East Hills Shopping Center hosting new art exhibit

The St. Joseph Museums, Inc., has opened a free temporary exhibit on the travels and art of Rudolf Friedrich Kurz during his stay in St. Joseph. The exhibit is located at East Hills Shopping Center, 3702 Frederick Ave., where it will be open to the public until January.

Kurz was a Swiss artist who traveled to St. Joseph in 1848. He remained in the area during the major Gold Rush years until 1851.

During that time, Kurz documented the native people and early founders of St. Joseph.

The mall exhibit features several hands-on interactive items with sketches from Kurz’s journal.

For more information on St. Joseph Museum exhibits, events, programs and rental facilities, visit stjosephmuseum.org or call 816-232-8471.

Remington Nature Center to host Animal Safari

The Remington Nature Center will host an indoor safari from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Remington Nature Center, 1502 McArthur Drive. The event will feature a variety of domestic, wild and exotic animals on display, with an emphasis on the time, care and attention these animals need in order to live successful and healthy lives, wildlife conservation, responsible animal husbandry and more.

Admission is $4 per adult, $3 per senior ages 60 and older and $2 per child ages 4 to 15. Children 3 and younger are admitted free. All children must always be accompanied by an adult. There are no advanced ticket sales. Contact the Remington Nature Center with any questions at 816-271-5499.

St. Joseph Arts Academy to present Master Classes

The St. Joseph Arts Academy will present a series of Master Classes with blues singer-songwriter Roddy Barnes.

He’ll present clinics for Songwriting for Piano or Vocal (2 p.m. Friday, July 12), Songwriting (11 a.m. Saturday, July 13), Blues, Boogie Woogie and New Orleans (2 p.m. Saturday, July 13) and Gospel Choir (2 p.m. Sunday, July 14).

It is $35 for the complete series and $20 for single classes. Classes are limited to 12. Sessions are 90 minutes.

— From staff reports

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