Free Family Day - June 27
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June 09, 2010
FREE FAMILY DAY AT THE CLARK ON JUNE 27 CELEBRATES THE EXHIBITION PICASSO LOOKS AT DEGAS WITH ART ACTIVITIES, DANCE PERFORMANCES, AND ICE CARVING
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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA –A spectacular day of family activities on Sunday, June 27, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, will celebrate the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s summer exhibition, Picasso Looks at Degas, which examines Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. The day will feature art activities and workshops, entertainment for all ages, local food vendors, and more. Admission to the Clark’s galleries and most activities are free on this festive day. Pre-registration for workshops and other programs is not required.
Ongoing, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Explore the grounds and enjoy fun performances and activities:
• Gather your courage and ride the mechanical Spanish bull
• Cool off at the “Take a Bath” water sprinkler park
• Delight in the moveable Degas and Picasso statues
• Watch ice sculptor Craig O’Connell of Images in Ice create a frozen masterpiece
• Create a mirror collage or a Cubist cube
• Enhance your hair with wrapping, braiding, and colorful extensions
• Capture your movements in a flipbook and watch yourself jump, dance, and run
• Learn to sculpt in a sculpture project inspired by Degas and Picasso
Other time specific activities
• At 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 pm – watch as acrobats from the Boston Circus Guild create a castell (or human tower). The building of castells dates back to the 18th century and originated in Catalonia, where Picasso was born. These human towers are often part of festivals where teams of catellers compete.
• At 12:30 and 2:30 pm be mesmerized by the impassioned performance and dazzling footwork of critically-acclaimed Spanish flamenco dancer Inés Arrubla of Inés Arrubla Flamenco Dance Theater. “Inés Arrubla, what a dancer! She is so subtle, so assured…Inés brought decades of tradition, passion and skill to the stage…it was spectacular.”–The Berkshire Eagle
• 11:30 am, and 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 pm pay homage to Degas’s dancers with a special performance by members of the Albany Berkshire Ballet
• At 11:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm, learn to emulate the masters in a mono-printmaking workshop with artist Andrew Davis
• At 11:30 am and 1:30 pm join Picasso People for an amazing performance that sets Picasso’s masterpieces into motion and brings more than a dozen of the artist’s people to life. Novel costuming and masks enlivened by music, mime, and puppetry translates the energy behind Picasso’s work into an array of clever stories and reveals how his life experiences inspired his creativity.
This free family day at the Clark is made possible with funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.