After a one-year reorgnization process, the Le Mars Arts Center will hold a grand re-opening Sept. 9 to 11, with a ribbon-cutting and an artist display.
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting will be held Friday, Sept. 9. Glass-blowing artist Jesse Bogenrief will display pieces of his glass-blown art and will be at the center Sept. 10 and 11 to explain the process.
In preparation for the grand re-opening, three classes for adults and children from third through seventh grade will be offered in August.
The first class is the "I Believe" essay class.
This class will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the center. Final essays are due Aug. 27. This is an essay that must be positive, no "put-downs" of any one's beliefs or to try to get other people to believe as the writer does, but a personal statement consisting of 350 to 400 words.
The second class is "Kids Photo Exhibit" for children from the third to the seventh grade. One adult can sign up three children for this class Saturday, Aug. 13.
The Art Center will provide the cameras and the children are encouraged to take nine pictures and hand the camera to the next child. The pictures selected will be displayed at the re-opening celebration. The children need to look for interesting, beautiful places around Le Mars.
The third class is a china painting class for high school aged through adults given by Virginia Oordt, an instructor from Sioux Center. Classes will be free and meet on Saturdays, Aug. 20 and 27. The time for the classes are 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 and a class for younger children on Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Each class is limited to six people and all materials are free. These pieces will require several firings and some will be selected to be exhibited on the re-opening weekend.
Kathy Moore has been chosen at the part-time director of the Le Mars Arts Center. Moore and members of the Le Mars Arts Center board look forward to an exciting new year. Board members encourage participation from the people of the Le Mars area.