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First Sundays at the Center Returns!

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Abstract Okubo


The Center will be inaugurating the 2015-16 First Sundays season on Sunday October 4th with a fun and free family activity!

In the 1950s, inspired by her time in New York City and the artists she encountered there, our featured artist Miné Okubo turned to abstract painting in bold bright colors. Instead of painting scenes and objects, she used shapes and lines to express the emotion and rhythm of the city. In the spirit of Miné’s abstract experiments with paint, participants in this activity will trace, cut, and arrange geometric paper shapes to create vibrant and dynamic abstract collages.

Modern Art

Our new Gluck Fellow will be on hand to help kids express themselves creatively, so the paper and glue will be flying! Bring the whole family, all ages are welcome!

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

This post was contributed by UCR Gluck Fellow Kelly Filreis and student worker Cynthia Mosely.


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