Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.More >>
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a festival parade. Several people appeared to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
The Evansville Museum is offering a variety of classes for all ages during the winter and spring months of 2013.
Classes for Adults:
Science For Parents With School-Age Children
Parents can sometimes be overwhelmed when children can come home with some strange science questions or the need to build something for a science project. Former science teacher and Museum Science Experiences Specialist Jim Price will touch on the basics of some of the major concepts in chemistry, everyday physics, earth science, and the fundamentals of magnets and electricity so that parents can be prepared to help their children with their science homework. We will be doing hands-on experiments that can be taken home and applied to your child's science classroom experiences. This class is recommended for parents with children in upper elementary to middle school.
Date: Saturday, March 2 Time: 10:30 a.m. – Noon Age: Adults & School Children with an Adult Supplies: Provided in workshop Fees: $8 Members / $12 Not-Yet Members Register by: Friday, February 22
Adult Painting Studio
Let's "cut loose" with local artist and art instructor Connie Bell! Connie encourages students to experiment during this casual painting class with both subject matter and media. Students are welcome to use oil or acrylic paints to create at least 3-5 paintings over the course of eight weeks. The workshop focuses on Ms. Bell's personal belief that artists should remember to "paint to become who they are as an artist". All levels are welcome.
Dates: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ages: Adult Supplies: 3-5 Canvas; Paint (favorite colors): oil or acrylic; Brushes: student preference, students may contact Connie at 812-473-0475 with questions Fees: $185 Member / $200 Not-Yet Members Register by: Friday, March 22
Artist Sharon Sprung Painting Workshop
Presented in partnership with PAULA RIGGS and PAULINE AMODIO
A Brooklyn, New York native, where she lives and works, Sharon Sprung is a painter celebrating the visual world. She teaches Contemporary Realist Figure and Portrait Painting in oil from the model, emphasizing the importance of drawing and an understanding of anatomy, movement, psychological force, light and shape, rich paint application, color and the use of correct value relationships. She aids students as they balance these elements in order to create an expressive work that has strength and presence.
Capturing a likeness - the essence of learning to paint a portrait - requires the mastering of three basic skills. The first involves gaining a sophisticated understanding of the anatomy of a particular skull. The second entails mastering the exact placement of all the features and their precise relationship to one another. And the third is how to recreate the specific shapes of the shadow patterns that go with the lighting of the figure in question.
Sprung will attempt to convey an understanding of how to carry creating a likeness further, and how to get it closer to a breathing, vibrant and fleshy, multidimensional sense of who the model is. In addition, to take the portrait even further, the artist needs to see and begin to grasp the subtleties and depths of color and value relationships. To that end, she will explore these sensitivities and the mysteries of color and value that make flesh colors come alive.
There will be a special focus on personal critique for the individual student. Lectures and demonstrations will stress the specific fundamentals of painting, illustrated by works of significant artists, both past and present. To view Sprung's work, please visit www.sharonsprung.com.
Date: April 5, 6, 7 Time: Friday, April 5: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7: 9 a.m. – Noon & 1– 4 p.m. Ages: Adults Supplies: List of needed supplies will be provided upon registration. Fees: $300 Members / $350 Not-Yet Members (includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday) Register by: Friday, March 22
Classes For Children:
Where do I find the Big Dipper? What planets are visible? What's happening with the sun today? Kids will have an opportunity to see stars of all sorts in this workshop. Participants will learn about the world's oldest science – astronomy – through activities meant to bring them closer to objects in the sky. Activities include building and using a sundial and a working star finder. We'll also visit the Koch Planetarium and safely view the sun with the Museum's Eykamp Solar Telescope! This class is taught by Dorothy and George Eykamp Science Director Mitch Luman.
Date: Wednesday, March 27 Time: 10:30 a.m. – Noon Age: 8 – 10 years old Fees: $8 Members / $12 Not-Yet Members Register by: Wednesday, March 13
Water, water everywhere, but where does it come from and where does it go? Find out about the most important liquid on Earth as we study the many forms of water. In this workshop we will investigate the many interesting properties of this important molecule and perform some fun experiments to get to the bottom of the many properties of water. We will investigate what water is made of, how to fill a cup beyond its top and how to make an egg float. We'll also make a Cartesian Diver that students can take home. This class is taught by Mitch Luman, the Dorothy and George Eykamp Science Director. Note: This class takes place during the EVSC Spring Break.
Date: Thursday, March 28 Time: 10:30 a.m. – Noon Ages: 7 – 9 years old Supplies: Provided in workshop Fees: $8 members / $12 Not-Yet Members Register by: Wednesday, March 20
Rocking The Science Of Our World
How did the earth beneath our feet get there? Through hands-on activities, retired science teacher and Museum Science Experiences Specialist Jim Price will teach kids how to identify the rocks and minerals that form Earth's outer covering, learn how to grow crystals. Examine ancient Indiana fossils, learn how they reveal the past, and make your own fossil to take home. Discover what makes a volcano explode by making your very own working volcano.
Date: Saturday, April 13 Time: 9:30 a.m. – Noon Ages: 8 – 10 years old Supplies: Provided in workshop Fees: $8 Members / $12 Not-Yet Members Register by: Wednesday, April 3
To register for a class, call the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406 ext. 226.
The museum says payments must be received on or before the registration deadline. Registration is guaranteed when payment is received.
If a class is canceled by the Museum, registration fees will be refunded.
In the event a student must cancel the registration, he/she must do so before the registration deadline in order to receive a refund.
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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