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Red, white, blue day set for Maryhill Museum

Children admitted for free on Sunday

Maryhill Museum's summer series, First Sundays: Art Fun Days, will continue on Sunday, July 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a special Red, White and Blue day of fun activities.

Visitors will be provided with materials and guidance to design and make a flag and to vote for their favorite works of art with red, white and blue ribbons. Plus there will be a special scavenger hunt in the museum's Outdoor Sculpture Garden.

"Celebrate the 4th of July with an afternoon of art, activity and fun," said Courtney Spousta, curator of education. "It'll be a great day for families to visit Maryhill.

The Museum has many art works in red, white and blue currently on display including a Legoland Chess set created by 7th grader Matthew Jussila; a Native American beaded octopus bag; and a 1938 oil painting portrait of Elsa Tashko by American artist William Paxton. Plus this will be the last weekend to view The Art of Chess Today, an extensive exhibit of chess sets and works of art that use chess as a visual metaphor.

The art making project will be held in the Eye See Resource Room which has many hands on activities and books. Children under 17 are always admitted free to First Sundays programs with one paid adult admission.

The program on Aug. 1 will be in conjunction with the exhibit A Passion for Plants and will feature Harvest Moon, a Quinault Indian basket weaver and storyteller, journal artist Jude Segal, paper making artist Marilyn Wold, and A Passion for Plants exhibit curator Lynette Miller.


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