Family Arts Day at AMSET

Family Arts Day at AMSET

Back-to-school is right around the corner, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites children and their families to finish their summer with a bang by joining in a stimulating art adventure at “Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this Family Arts Day, visitors will learn how to use recycled materials to create innovative works of art to take home. The event is free and open to the public.

Families are encouraged to explore the museum and learn about the artwork currently on display in the AMSET main galleries. “Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day is held in conjunction with the two current exhibitions, tête-à-tête, which showcases several folk and fine art pieces from the museum’s permanent collection of artwork, and shape, line, what the eye is doing, which consists of recent artwork by Southeast Texas newcomer and process artist, Teresa Baker. Children are encouraged to examine these exhibits and use similar techniques to create their own works of art using everyday materials such as bottle caps, foil and sequins.

Rounding out the fun will be two mesmerizing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. by Southeast Texas magician, Felix Smith Jr. Also adding to the enjoyment will be face painting and refreshments, and drawings for a backpack full of school supplies.

For more information, call (409) 832-3432 or view amset.org.

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