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Art Naturally Series: Discover Nature Through Story and Art 10:30 am
Art Naturally Series: Discover Nature Through Story and Art @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Meet in the Great Hall. For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). Join us for two FREE programs this month in this series featuring stories and art, soaking up the natural world as we go. Come early and enjoy reading the Story Walk® Honk Honk: A Story on Migration by Mick Manning and Brita Granström on the lawn. Workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. Materials are provided free. The art technique is mixed media: make a paper patchwork quilt with watercolor sky and Flying Geese. Registration recommended, call the center.
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Great Hall Art Exhibit: Migrations 10:00 am
Great Hall Art Exhibit: Migrations @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm
Migrations celebrates the human and natural diversity of the upper Connecticut River Valley and the Americas. Paintings are curated by a local fair-trade project, Guatemaya Art and Culture Connection. Colorful works depict scenes integral to village life, Mayan culture and the history of Lake Atitlan. Topics include planting and harvesting, the outdoor marketplace, typical foods, traditional ceremonies, and Mayan “Cosmovision.”
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5th Annual Migrations Festival 1:00 pm
5th Annual Migrations Festival @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Honoring the Migrations exhibit in the Great Hall. You are invited to the 5th Annual Migrations Festival, a celebration of human and natural diversity of the upper Connecticut River Valley and the Americas. Colorful artworks in Migrations depict scenes integral to village life, Mayan culture and the history of Lake Atitlan. Added to the exhibit are Katrina skulls created by local artists. Enjoy lively entertainment by the Fiesta del Norte Mariachi band from 2-3 p.m., Discovery Center courtyard. Outdoor refreshments. The festival is free and wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by DCR, Montague Catholic Social Ministries, RiverCulture, the Nolumbeka Project, Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center, the Guatemaya Art and Culture Connection and the people of Turners Falls.
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