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171 Cedar Arts Center & The Rockwell Museum Partner To Bring You Free School’s Out Activities!

The Rockwell Museum and 171 Cedar Arts Center share a mission to provide authentic arts experiences to the residents of our region.

We understand the value of learning and the connections that can be made in stimulating, inviting, and nurturing environments. By offering family events, we advance our vision to provoke curiosity, connection and reflection about the American experience. That’s why The Rockwell Museum and 171 Cedar Arts Center will offer school’s out programming over Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. school break, January 18 & 19, 2015. We encourage you to attend both programs!

Kids and families are invited to participate in these FREE art activities and no registration is required. 

At The Rockwell (111 Cedar Street)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFunDay Sunday: Make a Dream Catcher
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Noon – 3:00 p.m.  
Free and open to the public. No registration required. 

Make your own dream catcher woven with natural materials, an original web pattern and your creativity.  Learn how to thread your own design using twine in a circular shape and have fun adding decorative feather and bead embellishments. Drop in any time between noon and 3 p.m. to participate in this fun family art activity!

IMG_1315School’s Out Recess: Make a Romare Bearden-Style Collage
Monday, January 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Romare Bearden was an African American artist who worked in many mediums, known for his mixed-media collage work to tell the story of unity and cooperation in the African-American community. Drop in any time and make a colorful collage to tell your story!

At 171 Cedar Arts Center (171 Cedar Street)

A Celebration and Remembrance of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
All activities on Monday, January 19

Registration required. Mix and match activities and performances for an art-filled day at 171 Cedar Arts Center.

George Washington Carver Performance | 10 a.m. & Noon
Join us as Guy Peartree depicts George Washington Carver on the stage in the Drake House Theater. This historical portrayal will demonstrate Carver’s integral connection to science, folklore, religion, and African-American life between America’s Civil War and World War II. 
Performance made possible in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

Lunchtime Story Hour | 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Tile Making  | 10:00 a.m. & Noon – SOLD OUT
Sculpt, decorate, and glaze two tiles – one for yourself, and one that may be included in an outdoor tile mural. Tiles will be ready for pick-up in approximately two weeks after they dry and are kiln fired.

Printmaking | 10:00 a.m. & Noon – SOLD OUT
Learn easy printmaking techniques as you create two sets of note cards – you’ll get a set for yourself and we’ll use the other to send thank you notes to all of 171’s great volunteers.

Pre-registration required for 171 Cedar Arts Center activities. Sign up via email, info@171CedarArts.org or call 607-936-4647.

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