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Family Day at the Clark Bids Adios to Juan Muñoz!

For Immediate Release

September 30, 2010

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Juan Muñoz exhibition wraps up on Sunday, October 17 with an afternoon of free events for the whole family. Families are invited to enjoy kid-friendly tapas-making workshops led by the Clark’s own chef Steve Wilkinson, participate in an art-making activity inspired by the hands of Muñoz’s figures, enliven their inner artists with drawing workshops guided by professional artist Jaye Fox, celebrate Muñoz’s love of drums by making a drummeroo, and learn about casting bronze sculptures in a special demonstration by local sculptor Andrew DeVries. In addition, families will discover more about Muñoz in an informative, lighthearted discussion with curator David Breslin; enjoy nationally renowned storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds’ interactive performances of Spanish folktales; and kick up their heels with the local Latino/Hispanic band Cicade Tango on the South Lawn. The Adios Juan Muñoz! Family Day activities begin at 12:00 pm. Gallery admission and all activities are free.

About the featured participants:

Andrew DeVries’s award-winning sculptures have been exhibited in the Berkshires, Boston, New York City, Florida and Colorado, and were included in the National Sculpture Society exhibitions in both New York and Serravezza, Italy. Mr. DeVries casts and finishes his bronze sculptures at his foundry studio in Middlefield, Massachusetts.

Leeny Del Seamonds is an award-winning international storyteller known for her one-woman performances that delight audiences of all ages. She has received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and Silver Honor, a Storytelling World Winner Award, and an iParenting Media Winner Award, and was named The 2002 National Storyteller of the Year.

Jaye Fox has been honored with the American Society of Portrait Artists International Portrait Competition Certificate of Merit, an Audubon Artists award, and an American Artists Professional League Award in Oils. She has exhibited at the Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center NYC, Gallery 51 North Adams, Pen and Brush Club, and the Salmagundi Club, among other venues. Fox led the drawing workshops at the Clark this summer.

Cicade Tango is co-led by jazz guitarist Charlie Apicella—who has headlined the New York City clubs The Iridium, Fat Cat, and Cecil's—and Amy Bateman, who has performed classical violin with Tim Janis, Kanye West, John Blake Jr., and Marco Antonio Solis, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, and Hartford's Artists Collective.

The Adios Juan Muñoz! Family Day is generously supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc. The drawing workshops are supported in part by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

The exhibition Juan Muñoz, currently on view at the Clark’s Stone Hill Center, was curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, with independent curator David Breslin for the Clark.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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October 17: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Juan Muñoz exhibition wraps up on Sunday, October 17 with an afternoon of free events for the whole family. Families are invited to enjoy kid-friendly tapas-making workshops led by the Clark’s own chef Steve Wilkinson, participate in an art-making activity inspired by the hands of Muñoz’s figures, enliven their inner artists with drawing workshops guided by professional artist Jaye Fox, celebrate Muñoz’s love of drums by making a drummeroo, and learn about casting bronze sculptures in a special demonstration by local sculptor Andrew DeVries. In addition, families will discover more about Muñoz in an informative, lighthearted discussion with curator David Breslin; enjoy nationally renowned storyteller Leeny Del Seamonds’ interactive performances of Spanish folktales; and kick up their heels with the local Latino/Hispanic band Cicade Tango on the South Lawn. The Adios Juan Muñoz! Family Day activities begin at 12:00 pm. Gallery admission and all activities are free, and are generously supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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