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Free Summer Fun at Dallas Public Libraries

July 17, 2012

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If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kiddos this summer free of charge, we’ve got just the thing!

For the next few weeks, the Go van Gogh team will be heading out to local Dallas libraries to present free art programs for kids ages 5-12.  The hour-long programs include interactive conversations about artworks and lots of time to dig into a fun art-making project.  Best of all, participants receive a free family pass to the Museum.

This summer, we are offering two different programs—Searching for Faces and Impressions of Dallas—and we’re criss-crossing the metroplex, visiting most of Dallas’s public libraries.  Below are descriptions of the programs, and below that, a schedule of our upcoming programs.  You can also find the programs here on our website.  Be sure to contact the library in advance; to confirm space availabilty.

Searching for Faces
Look for clues—including faces, clothing, and gestures—that tell us about figures in works of art. Then, create your own self-portrait that tells us about you. For children ages 5–12, recommended for ages 5-9.

Impressions of Dallas
Explore Dallas’s past through the watercolor paintings of German artist, George Grosz. Then use watercolor pencils to create your own artwork! For children ages 5–12, recommended for ages 9-12.
This presentation highlights artworks in the Dallas Museum of Art’s special exhibition Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, on view now through August 19.

JULY
Tuesday, July 17, 2:00 p.m.
Prairie Creek, 9609 Lake June Road, 75217
214-671-0410
Searching for Faces

Wednesday, July 18, 2:30 p.m.
Audelia, 10045 Audelia Road, 75238
214-670-1350
Impressions of Dallas

Thursday, July 19, 2:00 p.m.
Lochwood, 11221 Lochwood Boulevard, 75218
214-670-8403
Searching for Faces

Friday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.
Kleberg-Rylie, 1301 Edd Road, 75253
214-670-8471
Searching for Faces

Tuesday, July 24, 2:00 p.m.
Timberglen, 18505 Midway Road, 75287
214-671-1365
Impressions of Dallas

Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 p.m.
Dallas West, 2332 Singleton Boulevard, 75212
214-670-6445
Impressions of Dallas

Thursday, July 26, 2:00 p.m.
Park Forest, 3421 Forest Lane, 75234
214-670-6333
Searching for Faces

Friday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.
Oak Lawn, 4100 Cedar Springs Road, 75219
214-670-1359
Searching for Faces

Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Center at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Branch, 1515 Young Street, 75201
214-670-1400
Impressions of Dallas

AUGUST
Wednesday, August 1, 2:00 p.m.
Highland Hills, 3624 Simpson Stuart Road, 75241
214-670-0987
Impressions of Dallas

Thursday, August 2, 2:30 p.m.
Skillman Souwestern, 5707 Skillman Street, 75206
214-670-6078
Searching for Faces

Friday, August 3, 2:00 p.m.
Fretz Park, 6990 Belt Line Road, 75254
214-670-6421
Searching for Faces

Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 a.m.
Preston Royal, 5626 Royal Lane, 75229
214-670-7128
Searching for Faces

Wednesday, August 8, 2:00 p.m.
Highland Hills, 3624 Simpson Stuart Road, 75241
214-670-0987
Searching for Faces

Thursday, August 9, 10:30 a.m.
Hampton-Illinois, 2951 South Hampton Road, 75224
214-670-7646
Impressions of Dallas

Friday, August 9, 2:00 p.m.
White Rock Hills, 9150 Ferguson Road, 75228
Impressions of Dallas

Friday, August 10, 2:00 p.m.
Kleberg-Rylie, 1301 Edd Road, 75253
214-670-8471
Impressions of Dallas

Amy Copeland
Coordinator of Go van Gogh Outreach

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy Copeland permalink
    July 23, 2012 10:38 am

    For those of you looking to extend your library experience to the Museum, our friends in Family Experiences have made a fun, bite-sized Museum Scavenger Hunt that highlights artworks from Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas. Print it out and come explore! But don’t wait too long; the exhibition is on view now through August 19th!
    https://dmaeducatorblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/scavengerhunt2012_texas_ver2.pdf

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