jeff Fest!
June JAM Session: Saturday, June 8, 2013; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
We brought community art to the Jeff Fest this year! Dawn and Chad welded giant butterfly frames and we invited the community to join in decorating them with spray paint and reclaimed plastic bottles. The end results are fluttering around Warder Park! Stop by and check them out!
"Up-Cycled" Plastic Flowers
March JAM Session: Saturday, March 16, 2013; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Spring is near and we are creating beautiful blooms! At this month's JAM Session the JAA will lead the community is making large, colorful flowers using old soda bottles, spray paint and wire. The finished pieces will hang on the fence at Ladybug's Landing Community Garden. The garden is located at 1814 E. Park Place (between Kewanna Drive and Ewing Lane). Many thanks to Tri Kappa who generously sponsored this month's community art session.
Community Art Quilt
February JAM Session: Saturday, February 23, 2013; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This month we will be using old neckties to create an art quilt celebrating the community of Jeffersonville! Don't be intimidated by the quilting process, we will be using applique techniques with an iron-on adhesive backing to make the design process very easy! The finished art quilt will be a wall hanging about the size of a full size bed. Register Now!
Jeffersonville High School: 2315 Allison Lane' Jeffersonville, IN 47130
From the Allison Lane entrance, keep to the right to enter the bus loading area. On JAM Session days you can park in this area and enter through the Visual Arts doors. Dawn Struck's classroom is the first door on the right.
We'll be JAMmin in January!
We're taking a break for the holiday season, but be sure to mark your calendars for January 26, 2013 as we begin a new year of the Jeffersonville Arts Movement! The registration form is live so you can sign up today. As always, art can often be quite messy so please wear art appropriate clothing to our JAM sessions.
We're still Dreaming about October!
October JAM Session: October 27, 2012
Once again we had over 50 community members come together to join in the Jeffersonville Arts Movement. This month's mission... create giant dream catchers! Participants got a brief history lesson from Tresa Megenity as she told the legend behind the dream catchers. Dawn Struck and Molly Gruninger demonstrated a few useful techniques to mask off areas of the stretched silk frame and add beautiful colors around them. Many groups chose to work within a theme or color scheme to create a unified piece. For more photos of this event, visit us on Facebook!
Art in the Headlines
The Jeffersonville art scene is booming and the proof is in the local headlines!
September 29, 2012 - Jeffersonville's first public art session gets colorful results
October 9, 2012 - Jeffersonville artist captures city scenes in wall murals
The Evening News and The Tribune
Our first JAM Session was a huge success!
September JAM Session: September 29, 2012
With over 50 people filling three Jeff High classrooms, we had a wonderful art-filled day! Community members teamed up to paint 16 colorful skull masks to be hung on Spring Street during October and the first few days of November. Tresa Megenity, a Spanish teacher at the school, was excited to share the history of El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and explained that our masks are actually called calaveras. Members of the Jeffersonville Arts Alliance and the Jeff High Art Club were there to offer inspiration and assistance as our local artists painted their calaveras. For more photos of this event, please visit our facebook page. Join us in October as we create giant dream catchers to hang in a local park!
Many thanks to our generous sponsors! Greater Clark County Schools, Taste of Jeffersonville, Kovert Hawkins, Sherwin Williams, City Pride, Preston Art Supply and JHS Welding.
Join us on Facebook for inspiring art, photos of our projects and details about our next JAM Sessions!
Provided with support from the Community Arts Program at Hanover College, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment fort he arts, a federal agency.