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12x12 Art Workshop at the City Museum to be held Sunday

Posted: January 23, 2014 - 1:03am

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host local artist MK MacNaughton during a workshop designed to support and inspire art-makers of all ages wishing to make a piece to submit to the Museum’s 12x12 Community Art Exhibit which opens Feb. 7. The workshop will be held at the Museum on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m.

For the 12x12 exhibit, artists of all ages are encouraged to create a work within the parameter of a square or a cube, 12 inches by 12 inches (by 12 inches). This year’s theme for the show is “Black & White.”

The tradition began 10 years ago when former Curator of Collections & Exhibits Ellen Carrlee was inspired by “an inch of art” program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin.

For Sunday’s workshop, the museum will set up art-making stations to include materials for printing, stamping, using words, painting and drawing. All participants will be provided a 12 x 12 inch base that has been prepped for hanging on the wall.

MK MacNaughton creates art and teaches classes from her studio Sketch in downtown Juneau. She is also the executive director of the Alaska Arts Education Consortium, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to increasing the arts in education by offering professional development opportunities for teachers.

The cost of the workshop is $19.95 (including tax) for people 13 years and older and $15.75 (including tax) for those 12 years old and younger. All materials are included in the workshop fee. Children under the age of 10 are invited if accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required to secure a spot as space is limited. To download a registration form visit http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/classes.php or stop by the museum.

For more information regarding this event, exhibition opportunities or other upcoming programs, visit: www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free during the month of January in memory of Harold O. Fossum.

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