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Free Family Art Day


  • WHEN Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 1 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Join us Sunday, August 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for our continuing memorial tile painting family art project at Free Family Art Day. Discover a touching story of courage, tolerance and faith in the exhibition Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. Esther’s experience surviving the Holocaust in Poland as a teenager inspired her to create a series of thirty-six appliqué and embroidered panels that comprise the exhibition. After viewing Fabric of Survival children will be given a tile to paint their thoughts and feelings about the Holocaust and the exhibition. Docents will be available to guide families through the exhibition providing more information about the artwork. The folk art style of the panels is a gentle way of recounting an important story of human history that is easy for children to understand.

Bring the whole family to Free Family Art Day on August 2nd. All tile painting materials are provided, no painting experience is necessary. The completed tiles will be mounted on a wall in the museum for the duration of the exhibition as a memorial to the Holocaust. Children will be able to collect their tiles after October 25, 2009.

Free Family Art Day is a program that provides the community with educational art experiences. Mark your calendar for other Free Family Art Day events Sunday, October 4, October 25, and December 6.

For information about membership and the museum call 760.435.3720 or visit The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, within walking distance from the Oceanside transit center with Amtrak, Coaster, Sprinter and Metrolink stops. The museum Web site offers photo galleries of recent exhibitions as well as a calendar of coming events.

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