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Celebrate summer with Knoxville Museum of Art's Family Fun Day

July 21, 2008 F. Daniel Kent   Comments

The Knoxville Museum of Art invites children and parents to celebrate summer at Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All events at Family Fun Day are free thanks to the sponsorship of Anderson News, LLC, First Tennessee Bank and Regal Entertainment Group/Regal Foundation.

Children of all ages have the opportunity to create art at one of the many art-making booths inspired by the current exhibits.  Families can tap their feet to one of the many musical and entertainment acts that are performing all day, as well as listen to the gallery talks given by the docent guides.  

Artist and Middle School Art Instructor Michael Weininger will demonstrate the art of mixed-media collage while artist and educator Heather Brack will demonstrate mixed-media painting.  Spinning wool will be demonstrated by Carmen Bonnell.

Children can find inspiration in the Higher Ground exhibit and paint in the style of Beauford Delaney.  Quilters from the Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild of Tennessee will provide materials and direction for kids to make ornaments out of fabric in the style of the museum’s Gee’s Bend quilt exhibition.

The Hominy Mamas as well as the LoneTones will be entertaining throughout the day with face painting by Faces Gone Wild.  Refreshments will be for sale. 

The Knoxville Museum of Art serves East Tennessee with outstanding exhibitions and educational programs. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. 5 p.m.  Parking is free.  Admission is free now through December 31. For more information contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.

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