Duke Energy Foundation Monarch Celebration



The Arts Council of Southern Indiana in New Albany is holding its annual “Beyond Borders” exhibit August 9-September 27, 2013. Opening reception and Monarch Celebration is August 10, 1pm-6pm. The exhibit’s theme refers to the Monarch butterfly, its migration and its life cycle. Artists are encouraged to create work that relates to or is inspired by this theme. All butterflies are welcome.  Deadline for submission is July 26th, any media, 2D no larger than 18” x 24” , 3-D approximately 12” x 12”. 2-D must be ready to hang.

Accepted work must be delivered to the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 820 East Market St, New Albany, IN.

Delivery Dates/Times: July 24-July 26, 11am-5pm.


About “Beyond Borders”

Butterflies have long been the symbol of transformation in many cultures, and in art and literature.  In the Americas, Monarch butterflies, with their annual migration between the U. S. and Mexico, have become a symbol of endurance as well. Their long journey takes them beyond borders.

To honor and assist Monarchs in their journey, the Arts Council has transformed a corner of their property into a Monarch Way Station.  What sets a Monarch Way Station apart from a general butterfly garden is the inclusion of milkweed.  Milkweed is essential to the survival of Monarchs because they are the only plants the caterpillars eat.

To expand the symbolism of butterflies, the “Beyond Borders” exhibit has been developed. Throughout the building and garden, the exhibit will encompass work by local and regional artists and children who have created their own interpretation of butterflies…interpretations of resurrection, change, celebration, faith and beauty.

The Monarch Celebration

The Arts Council in collaboration with the Southern Indiana Botanical Society presents the Monarch Celebration, on August 10th, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Festivities include “Beyond Borders” exhibit and the Children’s Monarch Exhibit, the SIBS Monarch butterfly release, music by Waiting for Dave, Moonshine Menagerie, LeMoyne Smith, and Hugh E. Bir. Jr., Performance Art & Dance by Rebecca Henderson-The Bluegrass Gypsy, Bluegrass clogging by Kentucky’s champion, David Kannapell, a Monarch Ballet performance, and exhibits by SIBS and the Orchid Society. The family oriented event also includes face painting and other children’s activities. We will also hold a dedication of ACSI Little Free Library. The Jeffersonville Arts Alliance will bring art to the Monarch Celebration this year!  Attendees at the event are invited to join in decorating giant butterflies with spray paint and reclaimed plastic bottles. The end results will be fluttering around ACSI. Drop by the event & add your artistic touch, August 10th from
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.! Be sure to arrive before 1 p.m. to reserve your free tickets!

For more information contact ACSI 812-949-4238.








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