This month Spark Saturday at EPMA celebrates the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection with a variety of activities designed to engage families with the rich art, history, and culture of the African-American community.
In addition to activity in the Creation Lab, and the 30 minute tours, the museum will offer a range of other opportunities to explore the role of art in African American culture.
3 Artworks in 30 Minutes, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm, Join us for short tour that takes its time with artworks. This tour allows participants to look closely at selected artworks connected by a theme. African-American artists often draw on their cultural and social world to create powerful images of the human experience. This month we will be exploring some of those images in works from the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection.
Spark your Creativity in the Creation Lab, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Learn to create a quilt inspired by The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art! Quilts and textiles in general play an important role in African American culture. Local textile artist Aaron Torres will teach families how to make a quilted blanket using felt and simple no-sew techniques. Families will leave with inspiration to create their own quilts of repurposed fabric and materials.
For more information please call David Hernandez, Museum School Coordinator at (915) 212-3062.