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Free Family Day Self-taught Saturday
/// March 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Explore the Ogden Museum’s Self-taught exhibition, Vernacular Voices: Self-taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection, with a day of art activities, music, food and performances!
Johnette Downing and Scott Billington will play their duet show, “Swamp Romp,” a Louisiana dance party for children. Following their performance, they will sign books and cds available for purchase. Throughout the day there will also be performances by KIPP Believe Jazz Ensemble and DJ Heel Turn. During this free admission day La Cocinita food truck and City Gelato will have food available for purchase.
This event is free, open to the public and fun for the whole family. Come See the South at the O!
George Andrews: Paper Sculptures
Self-taught artist George Andrews used anything he could find with which to make art. Like Andrews, use paper plates to make your own masterpiece.
Thornton Dial: Mixed Media Collage
Thornton Dial was known for his use of the tiger as a symbol of strength and his incorporation of industrial materials into his work. Create a symbol of strength using mixed media.
Minnie Evans: Symmetrical Dream Drawings
Minnie Evans was a visionary artist – her ideas came to her in her dreams. Illustrate your dreams as Minnie Evans has done.
Reverend Howard Finster: Cutout Creatures
Reverend Howard Finster was inspired by God to create his unique artwork. Use your imagination to dream up a creature like Reverend Howard Finster has done.
Lonnie Holley: Yarn Portraits
Lonnie Holley is known for his sculptures and art installations of found objects. Use yarn to draw your self-portrait or a portrait of a friend or family member.
Clementine Hunter: Memory Paintings
Through her “memory paintings” Clementine Hunter depicted her everyday life on a plantation. Use watercolors to illustrate your favorite memory.
Welmon Sharlhorne: Pen and Ink Drawings
Facing injustice, Welmon Sharlhorne used art to survive incarceration. Let your imagination run wild and create creatures using only a manila folder and pens.
Willie White: Abstract Drawings
Willie White’s abstract imagery was influenced by his dreams and television. Later in his career, he almost exclusively used felt markers and white poster board in his work. Use markers to create an abstract drawing that utilizes color, line and shape.