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Maryhill Museum begins first Sundays program

Museum begins program on May 4 in Eye See Resource room

Maryhill Museum of Art invites visitors to drop-in to the new Eye See Resource room for a new art exploration program of activities the first Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.,m., May through November.

The program s are open to all ages and free with admission.

The inaugural "First Sunday" will be on Sunday, May 4, and will focus on historic avant-garde dance Loie Fuller. Friend to royalty, artists, and society leaders, Loie Fuller performed at the famed Folies-Bergere in Paris.

"French critic Georges Martin wrote that she dazzled an entire epoch," said Courtney Spousta, curator of education at the museum.

"The Eye See Resource Room offers hands-on objects to explore, self-guided educational activities, art related books and games," said Spousta. "First Sunday offers visitors a chance to explore artistic ideas and themes in a more in-depth and exciting way. I look forward to leading this program."

The program on May 4 is in conjunction with the exhibit "Fire & Ice: The Magic of Loie Fuller" at Maryhill Museum through July 6. It was through Loie's advocating that Sam Hill agreed to convert his unfinished chateau near Goldendale into Maryhill Museum of Art.

Portland based dance performer Maranee Sanders is the featured guest artists for May 4. She will present a Loie fuller inspired dance at 2 p.m.

"Maranee really captures Loie's legendary spirit and sweeping moves," said Spousta. "She is a joy to watch."


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