The fresh ART May Have Dried, but
There's More Art This Week at BCM
Thanks for Making fresh ART 2019 a Success!
Several hundred art lovers enjoyed a picture perfect evening dining on fresh fare and bidding on fresh art in Devou Park on September 14 at the 27th annual fresh ART presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum.

The event was the capstone of a weekend which saw 24 local artists working en plein air in the park, creating artwork which was auctioned “fresh” at the event. 

Previously completed works by more than four dozen other artists were sold at a silent auction, with proceeds from both auctions benefiting local youth through the museum’s education programs.

Judges Gilda Horn, Julia Sebastian and Bill Seitz selected three of the artists for the Patricia and William Applegarth Artists Excellence Awards. Winners were Barbara Ahlbrand, Highland Heights, first place; Suzanna Terrill, Covington, second; and Tom Gaither, Fort Mitchell, third.

Iris Sullivan, a Holy Cross High School student was awarded $50 and a check for $500 for her school's art programs as the winner of the first Connie O’Donnell Student ART Invitational.

Thank you to all that attended, including John Lomax, emcee for the evening and auctioneer, H. David Wallace of Wallace Boggs, PLLC .
Thank you to all of our sponsors:

Silver Palette Sponsors: Bellevue Family Dentistry, Joann Brown, Covington Independent Public Schools, Mrs. Ruth Faragher & Family, Joshua One, Milburn Family Foundation, Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air and Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP. 
Table Sponsors: City of Covington, Designs Direct, LLC, Pamela & Ken Marcum, Southbank Partners, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, and Gerry & Anthony Zembrodt. 
Artists Awards Sponsor: Patricia & William Applegarth Artists Excellence Award. 
Supporters: Kathy & Leo Calderon, Sue & Don Corken, Earl Franks Sons & Daughters, Jackson Interiors, Kate & Mark Neikirk, Sara & Gene Schindler, O'Donnell Group, Pendery Insurance.  
Tot Tuesdays! Play Clay Day
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.
There are many benefits to preschoolers playing with clay. It gives them the opportunity to be creative and learn about texture, shape and form while having lots of fun! Join us next Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for "Tot Tuesday: Play Clay Day," when kids can channel their inner sculptors as they make their own modeling clay and create whatever their imaginations can dream up.

Designed to help prepare preschoolers for reading readiness and socialization, Tot Tuesdays! are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free for BCM members. For future members, cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. There is a $1 craft fee per child. Location: Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Free parking. (859) 491-4003.
Chippie's Sensational Science Labs:
On Tour at Fr. Hanses Park
Wednesdays in September
Chippie loves his squirrel jokes...almost as much as he loves science! Chippie's Sensational Science Labs return for FREE back-to-school science experiments THIS WEDNESDAY and every Wednesday in September! Children in grades K through 8 are invited to Fr. Hanses Park at the corner of 11th and Hermes streets in  Covington, Kentucky  from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for free pop-up science fun.

September 18 
September 25

The labs are in conjunction with Covington Parks & Recreation. For more information, call (859) 491-4003, email or go to
Brown Bag Luncheon:
The Siege of Northern Kentucky
Thursday, Sept. 19, noon
When the Confederacy closed in, the river cities came together. Join us Thursday, Sept. 19 for BCM's next Brown Bag Lunch  for a showing and discussion of the documentary film, " September Siege - The Defense of the River Cities " The film follows the fascinating day-by-day account of the events in September 1862 when Confederate forces came to the doorstep of Cincinnati/NKY.

The film will tell the stories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things under the leadership of Major General Lew Wallace and the determined citizens of the region, and shine a light on how cities on both sides of the river came together as one to stare down the enemy and thwart a Confederate invasion that not only saved Cincinnati but perhaps saved the Union.

The lunch and lecture will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the BCM Education Center. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Free parking. Reservations recommended: (859) 491-4003. Free parking.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, Sept. 21
BCM will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution's Washington D.C.-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equality and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year's event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

Museum Day tickets are available for download HERE .

Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at BCM and other participating venues on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at .

For more information, please visit .
Latino Picnic at BCM
Saturday, Sept. 28, 4-8 p.m.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with our First Latino Picnic at BCM Saturday, Sept. 28 from 4-8 p.m.

Enjoy music, dancing, crafts for children and other family fun, all for FREE! You can bring your own food or you can buy drinks and food from  La Mexicana Restaurante Cantina & Tienda . For more information, call (859) 491-4003. 
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