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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thursdays for Teachers
Once a month, during the school year, our art museum sponsors an evening for teachers. We have a lovely selection of hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, soft drinks etc. We pre-register for the workshops that we want to attend and then have guest lecturers. After the lecture, we split up into different groups for hands on workshops (make and take) as well as gallery walks with docents. This month's subject was Dia de los Muertos, and the Mexican Cultural Center from Omaha,NE came to present a wonderful performance on the meaning and traditions of the Day of the Dead. I wish I could have filmed their performance as it was beautiful dance and spoken word. here are some photos of the performers, including, Catrina, the beautiful Calavera herself!
I feel very fortunate that we have such generous sponsors for Thursdays for teachers. Every month, the theme varies and always includes reproductions from works in the museum's permanent collection. I got to make an aluminum foil (36 guage) Calaca, or skull with wooden embossing tools and permanent markers. I will post a photo of that project tomorrow.