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First Sundays Mural Party!

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This coming Sunday, October 5th, the Center will host a “Mural Party” from 1:00-4:00 pm! This is an excellent opportunity to encourage kids’ engagement with art and history.

The Mural Party is a celebration of the joy of collaboration in art. Before her internment in 1942, Miné Okubo created fresco murals for the Works Progress Administration and mosaic murals at Fort Ord in northern California. She worked with Mexican painter Diego Rivera on the murals at Treasure Island in San Francisco, and his influence is clear in some of her paintings currently on display in our gallery.

In that spirit of sharing the joy of art, we will have a blank wall mural for Diego-inspired painting, and self-portraits of Rivera’s wife Frida Kahlo to color and take home. There will also be readings from the children’s books Diego Rivera: His World and Ours and Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself.  Join us for a day of art, creative expression, and friendship!

First Sundays is a seasonal series of free family programs featuring different activities for children and teens at seven locations in downtown. Sponsored by the Riverside Arts Council.

This blog post was written by volunteer Danielle Sanchez.

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