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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Jun. 27, 2013 5 years ago

Ormond Memorial Art Museum keeping busy over the summer

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The museum will host a free family art night, followed by a free movie, next Friday. It will then open its latest art exhibit, featuring works of graffiti and quilting, next Saturday.

BY THE OBSERVER STAFF

Looking for free family fun in the coming holiday weekend? Ormond Memorial Art Museum, at 78 E. Granada Blvd., has got you covered.

For July’s Free Family Art Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, Sherrill Schoening, art educator, will lead a class in creating firefly-inspired night lights. No experience or supplies are required.

After the class, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” will be screened at Rockefeller Gardens Park, for the city’s free, monthly Movies on the Halifax series.

The museum will also open its latest art exhibit, “Mixed Messages,” by artists Antuco Chicaiza and Pat Kumicich, July 6, with a formal opening July 12.

Running through Aug. 30, the show will feature graffiti and quilting works.

Chcaiza is a deisnger from Tennessee who incorporates symbols of each of his three children into his graffiti works. “I grew up in an area (of Ecuador) where graffiti played a large part in my life,” he said.

Kumichic won first prize in an International Quilt Association competition, in 2004, for a work dedicated to her mother, who had Alzheimer’s.

“(It’s about) how she aged and we had to put her into a nursing home, and that she didn’t remember us,” she said.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and noon to 4 p.m. weekends.

Call 676-3347.

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