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Craft Day at the Museum
December 2, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMFree
The Tennessee State Museum and Tennessee Craft invites the public to “Craft Day at the Museum,” a family day holiday celebration and demonstration with some of Tennessee’s best craft artists on Saturday, December 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participating craft artists, all of whom have work in the Best of Tennessee 2021 Biennial exhibition currently on view at the Museum, include keynote speaker JoEl Levy LoGiudice, along with Chris Armstrong, Richard Dwyer, Monya Nikahd, Ashley Seay, and Betty Ziemer. Visitors will get to meet the artists, see them demonstrate their craft and how they approach their work, learn what inspires them, and discover why they work in their mediums.To inspire Tennessee’s future craft artists, the Tennessee State Museum’s Children’s Gallery will host a day of kids’ crafts and activities, including the creation of holiday ornaments and decorations. Adults are invited to guided tours all day of the Best of Tennessee Craft 2021 Biennial. The lunch time keynote in the Museum’s Digital Learning Center by LoGiudice will include an audience Q & A.The Craft Day at the Museum schedule and participating artist bios are below.Schedule of Events (Subject to Change):10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Artist Demonstrations in the Grand Hall10:30 a.m. – Kids’ Story Time in the Children’s Gallery: Curious About Curious George (Kids Craft: Snowflake Art)11 a.m. – Kids’ Craft Hour: Make Holiday Cards (based on Carrie Anne Parks’s work in the exhibition)11 a.m. – Best of Tennessee Craft 2021 Biennial Highlights Tour12 – 1 p.m. – Keynote Address by JoEl Levy LoGiudice and Q & A with Craft Artists1 – 3 p.m. Artist Demonstrations in the Grand Hall1 p.m. – Kids’ Craft Hour: Paper and Ornament Weaving2 p.m. – Best of Tennessee Craft 2021 Biennial Highlights Tour2 p.m. – Kids’ Craft Hour in the Children’s Gallery: Holiday Art