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Art Lab w/Rick Olivo

Lorrie Goulet,  Pangaea , 2007, Persimmon wood, Loan from the artist, made possible by Harmon-Meek Gallery

Lorrie Goulet, Pangaea, 2007, Persimmon wood, Loan from the artist, made possible by Harmon-Meek Gallery

For all ages

Free for Members, $5 per Non-Member

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. REGISTRATION CLOSED

Each month (September to May), participants will be introduced to one of the Museum’s exhibitions in a fun and accessible, hands-on learning experience for all ages. Labs are led by professional artists or art educators who guide participants in creating their own artwork. Using a array of mediums and techniques, the project will relate to an exhibition on display in the Museum.

This month will compliment the current exhibition Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years of Carving.

Join Mr. Olivo in a hands-on workshop exploring the art of carving. Participants will walk away with a small balsa foam carving of their own. Great for ages 5 and up.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Rick has taught in many area schools, particularly Rochelle School of the Arts, where his influence continued through numerous students’ journeys to Harrison School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and through various college art programs. Rick's former students have won numerous awards and include the Congressional Award for the 12th Congressional District Visual Arts Exhibition, a Tony, and an Oscar.

In addition to teaching in the traditional classroom and studio, Rick Olivo has spent many afternoons teaching art to the neediest of populations in Polk county’s migrant camps, without fanfare or remuneration, hoping only to encourage a love and appreciation of the arts and to teach skills not otherwise available to those children.

Rick’s numerous public sculptures and paintings have enriched the city and provided much enjoyment for residents and visitors alike. He founded Pied Pipers Children’s Theater (Lakeland Community Theater), restored the interior frescoes and ceiling of the Polk Theatre, sculpted animal figures for local parks, painted exterior murals for St. David’s Episcopal Church, and created the swan prototypes for the Lakeland Junior League’s signature public sculpture project which celebrated Lakeland’s famous swans, the symbol of the city.

"No one has done more for the arts in our community than Rick Olivo." - The Ledger*

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Earlier Event: September 6
Curator Tour
Later Event: September 8
Access Art: Special Needs