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Art Saturdays

Jane Hammond
Jane Hammond
Shanghai Costumes, 2002
oil on wood

Saturday, May 23, 2009
10:00am to 12:00pm

This Saturday the museum will begin Art Saturdays-special art days at the museum just for families. The first workshop will be Parent/Child Drawing. Following a docent-led tour of The Human Touch exhibition, families will be treated to a short drawing lesson, including modern drawing techniques. Self-created masterpieces are free and can be taken home.

The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection exhibition is a collection of works that focus on the human figure. This exhibition introduces new ways of thinking about who we are and how we live. Many well-known artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Viola Frey, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Roland Fischer are included.

Wonders of Light

MaryLee & Nancy

Nancy Stewart and MaryLee Sunseri returned to the museum this week with an all new storytelling and song program called Wonders of Light. The program was designed to help students learn about natural and artificial light.

From starlight to sunlight, candelight to neon, light is part of our everyday lives. Students learned about the role light has played in the history of Yakima, including agriculture and urban development, and how light can be used in the future in energy conservation and new technologies. Nancy and MaryLee presented traditional songs, but most were written specifically for this venue.

A special thank you to the Yakima Sunrise Rotary for their support of this program.
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