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Free Family Day

Arts & Exhibits

Saturday, April 7, 2018

12:00PM – 3:00PM

April 7, Noon–3:00pm

Art Making

Join in art making activities inspired by current exhibitions. Express yourself to make a colorful cut paper self-portrait. Dig in to clay to pinch your own clay cup, then add texture and pattern using stamps and color using beads, seashells and more.

Community Mural and Storytelling

Join artist Vanessa Johnson in helping to create a collaborative community mural. The colorful mural will be made up of 3 quilted panels that reflect themes found in current exhibitions and pay homage to the variety of ethnic and racial groups in the Syracuse Community. The panels will be joined together by a web, created by participants that speak to the stories that join us together as a community. Use fabric, yarn, found objects, text and more.

Vanessa Johnson is a Griot, a storyteller in the West African Tradition. She is a quilter, mixed media fiber artist, community educator, museum consultant, activist, writer, playwright, actor, and vocalist.

West African Dance and Drum Performance
1:30pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Enjoy a highly dynamic, energetic and multifaceted performance that includes West African dancing, drumming, and songs presented by Wacheva Cultural Arts.

Ceramics Handbuilding Demonstration
12:30pm–1:30pm, Education Center

Watch art come to life through a handbuilding demonstration by artist Cheryl Hutchinson.

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Event Location:
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
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(315) 474-6064

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